George C. Greene III, PE, PhD
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board
As chief executive officer, Dr. Greene is responsible for directing strategy and technology innovation for Water Mission. He also serves as Chairman of the Water Mission Board of Directors.
Prior to co-founding Water Mission with his wife, Molly, in 2001, Dr. Greene founded General Engineering Laboratories (GEL), serving as CEO and chief engineer for 20 years. Dr. Greene led the company to become one of the largest privately held environmental laboratories in the United States. In addition, Dr. Greene has worked as a chemical process design engineer at Lurgi in Frankfurt, Germany, and as the team leader of the Residuum Conversion Math Modelling Team at Exxon Research and Engineering.
Dr. Greene received his doctorate in chemical engineering from Tulane University, his master’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds several patents related to water treatment.
In 2008, Dr. Greene was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Charleston Southern University. He and his wife have also received The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award, and Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award.