We are a small group of enthusiastic, hard-working businesspeople and scientists, dedicated to helping great people take control of their income and their lifestyle by building successful EnviroLogik businesses, protecting the environment and giving back to their communities.

Aziz Tejpar Portrait

Aziz Tejpar

Kenyan-born businessman Aziz Tejpar was educated in Nairobi before moving to the US to study at Florida Atlantic University. After graduating with honors in International Business and Marketing, his first foray into the business world came in Kenya as the workshop manager in the family business, ‘Inside Africa Safaris Ltd’. Working his way up through the ranks he became operations manager and then took over as Sales & Marketing Director. It was a natural progression for him to assume the role of Managing Director, where he developed the business into the 2nd largest car rental company in the country under the Budget Rent A Car franchise banner. Aziz sold the company in 1990 and moved to Chelmsford, England to better care for his disabled daughter.

Aziz leveraged his expertise in the rental car industry by starting a Budget Rent A Car franchise with just 17 cars and 2 vans, building it into a 1,500-car operation before selling to Budget International in 1998. He continued in the motor trade, opening a dealership selling Subaru, Isuzu and the London Taxi.

In September 2002, Aziz’ career took a departure from the motor-oriented field. On a trans-Atlantic flight, he read of the innovative Environmental Biotech (EB) bacterial drain clearing process and upon landing secured the European franchise rights. The system uses live bacteria to eat the fat, oil and grease (FOG) from commercial kitchens that clogs up drain and sewer systems causing unhygienic floods, pumping overloads, plumbing expenses and foul smells and vermin. Initially started as a franchise in Florida in 1989, EB changed to a simple product distribution model, discontinuing much of the training and support previously offered.

Aziz built Environmental Biotech UK into a substantial service provider to major facility operators such as Asda, McDonald’s, Whitbread, KFC, Costa Coffee, as well as municipal authorities and water utilities. In a remarkable move Tejpar was able to take over the founding company in Florida, subsequently building and selling successful full-service operations in Bradenton, Atlanta and Boston. Now with franchises or distributors in over a dozen countries all around the world, Aziz sold his UK franchise business and moved to Florida to relaunch the environmentally-friendly process as a franchise in North America.

Ron Bender Portrait

Ron Bender

Before joining Environmental Biotech and EnviroLogik to relaunch the franchise in North America, Ron Bender spent almost 20 years as Vice President of Franchise Development for several leading concepts, including Wireless Zone and Big Frog Custom T-Shirts. He operated the Future Focus Franchise Performance consulting company with a partner, where they helped startup and emerging franchises set up or optimize their internal franchise sales processes and assisted with building stronger franchisee-franchisor relationships. He has been active with the International Franchise Association (IFA) since 2006, has been a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) since 2010 and volunteers with Franchising Gives Back. Ron serves on the IFA VetFran Committee to encourage franchise ownership by and employment of US military veterans, and also serves as a mentor in the IFA’s FranShip program and as a speaker and moderator at many franchise industry events. He was recognized with Franchise Update STAR Awards for Best in Franchise Recruitment in 2017 and Best Telephone Follow-up in 2018.

Before getting into the franchise industry, Ron got a BS in Marine Sciences with a concentration in Chemistry from Texas A&M University and worked in retail multi-unit management, sales training and marketing with Ritz Camera Centers and Boater’s World. He and his wife Lisa have also operated several small businesses in photography and interior design.

He is passionate about helping people take control of their income and their lifestyle through franchise ownership, and about our environment, the franchise industry, college football, travel, lighthouses, dogs, beach volleyball, sports cars, family and friends!

Bill Halloran Portrait

Bill Halloran

Bill Halloran has been with Environmental Biotech for over 15 years serving as Service Center and Field Manager, Training Coordinator and presently Business Development Manager. Bill brings Environmental Biotech’s products, services and solutions to a wide network of clients, assuring their success and cultivating prosperous business relationships. Beyond overseeing our international franchises and distributors, he works with a diversified group of clients from large franchise networks to small companies and startups as well as municipal wastewater divisions.

Previous to joining EBI, Bill spent over 20 years in the Food and Beverage industry, most recently as a multi-unit manager.

Mr. Halloran and his family are heavily committed to giving back and supporting our local communities through volunteerism. He has been a youth athletics coach for many years and both Bill and his wife Jennifer continue to be involved in social and educational organizations that have a positive impact on our youth.

Erin Martin Portrait

Erin Martin, PhD

Erin Martin is the Chief Microbiologist and Head of Research and Development for EnviroLogik and Environmental Biotech. She earned a BS in Biology from Boise State University and a Ph.D. in Botany from Oregon State University. Before joining EnviroLogik, Dr. Martin spent 15 years as a Biology Instructor/Administrator and research mentor at the University of Portland and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She taught upper and lower-level courses in the biological sciences including Microbiology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Field Biology, and Genetics. Dr. Martin was the first biologist hired by the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee where she developed both the general education program and the unique biology program, which was designed as a partnership with Mote Marine Laboratories, allowing students to conduct hands-on research with the staff scientists.

Throughout her career, Dr. Martin has been active in both academic and community service. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and served as a board member, officer, and committee member for numerous academic societies including BioFlorida, the California Lichen Society, Northwest Lichenologists, and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. Dr. Martin also enjoys volunteering for community organizations both as an educator and activity participant. Each year she judges science fair projects for Manatee and Sarasota Counties and participates in activities sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, and Friends of Trees. When she is not researching the next innovation in bioremediation for EnviroLogik she enjoys kayaking, bird watching, organic gardening and spending time with her family.

Jerry Dougherty Portrait

Jerry Dougherty

Jerry joined Environmental Biotech International in 2004 as it’s CFO. Prior to joining EBI he served as Vice President of Pipe Operations and CFO for Uponor Aldyl Company. Jerry attended the University of Delaware and completed the Certificate in Management Accounting while working for the Dupont company in various accounting and financial positions. He was instrumental in multiple divestitures and acquisitions, both in the US and internationally.
In addition, he started up US operations for a newly formed company including all operating, financial, accounting, supply chain and human resources systems. While CFO he also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors for the Internationally owned company.

Jerry has been active in the Junior Achievement Program as well as in Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and has participated in many half marathons and 10K road races. He also enjoys golfing, travel, scuba diving, beach time with his wife and family outings.

The ever-growing EnviroLogik support staff includes trainers, coaches, accountants, product and marketing specialists and more!

Collaboration

We have global reach and global knowledge, with successful franchises and distributors in The Philippines, the UK, The Netherlands, Singapore, Finland, India, Guam, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany and China, with more to come!