Eric Stoermer (send email)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Eric Stoermer joined EOSi in 2004 after four years as a Chicago-based business consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. There he advised companies in the telecommunications, retail banking, and insurance sectors on sales and operations issues. He directed sales and marketing for infoUSA (American Business Information), where he was responsible for managing three operating units. He received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Paul Togna, PhD (send email)
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Paul Togna was previously with Envirogen Technologies where he played a lead technical role in developing and implementing novel biological treatment systems for groundwater and industrial wastewater contaminant removal applications during his 19-year tenure at the company. Dr. Togna has published more than 75 technical papers in journals and proceedings and has delivered more than 60 technical presentations. Dr. Togna holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
Maurice Gutierrez (send email)
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Maurice Gutierrez guides the strategic growth of our sales and marketing team. He brings to EOSi over 20 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in the water treatment industry. Most recently, he was Vice President, General Manager of Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) where he implemented a business plan to grow EMC’s design, build and operate business increasing the company’s revenue. Prior to EMC, Maurice began his career in the water treatment industry as a technician and steadily assumed roles of greater responsibility. The companies he worked for include Drew Chemical/Ashland Water Services, a water treatment chemical and service provider to various industries, Vulcan Chemical Technologies, serving the food and beverage, municipal water treatment, and paper/industrial markets and Rio Linda Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vulcan Materials. Mr. Gutierrez received a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, served in the U.S. Navy as a naval officer and received a Masters in Business Administration from California State University.
Gary Johnson, P.E., BCEE (send email)
Director of Process Engineering
Gary Johnson is chiefly responsible for helping new and existing EOSi customers to optimally utilize our MicroC™ products. Drawing on nearly 30 years in the wastewater industry, his detailed understanding of plant designs and processes is invaluable to implementing an effective denitrification system. He was most recently a senior project manager with Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. (CDM). At the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, he was the Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) expert for Connecticut’s implementation of an innovative pollution credit trading program. Mr. Johnson also led the technical review of over 45 advanced wastewater treatment plant nutrient removal projects, valued at over 700 million dollars. His work in developing the Connecticut nitrogen trading program was recognized by Engineering News Record when it awarded him with its 2004 News Maker Award. Mr. Johnson is a committee member on the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Nutrient Removal Challenge issues area team. He also serves on the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Municipal Design Committee. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Florida, and the US Virgin Islands. Gary received his Bachelors degree from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, where he currently serves on the Civil and Environmental Engineering advisory board.
Samuel Ledwell (send email)
Director of Technical Development
Samuel Ledwell joined the EOSi team in September of 2003. Sam manages many of the company's technical efforts including product development, internal and external research activities and technical outreach to the water and wastewater communities. Mr. Ledwell also manages the supply chain, production, distribution and quality control of MicroC products. Mr. Ledwell oversees pilot testing of MicroC products and provides technical assistance to current and prospective MicroC users. He previously worked in the department of physical oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and in the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently licensed as a grade 4 wastewater treatment operator. He holds a B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry from Oregon State University and an MBA from Suffolk University.
Rob Keeling (send email)
Director of Supply Chain Management
Rob brings to EOSi over 10 years of experience in supply chain management, purchasing, and operations. Rob was previously with the largest biodiesel producer in the United States, where his responsibilities included marketing glycerin and other biodiesel co-products. His responsibilities will be to manage raw material procurement, manufacturing, packaging, and inbound/outbound logistics for EOSi's network of 10 nationwide production facilities. Rob will also play a key role in identifying new materials for potential use within future EOSi products. Mr. Keeling holds a B.A. in Business Management from Simpson College.
Bradley Hice, P.E., LEED AP (send email)
Eastern Territory Manager
Brad brings to EOSi a background in municipal wastewater treatment plant design, specific to nutrient removal. Brad was previously an Environmental Engineer for Stearns & Wheler GHD where he designed numerous BNR/ENR facilities including biological reactor systems and supplemental carbon storage and feed facilities. His responsibilities for EOSi include developing sales in the Mid Atlantic region and providing process support for new and existing BNR/ENR clients. Mr. Hice received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a M.E. in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
Matt Showengerdt (send email)
Western Territory Manager
Matt brings to EOSi over 20 years of wastewater treatment and groundwater remediation experience in both the industrial and municipal sectors. Matt previously held sales management roles with Blue Water Technologies, Inc. and Shaw Environmental where he was engaged in providing wastewater solutions for the treatment of nitrates, phosphorus, mercury, and selenium. Mr. Showengerdt holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the Michigan Technological University and is a licensed professional engineer.
Mike Saunders (send email)
Southeastern Territory Manager
Mike began his professional career in the water and wastewater industry over 20 years ago, obtaining a broad range of experience in technical sales, engineering, project management, utility planning, and municipal budgeting. After spending 7 years implementing cost effective wastewater solutions for customers as a National Account Leader with Orenco Systems, Inc., Mike joined EOSi sales team in September of 2012 as the Southeastern Territory Manager. Prior to working in the private sector, Mike served as the Technical Services Manager for the Charlotte County Utilities in Port Charlotte, Florida where he managed day-to-day operations of the Technical Services Division for the public water and wastewater utility for nearly a decade during the 1990s to mid-2000s. Mike holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lakehead University and is a nationally published author of several industry-related articles as well as a featured presenter on a variety of water and wastewater topics.