Mr. Steven Marshall
Steven Marshall provides leadership in business strategy, sales and operations strategy, 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
Todd Pencarinha currently provides leadership in the development of new businesses and capital projects for the advancement of Altiras’ beneficial reuse industry leadership 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 30 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
Chip Ruth 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. Mr Ruth 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. Mark Myers
Mark Myers provides expertise in research and development, technical and regulatory guidance and project management. Mr. Myers als leads specific R&D efforts for Altiras Recovery. 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.
Mr. Dan Hickman
Dan Hickman 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.