Stover quits ERI ‘to pursue other endeavours’

Dr Richard Stover, one of the key figures in the rise of Energy Recovery Inc in the last decade, has resigned from the company “to pursue other endeavours”.

The California-based supplier of energy-recovery devices for desalination announced Stover’s departure on 6 January 2010. He will leave on 15 January.

During his eight years at ERI, Rick Stover made numerous technical contributions and was a familiar figure on the desalination conference circuit. He built a strong, talented team in research and development, and technical services.

“We are extremely grateful for Dr Stover’s contribution to the growth of our business and wish him all the best in his new work,” said GG Pique, president and CEO of Energy Recovery. “He developed a solid R&D organization with the experience and skill sets to implement future generations of the Company’s PX technology, and to enable other product breakthroughs.”

“It has been both exciting and tremendously rewarding to be a part of ERI’s growth over these past eight years,” said Stover, in a company press release. “ERI is very well positioned to continue its leadership role in making desalination affordable throughout the world. I am very proud of our team of engineers and technical services experts, and know that they will continue on the same path of innovation and technical excellence that has made ERI the market leader in our industry.”

Stover will assist during the transition to his successor as chief technology officer and serve as a technology advisor to ERI going forward.