ABOUT THE CEO

Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D

EDUCATION

  • 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

BUSINESS GROWTH EXPERIENCE

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.

LEADERSHIP / RECOGNITION

  • 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

SPOKESPERSON / COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP

  • Book Editor / Expert – 13 plus edition revisions

  • Patents – 8

 

  • Publications - 67

 

  • Keynotes, Presentations, & Lectures – 79

 

  • TV/Radio Appearances – 5

 

  • Published Quotes from Interviews – 700+​

MAINTAINING BALANCE

  • 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​