TAMPA — Water treatment services company Seven Seas Water Corp. has promoted John Curtis to CEO. He will continue to serve as the company's president and as a member of the board of directors.
Curtis is one of the founders of Seven Seas and has been with the company since 2007. In his new role as president and CEO, he will be responsible for executing Seven Seas Water's comprehensive plan for international growth beyond the Caribbean.
Prior to his tenure at Seven Seas Water, Curtis was vice president of strategy, operations and treasurer for Ionics Inc., a public international water company. Seven Seas Water says he was instrumental in the turnaround of Ionics and oversaw the acquisition of Ecolochem Group in 2004. He also played a leadership role in the sale of Ionics to GE in 2005 for $1.1 billion.
Prior to his foray into the water industry, Curtis had a more than 30-year career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he rose to the level of senior international partner.
“No one better understands the complexities we face as one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry and can keep Seven Seas Water on the path toward continued long-term growth,” Doug Brown, Seven Seas Water's Chairman of the Board, says in a press release.