Veteran water treatment expert Dr. Victor Leung is promoted to Chief Technology Officer; Louis LeBrun is appointed Vice President of Sales
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 4, 2023 – Axine Water Technologies, a leading provider of on-site industrial wastewater treatment solutions, announced today key expansions to its executive team. Victor Leung, Ph.D., P.Eng., who formerly served as Axine’s Vice President, Technology, has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Concurrently, Axine welcomes Louis LeBrun, P.E., as Vice President of Sales as it expands its commercialization services.
“Victor and Louis bring a wealth of knowledge, strategic acumen, and technical expertise to our organization during an important time of company growth, and we are excited to have them on our executive team,” stated Mark Ralph, President and Chief Executive Officer of Axine Water Technologies. “Victor’s well-deserved promotion acknowledges his instrumental contributions to the development of our contaminant destruction platform. Louis’ addition to the team is key to our success in expanding our commercial market presence in North America. I eagerly anticipate working alongside both Louis and Victor as we continue to propel Axine’s growth and build upon our leadership position in the market.”
Dr. Leung brings over a decade of expertise in industrial applications as well as academic research and development in materials technology. He has specialized in the scaling and optimization of platforms for various sectors, including mineral processing, medical devices, and clean technology. Under Dr. Leung’s guidance, Axine has commercialized a proprietary electrochemical oxidation technology that achieves safe and efficient destruction of a broad range of dangerous contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In his expanded role with Axine, he will be responsible for the continued growth of Axine’s proprietary treatment platform, which destroys dangerous contaminants without leaving dangerous byproducts behind, as well as directing strategic investments in expanding the platform to address emerging contaminants. Dr. Leung holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from The University of British Columbia.
Mr. LeBrun joins Axine with over 25 years of experience in the design, commercialization, and sales of various wastewater and environmental process technologies. He has held leadership positions with several water technology companies, including AqualytX, LLC (which he founded), Hoganas Environment Solutions, X-Flow (Pentair), and Parkson Corporation. As Vice President of Sales, he will lead Axine’s commercialization expansion of its on-site destruction platform, with a particular focus on addressing complex contaminants, including “forever chemicals” like PFAS. A licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. LeBrun holds B.S. and M.S. degrees, as well as an MBA from Duke University.