Membrion Taps Global Water Expert for Seat on Advisory Board

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Membrion Taps Global Water Expert for Seat on Advisory Board

Seattle-based ceramic desalination membrane startup, Membrion recently named Vinod Ramachandran to its Board of Advisors. A management consultant to the water industry, Vinod is known for guiding solutions for many of the current water challenges.


“Vinod is a strategic thinker who has a deep, global understanding of wastewater and how forward-thinking businesses can solve its challenges,” said Greg Newbloom, founder and chief executive officer of Membrion. “To our board of advisors, he brings this expertise for the benefit of Membrion and the world in general.”

The founder of Apstech Environmental, a consulting practice, Vinod has spent over two decades in the water industry working with clients across the world. Having worked with SUEZ for 13 years, he progressively advanced and expanded his reach. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and most recently in the United States as the senior director of global open innovations, ventures, and partnerships at SUEZ.

Vinod is an environmental engineer and postgraduate from The University of Manchester, where he was awarded a Master of Enterprise in Environmental Innovation, focused on planning and strategies for developing environmental technologies in the marketplace.

“Before Membrion, electrodialysis (EDR) was in sleep mode. Membrion’s ceramic desalination membranes are a unique offering and have the potential to disrupt and expand the applications for EDR,” said Vinod. “I am happy to be a part of the process of providing guidance on the various aspects of Membrion’s growth, including financing, manpower, energy, and more.”

Vinod is currently based out of the U.K. He also volunteers for Junior Achievement, where he trains young people on idea development, innovation, internationalization, and market research.