Tom Perlich has more than 35 years of diversified experience managing engineers in Fortune 500 companies in industrial/municipal water treatment applications, with fourteen years directly involved in ballast water treatment. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Ecochlor and in 2004, secured international and United Stated patents in Chlorine Dioxide BWTS. Mr Perlich is regarded as a leading authority on ballast water treatment with articles that have been published by some of the most prominent maritime magazines; he is asked to speak at conferences around the world on this topic.
Prior to Ecochlor, Mr Perlich served as Corporate Sales Manager for Vulcan Performance Chemicals, a leading provider of process and functional chemicals. He was also a Regional Sales Manager for Exxon Chemicals and a field sales engineer for Nalco Chemical, a global leader in water treatment applications. Mr Perlich possesses an in-depth understanding of water treatment technologies and methodologies for industrial and municipal applications. Mr Perlich holds a BSIE from Rochester Institute of Technology.