Tel Aviv, Israel — December 18, 2012 — Whitewater Technologies, a leading global technology provider of water network management solutions to utilities and industrials, announced the appointment of former Chief Business Officer, Issey Ende, to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ende will be succeeding Dovev Lewinsohn, who over the past five years successfully took Whitewater from its start up phase to the point where it has won major contracts in Israel, Europe and the US. As Whitewater enters its next phase of broader market adoption, Mr. Ende will lead the company to a more regionally focused and customer oriented direction. This strategy will enable the company to take advantage of its position having unique solutions and technology advantages. Mr. Ende will assume his new role January 1, 2013.
“Issey is the right choice to be Whitewater’s CEO as it globalizes its market position,” said Ori Yogev, chairman of the board of directors. “Issey has been instrumental in many of the recent strategic initiatives that saw Whitewater rebranded and positioned to its leadership reputation it enjoys today in the enterprise water network management market. He brings with him extensive global management, sales and marketing knowledge from his senior roles in various software and high-tech companies. His vision for the technology and constant striving for new innovation and strategic partnerships will help align Whitewater for its next phase of accelerated growth.”
“Our company has developed from its water quality and security roots into a wider provider of enterprise software solutions for water network management. I truly believe Whitewater is the best positioned company to lead the “smart water network” and make that an integral part of the smart city concept,” said Ende. “I am very proud to be chosen to lead Whitewater at such an exciting time and look forward to accelerating our market presence in 2013 and beyond.”
Mr. Ende is an experienced corporate level executive with a proven track record in global operations and business management of hi-tech, multi-national, multi-cultural organizations having held roles with regional and global responsibilities. He joined Whitewater in February 2012, as Chief Business Officer with responsibility for business development, global sales and marketing for Whitewater’s entire portfolio. In his previous capacity, Mr. Ende was General Manager of NICE’s APAC operations in Greater China. Previously, he held the positions of EVP of Sales & Marketing at Eltek and President of Camtek China, a fully owned subsidiary of Camtek HK for PCB products and AOI systems for the semiconductor industry.
About Whitewater Technologies:
Whitewater Technologies (previously Whitewater Security and CheckLight), established in 2007, is a leading player for enterprise level software solutions for water network management. Our solutions focus on unlocking available capital through increasing operating efficiency and thereby reducing the expenditure burden. Our configurable solution packages serve the needs of the entire organization, enabling operational efficiencies through centralizing, synchronizing, analyzing and automating data that already exists in utilities information and operating technology environments. Our team of leading scientists and solution experts, combined with a strong partnership network, turns organizations existing data into action thereby transforming data into dollars.