John Hopkins | CEO and Director
Mr. Hopkins is one of the Company’s co-founders. He has vast experience and expertise in the oil and gas industry. He commenced his career with AMF Tubascope in Houston, Texas, a pipe inspection company for the oil and gas industry in 1974. From there he spent the next four years at Gearhart International, an oil well service company, providing domestic and international down hole perforation and production logging services, and as an electric line engineer.
From approximately 1978 to 1980, Mr. Hopkins worked for Camco as an electrical line engineer, and participated in technically innovative down hole transient pressure testing. Thereafter, he spent about a year working for Nalco Chemical Company’s oil and gas division, as an oil field treatment specialist and assisted in down hole oil, water and gas treatment testing.
In 1981, Mr. Hopkins co-founded Data Acquisition Service Company (DASCO), an oil service company. While at DASCO, he created a tool for Exxon Oil Company that allowed hydraulic fracturing measurements to be taken at formations during the hydraulic fracturing process. He was Chief Operations and Chief Technology Officer until about 1987, overseeing day-to-day operations and technology development.
During a downturn in the oil and gas industry in the U.S., Mr. Hopkins co-founded Harbor Properties, a property management company that managed over 3,000 rental units in multiple cities.
In 1990, Mr. Hopkins co-founded Venturi Technologies, Inc., a fully reporting public company in the floor and fabric care business with over 25 locations in the U.S.
In 2000, Mr. Hopkins co-founded EAU Technologies, a public company that developed unique water technologies for the health and sanitation industries, and served in many capacities, including Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and President, until 2007.
In 2003, Mr. Hopkins also co-founded Zerorez Franchising Systems, a national franchise company that uses unique technologies in the carpet and living surfaces industries. From 2007 to the present, he has been a director and multi-unit franchise owner and operator of Zerorez.
Mr. Hopkins attended Utah State University and holds three U.S. patents in cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting soft surfaces and textiles; poultry and bovine sanitization; and surface disinfectants. He also holds the following national certifications and licenses: Senior Carpet Inspector from the IICRC; Carpet Repair and Reinstallation and Carpet Cleaning Expert with the IICRC; IIAQC Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional; and Green Cleaning Professional (GCP) from Green Cleaning University, the designated educational provider for the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mr. Hopkins is involved in church and community service.