E.F. Kim | Founder As founder and CEO of BKT, Mr. Kim is responsible for developing strategies and visions for the company's global marketing and business activities. Prior to forming BKT in 1995, Mr. Kim served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Korea. He worked at a Korean member firm of PriceWaterhouse, where he specialized in consulting services including M&A, strategy planning, and auditing. Within 4 years of founding BKT, he made the operation profitable with state-of-the-art environmental and energy technologies and continues to initiate new technology & business development. Based on these successful track records and references, in 2008, he started a global business collaboration located in Anaheim, California.   BA in Accounting Sungkyunkwan University KICPA, KICPTA : Korea Institute of Certified Public Accountant

E.F. Kim | Founder

As founder and CEO of BKT, Mr. Kim is responsible for developing strategies and visions for the company's global marketing and business activities. Prior to forming BKT in 1995, Mr. Kim served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Korea. He worked at a Korean member firm of PriceWaterhouse, where he specialized in consulting services including M&A, strategy planning, and auditing.
Within 4 years of founding BKT, he made the operation profitable with state-of-the-art environmental and energy technologies and continues to initiate new technology & business development. Based on these successful track records and references, in 2008, he started a global business collaboration located in Anaheim, California.

 

BA in Accounting
Sungkyunkwan University

KICPA, KICPTA : Korea Institute of Certified Public Accountant

Daehwan Rhu, PhD | CTO Dr. Rhu has 15 years of experience in many fields of wastewater treatment industry. He has many experiences in working with technology and construction companies such as Daelim, Hyundai, Hansol, GS, Daewoo , POSCO, and other specialist technology companies. Before Dr. Rhu joined BKT as CTO in 2005, he was a project director for KNT, and Senior Researcher for LG Construction & Engineering.    PhD in Environmental Engineering Korea University BS in Environmental Engineering Kookmin University

Daehwan Rhu, PhD | CTO

Dr. Rhu has 15 years of experience in many fields of wastewater treatment industry. He has many experiences in working with technology and construction companies such as Daelim, Hyundai, Hansol, GS, Daewoo , POSCO, and other specialist technology companies. Before Dr. Rhu joined BKT as CTO in 2005, he was a project director for KNT, and Senior Researcher for LG Construction & Engineering. 

 

PhD in Environmental Engineering
Korea University

BS in Environmental Engineering
Kookmin University

 
James Kim, MBA | COO Mr. Kim brings to BKT 19 years of extensive experience as a successful Investment Banker and Strategic Consultant across countless industries and global markets. Prior to joining BKT, Mr. Kim was a Managing Director of WorldVest Inc., a LA based merchant bank, where he structured many investment deals, private placement, and fund formations. At WorldVest, he advised several Strategic Investors, such as BestBuy Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Avery Dennison, for strategic investment into Korean high-tech companies.   MBA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BA in Economics Yonsei University

James Kim, MBA | COO

Mr. Kim brings to BKT 19 years of extensive experience as a successful Investment Banker and Strategic Consultant across countless industries and global markets. Prior to joining BKT, Mr. Kim was a Managing Director of WorldVest Inc., a LA based merchant bank, where he structured many investment deals, private placement, and fund formations. At WorldVest, he advised several Strategic Investors, such as BestBuy Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Avery Dennison, for strategic investment into Korean high-tech companies.

 

MBA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BA in Economics
Yonsei University

Ken Tasaki, PhD | VP As the VP of Business Development, Dr. Ken Tasaki is responsible for identifying and expanding new business channels to deliver unprecedented values to BKT customers. Prior to joining BKT, Dr. Tasaki received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology followed by a Postdoc at MIT. He then served as the Director of Computational Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis for five years before being recruited by Mitsubishi Chemical as Director of Technology Research. There, he spent the last 20 years working on a variety of research areas including energy storage and fuel cells for automobiles, biofuels, waste managements, and more. During his career, Dr. Tasaki has published 60+ articles, received three US patents, and given many invited talks at conferences. Furthermore, he successfully obtained a DOE grant on fuel cell projects and further demonstration funding from the Ministry of Agriculture in Japan on a new manure management process. He hopes to prepare BKT for the biotech industry’s next growth period by integrating his cutting-edge research with existing company processes to provide solutions not only for environmental problems, but also to address global issues associated with limited supply of food and natural resources.   Postdoc  in Polymer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA PhD in Polymer Science Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ken Tasaki, PhD | VP

As the VP of Business Development, Dr. Ken Tasaki is responsible for identifying and expanding new business channels to deliver unprecedented values to BKT customers.

