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Jim Drees

Jim comes to lead Vida Water with extensive corporate and philanthropic experience. His corporate years were spent in a progression of roles at Ford Motor Company, Dresser Inc., and General Electric. He has significant experience in new product and new market development and in business operations management. He brings experience working with and serving the water and wastewater sectors. In 2016, he pivoted his career to executive/managing director roles in nonprofit organizations that make positive impacts on the communities and constituents they serve.

Jim holds both a BS (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and an MS (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, Jim enjoys travel, trail running, and making stained glass pieces. Jim is excited to lead Vida Water’s mission to bring clean water to all Texans.

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