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Mark Riggio is the President of the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) and the Senior Market Manager for the UV-based BWTS equipment manufacturer, Hyde Marine. Mark brings his experience as a Class surveyor for ABS, a Regulatory Manager for R&B Falcon Drilling Company, a maritime consultant, and a Port Engineer and Fleet Manager for Crowley Maritime Corporation to his role at BEMA helping to look at the complex issues in the ballast water treatment market from all angles of the problem. Mark is a regular presenter and contributor to the ballast water industry and has authored and co-authored a number of works on ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and the BWTS Market. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Mark has an Executive MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Mars, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy and his three children: Hannah, Michael and Jack.