MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Today, Katadyn Group welcomes Mike Jue to the team as new General Manager at Spectra Watermakers. Jue comes to Katadyn Group with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and product development with a number of notable brands, including Camelbak, NASSCO, Hewlett-Packard, Easton Sports, and Underwater Kinetics.
“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Mike Jue as our Katadyn Desalination General Manager,” said Shawn Hostetter, President of Katadyn North America. “Mike comes to us with a wealth of experience and will be a valuable addition driving our desalination division forward with emphasis on product development, strategic growth initiatives, and a culture of Kaizen.”
While at Camelbak, Jue led new product teams through the design-engineering production process to successfully bring industry leading products to market. Jue brings vast related-work experience to this position, with a background in naval architecture, product engineering, and extensive knowledge in the outdoor equipment industry.
In his role as General Manager, Jue will support Spectra’s crucial relationships with distributors and partners, drive the brand’s commitment to innovation and quality, and explore new opportunities for its products and technology.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the Katadyn Desalination family with our long tradition of energy-efficient Spectra Watermakers and commitment to quality and service,” said Jue. “I see so much potential for us to bring fresh drinking water to those who need it. From our onboard marine systems, to our hand-operated survival systems, to our land-based systems for high-salinity/brackish sources, we’re bringing drinking water to more and more remote locations and in increasingly complex situations all over the world. This is certainly an exciting time for Katadyn and I look forward to the new challenges we will face, what we will accomplish and the experiences and opportunities we will enable for our customers.”
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The Katadyn Group
The KATADYN GROUP is a global corporate group specialized in the area of self-sufficient nutrition and drinking water supply. Its brands include Katadyn, Trek’n Eat, AlpineAire Foods, Optimus, Pharmavoyage, Micropur, Certisil, SteriPEN and Spectra. With this broad brand portfolio, the group provides products and solutions for the outdoor and marine industries as well as for industrial and municipal needs. Its diverse product palette ranges from freeze-dried specialty meals and outdoor cooking gear to mobile and land-based water desalination systems and specialized disinfection systems for the industry. Indeed, humanitarian aid organizations and the military for years have been regular customers of the Swiss group of companies. With headquarters in Kemptthal (Zurich), the KATADYN GROUP employs about 200 people at its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the United States.