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 has served as Chief Technology Officer since July 2009. During the years 2005-2008, Mr. McGuire served in various roles as it’s 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 five 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. Mr. McGuire received a top-ten finalist award from Discover Magazine and the Innovation of the Year award from Ship Repair Magazine for his patented, robotic environmental coating removal technologies. He also received London's Seatrade Magazine Award for Countering Marine and Atmospheric Pollution.
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.