OUR TEAM

CEO Pete Ceglinski

The Seabin Project is far more than a product, our ultimate goal is to
“have pollution free oceans for our future generations”.

To get there we are working to optimise the technology and scale our operations globally. The Seabins are powerful communication tools in our educational programs which we feel is the real solution.

We have grown in many ways, from the technology, the team, educational programs, to our own personal development. It has been an exciting learning curve so far and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.

We are also extremely proud that some of our pilot partners have won awards assisted by Seabin Project and that others have met their objectives for 2017 and 2018.

With momentum increasing everyday through the marina industry, environmental agencies, the media and the general population around the world, I am excited about the measurable impact of our program.

Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co Founder

Seabin Project

The team

Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co-Founder

Seabin Project

Along with the development of the project, he's involved in the technical design and development of the products.

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Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co-Founder

Seabin Project

Pete has been around the ocean his entire life and enjoyed surfing exotic destinations around the globe. With a background of product design combined with ten years of boat building for high-end racing yacht teams, the switch to developing a Seabin that cleans the oceans has proved invaluable for the development of the Seabin Project and its educational programs. Along with the development of the Seabin Project as a business, Pete is heavily involved in the technical design and development of the products.

Free-diving, surfing, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, camping, road trips, travel, photography, art and design are just some of Pete’s interests when he has spare time.

Mahi Paquette

CEO Seabin Foundation

Seabin Foundation

Mahi has a passion for bridging the gap between science, technology, near future adaptation and community engagement.

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Mahi Paquette

CEO Seabin Foundation

Seabin Foundation

Mahi is an environmental geographer (BSc – Canada) with a master in use and conservation of natural resources with a specific focus on coastal oceanography (MSc – Brazil).  She is currently studing a PhD in Education at Southern Cross University (Australia) with a focus on planetary ethics and business decision-making. Mahi has a passion for bridging the gap between science, technology, near future adaptation and community engagement. This has led Mahi to work and volunteer actively with several not-for-profit, gaining knowledge and experience of community leadership, grant management and hands-on/on the ground community events. In her free time, Mahi loves to go for a surf, sail and engage in deep and meaningful chats. (And yes, Mahi is just like Mahi Mahi the fish, very happy in the ocean!)

Lewis Rowe Global Chief Operating Officer

Lewis Rowe

Global Chief Operating Officer

Seabin Project

Lewis enjoys collaborating at the intersection of design, science, tech, & social impact - to foster innovation for a more sustainable & healthy world. Lewis' mission at Seabin is to scale the Seabin “business & tech for good” model globally, and guide growth of our North America presence.

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Lewis Rowe

Global Chief Operating Officer

Seabin Project

Before Seabin, Lewis was the Chief Strategy Officer for a high-growth spin-out venture from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Their radical scientific research & data platform has been widely adopted by government agencies & researchers to provide unprecedented insights into human biology and disease, and to inform better healthcare decision-making.

Prior, Lewis spent 10+ years consulting on the design & commercial launch of various tech platforms for corporate clients such as Microsoft, Panasonic, and Motorola.

Lewis also serves as the in-house Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Larta Institute in Los Angeles. Larta is a non-profit organization accelerating the commercialization of science & technology in partnership with U.S. federal government agencies, including the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Lewis was selected as a Global Fellow of Social Impact by the MovingWorlds Institute, where he serves to help social enterprises work towards achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Lewis is father to two awesome kids – in any spare time he has, you’ll find him at the ocean, up a mountain, fixing his house, or walking his dog.

Charles Griffith

Business Operations and Seabin Fleet Manager

Seabin Project

Charlie’s mission at Seabin is to make the business operations run smooth for the team and deliver Seabins to customers globally.

