Peter J. Hall, PE
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Peter J. Hall is CEO and CTO of MIH Water Treatment Inc., a company focused on solving the water crisis in California and the nation through biological remediation. The company’s pioneering Hall Reactor was developed and patented by Peter in 1998 and is the cornerstone of MIH Water Treatment’s industry distinction.
Peter has more than 50 years of experience in the engineering and power industries, with an expertise in environmental engineering. Before joining the MIH Water Treatment team, he served as Vice President of Business Development for ICF Kaiser Engineers and Constructors, one of the largest consulting companies in the world. Other leadership roles in world-renowned companies include the founding of Davy Environmental, a division of Davy McKee; serving as Director of Business Development and Engineering Supervisor for Bechtel National Corporation; and working as a Nuclear Engineer for General Electric Corporation.
Peter has authored 15 publications on environmental subjects such as biological remediation and treatment of groundwater with nitrate, perchlorate, selenium, and soluble chrome, and has presented his work at nationally recognized conferences. Most recently, he presented his findings on the remediation of nitrate and perchlorate in water sources in the Inland Empire.
Eric Bunting is President of MIH Water Treatment Inc. and the founder of Overbook Capital, an investment firm. He is an active private investor and advisor, with a primary focus on technology-enabled start-up companies.
Eric has more than 20 years of experience as an operating executive and investor. He has advised more than 50 companies, representing over $1 billion of invested capital. Prior to joining the MIH Water Treatment team, Eric worked with Monitor Company and Airport Group International, and served as Managing Director at Gilbert Global Equity Partners.
Eric is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Principal Construction Manager
Steven Corrington oversees the master planning and construction of MIH Water Treatment Inc. facility projects. With more than 30 years of experience in construction and project leadership, Steven is well equipped to supervise the team’s project scheduling, subcontractor management, and contract compliance.
Prior to joining MIH Water Treatment, Steven served as Principal of Idaho Builders, LLC and was the owner and operator of C & G Construction Co., Inc. for over 20 years. Steven was the President of Superior Truss & Metal Corp., Vice President of GFC Development Company, Inc., and Superintendent of Construction for Paul Martin Commercial Division.
Steven earned a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a licensed general contractor in California and Nevada. Steven has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including Metal Home Digest Home of the Year Award in 1995, 2004 Award of Merit honoring Best Single Family Detached Home, the 2002 Cornerstone Excellence Award, and the 1998 and 1999 Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Project.
Douglas W. Charlton, PG, PhD
Douglas W. Charlton provides water resource management consulting services to an array of clients and serves as an environmental and infrastructure advisor for MIH Water Treatment, Inc. Douglas has wide-ranging knowledge of the water industry and technical expertise in the areas of biological science and environmental engineering.
Douglas has more than 30 years of experience advising domestic and international clients in water resources, engineering, finance, and government, and an extensive background in leadership positions in environmental engineering. Douglas is the Owner and Principal of Charlton International consulting services, where he specializes in using quantitative analysis to optimize performance and manage risk and return for a diverse range of clients. Prior to joining MIH Water Treatment, Douglas served as the Chief Technology Officer for Paradigm Biosciences International, the Chief Scientist and Director of Financial Advisory Services at BBJ Group, and Co-Founder and CEO of BioMetallix.
Douglas earned his doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geological Science from Dartmouth College. He is a registered professional geologist in seven states, including California, Washington, and Arizona, and has specialized training in system dynamics analysis, economic evaluation and investment decision methods, and in decision and risk analysis.
John McNeece is a member of the Advisory Board of MIH Water Treatment, Inc. He offers over 35 years’ experience in business law, with a focus on strategic advice, contracts, financing, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining the team’s advisory board, John was lead outside counsel to MIH at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP law firm, where he retired in July 2017. His work includes US corporate advising and transactional matters, as well as international business transactions specializing in renewable energy, water and infrastructure.
John is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is a member of the Board of The Maritime Alliance, the cluster organizer for the San Diego BlueTech community, and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America listing for both Corporate Law and Banking Finance Law since 2009.
Christopher Schilling is a member of the Advisory Board of MIH Water Treatment, Inc. Chris has over 30 years of experience in operating water and wastewater utilities, and providing strategic, acquisition and capital markets advice to companies across a wide range of industries. Chris is an advisor to several private equity firms, with a focus on water and wastewater renewable energy.
Chris was Chief Operating Officer of SouthWest Water Company, a water and wastewater utility serving almost 500,000 people in six states. He was Chief Executive Officer of Park Water Company, a water utility serving 250,000 people in California and Montana. Chris was an advisor to Park Water for 15 years. Chris spent a significant portion of his career in investment banking at BankAmerica Merrill Lynch and its predecessors, advising companies both in accessing capital markets to fund strategic, acquisition and operational objectives.
Benedict Okeke, PhD
Dr. Benedict Okeke has more than 25 years of experience in environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology. His focus is on bioremediation of perchlorate, nitrate, selenium oxyanions, hexavalent chromium, and chlorinated chemicals; biosensors; molecular microbiology; and biotransformation of lignocellulose biomass. He has been actively involved in both laboratory and field-scale biological treatment of chemical contaminants.
Dr. Okeke has three U.S. patents and more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. His work has been cited more than 1,400 times and has received national media coverage in publications such as The New Scientist, California Agriculture, Daily Magazine, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and WSFA News.
Dr. Okeke earned a doctorate degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, with a focus on environmental biotechnology. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Riverside, Gifu University, Japan and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy. Dr. Okeke’s awards include Distinguished Research Professor, Alumni Professorship, Ida Belle Young Endowed Professorship, and Faculty Research Award.