Anfiro, Company Founded on Notre Dame and Purdue Technology, Announces Formation of Advisory Board

Anfiro, an innovator in water and separation technologies, today announced the formation of its Advisory Board with the appointment of industry leaders Craig Beckman, Matthew Nordan and Jean-Marc Pandraud as its initial members. This team expansion will help advise Anfiro as it moves toward commercial-scale manufacture of its first membrane products in the near future.

Anfiro was founded on technology developed by William Phillip, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and Bryan Boudouris, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. 

Anfiro continues to develop its novel polymer materials into a broad technology platform that can address the separation, purification and water treatment needs across a range of industries. “Anfiro’s Advisory Board will help position Anfiro for growth and successful commercialization of its first membrane products,” said Jaime Mateus, Ph.D., CEO of Anfiro. “We are proud to have the excellent support that our Advisory Board provides us. Anfiro stands to benefit tremendously from the breadth and depth of their experience in commercializing innovative technologies.”

Craig Beckman currently serves as the CEO of Aqua Membranes, having previously held leadership roles as the CEO at MIOX, and senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and business development with Osmonics and GE. He has a proven record in commercializing novel water technologies and growing small companies into successful exits in the space.

Matthew Nordan serves as the managing director of PRIME Impact Fund and Managing Partner of MNL Partners. He has over 20 years of high technology experience including start-up formation, international expansion, and M&A integration, and has spent a decade as an early-stage venture capital investor. Matthew uses his deep domain knowledge in materials and clean-technologies to support innovative companies working on high-impact solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

Jean-Marc Pandraud is a senior executive with experience in growing businesses internationally and currently serves as the CEO of Clean Membranes. Previously he was the executive vice president and chief operating oficer at Entegris, the president and chief operating officer of Mykrolis, which he led through IPO, and held various leadership positions as a vice president at Millipore. With over thirty years of leading technology-focused companies his expertise encompasses a wide range of products in water, membrane and separation technologies.

Originally published by Nick Swisher at on January 09, 2019.