Charged with scaling up the company’s modularized water treatment model
Los Angeles, CA – June 13, 2019 –OriginClear Inc. (OTC: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, reported today that distinguished military veteran, financier and technologist Tom Marchesello, the driving force behind developing the Modular Water Systems business & product lines, has been named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Marchesello served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain at Air Force Space Command Headquarters, leading aerospace operations and strategic planning for satellite communications, earth science monitoring, Geographic Information (GIS) and Positioning (GPS) Systems.
After leaving the service, Marchesello worked in finance and high technology operations for 20 years with such companies as Sony Electronics, Thompson Reuters, Morgan Stanley, CME Group, and prominent middle market Private Equity Groups. As a Director of M&A Investments at Bainbridge Investment Banking Group, he hired and led a 30-person buyside team to acquire over $1 Billion of industrial manufacturing & distribution business units and identify industry trends.
“I welcome Tom Marchesello to help operate our growing company,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear President and CEO. “His rapid intervention is now driving major reaches from business users that have to deal with their own water treatment problems, and are attracted to the advantages of a Water System In A Box™.”
“Tom first became keenly interested in our WaterChain™ decentralized water financing project last year and worked with me on its research and development. He’d had hands-on experience with early Blockchain for the CME Group and had been advising recently successful Fintech companies that had gone public or been acquired. His recent work in developing our Modular Water Systems business convinced us of his value at the highest operational level in the company.”
As OriginClear COO, Tom is charged with scaling up the assembly-line modular water treatment business, driving Modular Water Systems and its products to market success as the company’s flagship brand, supported by the existing service and technology divisions, with the ultimate goal of developing a strong water company specializing in ultra-durable pump stations and decentralized water treatment.
Tom holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from San Diego State University. He is a co-inventor on US Patent #7,613,634, for performing Electronic Retailing. He received two Air Force Achievement Medals, two Air Force Commendation Medals and a Gulf War Service Medal.