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John Dooley

President at Choice Ballast Solutions


John Dooley is responsible for the global management of Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC (Choice), which provides Compliance Strategy and USCG Extension Applications; Fleet Retrofit Assessments; Feasibility Studies and Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Selection; 3D Scanning & Vessel Surveys; BWMS Design Engineering, Detailed Design; Project Management; and, Operations, Training & Testing Services. John currently participates in the Ballast Water Expert Group (BWEG) of IMarEST and is a member of SNAME. Under John’s direction, Choice has completed more than 125 BWMS projects on Tankers (VLCC, Suexmax, Aframax, Panamax & MR), Gas Carriers (LNG & LPG), Bulk Cargo Vessels, Cruise Ships, Container Vessels, Tank Barges, Tug Barges, Drill Ships and Semi-submersibles. Prior to Choice, he held numerous executive-level leadership positions in the commercial maritime, offshore oil & gas, process control and manufacturing industries. John has 35 years of international management, sales and marketing experience. His most recent appointment was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Compass Water Solutions, a maritime company, providing IMO-certified pollution prevention equipment and water treatment equipment to the Maritime and Offshore Market Segments. Along with colleagues, John contributed to the role of technical advisory for the U.S. Coast Guard for oily water separators. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in International Marketing. He also holds a diploma from the International Negotiation and Management Executive Program.

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