People: Dave McMurtry appointed chief business officer at Aqua Metals

Dave McMurty

Dave McMurty

Aqua Metals, Inc., an innovator in metals recycling with its AquaRefining™ technology, has appointed Dave McMurtry as Aqua Metals’ Chief Business Officer. McMurtry is an experienced Silicon Valley high-tech executive with expertise in sustainability, as well as international market and corporate development. He advances to this position from his previous role as Aqua Metals’ Chief Strategist.


Prior to joining Aqua Metals, McMurtry was CEO of Global Stars Foundation at the Al Dabbagh Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which focused on investing in local sustainable solutions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For the last 25 years, he has held multiple executive positions with major organizations, including Habitat for Humanity International and Intuit, overseeing global strategic planning and implementation. 


“It is a pleasure to appoint Dave, who has quickly made a positive impact for Aqua Metals, as an officer of the Company,” said Steve Cotton, President and CEO. “Dave has already assisted in driving us to 100% renewable energy and helping to define our path to net-zero emissions. He has also formalized and built momentum for our government grant and government relations programs while attending key conferences, which has led to several valuable potential partner opportunities.” 


“As an active investor in the renewable energy space, and after six months of getting to know the Aqua Metals team and engaging with our expanding network of key stakeholders, including feedstock and offtake partners, joint ventures, and government officials, I am even more confident in Aqua Metals’ value proposition as a leading sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling company,” said Dave McMurtry. “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my experience and network to accelerate efforts to commercialize what we believe is the best available technology suite coupled with very promising economics for our business and our partners.” 


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