Dr. Andrew Benedek is the Chairman and CEO for Anaergia Inc. He is actively involved in the development and management of technology related to biogas and other value recovery from waste organics, and has over 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment and breakthrough technology development.
A highly respected international authority in the field of water and wastewater treatment technology, Dr. Benedek is recognized by his colleagues as a visionary engineer, global leader and philanthropist.
Dr. Benedek was a professor of Chemical and Civil Engineering, specializing in water treatment, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario for 10 years until he founded ZENON Environmental Inc. in 1980. Under Dr. Benedek's leadership, many of the key membrane technologies used for water and wastewater treatment were developed, and ZENON became the global leader in this field. In 2006 the company was sold to General Electric, becoming a subsidiary of GE Water & Process Technologies.
Dr. Benedek graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and receiving a PhD in the same field from the University of Washington. He has also been awarded 3 Honorary Doctorates from North American Universities.