M Nettek International Inc. ("MNI") was created with the mission to
MNI's sister company in Austria has restored well over 15,000 manholes in the past 11 years with great success. Watch the video on the Global Manhole Restoration page and you will be amazed at how easily the restorations are executed, at the speed of the application and the tremendous results.
In today’s energy savings sector, the Fercher Heat Exchanger product line guarantees the highest energy savings combined with the top durability and lowest maintenance costs. Installed in hospitals, industrial laundries and in the paper industry (to mention just a few) in many countries in Europe, the FERNETT Heat Exchanger products are performing exceptionally well.
In the Rust and Metal Primer market, the Enviro-Coat 2000 waterborne acrylic primer has no competition in its class. A water-based primer, the Enviro-Coat 2000 is completely environmentally friendly and extremely tough on rust. Tested over 10 years in the toughest applications –the ballast tanks of cargo vessels - it has proven itself. It is safe and effective for all rust preventing applications - residential, industrial, commercial and marine.
MNI's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manfred Nettek has over 30 years experience in Product Development, Manhole Restoration, and Energy Saving Products. Mr. Nettek founded MNI in 1996 with the goal of developing and marketing highly innovative green products worldwide. As a common denominator, all products and services offered under the MNI umbrella are environmentally friendly solutions, thus keeping the future in mind.
Mr. Nettek began his career in 1976 in the Hotel Management Business in Europe. In 1982, he changed careers and decided to explore the Precious Metals Business. Over the course of 11 years he conducted business around the world and became an entrepreneur. In 1993, Mr. Nettek returned to Europe and started exploring alternative business ideas with diversification in mind. Together with his father, Mr. Manfred Nettek, Sr., he set out to modernize the Manhole Restoration Process in Austria. This resulted in the creation of GSSD GmbH, an Austrian Limited Liability Company, in early 1996. Subsequently MNI was founded in the US that year and GSSD was integrated into MNI.
In 1997, the first prototype of the Global Horizontal Cutting Machine ("GHCM") was built and tested over a one year period in the field. The GHCM, a brainchild of Mr. Nettek’s father, proved to be an absolute winner and changed the restoration of manholes and covers forever.
Mr. Nettek remarried in 1996 and moved permanently to the United States in late 1997. In 1996, he and his wife, Gabriele, created the “Heernett” Environmental Foundation . This nonprofit landownership group has used private and public funds to purchase about 800 acres to preserve and restore the native landscape of Cozy Valley and its surrounding hillsides in Washington State. The Heernett Environmental Foundation has now been established for over 10 years and is still growing.
Furthermore, Mr. Nettek serves among other functions as Chairman of the Board of the Heernett Environmental Foundation and as President/CEO of Ashanti Farm Inc., a corporation dedicated to the Classical Art of Dressage.
Mr. Nettek holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Salzburger Hotelfachschule (Hotel Management School) Bad-Hofgastein, Austria (1976) and a License from the Austrian Hotel and Restaurant Department (1981). He has two daughters from his first marriage, who live in Austria and lots of animals with his wife, Gabriele.