About

About Us

Treatment Equipment Company is a sales organization meeting the water and wastewater needs of communities, tribes, and developers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Through our complete line of process equipment, we approach our business with one goal: providing our clients with the most innovative and cost-effective treatment solutions available.

Our Team

Chris McCalib

Chris McCalib

Chris is the President of TEC and has been with the company since 2015.  With 20 years of wastewater operations experience, he was responsible for 2 WWTPs, as well as numerous functional groups within the PNW.  Chris is actively involved in the Northwest Biosolids Management Association Board of Directors, serving as president, and is a past Vice President for the PNCWA Puget Sound Section.  A US Navy veteran, in his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and golf.

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Working in the manufacturing sector for much of the time since graduating the University of Washington with a BSME, and having managed many wastewater projects cradle-to-grave, Bob has had the opportunity to see, touch, and smell a lot of wastewater systems for applications as diverse as small communities to beverage bottling plants.  In his current role with Treatment Equipment Company, he has the opportunity to work with water and wastewater systems for municipalities and industry, helping to select equipment and processes to assist the operators in accomplishing their important missions. 

When Bob is not talking about treating water, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three boys and several animals on his property in Southern Oregon. 

Dennis Gleason

Dennis Gleason

Dennis is a valued team member and previous owner of Treatment Equipment Company. He has been involved in the wastewater market since the early 70’s, and in addition to his sales and management leadership at TEC, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. Dennis is involved in the review committee for the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association, serves on numerous manufacturer rep councils, and is a life member of Water Environment Federation. He has a degree in Civil/Sanitary Engineering from Marquette University, where he was President of the Triangle Engineering Fraternity, and outside the office he enjoys golf, travel, and collecting wine.

Austin McCalib

Austin McCalib

Austin joined TEC in 2021 as our new Plant Sales/Technician.  A recent high school graduate Austin is currently taking wastewater courses through Cal-State, and will soon intern at a local wastewater treatment plant, to learn all facets of how they operate.   In his spare time, Austin enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, playing soccer, traveling, and spending time with family.

Ric Tower

Ric Tower

Ric joined TEC in 1975 with a mechanical engineering degree. He purchased the company in 1979 from Frank Miehe, the Company's founder. In 1990 TEC merged with D.M. Gleason & Associates under the Treatment Equipment Company banner.

Ric is married to Jo Ann, his wife of over 40 years and has three adult children. Ric & Jo Ann enjoy travel and golf, and Ric is an avid tennis player.

Shannon McCalib

Shannon McCalib

Shannon joined TEC in 2021 as the Office Manager and brings over 20 years of experience.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.