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Biography

Owner Lute Broens is an entrepreneur who successfully built a membrane manufacturing and application company, named Pentair X-Flow, which is world market leader nowadays. He served as Director Business Development and before that as Head of ultrafiltration technology business. He is one of the very well known entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, and served besides his work for X-Flow in many other national and international organizations, including

  • President of the Board of Directors of the European Desalination Society (EDS)
  • Chairman (ad interim) and member of the Board of Directors of Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) 
  • Chairman of the working group Water and the Watercycle of NWP 
  • Business delegation leader of several international trade missions 
  • Director of Strategy and founding father of Wetsus, a top institute for water technology (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) 
  • Member of the IWA (International Water Association) Smart Water Group 
  • Chairman /co-chairman of several international conferences on water technology

Furthermore Lute Broens is founding father of several regional cooperating innovation initiatives, for example Advanced Materials Manufactering Oost-Nederland (AMMON) and Open Innovation Centre Advanced Materials (OICAM).

Mr. Broens holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering of University of Twente.