Vanessa Leiby, WWEMA Executive Director, and other WWEMA members have been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). In addition to Leiby, others selected for the ETTAC include WWEMA members Bill Decker of Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. and George Vorsheim of Environment-One Corporation. They will represent the water and wastewater treatment segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry. Other members include related groups and organizations such as the Water Environment Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and manufacturers of air, waste, and recycling technologies.


The ETTAC’s purpose is to provide insight and advice regarding the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. ETTAC members consist of experts drawn from academia, industry, and associations engaged in developing and producing cutting-edge technology in key areas needed to maintain a strong U.S. presence in the world economy. The appointment is effective immediately and runs through August, 2022, when the current ETTAC charter expires. The first meeting of the ETTAC was held on June 16, 2021. More information about the ETTAC, prior charters and meeting minutes, and recommendation letters can be found HERE. Join WWEMA in congratulating those selected for this important Committee that is helping drive positive change in U.S. export policy!