Chris Ott, Principal
As founding partner, Ott brings with him more than 20 years of business managment and project engineering experience from several multi-billion dollar heavy civil construction and engineering firms. His most impressive work includes his innovations in water treatment technology, including proprietary and patented systems that have transformed the mobile water treatment industry. A California licensed Professional Civil Engineer, Ott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Davis.
Prior to co-founding Hydros, Ott served as founding partner and CEO of a reputable environmental compliance firm specializing in water treatment for construction and environmental applications. His specific areas of expertise include bussiness and project development, start up financing, corporate structure develpoment, design, construction, and commercialization of water treatment technologies, dewatering system design and engineering, operation, maintenance and trouble shooting of water treatment systems, sampling/analysis/regulatory compliance, project safety review, and hazardous materials processing and disposal.
Beginning in 1997 and completed in 2001, Ott worked on the $250 Million Carquinez Bridge Project in Crockett, Calif., where he designed, installed and operated a chemical coagulant stormwater treatment system and served as the deep foundation and piling engineer. During this time, he also worked on the bridge’s Seismic Retrofit, a $65 Million project where he designed and utilized a chemical coagulant stormwater treatment system. As the engineer responsible for mobilization and completion of work, Ott was the first point of contact for Caltrans officials. Ott went on to design, install and operate several more large-scale stormwater treatment systems in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2002, he worked on the $39 Million Napa Hwy 29 and Trancas interchange project in Alamo, Calif. In 2003, Ott completed the Benicia- Martinez bridge approach.