Prior to joining BKT, Dr. Tasaki received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology followed by a Postdoc at MIT. He then served as the Director of Computational Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis for five years before being recruited by Mitsubishi Chemical as Director of Technology Research. There, he spent the last 20 years working on a variety of research areas including energy storage and fuel cells for automobiles, biofuels, waste managements, and more.

During his career, Dr. Tasaki has published 60+ articles, received three US patents, and given many invited talks at conferences. Furthermore, he successfully obtained a DOE grant on fuel cell projects and further demonstration funding from the Ministry of Agriculture in Japan on a new manure management process.

He hopes to prepare BKT for the biotech industry’s next growth period by integrating his cutting-edge research with existing company processes to provide solutions not only for environmental problems, but also to address global issues associated with limited supply of food and natural resources.

 

Postdoc  in Polymer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

PhD in Polymer Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology

 
Tzu-Lung Lin | Director As a Director for the Membrane Division Team, Tzu-Lung Lin is responsible for running pilot testing and dealing with financial obligations with companies from all over the world. He works directly with several Fortune 500 companies, with farmers for manure/waste treatment, with large chemical companies such as Ecolab/Nalco to improve their process, and with various food and beverage companies as well. He also manages smaller accounts and works directly with clients to help them solve their wastewater issues with our anti-fouling membrane filtration system. Prior to working at BKT, Mr. Lin worked as a Field Service Manager at New Logic International for 10 years.   BS in Conservation Biology University of North Carolina, Charlotte   AS in Computer Science Tamsui Oxford College

Tzu-Lung Lin | Director

As a Director for the Membrane Division Team, Tzu-Lung Lin is responsible for running pilot testing and dealing with financial obligations with companies from all over the world. He works directly with several Fortune 500 companies, with farmers for manure/waste treatment, with large chemical companies such as Ecolab/Nalco to improve their process, and with various food and beverage companies as well. He also manages smaller accounts and works directly with clients to help them solve their wastewater issues with our anti-fouling membrane filtration system.

Prior to working at BKT, Mr. Lin worked as a Field Service Manager at New Logic International for 10 years.

 

BS in Conservation Biology
University of North Carolina, Charlotte  

AS in Computer Science
Tamsui Oxford College

Peter Park, PhD | Principal Peter has strong background of the understanding microbial consortia of the nitrification and denitrification in drinking water and wastewater systems, especially on the aerobic and anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB and ANAMMOX) in these systems.  Prior to BKT, Dr. Park worked over five years in the water and wastewater division as a consulting engineer.  Also, he conducted various cutting-edge research projects on Environmental Microbiology at Columbia as an Associate Research Scientist.   Ph.D in Earth and Environmental Engineering Columbia University   MS in Environmental Engineering Pennsylvania State University BS in Environmental Engineering Korea University

Peter Park, PhD | Principal

Peter has strong background of the understanding microbial consortia of the nitrification and denitrification in drinking water and wastewater systems, especially on the aerobic and anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB and ANAMMOX) in these systems.  Prior to BKT, Dr. Park worked over five years in the water and wastewater division as a consulting engineer.  Also, he conducted various cutting-edge research projects on Environmental Microbiology at Columbia as an Associate Research Scientist.


 
Ph.D in Earth and Environmental Engineering
Columbia University
 
MS in Environmental Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

BS in Environmental Engineering
Korea University

 
Jungwoo Lee, PE, LEED AP | Project Manager Jungwoo is a licensed engineer in the state of California and also LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Prior to joining BKT, Jungwoo has experience with construction, design drawings, sustainability design, utility and stormwater management and project management for commercial, residential, education, and multi-functional buildings.   MS in Environmental Engineering California State University, Fullerton MS in Structural & Geo-mechanics Engineering Stanford University BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering University of California, Berkeley

Jungwoo Lee, PE, LEED AP |
Project Manager

Jungwoo is a licensed engineer in the state of California and also LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Prior to joining BKT, Jungwoo has experience with construction, design drawings, sustainability design, utility and stormwater management and project management for commercial, residential, education, and multi-functional buildings.

