Mr. Steven Marshall
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, provides leadership in business strategy, sales and operations, mergers and acquisitions, capital acquisition and funding. Prior to Altiras, Mr. Marshall successfully founded, developed and led several entrepreneurial ventures including Chasm Industries, Market2Market and Talon Solutions.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Marshall developed and led several service businesses as a senior manager for General Electric in their healthcare business unit. Mr. Marshall earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and graduated from the General Electric Manufacturing Management Corporate Development Program.
Mr. Todd Pencarinha
Founder and President. Mr. Pencarinha currently provides leadership in the development of new businesses and capital projects for the advancement of Altiras leadership in Beneficial Reuse around the world. His current focus is on projects such as on-site solvent and product reclamation, crude oil and petroleum product recovery from abandoned sites and advancing the application of various technologies for these projects.
Mr. Pencarinha has been in the chemical industry for 28 years including experience with large chemical producers such as Exxon, Equistar and Lyondell. Prior to Altiras, he successfully created and operated a chemical trading business focused on used, off-spec, and co-product chemicals. Mr. Pencarinha earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Mr. Lloyd D. Ruth
Founder and Chairman, provides leadership for the Altiras board of directors. Mr. Ruth was co-founder and General Partner of Marquette Venture Partners from January 1987 until he retired where he evaluated investment opportunities within the retail, e-commerce, consumer services, and technology industries. Mr. Ruth has made over 30 investments in his more than 20 year venture career with a focus in telecom and consumer related investments.
Before co-founding Marquette, Mr. Ruth worked for Sprout Group, a venture capital affiliate of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jeanrette Inc. (now Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation), where he was responsible for managing the company’s west coast office. Mr. Ruth served as a Director of uReach Technologies, Inc., Payerpath.com, and Fogdog, Inc. Mr. Ruth earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, a Master’s in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. John Lowe
Mr. John Lowe provides leadership in financial strategy, accounting, operations, risk management and treasury. Prior to Altiras, Mr. Lowe was Manager of Financial Reporting at NCI Building Systems, Inc, where his focus was in the areas of financial reporting and accounting for a $300 million dollar division.
Mr. Lowe worked at Deloitte & Touche where he was a member of the audit team for public clients in the steel and private equity industries. Prior to Deloitte, Mr. Lowe was the Controller of Integrity Global Marketing, an infomercial marketing company where he was responsible for accounting, risk management, and cash management. Mr. Lowe earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Kent State University.
Mr. Matthew Lee
Mr. Matthew Lee, President of Altiras Pipeline Construction, has 23 years in business to include pipeline construction, industrial business development, and leadership of various business teams. Prior to Altiras, Matt has previously served as Senior Vice President and Vice President within the pipeline construction services industry and now leads Altiras Pipeline Construction. Matt has worked in sales, sales management, marketing, training, compliance and executive management for various organizations.
He is a former College Scholarship Athlete from The University of Louisiana at Monroe where he earned a BBA with a Major In Finance. He has served as Finance Director of a non-profit cancer foundation and donated hundreds of hours public speaking across the country to athletes and children on the harmful effects of tobacco.
Mr. Dan Hickman
Mr. Dan Hickman, Strategic Marketing Manager, provides leadership in marketing and supply chain management in the chemical and fuel markets and manages information technology.
Prior to Altiras, Mr. Hickman held several sales leadership positions in asset management and information technology firms including Gartner Group and IBM. Mr. Hickman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.
Mr. Mark Myers
Mr. Mark Myers, Research and Development Manager, provides expertise in research and development, technical and regulatory guidance and project management. Prior to Altiras, Mr. Myers was an R&D and applications chemist for Nissan Chemical America Corporation, developing custom nanoparticle formulations and an environmental consultant for Safety-Kleen Consulting, providing remediation and compliance services to the chemical, waste management, transportation, and energy sectors.
Mr. Myers earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s Degree in Environmental Systems Management from Southern Methodist University and completed advanced chemical training at the Nissan Chemical Industries’ Specialty Materials Research Laboratory in Sodegaura, Japan.