Apr 23, 2012

Aqua-Chem Names Two Executives to Key Positions

They will take on roles as CFO and pharmaceutical applications engineer

Aqua-Chem Inc. recently announced that it has named Thomas Gillcrist as CFO and Ron Shook as pharmaceutical applications engineer.

They will report directly to David Gensterblum, president and CEO.

Gillcrist came to Aqua-Chem from CustoMatrix Inc., where he successfully served as a principal in strategic services for the past five years. Prior to that, he held upper-level management positions at Axeon Water Technologies, Tech M3, Ionics, Microbar Inc. and U.S. Filter. He earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Shook joined Aqua-Chem Inc. in 2011 as business development manager for the pharmaceutical/biotech and beverage divisions. Since graduating from North Carolina State University in 1996 with his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Shook has held high-profile technical and management positions within the semi-conductor, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, specializing in the design, operation and maintenance of high purity water and critical utility systems.