About Us

Water should not be treated the same way, neither should YOU, our customer.

Founded in 1999, Chemstar WATER is a water treatment company that designs, manufactures and provides water treatment equipment, chemicals and services to institutions, hospitals, government buildings, food & beverage producers, military bases, industrial facilities, power plants, data centers, hyperscale and colocation providers.

OUR VISION

We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good, is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders; our people, our communities, our planet, not just shareholders. Thus, we keep this interdependence in mind in whatever we do.  That’s why we have pledged 1% of our profits and 1% of employees’ paid time to support our local community.

 

 

ABOUT CHEMSTAR WATER

Our solutions include cooling water and boiler systems treatment, microbiological control, including Legionella Pneumophila mitigation, potable water, and wastewater treatment.

Chemstar WATER provides services on the East Coast with a 20,000 sqft manufacturing plant located in Baltimore, Maryland. Our service and operations technicians are spread out in the service region, which enables faster service and response times to our customers.

Our innovative solutions have earned us the trust of leading government facilities, hospitals, institutions, food producers and data centers in the region.

 

OUR VALUES

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THINK SAFETY FIRST

We think safety first in whatever we do, keeping our employees and our customers safe.

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EXCEED CUSTOMERS’ EXPECTATIONS

We aim to exceed the expectations or our customers and partners.

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BE AGILE

We think about efficiency and productivity to serve better and faster.

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DO THINGS RIGHT

We aim for high ethical standards, high service, high product quality and being fair to our customers and stakeholders.

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TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT

We strive to respect every level of background, race, the origin of country, whether they are our customers, partners, employees, or community members.

WHAT SETS US APART

STRONG LOCAL FOOTPRINT

Chemstar WATER has the largest service technician footprint in the region it serves. With our 20,000 square feet manufacturing plant and lab, we are ready to deploy our technical services and products tailored to meet any changing water quality conditions.

LOCAL DELIVERY

Unlike most other water treatment companies, Chemstar WATER has our own delivery team and trucks, delivering chemicals all the way to the point of use. As a result, our customers do not need to handle chemicals, unlike the ones they receive from the common carriers. We also provide equipment installation service without any subcontractors, from chemical feed pumps to RO skids, making our customers’ lives easier.

WE CAN USE ANY TECHNOLOGY

Chemstar WATER is a total solutions company. We understand that your water treatment challenges cannot be solved with a single technology or product. Since Chemstar WATER is not limited to any product or technology, we can provide the most effective solution by offering virtually any product or technology commercially available in the field.

WE ARE AGILE

Chemstar WATER prides itself on having a flat organization with empowered and skilled employees making customer minded decisions fast. As a result, personnel can be deployed within hours, proposals can be provided within days and master service agreements can be signed within weeks.

HIGH SECURITY CLEARANCE Capability

For decades, Chemstar WATER has been servicing high-security clearance government facilities. As a result, Chemstar WATER has established processes to support this type of environment at the organizational level, from recruitment all the way to engineering. Thus, Chemstar WATER is able to deploy any personnel to high-security clearance facilities at any time.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Cem (pronounced as “Gem”) Candir has been the President and CEO of Chemstar WATER since April 2019. Prior to joining Chemstar WATER, Cem held various leadership roles at MIOX, GE Power & Water and Procter & Gamble for 20 years. Cem has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bogazici University and an MBA from University of Minnesota.

Jim Berger has been the Director of Operations since November 2019. Prior to that Jim has held various operational leadership roles at KONE, U.S. Filter (now Evoqua), KPMG and as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

Dave Vodvarka has been the co-founder of Chemstar WATER since 1999. Before that, Dave held various leadership roles at Nalco Water and Nutmeg Technologies. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Christopher Newport University. Dave also has Advanced classes in Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Law from American University.

Cem (pronounced as “Gem”) Candir has been the President and CEO of Chemstar WATER since April 2019. Prior to joining Chemstar WATER, Cem held various leadership roles at MIOX, GE Power & Water and Procter & Gamble for 20 years. Cem has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bogazici University and an MBA from University of Minnesota.

Jim Berger has been the Director of Operations since November 2019. Prior to that Jim has held various operational leadership roles at KONE, U.S. Filter (now Evoqua), KPMG and as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

Dave Vodvarka has been the co-founder of Chemstar WATER since 1999. Before that, Dave held various leadership roles at Nalco Water and Nutmeg Technologies. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Christopher Newport University. Dave also has Advanced classes in Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Law from American University.

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