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ECO Group International

We embrace the principal of environmental preservation and restoration while driving economic benefit to all constuients in the value chain.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Edmonds, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

ECO Group International is a global environmental company that manufactures and markets the next generation of organic fertilizer, providing growers, food producers and food companies with an all-natural alternative which enhances food and environmental quality.


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    Ronald Rafter

    Ron has spent many years developing business relationships in China which has paved the way for launching the ECO Group International product line in China. He has worked in corporate international banking for 20+ years. Other projects include restructuring an apple juice concentrate manufacturer by retrofitting the plant and restructuring the debt with the World Bank.

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    Kim Christiansen

    Kim has worked in the agriculture, building and water treatment industries on five continents over the last thirty years. His most recent project was with the Clinton Foundation and the Building Back Better Communities Initiative in Haiti, developing safe, high-quality housing to Haitians. He also is working with USAID in Haiti in developing sustainable farming practices to create a domestic and international market for the local population.

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    Li XIAO BO
    General Manager, Asia Operations

    Li’s background includes eight years as Secretary and Foreign Investment Officer for the Yingkou Government and nine years as GM of the Yingkou/Shenyang/Benxi Property Insurance Company. Li is very familiar with Chinese governmental operations, environmental concerns and requirements and economic climate. He is well connected and has established numerous relationships within the Chinese government and other industries including agriculture.

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    Ron Graves
    Vice President, Production and Technology

    Ron has worked in the fishing industry in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa since 1985, during which time he saw vast amounts of fish waste generated by fish processing plants being discarded. He most recentlhy owned and was President of Graves and Schneider International LLC, a premier Commercial Ship Brokerage company on the West Coast of the U.S. over 20 years.

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    Kelly Brand
    Vice President, International Support Operations

    Kelly has led project teams in Strategic Facility Planning since 1999, developing long-term plans for corporate and government facilities, incorporating asset management strategies and managing projects from conceptual design through project completion. Clients included Fort Lewis Headquarters, UW, South Lake Union Medical Complex, McChord Air Force Base, REI, Bangor, Boeing, U.S. Navy, Bellevue Community College and T-Mobile.

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    Bridgette Christiansen
    Vice President, Corporate Development

    Bridgette is a former business executive with 20+ years’ experience in the US and internationally. Her most recent corporate post was at Expedia where she was responsible for generating $800 M in revenue for their corporate division. After leaving Expedia she started her own company, Alta Leadership Group, a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in leadership development and coaching, training, facilitation and team transformation.