GKD-USA, Inc., the global market leader for metal and plastic woven solutions, has joined forces with Mark Willingham, an independent representative, with 30 years of experience in sales of porous metal filter products & services to the oil & gas, chemical processing, nuclear power generation, polymer, and general industrial/processing markets.
Willingham began his professional career in the industrial filter cleaning industry, serving as Vice President for New Business Development prior to moving to Purolator Advanced Filtration. At Purolator, he led the global sales programs for the porous metal division of the company, and was instrumental in new product development as well as two major acquisitions and the subsequent integration of those sales teams into the Purolator organization. He served in sales roles at Purolator for a combined 20 years.
Willingham started his own filtration consulting and sales firm, Filtrate Solutions, LLC, in December 2015. The firm is engaged in consulting services related to porous metal and other filter types, and the cleaning/regeneration of porous metal filters. Filtrate Solutions also serves as a sales agent for a limited, select group of engineered filtration product manufacturers.
Willingham is known globally for his expertise in all types of porous metal filters- wire cloth, sintered metal powder, sintered fibers- in a wide range of processing industries. He was recently awarded the Fellow Award by the American Filtration Society recognizing his contribution to the global filtration industry and the Society.
About GKD-USA, Inc.
GKD manufactures precisely woven mesh and crafted filter elements for filtration in oilfield, aerospace, chemical, hot gas, water purification, beverage, edible oil and food and pharmaceutical industries.
Under the umbrella of GKD – WORLD WIDE WEAVE the company combines four independent business units: SOLID WEAVE (industrial meshes), WEAVE IN MOTION (process belt meshes), CREATIVE WEAVE (architectural meshes) and COMPACT FILTRATION (compact filter systems). With its seven plants – including the headquarters in Germany and other facilities in the U.S., Great Britain, South Africa, China, India and Chile – as well as its branches in France, Spain, Dubai, Qatar and worldwide representatives, GKD is never far from its customers.