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Thomas is the President and CEO of Water Reclamation Services, Inc. based in Marysville, WA a service enterprise that provides water treatment and recycling for agriculture, oil and gas, marine, mining, manufacturing and more. Tom was one of the co-founders of Clear Water Compliance Services, Inc., the leading and well respected service provider of construction-phase stormwater treatment in Washington. He has been a board member since 2005 when he teamed with Wendell Sawyer to form Clear Water Compliance Services of California, the predecessor to Active Treatment Systems, Inc. Tom is credited with developing the technological safeguards that led to regulatory agency acceptance of active stormwater treatment technology in the states of Washington and California. This technology subsequently became the US EPA national standard for active stormwater treatment (ATS). Early in his career, Tom served as a Naval Officer in the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Program. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a MS in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Felipe is the President and sole owner of Martin Brothers Construction, Inc. (MBC) based in Sacramento, California with branch offices in San Diego, CA and Albuquerque, NM. Since its founding in 1996, MBC grew quickly from a humble start into a well-established general contractor with a highly regarded reputation as an employer and contributor to the community. MBC is an 8(a) and HUBZone certified contractor that employs over 75 persons and serves many major commercial, industrial and residential development organizations as well as virtually all local, county, state and federal contracting agencies. MBC now consistently performs millions of dollars of work annually, always staying true to its company vision of Pride, Quality and Commitment to Excellence. Felipe lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children and is active in the community. He studied Management Information Science at the University of San Francisco.
Thomas is a principal in Lomas Partners, LLC. a Newport Beach, CA based real estate development and management company whose principals have over 50 years of experience including development, construction management, consulting and bank workouts. He is well known in his field and has connections in the broadly defined building industry. His career began in the late 1970’s in all aspects of large scale building projects as an engineer and project manager. He served as General Manager of Construction for BCE Development during its hay day in land development. In the early 1990’s he established a development company within Hawthorne Savings and Loan to complete and dispose of bank owned properties. Tom holds a BA in Architectural Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.
Barbara is Vice President of Active Treatment Systems, Inc. based in Loomis, CA where she is in charge of Human Resources and Business Development Administration. She began her business career in defense contract administration with General Dynamics. Her career evolved into sales and sales management in the information and office systems industry. A career change later in life took her into the human resources field where she trained and managed sales organizations in the temporary services field. She was instrumental in building an internal training organization for a significant temporary services enterprise in the Western US, allowing it to grow solidly at a more rapid pace. She has also worked in career change consulting and placement. At ATS she is also responsible for the company’s internal training program and customer certification education and inside sales support.