ME2C Environmental Appoints New Executive, Dennis Baranik, as Director of National Sales

Strong Industry Leader in Activated Carbon Industry Drives Growth in Multiple Markets

May 21, 2024 8:04 AM EDT | Source: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

Corsicana, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - May 21, 2024) - Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (TSXV: MEEC) (OTCQB: MEEC) ("ME2C Environmental " or the "Company"), a leading environmental technologies firm announces the appointment of Dennis Baranik, Director of National Sales. Effective as of May 1, 2024, Mr. Baranik will oversee product sales and IP Licensing in the Company's core business for mercury emissions capture as well as support both product and business development for WE2C Environmental.

Stated Richard MacPherson, CEO of ME2C Environmental, "As a key figure in the activated carbon market, the addition of Dennis Baranik will fulfill a key position that will ensure our continued growth in our core business as well as secure a strong market position in potable water treatment. His extensive leadership experience, most recently with a major player in the activated carbon industry, coupled with his deep knowledge and industry relationships in the North American water industry will be instrumental in accelerating our new technologies into the potable water market."

About Dennis Baranik

Dennis Baranik is a seasoned executive who has provided strategic and operational leadership to startup, early revenue, and Fortune 100 companies. As a corporate leader, he has created and implemented results-oriented campaigns and business plans - positively impacting market share, investment opportunities, and bottom-line results. Dennis has executive management experience in the environmental, activated carbon, automotive, consulting, marketing communications, and investment industries including leading roles in a Fortune 100 company.

For the past 10 years, Dennis Baranik has been actively working at a senior level at an activated carbon supply firm. Over the past year he has been instrumental in introducing firms to the water treatment industry and has a wealth of knowledge and know-how in that field which will benefit WE2C's entry significantly.

Dennis earned both his BA and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and will work hand in hand with Dr. David Mazyck and the ME2C team.

About ME2C® Environmental

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (TSXV: MEEC) (OTCQB: MEEC), operating under the trade name of ME2C Environmental, is a prominent environmental technologies company focused on providing innovative technologies to promote cleaner air and water with smart business solutions. From patented and proprietary mercury emissions capture technologies for the global power industry, this unique expertise now extends to WE2C Environmental, a division of ME2C Environmental focused on PFAS/PFOS removal from potable water. Through WE2C Environmental, new innovative water purification technologies are under development and expected to meet the growing demand for sustainable water solutions worldwide. Learn more at www.me2cenvironmental.com and www.we2cenvironmental.com.

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ME2C Environmental Contact:
Stacey Hyatt
Corporate Communications
ME2C Environmental
Main: 614-505-6115 x-1001
Direct: 404-226-4217
shyatt@me2cenvironmental.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Jessica Butt
IR Representative
Adelaide Capital
Direct: 416-844-6202
jessica@adcap.ca

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