The Ecochlor management team is made up of dedicated and focused professionals with a wealth of experience in leading marine companies. Working with each other and our employees worldwide, the team works together to provide reliable, easy-to-use, environmentally sound products and services to the maritime industry.
Steve Candito, CEO
Steve has had more than 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. Prior to joining Ecochlor, Steve was Founder, President and CEO of Foresea Consulting where he provided various advisory services including strategic planning, regulatory compliance and crisis management to the maritime and environmental communities. Before Foresea, he was President and CEO of National Response Corporation (NRC). During his 20+ years at NRC, he grew the business from a start-up to a leading global emergency response and environmental services firm. He has extensive experience with OPA 90 and Ballast Water Management compliance issues.
Steve was previously an attorney with Haight Gardner Poor & Havens from 1985 to 1993 where he specialized in maritime litigation and environmental law. He also served as a marine engineer aboard Exxon USA’s domestic tanker fleet. Steve graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
As CFO, Chip brings 30 years of progressive financial management and leadership experience to Ecochlor. As a financial professional, he has focused on partnering with operating executives, utilizing core financial and operational data to generate insight and guide decision-making.
Prior to Ecochlor, Mr. Herzog worked at Otis Elevator Company, Boston Scientific, Pratt & Whitney and Spirit AeroSystems. His roles included A/R and A/P functions, V.P. of Financial Planning and Analysis, and Senior Finance Executive of a $1.5B multi-business global division. Mr. Herzog holds an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Pete Thompson has been with Ecochlor for more than ten years with over 30 years of experience in industrial equipment design and fabrication.
In his last position, Mr. Thompson was a manager and mechanical engineer for ProFlow, Inc., designing and manufacturing equipment for the chemical, pulp and paper, power, and maritime industries. Mr. Thompson holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Andrew Marshall, Vice President of Business Development
With more than 30 years’ experience in developing and launching emerging technologies, Andrew is a seasoned executive and comes to Ecochlor with a proven track record of international business development. He served as the owner of Marshall Global Consulting Ltd., the CEO of Coldharbour Marine, and the COO of Spectral Fusion Technologies.
Andrew oversees the sales, marketing and communications team, manages major client accounts, and develops strategies to increase revenue growth and profitability while enhancing customer relations.
Andrew attended the University of the West of England for law. He has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the then newly formed Ballastwater Manufacturers Equipment Association (BEMA) and is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
Michael Madely has had a full career in the global maritime industry with over 25 years of experience in senior management positions in both Commercial and Technical roles. As VP – Global Services, Mr. Madely will lead and manage the operation and growth of the Global Service Support and Chemical Supply Operations to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding vessel fleet.
Prior to joining Ecochlor, Mr. Madely held the positions of General Manager and Managing Director for Goltens, firstly Vietnam and latterly China, steering both locations towards profitable growth. He drove the strategic development in both countries having two locations in Vietnam and 4 locations in China providing service support to customers both domestic and international and driving technical and commercial growth of the company.
Steve Candito is CEO of Ecochlor and has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime industry with the maritime and environmental communities on strategic planning, regulatory compliance and crisis management. Mr. Candito was an attorney specializing in maritime litigation and environmental law and graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Richard Graber is a private investor. He worked on Wall Street for 22 years as a specialist on the NYSE as a Managing Partner at Wagner Stott LLC and most recently as Managing Director at Bear Wagner Specialists LLC. Mr. Graber is a graduate of Swarthmore College and has an MBA from Baruch Business School.
Cameron Mackey is the Chief Operating Officer of the Scorpio Group, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Scorpio Tankers Inc., and Chief Operating Officer of Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Mr. Mackey has been employed in the shipping industry since 1994 and was employed in unlicensed and licensed positions in the Merchant Navy, primarily on tankers in the international fleet of Mobil Oil Corporations, where he held the qualification of Master Mariner. He has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a BS from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Charles Noble III
Charles Noble is a private investor and also an Executive Vice President for Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC. Prior to joining Janney, Mr. Noble spent over 30 years in the investment industry as a Senior Vice President / Senior Portfolio Manager for Stephens Inc. and Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of New Haven.
Marty Toyen is former Chief Executive Officer of the naval architecture firm, Seaworthy Systems (now a part of Rolls Royce Naval Marine).
Mr. Toyen serves as a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers on the Executive Board and a Member of the IMarEST Ballast Water Expert Group. Mr. Toyen was appointed Chairperson of the Connecticut Maritime Commission by the Governor of Connecticut and acted as a Director of the Connecticut Maritime Association. He was Director and Secretary of the Connecticut Port Authority, a State of Connecticut authority established to assist in economic development for the ports of Connecticut. Mr. Toyen holds a BS in accounting from Central Connecticut State and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kurt W. Uihlein
Kurt Uihlein is President of ProFlow, Inc., Ecochlor’s manufacturing partner. Mr. Uihlein has been instrumental in the growth of the process systems business at ProFlow and has been closely involved with the design of Ecochlor’s Ballast Water Management System. He is also a long-time member of the ISA (Instrument Society of America) and has extensive technical experience in the field of pumps, controls and automation for industrial applications. Mr. Uihlein attended the University of New Haven, School of Mechanical Engineering.