Mr. Horn joined the Hydrozonix team as president in April 2011 and played a critical role in taking the company from startup to operational. In January 2013 he stepped down as president and transitioned to a role as technical advisor. Prior to Hydrozonix, Mr. Horn worked as President and CEO of Ecosphere Energy Services, LLC from August 2009 to April 2011. He was also an Operations Engineer for Newfield Exploration in the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma with a special emphasis on water management. Mr. Horn graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point with an Engineering degree. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He has served on several industry water committees and has authored an SPE paper on water management in shale plays.
Technical Consultant for Hydrozonix, LLC
Mr. Jakhete is the co-inventor of the Ozonix technology used in the Hydrozonix EF80 units. Since August 2011, he has served as an independent consultant for Hydrozonix. Prior to working with Hydrozonix, Mr. Jakhete was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Ecosphere Technologies Inc., from July 2004 through May 2011. While at Ecosphere, he also served as a Project Team Leader for the Mobile Emergency Filtration System (MEFS) project with responsibility for planning, execution, and supervision leading to verification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through their Environmental Technology Verification Program to test and evaluate the MEFS. Mr. Jakhete also led Ecosphere’s deployment of the MEFS following Hurricane Katrina to make clean water available to the residents of Waveland, MS.
From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Jakhete worked for Wallem Ship Management, an international shipping management company, as a senior Marine Engineer with responsibility for operation and maintenance of shipboard machinery.
Mr. Jakhete is member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Engineers (India). He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Poona, India. He also holds Chief Engineers Class I Certificate of Competency from the United Kingdom Department for Transportation and has completed robotic training at the National Robotic Engineering Consortium in Pittsburg, PA.
Mr. Jakhete coauthored a Society of Petroleum Engineers paper entitled Game Changing Technology for Treating and Recycling Frac Water.
President, Ely & Associates of Texas, LLC
Mr. Ely started his career with Halliburton Co., in 1965, working as a technician for the Analytical group while completing his college work. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1968 with a B.S. in chemistry. On returning to Halliburton, Mr. Ely served as chemist and senior chemist in fracturing research before transferring to International Operations in 1973. While in fracturing research, he was instrumental in the development of several fracturing fluids, including high-temperature systems and nonaqueous energized systems. Ely's first assignment overseas was in south Iran as a district engineer. In 1975, he was promoted to technical adviser, Eastern Hemisphere, and transferred to Baharain. He traveled and worked in eleven Mideast countries in this position. In 1976, John transferred to Dubai, U.A.E. The following year, he was promoted to technical adviser, International Operations, and was based in Duncan, Oklahoma where his primary duty was to coordinate all phases of research with international field operations. Ely joined Nowsco Services in 1980 as Engineering Manager. His responsibilities included overseeing chemical and mechanical research and coordinating training for field engineers.
In 1985, John joined S.A. Holditch and Associates as Vice-President of Stimulation Technology. In addition to designing and supervising hundreds of stimulation treatments, he was involved in research on fracturing fluids under the auspices of the Gas Research Institute. Additionally, he served as an expert witness in areas involving completion and stimulation of oil and gas wells.
In May 1991, John with three partners founded Ely & Associates, Inc. This company is dedicated to providing a blend of practical and technical expertise on well completion, stimulation fluids and equipment, and reservoir analysis. John holds several patents and has numerous publications, including a book titled "Stimulation Treatment Handbook/ An Engineer's Guide to Quality Control". He is also a contributing author to the S.P.E. monograph on hydraulic fracturing, writing the chapter on hydraulic fracturing fluids and fracture fluid selection. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, The Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemistry.