Econse manufactures decentralized treatment solutions.
Econse began with a vision to help solve the many water related crises facing the modern world. Several core areas were identified as our initial focus.
This includes businesses and communities under serviced by traditional treatment options.
The reshoring and return to local manufacturing adds many challenges
to balancing economic growth with modern environmental responsibilities,
and Econse sees this as an opportunity to bring industry and innovation together with our sustainable solutions.
The first few years were devoted to tackling some of the worlds toughest water problems to validate our approach.
(*see case studies)
Research and Development projects were conducted across Canada and the USA to test the limits of our technology and better understand the challenges that our customers face.
As of 2021, we have installed dozens of commercial systems across Canada, and developed our toolbox to include solutions that are smarter, faster, smaller, expandable, with remote monitoring and tech support.
There are no shortages of problems when it comes to treating water!
Our team combines our unique perspective and work experience to bring something new to the water and wastewater industry, and we enjoy developing solutions that ensure clean water for everyone.
The founders and current management team work closely to determine the company’s direction with a global mindset for technology development and marketing efforts. The three founders are also executive directors on the board
CEO, Business Lead
Derek leads the marketing and sales efforts, along with overall direction for Econse. He works directly with customers to understand their specific needs and identify the various trends.
Derek brings 15+ years of experience in international business development and technical sales for global manufacturing.
During his experience in several water intensive industries, Derek became an advocate of cleantech solutions and water sustainability. This inspired him to help found Econse and bring affordable treatment solutions for decentralized industries and communities.
Andrew founded Econse in 2013 with a vision to create affordable and effective solutions to help solve the worlds many water crises. He brings 30+ years of experience in development of new technologies through his multi-disciplinary approach to research, engineering and innovation. As R&D lead, Andrew helps Econse to work with academic, private and government partners to solve a variety of emerging global issues.
CTO, Technical Lead
Neil is responsible for the operational components of the business. He brings 15+ years of experience in developing and implementing innovative water and wastewater technologies. Neil has spent extensive time in the field understanding customer needs and developing specific practical solutions, covering: chemistry, biology, field operations, programing and system design. Neil is the former head of Sunstone Water Group (North American operations), and worked with Chardon Labs.
Technical and sales support
Erin is Econse’s industry lead for the brewing, and food and beverage sectors.
Her diverse background helps Econse to develop best practices for wastewater management.
Programming and Technical Support
Kevin brings 20+ years of experience in building water systems, installations, programming, automation and trouble shooting. He is responsible for remote monitoring and systems alerts for our fleet of operating systems in North America.
Rick is an experienced entrepreneur having founded and grown 2 international companies.
He is the CEO of LINCit, assisting cleantech firms/technologies scale-up. Rick brings his training in industrial engineering and MBA, along with 30 years of management consulting in a variety of government and industry sectors around the world to assist Econse.
Kevin Shipley, Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Kevin is a partner at Fogler Rubinoff LLP he focuses on IP coaching and strategy, unconventional problem solving, invention review and road mapping, patent drafting and licensing. He is an experienced advisor with a demonstrated history of working with start-ups and scaling creativity-driven businesses.
“ With the BrüClean System I don’t have to worry about a process that normally takes up a lot of a brewer’s time”
“The better we are at protecting our water at source, the better our water is going to be for all of us and future generations”
“This solution helps reduces risks of any spikes or spills leaving the business and upsetting the local Wastewater Treatment Plant.”
“a very small portion of my day is spent managing wastewater”
“Econse helped us understand the regulations and worked with us to provided a system that meets the city’s targets”
“If you’re a small or mid sized business, your options for wastewater treatment are very limited.”
“Our solutions cost thousands, not millions, with a foot print a fraction the size of traditional treatment options.”