Jeremy Ben-David, co-founded the Group in 1992, after identifying the opportunity for growth for POU water dispensers in the otherwise bottled cooler-dominated water cooler industry at that time. After seven years of managing the Group’s UK operations, securing several key contracts and following the sale of the Group’s UK business to PHS and the signing of a long-term procurement agreement, Mr. Ben-David focused his efforts on securing the international expansion of the Group and the enhancement of its manufacturing facilities. As Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ben-David is responsible for the overall strategic development of the Group, international business development and key relationship management. Mr. Ben-David studied Economics and Business at Tel-Aviv University and achieved a MBA from INSEAD.
Mark Taylor joined Waterlogic in November 2016 as Group Chief Commercial Officer. Mark joined the Group from Regus plc where he was the Global Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Prior to Regus, Mark was at Diageo plc for 18 years where he covered a variety of general management and commercial leadership roles in the UK, USA, Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mark has experience in senior leadership roles in multiple geographies ranging from general management, M&A commercial due diligence, category development and customer acquisition. At Waterlogic Mark is accountable for driving the Group’s Sales and Marketing agenda with a heavy focus on digital both in lead generation and conversion. In addition, Mark drives the multiple brand agenda across various trademarks within the Waterlogic Group and countries, including Purezza and Billi.
Huw Jenkins joined the Waterlogic Group in May 2016 as Group Chief Financial Officer, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a wealth of international experience from corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Waterlogic, Huw was part of the Marmon Group, where he was the CFO for Marmon Retail Science. Previously he held several senior finance roles including Divisional Financial Director and Head of M&A for IMI Plc. Huw also spent 11 years with Deloitte during his early career.
Jonathan Ben-David has worked for large international companies for many years in senior management positions. Prior to founding his own business in the UK, he worked for Soda Club International (now called Soda Stream and listed on the NASDAQ) as Group Special Projects Manager, tasked with setting up the Group’s international manufacturing facilities, including in the UK and Israel. In 1995, Jonathan set up a manufacturing company specialising in designing and manufacturing medical and laboratory plastics equipment. Initially, it was a sub-contractor for larger medical companies but gradually evolved to design, market and sell its own product ranges to the NHS and major laboratories in the UK. After the successful sale of this business, Jonathan joined the Group in 2004 with the remit to set up and oversee the Group’s Chinese and Korean manufacturing facilities.
A South Korean national, having relocated to China with the factory move in 2004, Mr. Kim has been with the Group since 1996 and has vast experience in POU design and development. Colonel has been instrumental in the setting up of Waterlogic China after serving with Waterlogic Korea for more than 10 years. Colonel now heads up all the Group’s R&D projects and teams.
Casey Taylor joined Waterlogic in September 2012 as part of the acquisition of Taylor Made Water Systems. His commitment to customer service has been core to his leadership in creating and growing the Taylor Made Water Systems business since 1999 into the largest independent POU dealership on the West Coast. Casey was a practicing attorney before his leadership within the water cooler industry and is active in the California Bar Association. As CEO of Waterlogic Americas, Casey is responsible for strategic growth in North America, including M&A, overall strategy, and corporate culture.
Greg Pritchett joined Angel Springs in April 2014 as Business Development Director (MD Designate). Prior to this, Greg spent 20 years within the office products sector, predominantly supporting the business-to-business channel, across commercial, procurement, merchandising and management disciplines as Merchandising Director for Corporate Express UK and Staples Advantage UK, and Commercial Director, Spicers UK. Following the acquisition of Greenworks and PHS Waterlogic, and to support business growth and succession, Greg was promoted to Deputy Managing Director Waterlogic UK in October 2016 and is now Managing Director of Waterlogic UK & Ireland.
Bob has been in the water industry for over 22 years, initially with start-up company Innowave in 1996 in the U.S. Bob joined the Group in 2006 and whilst with Waterlogic his management of large accounts and expertise in dealing with multiple distribution channels led to his promotion to Managing Director of Commercial Products in 2010. Prior to joining Waterlogic, Bob had 10 years’ experience in the management consulting industry with Accenture. He has a business degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
Philippe Barnetche joined Waterlogic France in July 2009 where he was instrumental in increasing revenue, staff numbers and MIF during his tenure, turning it into a significant contributor to the overall success of the company. He has significant commercial and management experience in finance leasing and IT systems integration organisations (including funding and growing a captive leasing subsidiary). Philippe is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the manufacturing facility in China, ensuring the delivery of first-class products, developing and growing his team and supporting the long-term growth plan for manufacturing and R&D.
Mattias Källemyr had previous managing director experience with two organisations before joining the Group, each focusing on the business-to-business market. With significant sales and management experience gained in the copier and printer and machinery industries, Mattias joined the Group in 2009 to manage its Swedish operations, Waterlogic Sweden (a direct sales business with an extensive customer base mainly in the larger Swedish cities) and Escowa AB (which is entirely focused on trade sales).
Olaf Wilhelm ran a water treatment equipment company, Höcker GmbH, after his earlier career at his father’s laundry equipment and services business. Seeing the market opportunity for POU water dispensers in commercial laundries initially, Höcker GmbH was a distributor for Waterlogic products and after a joint venture in 2001 became Managing Director Waterlogic GmbH. The German operation became a ‘best practice’ model for the Waterlogic Group as it grew, and Olaf was appointed as COO in 2010. Olaf is a qualified mechanical engineer and a certified business economist.
Gerardo Álvarez has worked in the water cooler industry for nearly two decades during which time he was Managing Director of Aguaviva, exclusive partner of Waterlogic in Spain and which was acquired by Waterlogic in 2017. Thanks to his experience and success, Gerardo has continued in his role as Managing Director for Waterlogic Spain since the acquisition.
Gerardo has contributed to set up a pioneering business model for the HORECA market.