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InnoVent Renewables

Addressing the growing global environmental challenge of waste tires building in landfills has taken on more importance. A March 2022 article by the World Economic Forum notes: “Tire pollution contributes to the problem of both microplastic and nanoplastic pollution.”

Historically, municipalities and local governments have attempted to mitigate their growing tire landfill issue by merely burning tires. This creates even greater environmental issues with emissions and other by-products being released into the atmosphere.

Our vision and approach at InnoVent Renewables is simple: Keep Driving Renewable Energy Forward by leveraging our proven process to convert used tires into valuable products that are used in new tire production, fuels, and petrochemicals. With our process being completely closed loop – zero emissions – we have full recovery of a range of high value products that are used in the automotive and industrial sectors. Our facilities are highly mobile, enabling us to rapidly transition to new jurisdictions that want to mitigate their tire landfill challenges.

TEAM

Management

Vibhu Sharma

Vibhu Sharma

CEO

Sharma leads the InnnoVent team as an entrepreneur with a previous successful business exit, as well as a chemical engineer with 27 years experience. He has worked in the renewable, oil and gas, and chemical industries. Prior to InnoVent, Sharma was VP of Advanced Applications at Wood PLC, a $5 billion engineering and automation company. Earlier in his career, Sharma was CEO of Ingenious Inc, a technology and energy consulting firm, that was acquired by Wood in 2016.

Vibhu Sharma
Sergio Treviño

Sergio Treviño

Technical Director

Treviño brings his 25 years of experience as a chemical engineer to the InnoVent team, with his wealth of knowledge in polymer and chemical processes, lab and pilot plant systems, scale-up and new technologies.

Gerardo Treviño

Gerry Treviño

Commercial Director, Supply, Trading, Logistics and Business Services

Mr. Treviño brings over 30 years of commercial sales, account management, and logistics expertise in the Mexico tire industry. Prior to InnoVent Renewables, Gerry was the the National Manager of Truck, Farm, Industrial and OTR Sales for JK Tornel, a leading tire manufacturer in Mexico. Prior to JK, Mr. Treviño held senior commercial, account management, and sales leadership roles with Group Serna Michelin, Bridgestone Mexico, MN Grupo Comercial, S.A. DE C.V., and Grupo Llanti Systems, S.A. DE C.V.
Gerardo Treviño
Gautam Pradhan

Gautam Pradhan

Technical Director

Pradhan is a chemical engineer with 30 years of experience in process design, technology development, optimization and engineering.  experience in Oil & Gas, Renewables industries. He has previously held key roles at Wood Plc, AspenTech, Distichemi, and Ingenious Inc. The experience from his time in the oil and gas, and renewables industries will be of great value to the InnoVent team.

Rodrigo Treviño

Dr. Rodrigo Treviño

Senior Consultant

Dr. Treviño holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT. His 35 years of experience in process simulation, modeling, asset optimization systems, kinetic models, scale-up for renewable, refining, petrochemical, chemical and polymer companies, will be invaluable to InnoVent Renewables.

Rodrigo Treviño
Carlos López de Lara

Carlos López de Lara

General Manager, Mexico

Carlos is an industrial engineer administrator with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked in both the public and prive sector, designing and implementing management systems of different disciplines with applications in various lines. InnoVent will benefit greatly from the more than 20 years of knowledge he brings in project management as he has been responsible for initiating, designing, planning, executing, monitoring and completing projects throughout his career.

Pedro Carrasco

Pedro Carrasco

Senior Engineer, Mexico

Graduated Mechanical Administrator Engineer and MBA with Financial orientation, with 22 years of experience in the industry. Assigned to support the execution of several EPC international large projects with the responsibilities of Pipe Line & Equipment arrangement 2D drawings, ASME Pressure Vessels material calculation, Scope of work review, Project management, Change Management, Schedule, Cost Control, Resources management and Project progress. In charge of Budget Management, Mechanical Engineering, Plots and Drawing Design.

Pedro Carrasco
Fernando Flores

Fernando Flores

Senior Engineer, Mexico

Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Participated in various projects as manager, consultant, or designer. Experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Auditor. Knowledge of Statistical Process Control. Role of Mechanical Engineer, Staff and Plant Star-Up Staff.
Fernando Flores

Amina Buric

Project Manager

Ms. Buric will focus on critical project activities, schedule management and coordinate with internal and external resources. She joined InnoVent Renewables from RESAPOWER where she led several successful engineering projects below budget and ahead of schedule. Amina also served in the U.S. Navy, performing a range of electrical and mechanical engineering support roles. Amina holds a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Amina Buric
Leslie Madín

Leslie Madín

Research Chemist Principal

Leslie is an industrial chemist with 10 years of experience. She has participated in different projects and worked in different areas of chemistry, such as: analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry; to develop new materials or chemical products, optimize laboratory practices, optimize processes and improve quality. Leslie is the Research Chemistry Principal and Assistant Director for InnoVent Renewables.

Ashish Nag

Ashish Nag

Senior Consultant

Nag is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years of experience in refining and petrochemical plants. Previously, Nag held the rold of Executive Director at Indian Oil (IOCL), a $90 billion national oil company. His experience in implementing capital projects, engineering systems, project management, energy optimization, hydrocracker, crude and vacuum units, FCC, and gas processing plants, will serve him well in his advisory services on the InnoVent Team.

Ashish Nag
Natalia Madín

Natalia Madín

Project Administrative Assistant

As the Project Administrative Assistant, Natalia assists in project management, and is responsible for document and office management. She also assists the InnoVent executive team.

Arvind Khete

Arvind Khete

Automation Manager

As InnoVent’s Automation Manager, Khete brings experience in design, selection, installation and commissioning of field instruments for various plants like petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and  beverages, distilleries, boilers, and more. etc. Project Management & Supervision. More than 30 years of experience in Turnkey Instrumentation Projects executed in above fields. 23 years’ experience in Instrumentation field. Actual Automation and Instrumentation Manager.

Arvind Khete

STRATEGIC

Advisors

Richard Loew

Richard Loew

Senior Advisor

Richard is a versatile global business leader and ex-CIO of Motiva Refining, the largest US refiner. He brings operational and project management expertise with more than 30 years of management consulting and industry experience. He has delivered and supported business solutions for multi-billion-dollar multinationals in pre- and post-IPO phases through a disciplined approach to strategic planning and execution.
Matt Flanagan

Matt Flanagan

Senior Advisor

Matt brings nearly 30 years of extensive industry experience selling and delivering large-scale business and technology transformation programs for multi-billion-dollar, multinational corporations. Prior to co-founding Pyxis Advisory Group, Matt spent more than 10 years as a partner with a boutique management consulting firm serving the energy industry. His prior experience includes as Director with Petroplus, a European independent refining and marketing company, as the lead for the company’s M&A initiatives and business improvement initiatives.
Matt Flanagan