Rick Stover

Vice President of Technology, Gradiant Membrane Systems

Rick Stover

Vice President of Technology, Gradiant Membrane Systems

Biography

Dr. Richard L. Stover, PhD, has 25 years of experience making global water resources sustainable through improved treatment efficiency. As Vice President of Technology for Gradiant Membrane Systems, he is enabling inland desalination and water reuse projects that were not previously possible with a new membrane brine concentration process. In his previous role as Desalitech’s Executive Vice President, he was responsible for growth of the company’s reverse osmosis products. He previously served as Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Energy Recovery, Inc., the leading supplier of energy recovery devices for seawater desalination.

Dr. Stover has been granted numerous patents. He was co-recipient of the European Desalination Society’s Sidney Loeb award for outstanding innovation. He has a PhD from the University of California Berkeley and a BS from the University of Texas Austin, both in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Stover serves on the board of the International Desalination Association.