Shawn Meyer-SteeleT: 305-859-2329
Shawn Meyer-Steele has been Managing Director of H2OPROFESSIONALS since 2013 where he supports those responsible for water treatment and energy infrastructure and services with an emphasis on water re-use, sustainable water development and renewable energy. H2OProfessionals supports its clients with the experience of hundreds of successful projects by working with a global team of proven industry experts. Shawn is an advisor, board member and investor in a number of cutting-edge technology companies and is an external advisor to Texas A&Ms sustainable urban water security initiative. Shawns primary focus at H2OPro is providing guidance to clients on new market entry with a key focus on brand development, marketing strategy and successful business plan implementation. Shawn enjoys a wealth of experience with public/private/partnerships (PPP) projects (BOOT/BOO/DBO/O&M) in the water and renewable energy space that range from design and financial modeling to water sale agreement structure and negotiation to operation. He has been involved with the water treatment sector for 30 years and has brought hundreds of projects to successful completion in over 55 countries. From Jan 2008 to June 2013 Shawn was Sr. Vice President - Director of Business Development for Seven Seas Water Corporation, a leading water as a service provider in the Americas. From Jan 2003 through May 2007 Shawn was Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Energy Recovery Incorporated, the worlds leading energy recovery device manufacturer. Shawn enjoyed a 12 year career at Ionics Incorporated (acquired by GE and now part of SUEZ) from 1990 to 2002, during which time was the largest membrane-based water treatment company in the world. From 1998 to 2002 Shawn was General Sales Manager for the Southern US and the Caribbean, whose business center became the most profitable in the company. As Manager of International Operations (1994 to1998) he directed a global team of over 85 field engineers responsible for technical sales support, installation, operation and service of hundreds of millions of dollars of Ionics equipment. From 1990 to 1994 he enjoyed positions as Product Manager (where he led development of Ionics first standardized SWRO line), Process Design and Development Engineer (where he was part of an elite team responsible for optimizing Ionics processes and plants) and in R&D (where he developed Ionics superlife electrode which significantly reduced EDR plant operating costs). Shawn was President of board of directors of the Caribbean Desalination Association (CaribDA) from 2018 2020 and has been an active board members since 2009. He founded the CaribDA Humanitarian Committee and Young Leaders Program and has chaired, served on panels, as well as written and presented numerous papers in industry conferences including and has published in leading industry publication. He is also on the editorial board of Water: Desalination + Reuse Journal. Shawn is conversant in Spanish, speaks some German, Dutch and Papiamento. Shawn has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.
Karlene SinghBusiness Development-Project Engineer
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
Mrs. Karlene Singh joined Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.'s engineering team in August 2006, serving as the Company's Operations/Project Engineer. She currently fills a dual-role as the Business Development - Project Engineer for the Engineering and Business Development Departments. Her responsibilities include supporting the design and construction of new Seawater Reverse Osmosis plants, expansions and upgrades of the Company's existing operations, and all aspects of sales and marketing activities. Karlene has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Applied Science, both in Chemical Engineering, from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. is a complete turnkey design, build, own/finance, and operate desalination company headquartered on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, where Karlene has resided for the last twelve years.
Paul ChoulesT: 281-687-7651
4o years of experience in the desalination and water/ wastewater treatment business. Started Water Cycle over four (4) years ago to provide consulting and advisory services. Lived in Jamaica as a child and have loved the Caribbean ever since. I have been on the CaribDA board since it's inception and have served multiple roles.
Monica BoodhanSenior Instructor
The University of Trinidad and Tobago
T: 868-642-8888, x21159
Monica Boodhan is a Senior Instructor (Physics) at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and a PhD candidate at the University of the West Indies (UWI). With nine years of experience in Desalination and ten in Renewable Energy, her specialization is Solar Distillation. Monica received her MPhil and BSc in Physics from the UWI. As project manager for the EU-funded DIREKT project, she served as a trainer in Solar Energy at various workshops across the Caribbean and Bangladesh. Monica completed numerous training courses in the fields of Renewable Energy, Desalination, Water Treatment, GIS, Smart Grids and other courses related to Research, Teaching and Data Modelling. Monica is currently a Director of the CaribDA; co-chair of the Young Leaders Programme (YLP) and a member of the Publications and Humanitarian Committees. Additionally, she is the Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean for the International Desalination Associations YLP.
Mario BentoManaging Director
Caribbean Water Treatment Ltd.
Mr. Mario Bento has over 30 years experience in water and wastewater treatment in North America and the Caribbean. He is currently the managing director of Caribbean Water Treatment Ltd. based in Antigua. The company specializes in water and wastewater treatment services, serving commercial, industrial and utility customers in Antigua and the Eastern Caribbean. Mr. Bento holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Environmental Systems Engineering from McMaster University in Canada. Prior to returning to Antigua, Mr. Bento worked for four years as a process development engineer for Zenon Environmental Inc. in Canada, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of membrane based systems for water and wastewater treatment.
Water Tech Sales and Consulting, Inc.
Jerry Matteo is President of Water Tech Sales and Consulting, Inc., head-quartered in Puerto Rico. Jerry holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and has lived in Puerto Rico for over 20 years. His personal experience and expertise include start up and development of several successful Caribbean and US water treatment businesses, and numerous applications at municipal, power, hotel-resort, food, beverage, textile, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Water Tech provides RO, potable, process, and waste water equipment, chemicals, membranes, and other products and services throughout the Caribbean, Central, and Latin America from base and affiliated locations in Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and USA Water Tech key supply partners include Avista Technologies, LG Chem and Dow Filmtec RO membranes, Haliant Technologies RO, UF, NF and other equipment, Chem Aqua boiler and cooling tower treatment, and others.
Justin ProvidenceE: email@example.com
I have an academic background blended with years of hands-on real life field experience; complimented with proactive thinking, solution orientated approach using innovative engineering methods to bring about the best results for any given situation. I have worked at the St. Vincent electrical services for 10 years and the Mustique Company ltd. for 18 years. I am currently the head of the utility and renewable energy department. The island of Mustique is a small island averaging 1400 acres but most of the water is produced using reverse osmosis desalination plants. We have several desalination plants on the island that are operated and maintained locally.
Jess SalvadorRegional Sales Manager
Jess Salvador is the Regional Sales Manager of LG Chem in SE USA & the Caribbean. Jess has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, over 30 years of International hands-on experience in the Water Treatment Industry, undertaken many roles in Water and Wastewater Project Development, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning of over 450 million gallons per day for Municipal & Industrial Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities worldwide - Formerly with AWC, AEWT, Biwater AEWT, Chester Engineers and Pacific Aqua Technologies.
Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.
Bill Staby is co-founder and CEO of Boston-based Resolute Marine which is developing technologies that harness ocean wave energy to provide clean water for off-grid communities in developing countries and island nations. Resolute currently has projects under development in two countries on the African continent. Bill serves on the board of the World Ocean Council and is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute. He is Chair of the U.S. delegation to IEC TC-114 in Geneva, Switzerland where he assists in the development of international standards and certification protocols for the marine renewable energy industry. Earlier in his career, Bill was an investment banker at Rabobank and Prudential Securities where he led its food and agribusiness industry advisory team. Subsequently, Bill joined several start-up organizations as CFO and co-founder before founding Resolute Marine in 2007. Bill received his MBA from NYU and has completed executive education courses at Harvard and MIT.