After finishing his Ph.D. in Chemistry in New Zealand, Dr. Giancarlo Barassi returned to his home country Chile and started his own company H2OPRO where he got involved in selling projects and equipment for Culligan, Voltea and FEDCO in Chile and Peru. He has hands-on experience in design, commissioning and troubleshooting of RO plants for Industrial, Agriculture and Haemodialysis applications. Dr. Barassi joined the pump and ERD manufacturer, FEDCO, in September 2017 where he collaborated in Sales and Business Development in the Western Hemisphere until 2021. He was appointed the co-chair of the Young Leader Program at the International Desalination Association for the 2019-2022 term where he promotes benefits to young professionals in our industry. In 2022 he joined Aquatech International LLC, as the Desalination and Reuse Market Manager, where he oversees all Desalination and Reuse projects.