Hal founded the company with John Mansfield, Sr. in 1994. He is an inventor of chemistries and chemical processes, including the patented MYCELX oil removal technology. Hal has been responsible for numerous patents, including over 70 global patents for MYCELX oil removal chemistry and related applications. He has led the research and development of the company since inception and has developed many of the products and processes that are currently in use in electrochemistry, polymer chemistry and environmental technology. A published author with over 50 scientific and technical papers to his credit, Hal is a member of numerous professional societies including NYAS (New York Academy of Sciences), AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), ASNE (American Society of Naval Engineers), SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers), NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), AFS (American Filtration and Separation Society), ACS (American Chemical Society), AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), WEF (Water Environmental Federation) and the Planetary Society. In addition to being a Director of the Company, Hal is co-chair of the Society of Naval Architects’ and Marine Engineers’ Technical and Research Committee Panel (EC-3) on oily Wastewater and Bilge Water and is on the editorial board of Filtration News Magazine. He also serves on the technical advisory Board of Environmental Protection Magazine.