As co-founder and CEO of Avista® Technologies, Inc. Dave Walker has focused on achieving continual growth and global corporate expansion, supporting innovations that improve system performance, and supplying a superior IP portfolio of high performance specialty chemicals. Dave and his team continue to pioneer unique innovations in water treatment system diagnostics and troubleshooting that includes the launch of Chromatic Elemental Imaging (CEI), the Avista Black Box, and the recently advanced chemical dosing software, Advisor™Ci.
Dave has dedicated his entire career to the reverse osmosis and high purity water treatment industry. For over 30 years, he’s served in sales and operations for some of the industry’s most recognized companies including Arrowhead Industrial Water, Polymetrics Inc., and Argo Scientific, giving him an experienced insight into the treatment challenges of a diverse customer base before launching Avista in 1999 with two partners. He continues to pursue a professional goal of increasing global access to abundant, high quality water through advanced research and development of processes that optimize membrane system performance, water consumption, and operational costs by applying the right chemistry.
As a community leader, Dave is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Home of Guiding Hands and donates time and resources to the Miracle League of San Diego, two charities dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities. Dave is also a proud supporter of Water For People, an industry organization that shares his goal of sourcing safe and abundant drinking water and establishing sanitary services for rural communities across the globe.
Karen Lindsey is the VP of Avista and has served the water industry since 1985.
I was proud to partner with Dave in co-founding Avista and to this day, he continues to reflect the very best of what we all hope to find in the leaders of our industry’s most influential companies. Competence, integrity, and a focused ambition to do what’s right for our customers, our employees, and our professional community.
Congratulations to Dave for 18 years of service and success!