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Local First Podcast - Rob Kochanski EPISODE 94, 5th October 2020
Smart Water Club with Gordon Nameni

Smart Water Club with Gordon Nameni

Do you know whether or not the water coming out of your faucet is full of chemicals? Gordon Nameni founder of the Smart Water Club and I discuss how the water is different depending on where you live. He explains how you can have an affordable solution for clean water.

 

Key takeaways from Gordon

  • Is soup coming out of your facet?
  • Be true to your heart
  • It's my passion, it's all about helping people having access to clean water
  • Some people don't take showers

More about Gordon Nameni

Gordon is one of the founders of the Smart Water Club, a data-driven platform that provides custom water tech solutions based on the specific water type of consumers.

Gordon Nameni is the Managing Director of August Brown, a Midwest-based strategy and technology management consulting firm. August Brown works with Fortune 200 and companies down to small engineering firms on the commercialization of emerging technologies, business models, and strategy development for market placement of advanced materials-based technologies in the energy, power, sensor, and environmental market.

Gordon's professional experience spans semiconductor engineering, product development, and R&D in industrial goods, water treatment, and chemical-induced sensors. He has worked as a process engineer in a semiconductor bunny suit within a wafer fab and has also led board meetings in the C-suite.

As the COO of Platypus Technologies, Gordon developed the strategic growth plan which enabled the company to expand its product portfolio by 45%, increase sales for its flagship liquid crystal sensor products by 2.8x and maintain a positive EBITDA Y/Y during his tenure.

He earned a patent when he developed the concept that produced a new technology and product platform from 100% post-industrial recycled waste material for PPG Industries, Inc

Gordon earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brown University in Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. After earning his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship and an NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship with AO Smith Corp. in 2011. For leisure, Gordon enjoys recreational activities with his family including ultimate frisbee, golf, and slam poetry.

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