Meet our team of industry experts combining decades of experience to provide fast, affordable and reliable water and wastewater solutions. Each member is a specialist in their field creating a team of thought leaders with a deep understanding of the water business. Our team of professionals have successfully implemented thousands of water production and treatment plants globally since the 1970s, providing reliable supplies of water from the most challenging feedwater situations.
Chief Executive Officer
Henry J. Charrabé joined Seven Seas Group as Chief Executive Officer in September 2021. Before joining Seven Seas, Mr. Charrabé served as Managing Director and CEO of Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC) until November 2020. Prior to the establishment of Fluence, he was the founding President and CEO of RWL Water since 2010 and helped merge RWL Water with Emefcy (ASX: EMC) in July 2017 to become Fluence. In his ten years at the helm of RWL Water and Fluence, Mr. Charrabé led the creation of one of the leading global companies focused specifically on the decentralized water and wastewater treatment industries. He has two decades of experience in developing water and wastewater management, as well as investment solutions. Mr. Charrabé received a bachelor’s degree from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. He earned an M.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance, both from Brandeis University, as well as an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
SVP and General Counsel
Mr. Noone has over 25 years of legal expertise including mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, contract law, compliance, and human resources issues in both private and corporate practice. He has held leadership roles in regulatory affairs, community/governmental relations, customer care, infrastructure and commercial development. Mr. Noone was previously the General Counsel for SourceGas, LLC and served as V.P. of Commercial Development for the company. Prior to this, Mr. Noone was a lawyer in private practice and handled complex commercial and regulatory matters for numerous clients, with a focus in the energy industry. He is a graduate of Villanova University and Temple University Law School.
Chief Financial Officer
Chad Schafer has served as CFO of Seven Seas Water since April 2020. Mr. Schafer joined the Company in 2014 to serve as a key leader in the initial public offering of AquaVenture Holdings, Seven Seas Water’s former parent company, in 2016 and has held multiple roles including V.P. of Corporate Accounting and Reporting and Director of Reporting. Mr. Schafer has also led or was involved with investor relations, corporate debt financings, share offerings, merger & acquisition activities, and public company compliance requirements. Prior to Seven Seas Water, Mr. Schafer held finance and accounting roles with Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ: KFRC) and Grant Thornton LLP. Mr. Schafer holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and is a certified public accountant.
Senior Vice President, Global Engineering
Brian Hernon was Vice President of Water Supply & Services and Vice President of Engineering at Ionics, Inc. where he was responsible for engineering and operations of build-own-operate facilities. With more than 25 years in the water industry, Mr. Hernon has extensive experience in designing, constructing and operating membrane-based plants. He earned M.S. and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts, respectively.
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Tom O’Brien has more than 35 years of experience in installing, operating, and managing water treatment facilities. His prior experience includes managing the Mid-Atlantic water and wastewater operations for Veolia Water North America, and a long and successful career at Ionics, Inc. where he managed an operation team of over 200 professionals at over 100 locations in the Americas.