BioLargo Adds Water Expert and Former Pepsi-Cola International VP-Technical Services -- Harry DeLonge to Its Team
A MIRADA, CA--(Marketwire - 02/24/11) - BioLargo, Inc. (OTC.BB:BLGO - News) announces today that water expert and former Pepsi-Cola International VP of Technical Services, Harry DeLonge has joined the BioLargo management team as a senior advisor. Mr. DeLonge will work closely with BioLargo to help it capitalize on opportunities to commercialize its technology in the food and beverage industry. 'I believe that the BioLargo technology presents a unique and cost effective solution that will complement and enhance food and beverage companies' efforts to advance their own sustainable water treatment initiatives throughout the world. I look forward to assisting management in this important work.'
Harry DeLonge is the President of Tri-Lake Group, a division of DeLonge Technologies, Inc. He is a recognized expert in the food and beverage industry and frequent consultant and advisor to leading food and beverage companies throughout the world. His invention, 'HOT' (Heat Optimized Technology) for carbon towers has been successfully deployed in a number of plants with leading companies. Mr. DeLonge had a 40+ year career with Pepsi-Cola International, serving as VP of Technical Services and VP of Manufacturing Technology with responsibilities encompassing over 300 beverage plants. He played a key role in assisting Pepsi's expansion into China. He has been awarded a number of patents in the area and is well published. He is the past President and multiple award recipient of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT). He is a 'Life' member of the AWWA (Gold Water Drop Award) and a member of a number of professional societies.
'With more than 40 years experience that literally spans the globe, we consider ourselves fortunate to have such a knowledgeable technical expert and supportive mentor to guide us in preparing to serve this important industry,' stated Dennis P. Calvert, President & CEO. 'Our recent technical advancements are opening up commercial opportunities within any industry that must contend with contaminated water solutions.'
BioLargo's business strategy is to harness and deliver Nature's Best Solution™ -- free-iodine -- in a safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective manner. BioLargo's proprietary technology works by combining micronutrient salts with liquid from any source to deliver free-iodine on demand, in controlled dosages, in order to balance efficacy of performance with concerns about toxicity. BioLargo's technology has potential commercial applications within global industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, animal health, beach and soil environmental uses, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, medical, and water. It features solutions for odor & moisture control, disinfection and contaminated water treatment. BioLargo's strategic partner Ioteq IP Pty Ltd. was named a 'Top 50 Water Company for the 21st Century' by The Artemis Project™; BioLargo markets Ioteq's iodine based water disinfection technology, the Isan system. The company's website is www.BioLargo.com. In 2010, Odor-No-More was awarded two Editor's Choice Awards, including a 'Product of the Year' award, by the Horse Journal, a top industry award for excellence and is sold by BioLargo's wholly owned subsidiary, Odor-No-More, Inc. (www.OdorNoMore.com).
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