Rich Cavagnaro honored for exemplary achievement, growth, leadership, influence and success
Rich Cavagnaro was announced Metro Atlanta Chamber Business Person of the Year in the experienced entrepreneur category. Each year, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle honor outstanding business professionals from around metropolitan Atlanta. The experienced entrepreneur category is designed for entrepreneurs who have owned their business for at least seven years and have demonstrated exemplary business achievement, customer growth, community leadership, industry influence and entrepreneurial success in the past year.
Cavagnaro has more than 25 years of international business experience in strategic marketing, business development, product development and commercialization of new products and services. He started AdEdge in 2001 as an arsenic removal company. It has since grown to treat contaminants such as iron, manganese, fluoride, uranium and many others for industrial, commercial and municipal clients throughout the world.
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and supply of water treatment systems that remove contaminants from process or aqueous streams. It offers a full range of conventional and innovative treatment technologies to achieve tough standards including adsorption, metals precipitation, coagulation, filtration, clarification, ion exchange, advanced oxidation and membrane-based solutions.