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May 28, 2015

WaterTAP Names Dr. Peter Gallant as President and CEO

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The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) Board of Directors today announced that Dr. Peter Gallant has been appointed as President and CEO, effective immediately.
"We are pleased to welcome Peter to the team," said Kenneth A. Morrison, WaterTAP Board Chair. "He is a skillful, seasoned entrepreneur and leader with extensive experience in the global water technology sector. He is primed to lead WaterTAP as we expand our plans to provide value and support to growing companies."
"I have spent the past decade developing innovative water technologies, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead WaterTAP. This organization plays a unique role that recognizes the value of water as a critical driver of economic growth," Dr. Gallant said. "I look forward to working with the team, our clients, and our stakeholders as we continue our mission to connect, accelerate, and celebrate Ontario’s thriving water technology sector."
As the founding President and CEO of Kingston, Ontario-based Pathogen Detection Systems Inc., Dr. Gallant played a lead role in commercializing advanced microbiological detection systems. In 2009 the company was acquired by Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies and became ENDETEC – the global water quality sensor platform for Veolia Water. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Gallant served as Vice President, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs for ENDETEC.
Prior to joining the WaterTAP team, he served on the organization’s Board since its inception, and held the role of Vice Chair until his retirement from the Board in early 2015. He has served in several advisory roles for government agencies and start-up companies, and currently serves as co-Chair of the American Water Works Association Steering Committee on Barriers to Innovation in the Water Sector. He is also an adjunct instructor in the internationally ranked Queen’s School of Business, where he lectures on entrepreneurship, strategy, and new venture finance. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queen’s University.
Follow Dr. Gallant on Twitter at @petergallantWT.
About WaterTAP
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (@WaterTAPontario) was established in 2010 by the Government of Ontario under the Water Opportunities Act. It brings a diverse set of experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs gain access to the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses. WaterTAP’s brand promise is: Water technology thrives here. To learn more, visit
About the Ontario Water Technology Sector
Ontario is Canada’s financial and industrial centre, a thriving world water technology hub and an established gateway to North and South American markets. Ontario regularly plays host to public and private sector water interests from countries across the world. Ontario is home to more than 900 water technology companies, supported by over 200 research centres, incubators, accelerators and programs that encourage innovative water and wastewater technologies and services. Ontario contains or borders on about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. Several of its water sector technology clusters, including membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection, are world leaders.


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