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Charles Griffith

Business Operations and Seabin Fleet Manager

Seabin Project

Charlie has a diverse business background with roles including commercial property valuer, horticulture farm manager and operations manager for a rapidly expanding merino clothing business. Formally schooled with a Business degree and Masters in Property from UQ, his lifelong passions of surfing & skiing founded a deep love for the ocean, the mountains and our environment. In recent years, Charlie has pursued personal development via understanding human nature, meditation, becoming a yoga instructor, deep nature immersion and researching biohacking; allowing him to recognise the inseparable link between individual and global health. Extensive travel has emphasised his necessity to be part of the solution to pollution in our world’s oceans, which has guided his path to the Seabin Project.

Charlie’s mission at Seabin is to make the business operations run smooth for the team and deliver Seabins to customers globally.  His experience, calm manner, good humour, enthusiasm, attention to detail and planetary purpose is a symbiotic addition to the Seabin team.

Scott Taylor

Global Partnerships Manager

Seabin Project

Growing up, Scott and his family lived in many places around the world - mainly near the ocean - Seattle, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Oahu, and California. His global upbringing as a child combined with his travels as a young adult created awareness of the impact human behaviour has on the quality and health of our oceans. In 2018, after reading about the impact Seabin was having in Sydney, Scott volunteered at Seabin part-time in Operations and is now a Global Partnerships Manager based in the US.

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Scott Taylor

Global Partnerships Manager

Seabin Project

At Seabin, Scott’s mission is to establish and grow strategic and value-aligned partnerships. He is focusing on the deployment of the Cleaner Cities, Smarter Cities Program in the North American market.

Scott has spent 7+ years in Sales and Business Development providing technology to enterprise companies globally. Prior to Seabin, he became an expert in providing Fortune 500 organizations with virtual reality (VR) technology as a medium to better train and prepare their employees for their jobs.

Before starting his professional career, Scott received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Santa Clara University.

You can find Scott in nature with his wife and black lab, surfing, or hiking/backpacking.

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Tom Batrouney

Head Environmental Technician & Community Advocate

Seabin Project

Tom is a surfer, ultra-runner, and community builder hell-bent on using simple, honest language and concepts to demystify our biggest environmental issues. Tom's mission at Seabin is to use the confronting image of rubbish in the natural world as a conversation starter lighting a fire inside of the people he meets and can reach digitally, to create a tidal wave of eco-warriors fighting to protect our home planet.

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Tom Batrouney

Head Environmental Technician & Community Advocate

Seabin Project

Spending time in the ocean and in nature has lead Tom down a path of not only self-discovery but education and has allowed him to create platforms to inspire change in society. In the running world Tom calls himself an ‘eco-runner’ and promotes sustainable fashion and environmental stewardship while running over 100kms a week. In the ocean Tom learnt to surf at a very young age, felt fear and built confidence all while watching the plastic problem build up on land and in the water.

Being immersed in these two worlds has given Tom everything and he sees it as his life’s work to be able to leave the earth and have future generations be able to experience and achieve what he has in the natural world.

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Paola Marcon

European Operations Manager

Seabin Project

Paola's mission at Seabin is to manage the European operations. Based in Mallorca, Spain, Pao's key activities include education and awareness programs that align with Seabin Projects' mission for cleaner oceans.

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Paola Marcon

European Operations Manager

Seabin Project

Paola’s mission at Seabin is to manage the European operations. Based in Mallorca, Spain, Pao’s key activities include education and awareness programs that align with Seabin Projects’ mission for cleaner oceans. Pao is also busy with hands on work carrying out installations, together with collecting and collating data for the Pollution Index.

Pao is a lover of the sea and nature, she has been a traveller since she was 18 years old, she is a yoga teacher and loves surfing. Pao, is convinced that, with small changes, together we can make a better world.

Solomon Wadani

Campaign and Data Coordinator

Seabin Foundation

Solomon is a passionate environmental steward keen on integrating science and innovation with education and community engagement to promote a sustainable future. Solomons’ role as Campaign and Data Coordinator for Seabin Foundation, is to communicate to all stakeholders the positive impact that Seabins have, not only on the local marine environment but the broader community.

