Corporate background

Environmental Control, Inc. (ECI) was incorporated in 1992. ECI's product and service offerings are a subset of those offered by a company called American Technology,Inc.. American Technology, Inc. operated from 1984 to 1992 offering computer tape cleaning and testing services, computer supplies, and Techni-Clean computer room cleaning services, primarily to mainframe data centers on a national basis.

ECI concentrates on computer room environmental concerns which may adversely affect data processing integrity. Our mission is twofold:

  • The reduction of problems in computer and hi-tech environments by offering services and products that keep expensive equipment functioning at maximum efficiency
  • Empowering our customers to be prepared for any disaster that might jeopardize their corporate well-being by offering expertise in disaster recovery planning in the form of training seminars, consulting on disaster recovery issues, and inexpensive but well very developed and very comprehensive disaster recovery planning software

Principals:

President: Thomas M. Thomas

Tom Thomas has 25 years experience working with mainframe data centers throughout the southeastern United States. He has a BA in Economics and an MBA with emphasis in Computer Technology. He has held positions as mainframe hardware salesman for Control Data Corporation, Southeastern Sales manager for Computer-Link Corporation managing a network of 70 agents with 200+ salespeople selling computer tape and disk pack cleaners and testers to medium and large data centers, Sales Manager for Corporate Sales for a Computer City computer supplies megastore, and President of American Technology and Environmental Control, Inc. Tom is an expert in a field which he calls "Disaster Prevention", and which includes computer/tech room contamination prevention and cleanup, leak detection systems, air filtration systems, media degaussers, tape cleaners and testers, and Switch-Guard acrylic control panel protectors. Tom was the first company in Georgia to offer computer room cleaning services and has been offering Techni-Clean computer room services for over 15 years.

Chief consultants Dr. Jeffery Williams and Dale WIndle

Jeffrey Williams is a Systems Engineer with degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Systems Engineering. He is President and Chief Strategist for Binomial International Inc. of Delaware and for DisasterRecovery.com Inc. He has lectured on business/disaster recovery planning at Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Clarkson University and regularly conducts disaster recovery seminars in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia on business/disaster recovery planning. He is also a regular speaker on recovery planning topics at such venues as the Disaster Recovery Journal Conferences, the Association of Contingency Planners, the World-Wide Conferences on Disaster Management, and the RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.) Conferences. He has published over 100 articles. He has also developed many disaster recovery plans.

Dr. Williams has conducted international studies involving the United Nations, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (FAITC), and the International Development Agency (CIDA). He was a founding President of the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange and currently edits a world-wide disaster recovery planning newsletter (200,000 readers).

Dr. Williams has been instrumental in the development of the Phoenix Disaster Recovery Planning software package.

Dr. Williams has a Top Secret security clearance.

Dale Windle is an accomplished professional with over 18 years in senior management. Having spent most of this time building companies, managing staffing, resources and finances, Dale has a unique perspective on the business needs of clients. He holds two degrees in Architecture and was a registered Architect in Canada for over 15 years before turning his focus to the Information Technology world in 1993.
Dale has strong technical skills and knowledge in relation to business management, software development, e-commerce and eBusiness systems and operations. He has spent the past 5 years actively engaged in disaster recovery planning, initially in association with Year 2000 analysis and planning, risk assessment and mitigation and then in consulting work associated with data backup and recovery.

For the past 2 years he has been actively responsible for data backup, data storage and disaster recovery services for 9,000 computers at 24 building site, in 3 cities in the US and Canada, managing over 76 Terabytes of recovery data storage per month.