At Rotary Burnaby, we were grateful for the presentation by Nigel Bennett: a CEO, environmentalist, adventurer, father, and book writer! Nigel’s talk not only covered his business, dedicated to cleaning devastating oil spills, but also the importance of balancing family, work, and passion to make the world better, such as Nigel’s motivation after witnessing the devastation of oil spills at the start of his career.
Nigel co-founded the company Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc whose mission is to protect and preserve water, the world’s most precious resource. For over twenty years, the company has designed, fabricated and supplied marine oil spill response equipment and provided related services to 3,000+ clients worldwide. Aqua-Guard’s patented oil skimming technology has been used to clean up spills from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico and from Egypt to China. Nigel and Aqua-Guard have received multiple awards for their innovation, business excellence, and entrepreneurialism.
It was great to hear such depth of insight and experience, especially now that Rotary International has recognized environmental causes as one of its six areas of focus!
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His Book Take that Leap - Risking it all for what Really matters, with proceeds going to charity: