OREANDA-NEWS. September 27, 2016. For the third consecutive term, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals, has appointed GEs Ralph Exton to serve as treasurer on the WEF board of trustees. He was first elected to WEFs board of trustees in 2012, and his current term as treasurer is from September 2016 through September 2017.

Exton also recently was appointed to serve on the editorial advisory board for Water Technology magazine and on the advisory board for the BlueTech Forum. He has extensive experience in various leadership, business and international roles and has more than 29 years of advanced water treatment, water purification and reuse experience.

In his current role as the chief marketing officerwater and process technologies for GE Power, Exton provides strategic leadership and program direction for the business marketing activities and digital marketing efforts. He also is the business liason for the GE Experienced Leadership Program designed to attract, retain and grow a diverse and global population of future leaders for GE businesses.

It is truly an honor to be elected to serve for the third time as treasurer of the WEF board. I believe in this association and what it does for the water industry and for water professionals. For the past four years, I have had the pleasure to work with this distinguished group as we strive to help solve ongoing global water challenges, said Exton.

Exton has held a number of roles in GEs water business with increasing responsibility for commercial operations, business development, marketing and sales management.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the International Desalination Association, Water Reuse Association and Pennsylvania Water Environment Association.

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the WEF board of trustees is the governing body of WEF and holds legal and fiduciary responsibility on behalf of WEF and its membership. It sets strategic direction and provides leadership and oversight. The BlueTech Forum is a boutique industry event which brings together the worlds leading water technology companies, entrepreneurs, investors and executives from leading research centers to network and hear cutting-edge presentations on market trends and insights.

For more than 38 years, Water Technology magazine has been committed to providing water treatment professionals with the knowledge that helps them to effectively manage and grow business. Through reader visits, consultations with industry insiders and in-depth online surveys, it covers the trends of dealers, distributors, engineers, municipalities and industrial settings.

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