Global Water Technology, Inc. Announces Michael J. Landers as Chief Operating Officer

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South Holland, IL – March 3, 2021 – Global Water Technology, Inc. (GWT) today announced that Michael Landers has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within GWT.

“Mike is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results.  He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Global Water Technology, Inc. with a laser-focus on operational excellence,” said Michael Byerley, President and CEO, GWT. “I have tremendous confidence in Mike’s ability to align GWT’s world-class innovation engine with industry-leading operational practices to drive and extend the next-generation of GWT’s market leadership.”

Effective immediately, Landers will assume responsibility for engineering, sales, marketing, operations, commercial, strategy and services organizations.  Landers will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments, growth and ensuring operational excellence across the company.

“GWT’s strategy has never been more compelling, and we have the talent, momentum and foundation to fundamentally change the approach to the water treatment industry in North America and beyond,” said Landers, Chief Operating Officer.  “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence and focus on the customer experience.”

Landers joined Global Water Technology from Sodexo, where as Vice President, National Buildings and Grounds expanded the business through 32 months of continuous revenue growth.  Before Sodexo, he held a number of executive positions at United Airlines/United Continental Holdings.  There he was at the helm of Global Catering Operations and Airport Lounges, where he had P&L responsibility for this $1.5 billion business. He served as a customer experience and operations leader, oversaw global onboard catering operations across 150 cities and led nearly 5,000 employees with impact on 150 million customers. He created and launched reimagined onboard dining and lounges globally with Polaris, elevated United’s onboard dining across all cabins to wide acclaim enabling United to attain an industry leadership position, and led a global transformation initiative that reduced risk, enhanced production quality, improved cost, and achieved operational excellence. While leading Design and Construction for the airline, Landers served as the chief for the corporate relocation of United’s world headquarters to Willis Tower in Chicago, the design and development of the industry-leading network operations center and North America’s first enterprise data center to deploy Kyoto Cooling’s air-side economization solution which provides for the most economical and efficient data center cooling technology available globally.

Landers proudly serves on the Board of Directors of two impactful organizations, Urban Initiatives and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois.

For more information, please contact GWT at or 708-349-9991.

About Global Water Technology, Inc.: Global Water Technology, Inc. was founded in 1990 to meet a growing demand in the industry for personalized, affordable, and reliable water treatment services. The primary goal was to establish an honest and reputable company that management teams would be proud to partner with. As a result, GWT continues to build upon a strong reputation in the commercial, residential, industrial, hotel, and healthcare markets throughout the United States.

GWT’s reputation for superior service and creating cost effective, resource saving, and equipment preserving strategies has allowed for continued growth and expansion throughout the United States and across a wide variety of industries. Today, Global Water Technology, Inc. is one of the industry’s leaders in water and wastewater treatment.

For more detailed information about GWT, please visit our About Us page.

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