IDE Draws on Tremendous Success in 2016 as it rolls into 2017
With multiple award wins, notable visits to Sorek by U.S. dignitaries, and new hires in the U.S., IDE continues to build momentum
Looking back, 2016 was a huge year for IDE Technologies:
- IDE was ranked No. 2 and the only water technology company listed on Fortune’s 2016 Change the World list which recognized 50 companies that are taking on society’s biggest problems.
- IDE was listed as No. 19 on MIT Technology Review’s 2016 list of 50 Smartest Companies, a recognition the company has received for the second consecutive year.
- In 2016, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant received the Desalination Plant of the Year award from Global Water Intelligence.
- IDE also won the World Technology Award for 2016 for environment by the World Technology Network.
- IDE’s CTO, Dr. Boris Liberman, was voted a Top Water Industry Leader by WWi Magazine.
IDE also hosted numerous U.S. governmental officials in 2016, which were interested in visiting the world’s largest desalination plant, Sorek located in Israel. The Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, and Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, all visited Sorek. The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, also visited the plant as part of an agreement to broaden energy cooperation between the U.S. and Israel. Ambassador of the U.S. to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro, and Environment, and Science & Technology officer for the Office of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Chuck H. Ashley, also toured the Sorek desalination plant in 2016.
IDE made significant strides in expanding its IDE Americas footprint in the U.S. As California continues to be a strategic market for IDE, the company has doubled its U.S. employee size while efforts continue to expand in Texas with the hire of John Henderson as Director of Industrial Sales to spearhead the company’s growth in the industrial sector.
As we look to 2017, IDE will continue to focus its efforts in California and Texas with industrial and municipal opportunities for new desalination plants, while adding Florida as a new market segment to reach municipalities. Along with the U.S., IDE will continue to be a close water partner with its existing customers across the globe while building new water relationships focused on efficiency and better water quality.