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Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D


  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 1983 – 1988 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry; minor Analytical Chemistry

  • Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, B.S. Chemistry 1979-1983


Executive Legacy, llc, CEO, Colorado Springs, CO 8-2018- present
It is my professional goal to lead and assist organizations to achieve financial and profit growth while benefiting mankind.

National Swimming Pool Foundation, CEO, Colorado Springs, CO 2003-2018
Turned around educational publisher and achieved growth from $1 million (2003) to $5.6 million (2018). As a
result, we helped more people live happier, healthier and safer lives. We delivered educational programs to over 41,000 industry professionals in 70 countries in 2018 to help them:

  • Prevent disease, drowning, chemical exposure, suction entrapment and injuries

  • Design, engineer, build and service better aquatic facilities, swimming pools and spas

  • Promote the benefits of immersion and aquatic activity

BioLab, Inc., Dir. of Product Development, Decatur, GA 1994-2003
Supported 11 U.S. and international businesses delivering innovative products. New product sales increased from $34 million (1994) to $150 million (2003). Coordinated efforts with domestic and international Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, outside researchers and vendors. Guided intellectual property efforts that yielded over 10 patents that created a competitive barrier of 90%+ of new product sales. Helped establish home-care business and assisted merger/acquisition assessments.

Vista Chemical Co. (now Sasol), Research Chemist, Austin, TX 1988-1994
Exploratory research, market development, and technical support in technology fields including surfactants,
lubricants solvents, thickeners, and catalyst supports.


  • Paragon Award the International Swimming Hall of Fame: 2017

  • Blue Mind Award for promoting the benefits of being in, on, around or under the water: 2017

  • Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Service Award: 2017


  • “Power 25, Most Influential People in Aquatics,” Aquatics International Magazine: 2005, 2009, & 2012


  • “Guardian of the Year,” Angels of America’s Fallen: 2016


  • Board of Directors for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance: 2010 - 12


  • Board of Trustees, Northeast Spa & Pool Association Foundation: 2009 - 18


  • Book Editor / Expert – 13 plus edition revisions

  • Patents – 8


  • Publications - 67


  • Keynotes, Presentations, & Lectures – 79


  • TV/Radio Appearances – 5


  • Published Quotes from Interviews – 700+​


  • Two passionate adult sons


  • Camino de Santiago (2019); approximately 580 mile hike


  • SSI Scuba Certification (2013)


  • Borneo International Marathon (May 2011); Denver Marathon (October 2010)


  • Skiing, capable of black diamond (2008 – present)


  • American Taekwondo Association – First Degree Black Belt 2004​

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