SOURCE: HaloSource

September 19, 2007 17:00 ET

HaloSource CFO Makes Seattle's 40 Under 40 List

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - James Thompson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HaloSource, a Bothell-based antimicrobial and clean technology company, has been named to the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List for 2007.

The 40 Under 40 List is the Northwest region's premier award program that spotlights the next generation of business leaders. Nominees are evaluated on criteria such as personal business philosophy, management style and entrepreneurial spirit. This year more than 200 individuals were nominated. HaloSource is proud that one of its team members has been awarded a spot on this select list.

"We are proud of James and his accomplishments," said John Kaestle, CEO of HaloSource. "He is a key member of our Leadership Team and is highly respected for his financial and business perspectives."

Thompson has led the company's global fundraising efforts and has played a key role in driving HaloSource into international markets. "We are building a global business," said Thompson. "Each individual market is different and every day proves to be an exciting challenge."

After helping launch HaloSource's drinking water business in India in 2006, Thompson is now focusing on bringing the company's "game-changing" solutions to China and Africa in 2008, and eventually Latin America and the Middle East in 2009.

HaloSource's innovative technologies bring superior solutions to the fast-growing water purification and infection-control markets. "The issue of bringing clean drinking water to developing countries is a huge passion of ours," said Thompson. "Our technology in water purification and infection control has allowed us to drive the cost of purification down to 1/10 the cost of competing solutions and, for the first time, opening up the mass market to purified water."

When asked about his leadership philosophy, Thompson commented, "Hire well. If you build a team of highly motivated and smart individuals with great attitudes, you will be successful...give them rewarding experiences and they will work their hearts out for you."

Prior to HaloSource, Thompson spent 12 years in various corporate finance positions with Continental Bank, Security Capital Group and Alexander Hutton Venture Partners. He earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Gonzaga University and an MBA from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business.

Thompson lives with his wife Anna in Seattle and is a busy father of three young children, Sam, Madeline and recent addition, Charlie.

HaloSource Inc. is a privately held company based in Bothell, Wash. HaloSource's antimicrobial and clean technology solutions reliably and effectively provide clean water and control germs. HaloSource offers the most effective, tested and proven solutions in the product categories of clean water and infection control.

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