Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.

Board of Directors

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.

David Brooks

Chief Financial Officer

David Brooks was appointed Chief Financial Officer on February 5, 2013. Since June 6, 2012, Mr. Brooks has served as the Chief Financial Officer of SKM Media Corp., a data and services marketing company. Since November 2009, Mr. Brooks has been the Managing Shareholder of D. Brooks and Associates CPAs, P.A., which provides Chief Financial Officer and related services to businesses on a consulting basis. From August 2008 through October 2009, Mr. Brooks was an audit director and consultant for McGladrey & Pullen, LLP (now McGladrey LLP), a large assurance, tax and consulting services company. Mr. Brooks is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida.

Michael R. "Mickey" Donn, Sr.

Chief Operating Officer and Director

Michael Donn, Sr. was appointed a director in March 2005 and was appointed our Chief Operating Officer on March 27, 2008. Mr. Donn has held a number of senior executive positions with us since January 2000. As part of his duties, Mr. Donn set up and coordinated our relief effort in Waveland, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Donn was the Project Manager for Ecosphere’s EPA Verification testing of its Water Filtration System. From November 2006 until January 29, 2010, Mr. Donn was a director of GelTech Solutions, Inc. From 1994 to 2000, he served as President of the Miami-Dade County Fire Fighters Association, a 1,700-member employee association for which he previously served as Vice President and Treasurer beginning in 1982. His responsibilities included negotiating, lobbying at the local, state and national levels, head of the business operations for the Association, and Chairman of the Insurance Trust.

Charles Vinick


Charles Vinick has served as a director since August 2006 and served as the Chairman of the Board from December 22, 2009 until January 8, 2013. Mr. Vinick also served as Chief Executive Officer of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. from January 18, 2011 until January 8, 2013. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vinick was Executive Chairman effective August 1, 2010. Until December 2010, Mr. Vinick served as Director of Business Development and Government Relations for Dehlsen Associates, a renewable energy technology development firm in Carpinteria, California. Mr. Vinick has more than 25 years of experience directing and managing organizations and programs. From June 2005 through August 2007, Mr. Vinick was the Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College from June 2004 through May 2005 and as Vice President of Fritz Institute from October 2003 to March 2004. Mr. Vinick was Executive Vice President of the Ocean Futures Society from its founding in 1998 through September 2003. Including the Ocean Futures Society, Mr. Vinick has previously held executive positions for over 20 years with organizations headed by Jacques Cousteau and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

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