WEL CEO & Environmental Engineer
Ms. Eckard has had years of global research and concentration on specific fields of expertise, which have allowed her to develop a transcendent strategy for success.
- Natural Resource & Energy Management in a Wide Array of Industries
- Water Management, Reclamation, Treatment, & Consumption
- Industrial Waste Management, Disposal &/or Treatment
- Optimization and Long-Term Support (for all the above listed)
Katrina’s specific fields of expertise include International Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Hydraulics, Software, & Environmental Engineering.
WEL Sales Director
As an industrial leader in both experience and knowledge across manufacturing, Beau Loker is a sales professional and an entrepreneurial thinker dedicated to the highest level of service.
With an industry-wide career spanning over 25 years, success prevails as a result of Beau’s ongoing work and efforts in which he develops the strong sales teams, all driven to build trust and the highest level of value in their delivery. He sustains longevity and a rapidly growing Customer base in his communication’s ability to address the true needs with ongoing performance that never ceases for any customers solution. Beau has created and executed sales teams in which sales surpassed a 200% increase for an employer over 3 years with other cases presenting over 150% sales increases, roughly in the same period. Personally, his own performance has been responsible for the constant rise in sales provided to his Customers, such as a large case taking the company from $9.3MM to $22.4 million over a four-year period and further provided a rate of growth that equated to well above $26 million over the next two year period.
Larry Harte graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1990 with a degree in Civil Engineering. For the next 12 years, he worked for three companies ranging from engineering to sales and marketing and then banking. At age 26 he became president of one of those companies leading a signiﬁcant expansion. A few years later he was involved with his ﬁrst of several mergers.
After being elected to the city council in 2002, Larry was mayor for eight years until he was term-limited. He continued to work in the community as the CEO of the chamber of commerce and to lead economic development efforts for the city. Noteworthy projects included new land use and redevelopment, decommissioning a wastewater treatment plant, integrating ﬁre departments, creating a city center, and building a rugby stadium. These experiences helped place him into a variety of consulting roles – most recently as the COO of a construction company. He is well known for his collaborative leadership style and his results-oriented approach to solving problems.
Larry served on the Boards of the YMCA, Livewell Colorado, the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon, the Four Mile Historic Park, and the Better Business Bureau, as well as the Symmes Township Finance Committee.
Architecture, music, health, soccer, and bike riding are among his interests. Larry and his wife Heather met in seventh grade. They have two children, both in middle school.
LinkedIn proﬁle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryharte/
Chief Technical Marketing Officer
He earned a B.S. in Chemical Physics from Centre College and has decades of experience in Industrial Waste Water Treatment as the former owner of Chemical Treatment Solutions. Actively involved in quality as the Past Chair of ASQ Cincinnati and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Management.
Professional certifications in Water Treatment include:
Treatment of Metal Waste Streams – California State University
Water Treatment Plant Operations- California State University
Professional certifications in Marketing include:
Google Tag Manager- Google
Google Analytics- Google
Advanced Google Analytics- Google
Google Analytics for Power Users- Google
Social Media Marketing- Hootsuite
Inbound Certified- HubSpot
Content Marketing- HubSpot
Contextual Marketing- HubSpot
Growth Driven Design- HubSpot
Email Marketing- HubSpot
HubSpot Marketing Software- HubSpot
HubSpot Agency Partner- HubSpot
He is also the Founder of Analytics That Profit.
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WEL Software Engineer
Mr. Eckard has been responsible for building a professional engineering services firm, which is rapidly becoming recognized as a leader in the development of capacity and strategic planning software systems.
Prior to starting SIM Technologies Corporation, Paul Eckard spent the previous 16 years in industry with General Electric, The Long Island Railroad, InternationalTechneGroup Inc., and Integrated Technologies Engineering. During his tenure with these companies, Mr. Eckard was responsible for the project management effort to design a $50 million Manufacturing System for PPG Industries, a similar management effort to design an $18 million system for Ford Motor Company & responsible for design, development & implementation of a $12 million integrated material handling system for a new maintenance facility to support the transit operations. His professional career spans the last 30 years and has mentored Karina in engineering an entirely new software program for natural resource, water, and energy management & optimization in facilities.
WEL Ambassador, Third World & Disaster Relief
Tom Lunney has a very long and distinguished career as a mentor and teacher of many disciplines for many years.
Tom’s first successful career was as a fighter pilot for the US Air Force. Tom (Lt Col Retired) flew the A-7D, A-10A, and O-2A aircraft all over the then free world flying for over 3000+ hours of flying time. His main accomplishment was as an instructor to many pilots over the years honing their fighting skills to a razor-sharp edge in utilizing their aircraft for its intended purpose.
Upon retirement, Tom was recruited to then create an application that would track all Department of Defense (DoD) movements of personal, transportation assets, and cargo for the entire DoD. Such an audacious project had never been attempted before. This was accomplished when his company introduced using the then-new internet, a new technology that was not being utilized by very many application builders at that time.
Tom then began a career in financial investments and sales at which he excelled helping many families insure successful investing and retirements. It was during that time Tom was recruited into working as a business counselor for the Service Core Of Retired Executives (SCORE). His experience at as business counselor lead him to create his own business consulting and mentoring firm – American Small Business Centers, LLC. (ASBC)
Through ASBC Tom has mentored, built, counseled, and worked with hundreds of successful businesses. In his book “Ladies You Can Do This!” Tom details out the steps and considerations a person needs to think about if they are contemplating starting their own business. About 95% of Tom’s clients have been women who want to turn their passions into profits and start their own business.
Tom has also been very active in volunteering his talents for local boards of nonprofit organizations. He has built shelters for abused women and children, revamped sanctuaries for run away and thrown away teens, and built adult day care centers. Currently, Tom is working to bring clean water to villages in Nakuru, Kenya, and to buy additional milling machinery for a flour grinding business also in Nakuru, Kenya.
Tom currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with his wife Nancy and Shih Zhu dog Casey.
As a proven and decorated leader with 28 years of strategic business experience under his belt, Rahul Bawa has acquired experience in consulting to specifically develop water and clean technology companies. Mr. Bawa has joined forces with the WEL Enterprise team, and applies that same knowledge and know-how in helping push WEL to the forefront of water purification, reclamation, and waste treatment.
WEL Systems Engineer
Tom Ashton’s expertise in fluid treatment technology has proven to be unique and unparalleled throughout industry. With an extensive background in specialized engineering, Mr. Ashton has designed, developed, and patented an array of proprietary non-chemical fluid treatment, control systems and equipment for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. His accomplishments and ability to bring key components and new development to the table has presented Mr. Ashton as an indispensable asset with WEL’s team and for the company overall.