 

MS in Environmental Engineering
California State University, Fullerton

MS in Structural & Geo-mechanics Engineering
Stanford University

BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Mi Kim, PhD | Research Engineer Dr. Kim is specialized in environmental impact assessment focusing on natural environment and human health especially global warming. Prior to BKT, Dr. Kim worked at Climate Change Action Institute and private companies as an accomplished researcher and environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience creating efficient, innovative, and sustainable environments. She also worked in the water quality and groundwater remediation field at University of Seoul and North Carolina State University. Dr. Kim contributed on various environmental projects and produced successful results.   Ph.D in Environmental Engineering Seoul National University

Mi Kim, PhD | Research Engineer

Dr. Kim is specialized in environmental impact assessment focusing on natural environment and human health especially global warming. Prior to BKT, Dr. Kim worked at Climate Change Action Institute and private companies as an accomplished researcher and environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience creating efficient, innovative, and sustainable environments. She also worked in the water quality and groundwater remediation field at University of Seoul and North Carolina State University. Dr. Kim contributed on various environmental projects and produced successful results.

 

Ph.D in Environmental Engineering
Seoul National University

Walter Chumpitaz | Project Manager As a Project Manager, Walter Chumpitaz is responsible for acting as a liaison between valued clients and BKT’s technical team, ensuring proper communication and accountability throughout each stage of collaboration--from overseeing BKT's in-house testing to preparing reports of lab analysis data to finalizing cost analysis for scale-up procedures. Prior to working at BKT, Mr. Chumpitaz received a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. Using his scientific background in combination with knowledge and technical skills acquired from experience, Mr. Chumpitaz is focused on furthering BKT's growth in the biochemical production and industrial wastewater treatment sectors.   BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of California, Davis

Walter Chumpitaz | Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Walter Chumpitaz is responsible for acting as a liaison between valued clients and BKT’s technical team, ensuring proper communication and accountability throughout each stage of collaboration--from overseeing BKT's in-house testing to preparing reports of lab analysis data to finalizing cost analysis for scale-up procedures.

Prior to working at BKT, Mr. Chumpitaz received a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. Using his scientific background in combination with knowledge and technical skills acquired from experience, Mr. Chumpitaz is focused on furthering BKT's growth in the biochemical production and industrial wastewater treatment sectors.

 

BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, Davis

 
Ehsan Mazinani | Associate Engineer Ehsan has a strong engineering and research background in process design and biological waste water treatment. Prior to joining BKT, Ehsan has been involved in several water and wastewater treatment projects including biological, membrane and chemical treatment. His main responsibilities in BKT is preparing engineering design data sheets, writing proposals and work closely with project managers and clients on projects.   MPS in Environmental Engineering SUNY-ESF MS in Chemical Engineering University of Tehran BS in Chemical Engineering Azad University of Tehran

Ehsan Mazinani | Associate Engineer

Ehsan has a strong engineering and research background in process design and biological waste water treatment. Prior to joining BKT, Ehsan has been involved in several water and wastewater treatment projects including biological, membrane and chemical treatment. His main responsibilities in BKT is preparing engineering design data sheets, writing proposals and work closely with project managers and clients on projects.

 

MPS in Environmental Engineering
SUNY-ESF

MS in Chemical Engineering
University of Tehran

BS in Chemical Engineering
Azad University of Tehran

Lance Kaneoka | Sales Technician As a Sales Technician, Lance Kaneoka is responsible for working closely with potential and current clients, helping to establish and maintain a good working relationship throughout the entire process from In House to Onsite testing. Prior to working at BKT, Lance has worked as a technician for X Gold America, and before that as an inventory controller and field technician for Redrock Security & Cabling. Through these he has gained extensive experience in client communication, creative brainstorming, and management of service and tech support. With his acquired knowledge and technical skills, Lance is focused on furthering BKT’s growth in the chemical industry.     AS in Graphic Sciences Magna Cum Laude Westwood College of Technology

Lance Kaneoka | Sales Technician

As a Sales Technician, Lance Kaneoka is responsible for working closely with potential and current clients, helping to establish and maintain a good working relationship throughout the entire process from In House to Onsite testing.

Prior to working at BKT, Lance has worked as a technician for X Gold America, and before that as an inventory controller and field technician for Redrock Security & Cabling. Through these he has gained extensive experience in client communication, creative brainstorming, and management of service and tech support. With his acquired knowledge and technical skills, Lance is focused on furthering BKT’s growth in the chemical industry.  

 

AS in Graphic Sciences
Magna Cum Laude
Westwood College of Technology