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Nicholas Alfano

Nick Alfano is executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Industrial group




Nick Alfano is executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Industrial group. Ecolab Inc. is the global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life. 


In his current position, Alfano oversees the Industrial business with more than 11,000 associates worldwide. The Industrial business provides digitally enabled, integrated water management solutions, and helps customers build resilient operations and advance their sustainability goals in a profitable way.


Previously, Alfano led the Global Light Water business, which provides digitally enabled, integrated water management solutions for customers of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company. Alfano has also held the role of executive vice president and general manager of the Global Food & Beverage business. He joined Ecolab in 1996 and has performed roles in marketing, global corporate accounts, sales and management within the Food & Beverage business.  


Prior to Ecolab, Alfano spent 14 years with Calgon Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck and Co., in various sales and marketing management positions, including director of marketing for the Global Paper and Water Treatment Chemicals business unit.


Alfano serves on the board of directors of Catholic Charities of St Paul / Minneapolis in Minnesota. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. 

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