Infinity Water Solutions Recruits Environmental Scientist Dr. Zacariah L. Hildenbrand
IWS Accelerates Science and Sustainability Initiatives
AUSTIN, Texas – April 5, 2023 – Infinity Water Solutions (Infinity) today announced the appointment of Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Ph.D. as its new Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Hildenbrand is the first to fill this role, signaling a deeper commitment by Infinity to water science, technology and sustainability.
As head of science and sustainability, Dr. Hildenbrand will drive research initiatives, product development and the adoption of new technologies to enhance Infinity’s recycling capacity, operational efficiency and environmental footprint.
“Dr. Hildenbrand is an industry leader when it comes to water and environmental stewardship in the energy and agricultural sectors. His industry acumen and aptitude are unparalleled,” said Michael Dyson, Infinity’s Chief Executive Officer. “To have him officially on our roster speaks volumes. I am beyond humbled that our work and this team could captivate the attention of such talent. His onboarding will no doubt have a compounding effect on our capabilities, programs and processes.”
Dr. Hildenbrand is currently a Research Professor at University of Texas at El Paso, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will begin his new role at Infinity on June 1, 2023.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Infinity’s science and sustainability initiatives. Infinity is a rapidly growing organization with an already impressive foothold in the Permian. They have robust technology, a talented team, and a strong willingness to brave beyond the status quo, which collectively, is catalyzing a profound impact on the way that water is managed in the epicenter of domestic energy production,” said Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Ph.D.. “Having studied the landscape of various water treatment solutions out there, I have become more and more convinced by the strength of Infinity’s technology, leadership and its clear growth potential within the energy sector, and beyond.”
Prior to joining University of Texas at El Paso in 2020, Hildenbrand worked for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Water Quality Division and ZED Therapeutics, INC. He is the owner of Inform Environmental and a partner at Medusa Analytical and KULA AG, Liechtenstein, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Curtis Mathes Corporation (OTC:CMCZ). His work spans two decades and three continents.
“We take innovation seriously and are committed to furthering the research and sustainability initiatives that are readily available to and beyond this industry. The sky’s the limit,” said Dyson. “Not only is there mission and vision alignment with Zac, but there’s cultural alignment, too. He brings a level of curiosity, determination and drive that we are proud to nurture and cultivate here at Infinity.”
As a highly sought after environmental biochemist, he has published 74 papers and textbook chapters, contributed to over 1,900 technical citations, acquired more than $2.5 million for research initiatives and served as an expert source for state and federal legislative testimonies and numerous litigated cases.
“We’re really hitting our stride,” said Infinity Board Member Dan Steinberg. “The hire of Dr. Hildenbrand represents a major milestone on our journey as we evolve beyond a traditional midstream provider into a more dynamic, full-service water management company. It’s an exciting time to be on Team Infinity.”
Though headquartered in Austin, Texas, Infinity’s current operations are based in the New Mexico portion of the Delaware Basin. Since commissioning its flagship, Mills Ranch 1 Water Recycling Facility in 2022, Infinity has invested heavily in a robust water-sharing network that covers more than 150,000 acres across Eddy and Lea County. Its customers consist of the largest operators in the oil and gas industry, and its 2023 recycled volumes already equate to more than 5,000,000 barrels of produced water.
Read Dr. Hildenbrand’s full bio here.