Prior to becoming COO of Ionics, Inc. in 2003, John Curtis spent more than 30 years at Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a Senior International Partner. He has also served as an advisor and operating partner for Advent International, the global private equity firm. Since the founding of Seven Seas Water in 2007, Mr. Curtis has held a number of positions including CFO, President and CEO. Mr. Curtis’ focus is now to serve as Interim Chairman of Seven Seas Water Corporation. John Curtis attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, is a graduate of Boston College, and holds a master’s degree from New York University Graduate School of Business.