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.