Vice President of Engineering, Oil & Gas
Lee Portillo has over a decade experience working in the water technology sector. Over that time his work has focused on the Research & Development, Application Engineering and Engineering Sales of new water treatment technologies for a range of applications including produced water treatment, seawater desalination, waste water reclamation, surface water treatment and ground water remediation.
Prior to joining OriginOil Mr. Portillo worked in the Applied Research Department for Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) conducting independent third party testing of new membrane technologies. Following his time there, Lee was a founding employee with NanoH2O where he participated in the successful development and commercial launch of three nano-particle composite thin film membranes for use in seawater desalination. Most recently Mr. Portillo worked as the Product Development & Engineering Manager for Water Planet Engineer commercializing new technologies for use in the treatment of produced water for the Oil & Gas sector.
Through that experience Mr. Portillo has focused his career on the cost of treated water and the economic applications of new technologies, in order to define and generate a value proposition through their implementation. Lee has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas Christian University.