Matt Haikalis Named VP of Sales
West Chester, Ohio, April 30, 2021 – For Immediate Release – AP Tech Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of solid chemistry technology for the water industry, announced the appointment of Matt Haikalis to VP of Sales.
Haikalis previously served as AP Tech’s Technical Sales Director where he helped build a new technical sales team and provided in-house water treatment technical support for AP Tech distributors. In his new role, Haikalis will continue leading AP Tech’s sales team in its objective to offer excellent technical and commercial support while developing and executing strategies to best position the company’s products and technologies in the market.
“Matt has been a great asset since joining AP Tech and I have very much enjoyed our collaborations over the past two and a half years. His knowledge of the commercial side of the water treatment market coupled with his understanding of the technical side of the industry have made our team and our company much stronger in the market and a more valuable partner to our customers. I am excited to see the strategic vision Matt will lead our sales efforts with as we continue to expand our presence in the industry,” stated AP Tech President, Matt Horine.
Haikalis added, “Having spent most of my career doing what our distributors do daily in bringing value and best practices to their customer base, I’ve really grown to appreciate that AP Tech is viewed as more than just a supplier to the industry. We are a strategic partner. Certainly, addressing specific needs and questions around products and technology is core to what we do, but it has to be more than that. The sales and marketing team at AP Tech is built for the now and for the future and ready to drive solid chemistry deeper into markets our products currently serve and beyond.”
Haikalis has 20 years of experience in the water treatment industry and has been with AP Tech since October 2018. His technical and commercial areas of expertise include boiler, cooling, and closed loop water chemical treatment along with pre-treatment system design, operations, and troubleshooting. Prior to joining AP Tech, he was with Veolia Water Technologies held several sales management roles along with serving as a technical resource engineer in their technical department.
Haikalis is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration. In addition, he is a designated CWT (Certified Water Technologist) and a member of the cooling subcommittee for the Association of Water Technologies. He resides in Cincinnati with his wife and two children.
AP Tech Group’s solid chemistry water treatment products are used globally in commercial, institutional, and industrial systems to maintain equipment efficiency and reduce biohazards, reducing operating costs and the dangers of disease born water mist. AP Tech solid concentrates provide protection in a safer and more sustainable
Founded in 1999, AP Tech now serves over 200 water treatment partners who supply AP Tech’s solid chemistry technology and equipment to water treatment programs to over 20,000 customers in North America, Central America, South America, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand, and South Africa.
In 2019, AP Tech moved and expanded its global corporate headquarters, manufacturing, and research facilities to West Chester, Ohio, USA. In 2013, European headquarters were opened. A warehouse is located in Middlesex (London) to serve the UK, European, and African markets. In addition to facilities in Ohio and the UK, AP Tech products are licensed for manufacturing in the Czech Republic, to further serve the UK and European markets, and Brazil.
AP Tech ranked in the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies for five consecutive years, was nominated for the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award, has been a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier Green Awards and several chamber of commerce business award competitions.