Following his PhD on the topic of human waste management, Geoff Hill founded Toilet Tech Solutions in 2013. Toilet Tech provides a 'blue ocean' opportunity to merge sustainability, technology and entrepreneurship in a field that had seen little innovation since the 1970's.
In 2017, TTS merged with Engineered Compost Systems, which shares a similar organic waste management mission. Toilet Tech is focused on the provision of low-tech high-performance toilets for remote sites lacking sewer, water, and electricity. Toilet Tech systems now sit as high as 10,000' on Mt. Rainier's Camp Muir, as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska and as far south as Lago Capri Patagonia, Argentina.
Geoff Hill, Toilet Tech founder and ECS' Director of Technical Services, and Tim O'Neill, ECS' founder and President, both avid climbers and back country skiers, were entirely dissatisfied with the lack of technology and effective solutions at the remote, rugged, and beautiful places they like to visit, and the decision to team up with ECS to further provide quality solutions was a natural next step in TTS' mission to improve organic waste management.
Geoff Hill, PhD
B.Sc. Environmental Science
M.S. Geography & Botany
PhD Human Waste Management
Geoff directs Toilet Tech. He completed his PhD on this topic in 2013 and wrote a series of peer review publications summarizing his findings. He has worked with dozens of parks and forests in the development of improved toilet facilities.
Geoff also directs technical services with Engineered Compost Systems, through whom Toilet Tech does business as. Geoff worked as GM of a large compost site and converted diesel cars to burn cooking oil in his past.
B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Washington
Tim is president and founder of Engineered Compost Systems (mother company to TTS). He has worked as an entrepreneur providing technology and consulting to the compost industry since 1993. He enjoys the broad range of challenges and never-ending opportunities to learn that industry provides. He is a recognized expert in compost aeration and control, regulatory compliance, process control and monitoring technology, odor control, feedstock preparation and material handling.
MSc Mechanical Engineering and
MSc Biorenewable Resources & Technology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification, 2015
Ross joined the TTS/ECS team in June of 2017. He contributes to technology development, system design, modeling, documentation, customer service, and product support.
Marketing & Administration
B.A. Fashion Merchandising, Emphasis on Textiles
Seattle Pacific University
Grays Harbor College
Sales & Marketing Manager
MSc Zoology, UBC
BSc Marine Biology, LIU
Anna joined the TTS team in October of 2018. She is developing new and existing sales opportunities, providing customer support, and creating marketing strategies for this unique technology and eco-friendly products.
University of Alaska Anchorage
Sue is responsible for accounting, financial management, and Shared Resource teams for TTS, ECS and its sister companies.
IT / Facilities Manager
A.T.A. Digital Forensics/Network Security
Edmonds Community College
Martin maintains the IT and facilities infrastructure and performs web site security and content updates. He also performs safety inspections and monitors workplace safety hazards. Martin assists as needed in manufacturing.
TTS IN THE
TTS is one of the only 'scientific principles' centered toilet firms in the industry. This has garnered us some media coverage including the following stories:
Billings Gazette: The trouble with backcountry toilets
Outside Magazine Podcast: an amazing crappy story
Castlegar News talks about the implementation of separation toilets in BC parks and the benefit over other composting toilet systems:
News article on TTS from TreeHugger:
Patagonia Cleanest Line Blog on Los Glaciers Toilet Project:
Trip to Patagonia to install a toilet with the PanAm Access Club:
Off to a Great Start- the Patagonia Waste Management Project Access PanAm