AbTech Pacific, the premier west coast distributor of pioneering stormwater filtration technology, announced today the appointment of long time environmental advocate, Terry Tamminen to the firm’s senior management team. As a senior member of the management team, Temminen will be focused on leading strategic planning and development. Most recently, Terry served as Senior Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency to which he was appointed by the Governor in 2003.
"Terry brings a wealth of knowledge about AbTech Pacific's main goal as a company - - clean water," said Larry Lippon, senior partner in AbTech Pacific. "We look forward to having Terry on board as we explore new emerging markets for AbTech Pacific and continue to prove that California companies can be both profitable and help the environment."
Prior to serving in state government, Terry Tamminen founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper in 1993 and served as its Executive Director for six years. He co-founded several Waterkeeper programs in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara and served as the Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the restoration and protection of California’s environment and natural resources. He also has extensive management experience from many years in the real estate and recreational services industries.
"AbTech Pacific has a great product line and a great team," Tamminen said. "I plan to help them put their technology to work for many more municipal and commercial customers, demonstrating that you can meet clean water obligations in a cost-effective manner."
About AbTech Pacific
AbTech Pacific is the premier west coast distributor of highly effective and adaptable, customized storm water solutions that control and remove the oil, grease, bacteria, sediment and trash and debris that are threatening the quality of California’s water sources.
Manufactured by AbTech Industries, Inc., an Arizona based company, AbTech’s products incorporate a polymer-based filtration material, the Smart Sponge®, a technology that effectively removes pollutants from flowing or pooled water, encapsulating them so that they cannot be released back into the environment even under high pressure. In addition, AbTech is the first company to combine an antimicrobial agent in its filtration material and to provide a solution that effectively destroys bacteria at the street level before they can enter waterways or foul beaches.
The Environmental Protection Agency has included AbTech’s Ultra-Urban® Filter series with Smart Sponge technology as a Best Management Practice (BMP) under the federal environmental guidelines that apply to local and state governments. Please visit: http://www.abtechindustries.com to learn more about AbTech’s products.