Robbie Walker President, Marine Chemist Service, Inc.

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Something that most people probably don’t know about Marine Chemist Service is  it has beaten the textbook odds regarding longevity of a small and second-generation business.

What I love most about being a marine chemist is  meeting people in varying cultures and walks of life. In addition to our uniquenesses that can help others in challenging times, we share many similarities.

After I teach a training class, something that people ask me about is  how many marine chemists are there and what does it take to become one. The first answer is 98 worldwide. The second answer can be read on

If I won the lottery tomorrow, the first thing I’d do is  purchase a supersized portion of time, and then buy some more, followed by paying down debt and helping others.

When I think of memorable quotes, the one I think about most is  by John, the Apostle: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

My biggest guilty pleasure is  eating (that’s the pleasure part), especially exotic foods from other locales, until (here comes the guilty part) I step on the scales.

A nickname I have been given of which I am particularly fond is  “Duke” (as in Marmaduke), which according to an Internet search yields an apropos masculine name that has been interpreted to mean “leader of the seas.”

Something about me that most people do not know is  I have “gotten wet” (scuba diving) around the world and have seen many colorful, gargantuan and sometimes heart-skipping sights.

The best way to relax is to  follow Fred Rogers’ advice: “There’s noise everywhere…how nourishing silence can be…it may be called “meditation” or “deep relaxation,” “quiet time” or “downtime”…a chance to become more familiar with ourselves.”

The most important aspect of my job is  keeping others safe.

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