Apr 26, 2012

People Water Names Ken Bretschneider CEO

Entrepreneur and business executive to help People Water revolutionize bottled water industry

People Water Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has named Ken Bretschneider as CEO.

The announcement comes as the recent startup enters an aggressive expansion phase that includes many notable partners. With Bretschneider’s credibility and proven ability to attract investors and create revenue-building partnerships, People Water expects strong growth and return for its investors.

Speaking on behalf of the board, co-founder and chief water giver, Cody Barker, said, "There isn't anyone else I would have chosen as CEO. Ken has so many talents and is perfectly suited to take People Water to the next level. I have never met anyone who has so much passion and drive for what they do, and there are very few people who exemplify his level of integrity and honesty. I'm very excited for the future of People Water, as well as the opportunity to work with Ken."

Bretschneider brings proven experience and success to the position. As founder and CEO of DigiCert Inc., an online security provider for brands and websites, he grew the company to its current position as the world’s third-largest provider of high-assurance digital SSL certificates. Bretschneider retains an active position as executive chairman of the board at DigiCert.

Bretschneider said, “I’m very excited by People Water’s mission and believe I can bring value to the company with my entrepreneurial background and holistic approach to business. People Water is about much more than just making money; it's also about making a difference. Its Drop for Drop Initiative, ‘For every bottle purchased People Water will give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need,’ has great potential to make the world a better place. I believe that with my business experience we can build a profitable and sustainable company, and increase our ability to help a greater number of people for years to come.”

You can read the full release here.