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Choice Ballast Solutions Appoints New Business Development Manager

Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) announced today that James (Jim) P. Mackey has joined the firm to further develop key accounts and cultivate new business worldwide.

Jim will serve as Business Development Manager and joins Choice from a long career, spanning more than 30 years, at Hyde Marine. During his time with Hyde Marine, he was responsible for the North American, as well as Offshore Service Vessel and Cruise Ship market segments and was part of the research and sales team that developed the Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system in the early 2000’s. During this time, Jim was instrumental in acquiring numerous large corporate accounts on their behalf.

Jim has a wealth of knowledge in ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and retrofit installation.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architect and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Jim commented, “I am pleased to join this well-respected company and look forward to new challenges and opportunities that will help Choice continue to expand their growing book of business.”

“Jim’s significant knowledge, background and experience of the marine industry bring another level of expertise and sign of commitment by Choice to continue offering first-rate technical engineering services to our customers,” said John P. Dooley, President. “Jim’s in-depth understanding of BWTS, coupled with his knowledge of the marine market, will play a major role in the implementation of high quality solutions for our clients.”

About Choice Ballast Solutions
Choice provides Compliance Planning, Integration Engineering, Project Management, and Installation Execution for BWTS retrofits – from the survey to the signoff.  With extensive experience in the areas of vessel surveys, retrofits, ballast water treatment system design, certification and integration, Choice delivers comprehensive, independent programs based on shipowners’ needs.  For more information about Choice, and our full range of Ballast Water Treatment Services, call +1 440 973 9841, or visit us at