Press Release: NClear Inc. Hires Water Industry Veterans


NClear Inc. (NCI), an industry leader in nutrient removal technology, today announced the addition of two key individuals that will help them expand the reach of their patented NClear™ crystals. Shawn Luton has joined the company in the newly-created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Jon Henderson, a recognized expert in wastewater treatment, will lend his expertise as a Strategic Advisor.

Shawn Luton has extensive experience in the wastewater and stormwater industries, and he will be responsible for NCI’s new market development and the coordination of all sales and marketing activities. Shawn joins NCI from StormTrap, where he was the Vice President of Sales for a leading provider of stormwater treatment solutions. Previously, he held management positions with Kristar Enterprises and Advanced Drainage Systems/Hancor, where he managed national wastewater and stormwater industry sales. Shawn graduated at the top of his class with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology from Georgia Southern University, and he completed an Executive Business Management Program at Vanderbilt University. Over the last 16 years, Shawn has served on several industry board associations, and he is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Georgia Section.

“I am very impressed with NCI’s NClear™ nanocrystal technology, and with the passion of the management team to make it the leading nutrient removal technology,” says Luton. “It’s exciting to be part of the team bringing this technology to markets throughout the US and around the world.”

Jon Henderson is a wastewater industry expert, with 40 years of experience managing wastewater facilities, consulting to industry operators, and teaching operator training courses. He is currently the superintendent of the Ellijay-Gilmer County (GA) Water and Sewerage Authority, as well as a professional instructor for the Georgia Rural Water Association. With expertise in both management and training roles, Jon has full spectrum understanding of surface and wastewater systems, and his strategic advice will help NCI better carry out its mission to restore nature’s equilibrium to the world’s water bodies.

“I’m thrilled to take on an advisory role with NCI,” Henderson says. “I’ve grown familiar with NClear™ while working with the Georgia Rural Water Association (GRWA), and I believe that it’s an ideal solution to a number of nutrient and water conditioning challenges in our industry.”

NCI’s CEO, Mike Mies, says of the new additions to the team, “We’re extremely fortunate to bring an executive of Shawn’s experience and talent to our team. Shawn has built sales organizations and developed distribution channels throughout his career, and I am looking forward to him doing the same for NCI as we commercialize our technology. Our efforts will be further enhanced by having Jon’s advice and counsel. His credentials are unsurpassed in the wastewater industry, which is one of our primary target markets. More importantly, both Shawn and Jon understand and truly believe in our mission.”