Hydro-Photon, Inc. (HPI), makers of industry leading SteriPEN Handheld UV Water Purifiers, has appointed Warren Mason as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in various industries, Mason will oversee all worldwide sales and marketing while collaborating on business development and partnership initiatives.

“I am very excited to join the highly capable and innovative HPI team,” said Mason. “HPI has a clear track record of new product development, engineering excellence and an impressive collection of intellectual property that leads the portable water purification industry. I look forward to working to expand our presence in both existing and new markets.”

“I am pleased to welcome Warren to our leadership team,” said Miles Maiden, CEO at HPI. “Warren is a highly successful strategic marketer with a proven track record of data driven sales leadership and brand growth across many markets. I am excited to have him on board as we execute on our next phase of growth.”

Mason brings to HPI consumer product goods leadership experience in operations, new product development, international multi-channel sales, marketing strategy and execution, as well as strategic business development. In addition to his diverse business successes, he is a widely published author who has been featured on 60 Minutes and the cover of USA Today.

“Warren brings a high level of organization and strategy to our team which I know will help take SteriPEN products to the next level,” said Neil MacKay, president at HPI. “Our new innovations and continuing goal to be the best in the industry led us to look for an addition to our team who will help us reach our full potential. I’m confident that Warren will play a key role in taking our brand to new heights.”

HPI manufactures and distributes SteriPEN Handheld Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purifiers, a leading portable water purifier in the travel and outdoor market. SteriPEN is sold at retailers in the United States and abroad and is widely used by international travelers and preparedness advocates. The water purifiers provide a fast and easy alternative to pumps and chemicals traditionally used for treating water in the outdoors as well as an alternative to water in plastic bottles in areas with poor water quality.