CEO and Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Kindred has over 30 years of management and engineering experience in numerous industries. He was a co-owner and Vice President of ESI, Inc., a turnkey, design/build engineering construction firm for over 18 years. He served as President of an air pollution control equipment manufacturer prior to joining EAU in 2002. Mr. Kindred began his career as a sales engineer with ACIPCO and then worked as a project manager for Burlington Industries, Inc. Mr. Kindred holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and is a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Program at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a registered professional engineer.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Heinhold is the Company's Chief Financial Officer. He served as the Company's controller since joining the Company in May 2006. Before joining EAU, he worked for a Certified Public Accounting firm, from 2004 to 2006, as an auditor and consultant. While working at the CPA firm, Mr. Heinhold was involved with both private and public companies. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a manager of an entertainment center in Salt Lake City, where he oversaw the operations of the company. Prior to that, he worked as the business and finance manager at a local automotive dealership from 2001 to 2002. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Heinhold was the accounting manager of a small engineering and manufacturing firm, where he oversaw all the functions of the accounting department. He has also served in many volunteer positions where he worked with adults and youth. Mr. Heinhold graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Public Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Peter F. Ullrich has served as a director of the Company since April 2007. Mr. Ullrich is currently EAU's largest shareholder and single largest customer. Mr. Ullrich is the owner of Water Science, LLC, Latin America's exclusive licensee of EAU's Empowered Water™ technologies. Mr. Ullrich is also the owner and Chairman of the Board of Esmeralda Farms, an innovative leader in the international floral industry. Mr. Ullrich has been involved in all aspects of the international floral industry for over 35 years. He is a pioneer in developing and adopting cutting edge technologies that not only assist in building better business in the floral industry but creating cleaner safer working environments for his over 5,000 employees. Esmeralda Farms are certified by various international "green" organizations, such as Florverde, Flower Label Program and Veriflora. Mr. Ullrich was the recipient of the 2006 SAF Gold Medal Achievement Award. Mr. Ullrich was born and educated in Germany.
Ted Jacoby Jr.
Ted Jacoby, Jr. was appointed as a director in September 2007. Mr. Jacoby is currently President and Chief executive Officer of T.C. Jacoby & Co., the leading independent distributor of bulk dairy products including raw milk, cream, condensed milk, powdered milk, butter and cheese in the U.S. Mr. Jacoby has expanded T.C. Jacoby to numerous international markets. Mr. Jacoby is an active member of the international dairy community serving on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Dairy Export Committee Council since 1995. He currently serves on the Trade Policy Committee. T.C. Jacoby & Company is a member of many other prominent dairy trade organizations including the International Dairy Foods Association, California Milk Processors Association and Associate Member of National Milk Producers Federation. Mr. Jacoby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. After graduation, Mr. Jacoby proudly served in the United States Marine Corp for four years.