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Solomon Wadani

Campaign and Data Coordinator

Seabin Foundation

Solomon has a deep seeded connection with the ocean having learnt to surf, sail, dive and fish at a young age on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The ocean has been the sounding board of inspiration for Solomon to pursue diverse experiences and a career in environmental management and sustainability.

Solomon is a graduate from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) majoring in Marine Biology. Prior to joining Seabin, Solomon worked as an Environmental Consultant in the waste management and resource recovery industry.
Solomon also has experience with international non-for-profit conservation programs. Solomon worked in Cape Verde, protecting nesting Loggerhead sea turtles from poaching. Here, Solomon witnessed firsthand the devastating impact marine plastic pollution, overfishing and poaching had on local marine life. This empowered Solomon to take action and work to reduce the prevalence of marine plastic pollution.

Solomon spends his free time looking for waves. When he isn’t in the water, you’ll find him somewhere near it.

Seabin Project Jack Vitnell

Jack Vitnell

Environmental Technician

Seabin Project

Jack’s working on the Sydney City Pilot to protect the most biodiverse harbour in the world, one that he is lucky enough to call home.

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Jack Vitnell

Environmental Technician

Seabin Project

Studying a Bachelor of Marine Science gave Jack the ammunition to help others appreciate the beauty of our oceans so they too could help conserve it. His previous roles focussed on protecting marine wildlife and their habitats through both action and education. Rescues including that of a Great White shark showed Jack how even small actions can lead to large scale behaviour change, something he is thrilled to be a part of at the Seabin Project.

Jack returned from a long sailing trip with a few stories and many more lessons. He’s aiming to cultivate the same peace found at sea in the reality of life in a major city. Working for Seabin allows him to be surrounded by people who inspire him and keep his froth for cleaner oceans alive. If you want to track him down on the weekends have a look at the weather forecast, with a bit of swell you’ll find him surfing otherwise head west to the mountains.

Seabin Project Support Jaymee Garcia

Jaymee Garcia

Seabin Support and Administration

Seabin Project

Jaymee’s mission at the Seabin is to understand the customer needs and to ensure that their queries will be addressed reliably by the Seabin team according to their requests. She typically administers and implements customer relationship management of the database of customer contacts, communications and allocating projects to the Seabin team.

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Jaymee Garcia

Seabin Support and Administration

Seabin Project

Jaymee has a Business degree and Vocational diploma in Information Technology. Prior to working at Seabin, Jaymee worked with retail, BPO, technology and service industry related companies where she found her passion in supporting business owners to free up their time and help them to focus more on building their growing business.

She has a deep love of nature. For her, there’s nothing like taking a walk while staring in a crystal sea and being able to smell the ocean breeze. She also loves to travel, go camping, and do island hopping with only a few of the thousand islands in the Philippines. At a young age, she once became a volunteer in her community to advocate peace and a cleaner environment. She finds nature inherently interesting because of her personal exploration. Having said that, she believes that nature gives a positive impact on personal well-being. This has led Jaymee to support the Seabin project mission and be part of the solution to solve the ocean’s plastic pollution.

Jaymee has recently given birth to her first child. It’s the most magical day of her life. She’s now a proud mumma who is surviving motherhood and enjoying the simple life with her new little baby.

Portsea Turton

Administration and Youth Ambassador

Seabin Project

Portsea developed a love for the ocean beginning in her childhood where she spent her days snorkelling, boating and camping. Her eagerness to enjoy the ocean has led to an awareness of its dynamic changing

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Portsea Turton

Administration and Youth Ambassador

Seabin Project

Portsea developed a love for the ocean beginning in her childhood where she spent her days snorkelling, boating and camping. Her eagerness to enjoy the ocean has led to an awareness of its dynamic changing. Portsea reflects that despite Australia’s relatively pristine state compared to other locations around the world, the amount of pollution and biodiversity in her local area alone has had notable changes since the time she first went diving. Understanding the severity of the issue has filled her with a drive to change the future of our ocean and led to her involvement with the Seabin Project.  

 Portsea is also a member of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and is currently studying Marine Science at James Cook University.