Charlie Miller Retires as CEO of Ecochlor; Steve Candito Named as Successor
Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Charlie Miller has retired as CEO with Steve Candito named as his successor. Steve started his new role on August 8, 2017 with Charlie to assist during the transition.
Tom Perlich, Ecochlor Founder and President, said, “Charlie has been instrumental in Ecochlor’s growth over the last 15 years. During his tenure, we have put together a skilled and experienced team, and find ourselves positioned as a global front-runner in the BWT industry. While Charlie will be missed, I am equally confident in the leadership of his replacement, Steve Candito, as he assumes the role of our new CEO. Steve comes from a strong background in the maritime industry and has an excellent performance record in all that he has undertaken. I look forward to being part of Steve’s vision for Ecochlor’s continued growth!”
Prior to joining Ecochlor, Steve was Founder, President and CEO of Foresea Consulting where he provided various advisory services including strategic planning, regulatory compliance and crisis management to the maritime and environmental communities. Before Foresea, he was President and CEO of National Response Corporation (NRC). During his 20+ years at NRC he grew the business from a start-up to a leading global emergency response and environmental services firm. He has extensive experience with OPA 90 compliance issues with particular focus on vessel owner and insurance matters.
Steve was previously an attorney with Haight Gardner Poor & Havens from 1985 to 1993 where he specialized in maritime litigation and environmental law. He also served as a marine engineer aboard Exxon USA’s domestic tanker fleet. Steve graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
“My entire career has been focused on either working for or assisting shipowners, so when the Ecochlor opportunity presented itself I knew I found a way to continue those efforts within the same network,” said Steve. “The Ecochlor System is different from other ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) because it truly solves a complicated need for vessels with high ballast flow rates without the high-power consumption and space requirements of other technologies. I truly believe that Ecochlor’s BWTS is the best option for most shipowners. With USCG Type Approval imminent, we are getting ready to gear up to manufacture and install a record number of systems in the very near future. It is an exciting time to be part of this great team!”
Ecochlor is the only supplier of BWT systems that utilizes the patented chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology for ballast water which does not require treatment or neutralization on discharge. The system’s efficacy is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, or vibration. The low power consumption and small footprint makes it ideally suited for mid-sized vessels up to the largest supertankers in the world. Ecochlor has completed testing and USCG Type Approval is pending. www.ecochlor.com
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