Dennis E. McGuire
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McGuire is the founder of Ecosphere Technologies and the chief inventor of our intellectual property. Mr. McGuire currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. and previously served as Chief Technology Officer since July 2009. During the years 2005-2008, Mr. McGuire served in various roles as President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. McGuire became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ecosphere in March 2013.
Mr. McGuire guides the development of innovative clean water processes and technologies, drawing on his two decades of research and development with the cavitating energy properties of water and using energy in water for environmental water treatment applications. Mr. McGuire has earned global recognition for his accomplishments that are now represented by numerous patents and patent pending rights in the major markets the Company's technologies serve globally. Since 2008 Mr. McGuire has received on behalf of Ecosphere Technologies 5 U.S. patents from the U.S Patent Office for the Ecosphere Ozonix® technology. These important patents were approved under the Green Tech Fast Track program the U.S. Patent Office initiated for environmental technologies to move more rapidly in to industry. In total, Mr. McGuire has received more than 35 U.S. and International patents on behalf of the Company since 1998.
Under Mr. McGuire’s various leadership roles the Company has received several very prestigious awards including Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 North American Product Leadership Award, Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award, the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Award in the Clean Tech/Green Tech Category and named a 2013 Energy Innovation Pioneer by IHS CERAWeek. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency was able to verify Ecosphere’s water treatment technology for Homeland Security applications under the EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program.
Mr. McGuire was recognized by Julia Moulden in “We Are The New Radicals – A Manifesto for Reinventing Yourself and Saving the World” as part of an “emerging movement of people who are reinventing their work to help save the world” in December 2007. Other awards include the London’s Seatrade Award for “Countering Marine and Atmospheric Pollution” in 2002 and the International Ship Repair News “Innovation of the Year” Award for excellence and innovation in ship repair and conversion in 2001 for his patented, robotic environmental coating removal technologies, which was the world’s first environmentally friendly robotic equipment for the heavy marine industry and is now the standard for environmentally safe coatings removal in shipyards around the world.
Mr. McGuire has been instrumental in forming eco-alliances with Carnival Cruise Lines, the Shaw Group, Pierce Manufacturing, BAE Systems, Williams, Newfield Exploration, BP, and Southwestern Energy. Mr. McGuire pioneered the concept of recycling frac flowback water "at the well site" in the oil and natural gas industry using high volume mobile water treatment units that reduce CO2 emissions and hauling and disposal costs for energy companies.