Avista Technologies, Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary

March 15, 2024
From its humble beginnings in San Marcos, California, in 1999, Avista has evolved into a premier provider of membrane treatment solutions.
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MARCH 15, 2024 — San Marcos, CA (Avista Technologies release) — Avista Technologies, Inc., a global brand of Kurita, celebrates a remarkable 25-year journey marked by innovation, dedication and excellence in pioneering membrane treatment technologies. From its humble beginnings in San Marcos, California, in 1999, Avista has evolved into a premier provider of membrane treatment solutions worldwide, offering a wide variety of products and services and serving customers in over 100 countries.

The unwavering commitment of Avista’s employees, customers, and partners has been instrumental in driving continuous innovation to meet the dynamic demands of the membrane treatment industry.  Avista is known for the introduction of disruptive technologies such as a “green” chemical product line (2006), Chromatic Elemental Imaging (2013) for organic foulant identification, Avista Black Box (2014) for remote troubleshooting, Avista Advisor Ci (2015) chemical dosing with complex ion technology, Avista Center of Excellence (2021), and the AvistaClean MF/UF product line (2023) to improve pretreatment results. The integration as a global brand of Kurita in 2019 and the seamless leadership transition from co-founder Dave Walker to Toshi Maema in 2023 further underscore Avista's journey of growth and evolution.

“Since I joined Avista a year ago, I’ve seen the truly impressive relationships our teams have formed, some lasting for a quarter of a century. The company has a remarkable history, from its modest origins to its current position. Our path has been marked by challenges overcome, goals reached, and dreams fulfilled. We appreciate the partners that have supported us with their constant dedication that has propelled not only us but the industry forward, and the endless opportunities that await us. You have been essential to our success.” – Toshi Maema, CEO & President.

Driven by a steadfast commitment to innovation, Avista continues to lead the way in developing high performance membrane technologies and best practices that optimize membrane systems. Through the Avista Center of Excellence’s (CoE) global collaboration, we will introduce new digital solutions and membrane chemicals for applications such as byproduct reuse and high recovery systems to realize Kurita’s vision for a more sustainable world. Knowledge exchange and transfer is a critical priority for the Avista CoE to develop the next generation of membrane process experts and continue advancing membrane treatment solutions to keep the world blue.  

About Avista Technologies, Inc.   

Avista Technologies Inc., established in 1999 to develop and distribute membrane chemicals and provide global expert process support for reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration/ultrafiltration (MF/UF) and multimedia filtration (MMF). As a global brand of Kurita, Avista helps customers worldwide to achieve their unique water treatment goals.   

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