Vartega Adds Strategic Hire to Growing Team


Vartega welcomes Robert (Bob) Jones to the team as Vice President of Sales effective May 1, 2018. Mr. Jones will have primary responsibility for managing existing client and partner relationships as well as pursuing new sales channels for Vartega's products and services.

Bob is a great complement to our team. His can-do attitude is infectious and we’re inspired by his drive and passion to serve our customers at the highest level. He brings a wealth of perspective and experience in the fiber reinforced thermoplastics market which will help us identify and pursue strategic opportunities for short term revenue as well as long term growth.
— Andrew Maxey - CEO of Vartega

Mr. Jones has over 30 years of experience along with 16 years specifically in fiberglass and global thermoplastics sales with Vetrotex and CPIC China products, in addition to executive business relationships with top thermoplastic customers such as SABIC, DuPont, DSM, Invista, and others.

Additional details regarding Mr. Jones's background and experience can be found at his LinkedIn profile here. Learn more about the Vartega team here.

Vartega to present at ANTEC


ANTEC®, produced by the SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), is the largest, most respected and well known technical conference in the plastics industry. It's where classroom theory connects with real world solutions.

The conference will be held May 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with NPE 2018 (The Plastics Show).

Andrew Maxey, CEO of Vartega, will be presenting an overview entitled Affordable recycled carbon fiber for additive manufacturing (3D printing) and automotive thermoplastics. The presentation will take place at 11:00 AM EDT in room S321 on May 10, 2018.

Information regarding ANTEC and Mr. Maxey's presentation can be found here.

Vartega promotes Josh Gary to CCO and Alice Havill to COO

Josh Gary

Josh Gary

Alice Havill

Alice Havill

Vartega is excited to announce the promotion of Alice Havill to the executive leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. She had previously been serving as Senior Project Manager of Vartega since her hire in June of 2017.

Josh Gary, former COO, has been retained and been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer to reflect his ongoing efforts in supporting Vartega's growth and development.

Josh Gary co-founded Vartega in 2014. Mr. Gary spent the previous eight years of his career in the commercial construction industry as a project manager for a mechanical equipment representative firm: Air Reps LLC. During his tenure he developed relationships with high profile clients such as Boeing, Amazon, and Microsoft. Mr. Gary had project involvement from cradle to grave, aiding in equipment design, selection, and procurement. Additional duties included managing project financials. While at Air Reps he was responsible for managing over $10 million worth of revenue per year with a compound annual growth rate of 36%. Mr. Gary studied engineering at the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology.

Alice Havill is a native of New Zealand that moved to the Colorado in 2016. Alice has a bachelor of Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland and brings over a decade of engineering and project management experience from manufacturing and biotechnology. Prior to Vartega, Alice was central to the growth of LanzaTech Inc; a gas-fermentation bio-commodities company. Her primary role was to manage and coordinate multi-stakeholder research projects for the demonstration of commercial fermentation platforms that consumed greenhouse gases. Alice also held a technical leadership position for the advancement of separation technologies for the recovery of targeted biochemicals. In addition to her bio-refinery career, Alice spent her early years as a technical specialist for a global appliance manufacturing company, where she supported the selection and processing of all critical materials used in their 5 global manufacturing sites. Alice supports Vartega's suite of technical and business projects and she recently completed her MBA at the University of Denver.