Dr. Rocky Simmons
President and CEO, Eco-Tec
Rocky plays a significant role in the ongoing evolution of Eco-Tec’s world leading ion exchange technology, creating a solution roughly ten times more efficient than alternatives. The technology has been applied to the recovery of metals from waste streams, desalination, production of high purity water for nuclear boilers, recovery of acids used in the surface treatment of metals, purification of amine chemicals used in acid gas removal, CO2 capture, and removal of salt from kraft pulping liquor, all enabling cleaner manufacturing processes. Eco-Tec employs over 100 people, has over 2000 systems in use world wide, and recently expanded their own manufacturing capacity 50% to keep up with demand.