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Pratheesh is Advanced Watertek’s Manager for the East Asia region. He has years of experience in providing desalination solutions for the Marine and Offshore industry, and now he has ventured into hospitality as well.

Tell us about your Advanced Watertek experience?

I have been working with water treatment for the Marine and Offshore industries for 8 years. During these years I have not only worked with Reverse Osmosis (RO), but also with marinepumps and sewage treatment plants (STPs). And yes, the marine and offshore market is where my heart is.

Sales for Marine and Offshore is what I love the most doing. So I will say I have both the experience and the passion. So this job is definitely the right fit for me.

Your responsibilities at Advanced Watertek?

Advanced Watertek East Asia is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Through this office we cover the belt of countries from South Korea and all the way to the Maldives. We have mainly been serving the marine and offshore segments, but these days we are also serving other industries, like for example hospitality.

My responsibilities are:

1) Develop new business, and

2) Enter into new industries.

Lately I have focused a lot on the hospitality industry, and I’m happy to say that we now have a strong presence in this segment in both the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Agent and distributor development is also part of my job. I identify and qualify agents across the region. When agents are on-board, I invest a lot of time and effort in training and helping them in the beginning. Our goal is that our agents will work independently selling and servicing our products and systems with excellence and pride.

Why did you choose to work for Advanced Watertek?

 I work for Advanced Watertek for many reasons, but two things that really excites me are:

  • The sincerity in the way we manufacture our systems and how we source components
  • That we always aim to do things the right way. For example, we never cut corners to make things cheaper

Both these things are based on the philosophy our Founder and CEO, Mr Farghaly has followed since he started Advanced Watertek 35 years ago. It really makes Advanced Watertek a great place to work.

Your thoughts on the future in the water treatment industry

When I think of the future in the water treatment industry, I believe that recycle and re-use solutions will be more prominent in years to come. Fresh water resources are going down day by day because of our lifestyle. Some say that oil drives the world, but I will say that water sustains the world.

Recycled water can be used for many applications. I would like to mention our project in Abu Dhabi where we treat TSE so it is suitable for chillers in a shopping mall.

Is there a quote or life philosophy that you like to live by? 

I will relate this to work. As I said earlier about our founder’s philosophy, I will say that I aspire to the same thing; to deliver products and services to my clients in a right and honest way: When you sell something, ensure that your clients benefit from your product.

Interested in water treatment and watermakers for Marine & Offshore in East Asia

Do you want to know more about our water treatment solutions and watermakers? Please contact Pratheesh on sales@advancedwatertek.com  or pp@advancedwatertek.com. You can also call +971 (0)43333 100 or +60193608937.