SOURCE: HaloSource

July 16, 2007 08:00 ET

HaloSource Hires Stephen Himley and Steve Carver for Expansion of Clean Water Initiatives

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - HaloSource, Inc., an antimicrobial and clean technology solutions company, has hired Stephen Himley as engineering project manager of water applications and Steve Carver as mechanical and plastics designer. Himley and Carver will focus on designing HaloPure water purification cartridges and devices, which will be used in many leading, global water purification companies' products.

Devices that incorporate HaloPure cartridges are able to kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses, providing clean, safe drinking water to India and other developing countries. Impure, unsafe water is a leading health problem across much of the globe, and water-related diseases have become the number one cause of death among children under age five in the developing world.

Himley will manage the technical phases of project development for HaloPure water purification cartridges and devices to ensure engineering excellence in all HaloPure products. Carver will work with HaloSource engineers and chemists to design HaloPure point-of-use water purification devices.

"The global need for clean water is immense, with more than a billion people who don't have daily access to reliable, safe and affordable drinking water," said John Kaestle, HaloSource president and CEO. "As HaloSource addresses this significant issue, we turn to experts such as Himley and Carver who will help us create the world's most affordable, small-scale water purification products without compromising quality or safety."

Himley has extensive experience in design, engineering, project management and quality assurance in health technology systems and devices. His previous experience includes senior project engineer/mechanical heart engineer at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and senior research engineer at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Department of Biomedical Engineering. Himley has also created a non-profit organization to address HIV/AIDS in South Africa. He has MS and BA degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Himley is currently pursing a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington in Seattle where he will be conducting health impact studies of HaloPure drinking water devices in conjunction with his academic studies.

Carver is a veteran mechanical designer and design engineer with extensive experience in new product design for both the biomedical and consumer industries, including design work for Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel, Bentley Labs and Hoffinger Industries. At HaloSource, Carver will help implement design enhancements specific to the needs of large partner companies who manufacture water treatment devices and are looking for ways to ensure safe drinking water that is free of disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Carver studied mechanical engineering at Fullerton College and has completed numerous specialized classes and seminars in plastic part design, injection molding and engineering software.

About HaloSource

HaloSource 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. HaloSource brands include HaloPure water purification devices that kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses and remove impurities for safe, pure drinking water; HaloShield textile and surface coating solutions that harness the antimicrobial power of chlorine; SeaKlear water treatments to maintain clean and clear water in pools and spas; and StormKlear natural erosion and sediment control for treating and decontaminating storm and waste water. More information is available at www.halosource.com.

Editor's Note: For photos of Himley and Carver, please contact Candy Young, candy@synchrocreative.com; (425) 869-8333.

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