BioLargo taps water industry veteran Tonya Chandler as director of strategic marketing and business development

BioLargo Inc announced Tuesday that water and wastewater industry veteran Tonya Chandler will serve as director of strategic marketing and business development.

The California-based environmental engineering company said Chandler will focus on advancing sales and marketing BioLargo’s patented products and engineering services for water-related industries.

Her addition to the BioLargo team comes as the company is working to commercialise its proprietary clean water technology – the Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) – starting in the poultry wastewater treatment sector and stormwater reuse markets, according to a statement.

Chandler has 20 years of experience delivering solutions for water treatment and odour control in the water and wastewater treatment industries, with a special focus on marketing and sales.

“Tonya is respected across the water industry for her ability to build lasting relationships, uncover business opportunities and develop cost effective solutions to serve customer needs,” the company said.

“She has special expertise in branding and innovation, international business, trade show and event coordination, publication writing and content creation, social media and digital marketing, project management, sales performance, and more. Her B2B and B2C sales, marketing, and channel management experience will serve a crucial role for all water and engineering services related markets for BioLargo.”

Before joining BioLargo, Chandler was the vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies where she succeeded in growing the company’s sales pipeline dramatically. She has also served as a national sales manager for Veolia Water Technologies, as regional market manager for Hydronautics Inc and as national water treatment coordinator for Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Inc.

“We intend Tonya to be an instrumental part of our team to help grow our business in the water sector as we deliver reliable, cost-effective solutions to some of the most troubling problems that afflict the world’s water and air,” CEO Dennis Calvert said.

BioLargo operates four subsidiaries: Odor-No-More, BioLargo Water Inc, BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies Inc (BLEST), and Clyra Medical Technologies Inc.

The company’s shares recently rose by 4.5% to $0.24 in New York.