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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

Felipe Vazquez Esquivel

Production Manager

Mr. Esquivel brings over 30 years of production and operations management experience across several complex manufacturing businesses; from plant commissioning through start-up of operations. Felipe joins InnoVent Renewables from Protexa Group, where he led production management for Protexa’s fiberglass plant (Productos Lince, S.A. de C.V.) and managed all production scheduling, maintenance, and environmental activities. Earlier in his expansive career, Mr. Esquivel managed production, maintenance, and operations for Protexa’s Protexchem, S.A. de C.V. tar and enamel plant; and Protexa’s waterproofing plant.
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.
Gautam Pradhan
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.

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.

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.

Natalia Madín
Natalia Madín

Arlin “Alejandra” Cárdenas Estrada

Human Resources Manager

Ms. Cárdenas Estrada brings nearly a decade of HR management experience leading early-stage growth companies, developing hiring strategies, and implementing HR policies and governance. She has deep Monterrey-based HR leadership experience with Jan Crane and Services and most recently with Specialized Personnel Services.

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

As Partner & Co-Founder of Pyxis Advisory Group, Matt delivers the highest quality client service to the global industrial sector, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, commodities trading, and digital transformation. He brings 30 years of extensive industry and subject matter expertise as a global business executive selling and delivering large-scale business and technology transformation programs for multi-national corporations, private-equity backed companies, and innovative founder-led start-ups.
Matt Flanagan
Gautam Pradhan

Victoria Lazar

Advisor

Ms. Lazar is a highly accomplished business executive with a proven record of success leading companies through impactful changes. She has served as Chief Legal Officer for multiple global organizations, working with board and management teams at companies in all stages of the business lifecycle. Ms. Lazar most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI), a leading technology provider to traditional and new energy companies, where she guided FTI through its spin-off of Technip Energies (Paris: TE) and initiation of a shareholder distribution program.

Lemar Brown

Lemar Marie Brown

Advisor

Ms. Brown is a seasoned dealmaker and strategist who has negotiated and closed complicated multi-party deals, each worth over $500 million, and brings over 25 years of progressive engineering and leadership roles with Shell plc and Goldman Sachs. Her deep industry experience spans oil & gas upstream, downstream, and midstream, LNG, power, trading, and finance. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Negocium Group, an advisory firm serving as a resource to C-suite executives by enabling organizational goals in negotiations, strategy, business planning, risk mitigation and management, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (MA&D), and portfolio management.
Lemar Brown