VICTORIA, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (AMEX: FSI, FRANKFURT: FXT), is the developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction, detergent ingredients and water treatment as well as crop nutrient availability chemistry. Flexible Solutions also manufactures biodegradable and environmentally safe water and energy conservation technologies. Today with great sadness, the Company announces, that Dr. Robert O’Brien, Director, co-founder and chief science officer passed away peacefully on March 23rd. He was 93.
Mr. Dan O’Brien, CEO and Dr. O’Brien’s son, says, “We founded Flexible Solutions together back in 1991, invented products together and built the company together through acquisition of the NanoChem division. Dr. O’Brien will be greatly missed. His personality, his wide scientific expertise and his business acumen were huge assets to the Company.”
Dr. O’Brien was born in Nanaimo, Canada in 1921. He received degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry and metallurgy from the University of British Columbia and his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Manchester. Bob served as a pilot in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and in the reserve for many years after. His chemistry career included research for the Canadian government and professorships at the University of Alberta, Berkley and the University of Victoria where he was professor emeritus until his passing. During this career, Dr. O’Brien founded and ran several small companies, obtained dozens of patents and published hundreds of papers. He is survived by his wife, Helen, his five children and his six grandchildren.
Dan O’Brien, continues, “The Company has great scientific and Director depth. It will thrive even as it misses Dr. O’Brien. I believe in the business and chemistry strength of our board and the abilities of our executives and all of our employees to help us through this sad time.”
About Flexible Solutions International
Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (www.flexiblesolutions.com), is an environmental technology company. The Company’s NanoChem Solutions Inc. subsidiary specializes in biodegradable, water-soluble products utilizing thermal polyaspartate (TPA) biopolymers. TPA beta-proteins are manufactured from the common biological amino acid, L-aspartic and have wide usage including scale inhibitors, detergent ingredients, water treatment and crop enhancement. The other divisions manufacture energy and water conservation products for drinking water, agriculture, industrial markets and swimming pools throughout the world. FSI is the developer and manufacturer of WaterSavr™, the world’s first commercially viable water evaporation suppressant. WaterSavr™ significantly reduces evaporation on reservoirs, lakes, aqueducts, irrigation canals, ponds and slow moving rivers. Heatsavr™, a “liquid blanket” evaporation retardant for the commercial swimming pool and spa markets, reduces energy costs by 15% to 40% and can result in reduced indoor pool humidity. The Company’s Ecosavr™ product targets the residential swimming pool market providing the same savings as Heatsavr™.
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