John Tillotson joins smart water management company Phigenics as CMO

John Tillotson, Phigenics' CMO John Tillotson, Phigenics' CMO

Naperville, Illinois, USA. April 16, 2012 — Phigenics, LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today that it has appointed John Tillotson (pictured) as chief marketing officer (CMO). In this capacity he will lead and develop the company’s evolving product and service offerings, training, certification programmes, and corporate strategy.

For the last 10 years Tillotson has been the head of marketing for nPhase, a pioneer in machine-to-machine (M2M) software and wireless services. nPhase, a winner of the prestigious Chicago Innovation Award in 2004, was acquired by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) in 2006, merged as a 50/50 Joint Venture between Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless in 2009, and was fully acquired by Verizon Wireless in January 2012.

“John is a marketing and strategy executive with over 20 years experience in water science, risk management, software and communications technologies,” said Ashton McCombs, president of Phigenics. “His unique expertise and proven leadership abilities will play a key role in helping Phigenics achieve its mission of being the leader in a new class of water management services for commercial and institutional facilities – Smart Water Management – delivering improvements in water safety and efficiency through innovations in water and information technology and unbiased expert services.”

Tillotson has significant prior experience in water and clean technologies commercialising major technology innovations for Nalco Chemical Company. As a product manager, he commercialised a Nalco-patented fluorescence-based sensor technology which enabled advanced control and diagnostics of water chemistry and water systems, as well as a patented stable liquid bromine biocide technology and chemical delivery system which enabled performance, health and safety advancements in microbial control of cooling water systems.

As a market development manager, Tillotson developed Nalco business in commercial real estate, hotels and resorts markets. During his tenure at Nalco he was awarded the Chairman’s Achievement Award (2000), Grand Prize Suez Innovation Award (2000), and Marketer of the Year Award (1998, 2000). John Tillotson holds an MS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University with a specialisation in Hazardous Materials Management, and a BS in Chemistry and Geology.

“Phigenics provides an innovative new class of water management services which I believe is very refreshing and very much needed in commercial and institutional markets,” says Tillotson. “The people at Phigenics are an impressive group of professionals who are passionate about their work and I am very excited to have an opportunity to become a member of their team.”

Phigenics provides an innovative new class of water management services engineered for facility owners and managers to ensure that all water found in hospitals, hotels, resorts, casinos, universities, commercial buildings, cruise lines and government facilities is safe and efficient. This includes all drinking water, decorative fountains, spas, swimming pools, misters, showers, humidifiers, air washers, cooling towers, heating systems, waste water and more. Core services include expert consulting, smart water management systems, and patented analytical laboratory services. Phigenics provides a refreshing break from traditional water treatment models by not selling chemicals or water treatment equipment, thereby enabling expert services and systems that are compatible with any water treatment technology.

Phigenics CTO, Dr William McCoy serves as chair of the ASHRAE Standards Project Committee 188, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. The Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratories (PASL) are certified as proficient in the Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PASL has passed every proficiency test since the beginning of the program with a score of 100% correct.

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