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01/26/11

Energy Recovery Inc Announces Promotion of Imad Al Sharif to Vice President of Sales of OEM Group


Leader in Energy Efficiency Technology for Desalination to Benefit from Al Sharif's Proven Leadership in Global Sales

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Jan 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII), a leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination, today announced the promotion of its former global sales director, Imad Al Sharif, to vice president of sales of OEM Group, one of the fastest growing business groups at ERI. In this role, Al Sharif will be responsible for expanding ERI's partnerships with leading equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and scaling the company's sales operations for continued growth.

"With the integration of pumps and turbochargers from ERI's acquisition of Pump Engineering LLC in 2009, the OEM group is one of the fastest growing segments at ERI, making Imad's leadership and extensive experience in global sales a critical component to ERI's continued success with the OEM segment," said G.G. Pique, president and CEO of Energy Recovery. "We are fortunate to be in a position to cultivate and utilize talents from within the company, as is the case with Imad's past leadership and current appointment. We are certain that his experience as a global sales director will be a major asset as the OEM group develops and executes sales strategies in the future."

Al Sharif brings more than fifteen years of experience in water treatment and global sales to his current role. Over the last five years at ERI, he has driven the success of small to medium desalination projects. Prior to ERI, Al Sharif held positions with leading water treatment suppliers such as Abunayyan Group for Dow's FILMTEC Membranes and Ion Exchange Resin in the Gulf region, serving Iraq and Yemen. Imad also worked on business development opportunities with KSB Pumps and as a project engineer for reverse osmosis plants.

Al Sharif is fluent in Arabic, English and Greek, and also speaks German. He received his degree in Industrial & Mechanical Engineering from University of Thessalias, Volos, Greece.

"Being part of ERI's mission to bring affordable, clean water to regions around the world that desperately need it has been a rewarding experience for me over the last five years," said Al Sharif. "I'm prepared to take on my new role as head of ERI's OEM operations with the same level of commitment as I had in my previous position and look forward to watching ERI's technology benefit new markets and new regions around the world."

About Energy Recovery Inc

Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) designs and develops energy recovery devices that help make desalination affordable by significantly reducing energy consumption. Energy Recovery technologies include the PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX(TM)) device for desalination and the Turbocharger hydraulic turbine energy recovery device and pumps for desalination, gas and liquid processing applications. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Detroit and worldwide, including Madrid, Shanghai and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Energy Recovery Inc, please visit www.energyrecovery.com

SOURCE: Energy Recovery Inc

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