Vartega is Growing!
We are proud to announce that Jordan Harris has joined Vartega’s team as a Senior Process Engineer. Jordan earned a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University and features startup experience as an R&D Chemical Engineer for InfiChem Polymers LLC. With InfiChem, Jordan was a key member of a group that developed a chemical recycling process converting urethane products into commercially desired polyols. Jordan and the InfiChem team scaled their equipment and manufacturing process for pilot scale which they continued supporting after InfiChem was acquired by Emery Oleochemicals. Jordan is a critical addition to the team as Vartega continues to optimize its recycling process.
Welcome to Vartega, Jordan!
Vartega Adds New Advisors
We are excited to announce that Ibrahim Sendijarevic has agreed to provide support for Vartega in an advisory role. Ibrahim has a diverse background that includes developing his own green-technology startup.
Ibrahim formed InfiChem Polymers, LLC in 2009 to commercialize proprietary depolymerization technology for production of polyols from polyurethane. After securing investment in 2009, InfiChem opened a pilot facility in Sterling Heights, MI. By 2010, InfiChem's polyols were used in the production of polyurethane seat cushions for the Jeep Grand Cherokee. InfiChem subsequently expanded their customer base and increased production capacity which resulted in acquisition by Emery Oleochemicals in 2013.
We are also thrilled to announce that Alex Edge has agreed to enter into an advisory relationship with Vartega. Alex has a solid background in sales, marketing, and business development for major players in the composites industry including ELG Carbon Fibre and Cytec Solvay. With this experience, Alex brings a background which includes knowledge in composites recycling and production.
Alex is passionate about composites — specifically the growing need to commercialize sustainable recycling technologies. His deep technical and commercial knowledge of composites will be invaluable as Vartega continues to commercialize its technology. In addition, Alex’s many connections in the UK and continental Europe will serve to broaden Vartega’s reach with investors, suppliers, and clients.
Vartega is excited to work with Ibrahim and Alex and know that they will be extremely valuable resources as we grow. They both have impressive backgrounds and we can't wait to learn from them.
Welcome to the team!