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Ocean Pacific Technologies

OPT is making desalination affordable by decreasing the energy costs.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Oxnard, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2005
  • Employees 5
  • Website ocean-pacific-tec.com

Company Summary

OPT has patented technology which improves the efficiency of high pressure pumps used in full scale seawater reverse osmosis. The O-pump requires up to 25% less power than a standard pump, and power is the greatest cost in the seawater reverse osmosis process. OPT will sell directly to end-users who operate systems and gain direct financial benefit by saving energy. There is a $2B installation base of 16,000 end-user systems worldwide.

Team

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    John P. MacHarg
    President-Founder

    John MacHarg brings 20 years of senior management experience in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of pump and energy recovery technology. Prior to OPT he was GM of Energy Recovery, Inc.. Mr. MacHarg is the founder and CEO of the Affordable Desalination Collaboration, which he created in 2004 to demonstrate the affordability and efficiency of desalination in collaboration with industry leading companies and government agencies.

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    C. Peter Darby

    In 1976 Mr. Darby founded CodeLine, the well-known, reverse osmosis pressure vessel manufacturer acquired by Pentair in 1999. CodeLine is the undisputed leader in fiberglass pressure vessels used to house membrane elements. Under Mr. Darby’s leadership, CodeLine introduced many innovations which today are industry standards. Mr. Darby was a former Chairman and Board member of ERI., and is an AMTA Hall of Fame award winner.

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    R. Patrick Early
    CFO

    Patrick Early is a CPA who specializes in laying the financial foundation for start-ups. Since 2000, he has worked specifically with start-up companies including Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). In addition to working with businesses in the desalination industry, he has worked with over ten other companies in the construction, marine, and technology sector.

Advisors

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    Terrance R. Hendricks
    Lawyer
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    R. Patrick Early
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Winston Young
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    C. Peter Darby
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    Lowell Dicke
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