GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, has appointed Jamie Bryan to the new position of vice president of manufacturing.
The company's manufacturing business manufactures custom and specialty water treatment-related systems and products and provides design, engineering, management, operating and other services applicable to commercial, municipal and industrial water production.
Bryan brings to Consolidated Water more than 22 years of operational management experience in engineering, manufacturing, plant integration and development, product development, and distribution.
"We welcome to our team Jamie's strong leadership experience with engineered-to-order manufacturing," commented Consolidated Water CEO, Rick McTaggart. "His knowledge and experience in continuous improvement principles will play an important role as we grow our manufacturing business. We believe people are our most important asset, with management team investments like Jamie supporting our growth objectives."
Consolidated Water recently reported $17.0 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2019, up 17% versus the same year-ago quarter. The growth was primarily driven by a $2.5 million revenue increase by the manufacturing segment. Based on committed purchase orders, the company expects its manufacturing segment performance in 2019 to exceed its year-ago results.
"I'm fortunate to join Consolidated Water at this exciting stage of its growth and development, as it looks to expand into new markets and complementary product lines, diversify revenue streams and widen its geographic footprint," commented Bryan. "The last quarter's uptick in manufacturing revenue, combined with improved backlog, demonstrates the tremendous opportunities ahead."
Prior to joining Consolidated Water, Bryan served as general manager for a world-leader in bakery automation solutions, where he drove revenue from $16 million to $45 million while increasing EBITDA margin from 8% to 16.1% over two years.
Earlier, Bryan assumed increasing responsibilities at a family of manufacturing companies, including a global leader in water distribution and infrastructure products. He managed all aspects of the business, including sales, distribution, plant management, and product development. He helped drive annual sales to $19 million by developing product placement strategies that aligned customer expectations to plant capabilities. He also previously served as electrical and mechanical engineer at a national water systems provider, as well as a plant manager for a custom architectural stone manufacturer.
Bryan holds a Master of Business Administration, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kent State University.
About Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where there are scarce amounts of naturally occurring potable water. The company operates facilities in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and Indonesia. The company also manufactures and services a wide range of products and provides design, engineering, management, operating and other services applicable to commercial and municipal water production, supply and treatment, and industrial water and wastewater treatment in the United States. For more information, visit www.cwco.com.
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