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Jan 2006Present


VRTX Technologies

I was recruited to turn around a struggling water treatment company.  The company has disruptive technology to eliminate the need for chemicals to treat water in cooling towers.  We were successful in changing the company from selling equipment to a build, own, and operate business model providing easier market entry and a recurring revenue stream.  Currently the company is attracting interest from several major water treatment companies for potential acquisition.

May 1997Dec 2005

President & CEO

  • Recruited to lead commercial efforts of a 30 year old company with flat sales
  • Reorganized international manufacturer’s representative network
  • Developed new product offerings for new market segments
  • Turned the company's flat sales into average sales growth of 15% per year
  • Initiated manufacturing operations in Europe and Asia 
  • Led the company through ISO-9000 2000 registration
  • Increased value of the enterprise by 400% and led the sale of the company in 2005 to a Fortune 1000 company 
May 1995May 1997

President & CEO

Air Quality Sciences, Inc
  • Recruited to help grow a 10 year old research and development company focused on indoor air quality testing
  • Led the company from breakeven to profitability and raised $5M investment for expansion
  • Led the company in ISO-9002 registration
Jun 1993May 1995


Arete Ventures
  • Responsible for evaluating business plans for potential fit with investment criteria
  • Assigned as executive to landfill gas treatment company to prepare it for sale to Shell Oil
  • Founder of advanced materials company, raising $3M in initial funding
Jun 1980Jun 1993

Business Manager

The Dow Chemical Company
  • Held a variety of positions, including Research and Development, Engineering, Project Management, Sales, Marketing leading to position of Business Manager



Louisana State University
Sep 1976Jun 1980


Tennessee Tech University


Dynamic, Experienced International Executive with a Successful

Track Record of Strategically Extracting Maximum Value

in Turning Around and Growing Companies in the Environmental Market


Appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary to Export Advisory Committee (2003 to present) To Advise Commerce Department on Export and Trade Issues in the Environmental Market

Invited to White House to Speak on Trade Barriers Effecting Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Served on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Risk Assessment Special Task Force (2002-2003) Evaluating Risks in Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry

Provided Expert Commentary on Building Protection in series of CNN Interviews (2001)

Member of Wal-Mart’s Green Jobs Council – Testified Before Congress on Green Job Creation


Registered Professional Engineer

State of Texas