John Sorenson Joins AQUA Innovations as CEO

AQUA Innovations welcomes John Sorenson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Sorenson has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience, including roles as chief financial officer and expatriate for an international manufacturing company.

“I am honored to join the highly-skilled team at AQUA Innovations and help make sustainable growth and sound environmental practices a reality for industrial applications as well as farmers here in the United States and abroad,” said Sorenson. “I look forward to combining my financial and business background with my passion for helping others as we address growing concerns for our farmers.”

Wisconsin-based AQUA Innovations is leading the way in proven nutrient concentration system (NCS) technology. Their NCS separates nutrients from raw cow manure, virtually eliminating pathogens, creating three separate streams, including distilled water. The other nutrient-rich product, void of the majority of phosphorous, can be strategically applied to fields during the growing season rather than over-applying in spring and fall, which is the current standard practice.

“When communities, not just farmers, find out that our nutrient concentration system takes trucks off the roads, keeps phosphorus out of the watershed, and reclaims water – it will be a game changer,” added Sorenson. “AQUA Innovations is truly doing meaningful work that makes me excited to get out of bed each morning knowing we are making a difference.”

“We are thrilled to have John lead the team as we advance to the next stage in AQUA Innovation’s evolution,” said Chris Lenzendorf of AQUA Innovations. “John’s international and national executive leadership experience will be a major asset as we grow and provide farmers with sustainable solutions for issues they face every day.”

Prior to joining AQUA Innovations, Sorenson served as chief financial officer for a Wisconsin-based construction, engineering and private equity company where he oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting and IT functions. He also spent time with Dover Corporation, which for a time landed him in the Netherlands as the lead financial officer of a large printing machine manufacturer. Sorenson graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Real Estate, and from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Masters in Accounting.