Former Hydranautics Chairman Mr. Tsunenobu Katsura joins NX Filtration

Enschede, the Netherlands, 12 April 2022
Former Hydranautics Chairman Mr. Tsunenobu Katsura joins NX Filtration
NX Filtration, the global provider of breakthrough direct nanofiltration technology for pure and affordable water, proudly announces that Mr. Tsunenobu (Tsune) Katsura joins NX Filtration as per April 2022. Tsune Katsura brings a wealth of international membrane experience from his 20 years’ career at Hydranautics, one of the global leaders in membrane technology and part of the Nitto Denko Corporation, where he held the position of Chairman between 2018 and 2021.

Over the years Tsune Katsura held various positions at Hydranautics and its parent company Nitto Denko Corporation, being based out of Japan (Tokyo, Shiga, Okinawa, Osaka), USA (San Diego, Detroit) and Singapore in various engineering and sales roles. Between 2018 and 2021 he held the position of Chairman of Hydranautics.

At NX Filtration, Tsune Katsura will be responsible for business development in East Asia, with specific focus on Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, as well as the global microelectronics sector. Tsune Katsura will be based in Japan.

Tsune Katsura comments: “I am very excited to become part of NX Filtration’s journey of rolling-out their breakthrough direct nanofiltration technology. I am convinced this technology has the potential to truly disrupt the water market. It has unique characteristics to efficiently remove a wide variety of micropollutants in a very sustainable way. This enables new solutions for the production of drinking water from rivers and lakes, the treatment and reuse of wastewater streams and the reduction of industrial water footprints.”

Michiel Staatsen, CEO of NX Filtration, comments: “I am thrilled that Tsune Katsura is joining NX Filtration. The conviction of an industry leader to dedicate his efforts to our direct nanofiltration technology is a great testament to our accomplishments to date and the potential of our direct nanofiltration technology ahead of us. His experience and network will be of enormous value in further building out our position in the Asia Pacific region and the global microelectronics market.”


Michiel Staatsen

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