Director Product Management/Marketing, Filtration and Membranes
GE Water & Process Technologies
Erik Hanson is the Global Product Management Director for Filtration & Membranes at GE Power & Water located in Minnetonka, MN. He has over 20 years of experience in industrial and municipal water treatment using membranes. During his career, he has worked in Product Management, Engineering, and Sales. Currently, Mr. Hanson is responsible for global product management and product marketing of advanced filtration and separation products including reverse osmosis, nano-filtration, and ultrafiltration, with an emphasis on lower energy, higher water recovery, and robust process applications. Mr. Hanson's experience includes sales and marketing leadership, business strategy, new product innovation, development, and commercialization. His expertise includes water treatment technology, system design, and operation as they relate to the needs of customers in the power, beverage, desalination, pharmaceutical, municipal, and chemical processing. He regularly performs technical training seminars through-out the world focused on membrane systems and separations. Mr. Hanson is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
The decision to add or upgrade membrane equipment into a facility can be costly and require downtime in the operation. Before making this important decision many factors should be considered. This presentation will explain many of the critical parameters involved in a successful new or upgraded plant, including sanitary design of equipment and elements, and maximizing throughput.