Liberatore to Lead GE Water’s Process Separations Group

GE Water recently named Frederick Liberatore global director process separations, according to an April 13 press release.

He is in charge of the process membrane business for GE Water. Liberatore has more than 20 years of experience and will be lead a global team to develop new applications and drive new business with OEMs. Prior to his new role, Liberatore was GE Water’s global technical marketing manager for food and beverage.

He began his career in the industry in 1985 as project engineer for reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration equipment for Desalination Systems, Inc. Three years later he served as an application engineer supporting membrane applications and in 1991 was promoted to sales engineer, food and dairy. By 1995 he was director of food and dairy globally. In 1997, Osmonics, Inc. purchased Desalination Systems, and Liberatore took on the position of food and dairy market manager. In 2002, he was promoted to business development manager, food and beverage for Osmonics, which was acquired by GE in 2003.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.

Liberatore is based out of GE Water’s Vista, Calif., facility.