EET Corporation expands

EET Corporation has announced that it will expand its existing Environmental Services and Information Services business organizations and add Liquid Technology and Services as a third area.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2001 — EET Corporation has announced that it will expand its existing Environmental Services and Information Services business organizations and add Liquid Technology and Services as a third area.

The Liquid Technology and Services organization (LT&S) will focus on launching several edge systems for recycling and treating waste liquids, with a focus on industrial wastewater and used engine coolant. Target customers for these systems and services include the U.S. military, mining companies, large fleet owners/operators, construction companies, manufacturers, car dealerships, and used oil collectors.

Ernie Schmidt will serve as Director of LT&S. He has more than 28 years of progressively responsible experience in the pollution control equipment and environmental management fields. He has extensive experience in applied environmental chemistry; government relations; specifications preparation; waste characterization; and designing, building, and operating treatment/recycling systems. Prior to joining EET Corporation, he was Director of Research and Development for Liquitek, Inc.

"We have been researching the market conditions and developing technologies for the wastewater and liquid recycling areas for several years," said Louie Sferrazza, EET president. "We believe we are positioning EET for rapid growth in these sectors. EET's advances in liquid management technologies are destined to revolutionize certain aspects of the liquid recycling and wastewater business areas," Sferrazza said.

EET is also expanding current operations within its Environmental Services and Information Services business units and has promoted Robert Rich and Cheryl LaBorde to lead these areas. LaBorde is promoted to Director of Information Services. She has been with EET Corporation for three years and most recently served as Director of Environmental Services and Acting Director of Information Services. In her new role, she will be responsible for commercialization of software products EET has developed for internal use, as well as growing and managing other Information Services contracts. EET also plans to offer its expertise in waste and environmental information management to a broader array of government and commercial clients.

LaBorde has 21 years of professional experience in the environmental and information technology fields. She has a BSE degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Robert Rich, an EET Corporation program manager for four years, will replace LaBorde as Director of Environmental Services. He has 10 years of experience in the environmental and waste management areas, with a primary focus on the Clean Water Act (CWA), National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System permitting and compliance, and radioactive and hazardous waste management.

"Environmental Services offerings complement the technologies offered by EET for wastewater treatment and liquids recycling. I am excited about the possibilities," said Rich. Rich noted that the Environmental Services business area has just recently expanded its product offerings to included specialized sampling equipment as well as a safety video for drums that may be pressurized. "Most of the company's revenues are for consulting services, but we want to gradually change that," added Rich.

As Director of Environmental Services, Rich will be responsible for business development for the unit as well as operations management with an emphasis on growing CWA services. He has a BSE degree in industrial engineering and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

"The addition of Ernie Schmidt to our team along with the promotions of Cheryl LaBorde and Robert Rich, will help us continue to expand EET's position as a national leader in the environmental, information, and liquid technology and services arenas," Sferrazza said. Sferrazza wouldn't specify how many new jobs may be created in the Knoxville area but did say there would be substantial employment growth.

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