Leadership Team

Mr. Yogendra (Yogi) Sarin (CEO and founder)

Mr. Sarin brings over 40 + years of global experience in Biorefineries, Chemical and Petrochemical industry from concept to commissioning including development of new technologies, Catalysts R&D, design, engineering, project execution and successful start up and plant operations. As a leader of the team he brings global experience of living and setting up industries in many diverse countries such as USA, India, Brazil, Mexico, EU, Middle east, Russia, China, Japan and south Korea. Mr. Sarin holds several patents. He has Master’s degree in Chemical engineering from USA, post graduate degree in Petroleum engineering from Italy and training/in Finance and management in USA. He earlier was Chief operating engineer at Scientific design Company USA and process development/ operations engineer at Engineers India Ltd and JK Synthetics Ltd.

Mr. Brian John Ozero (CTO)

Mr. Ozero is key inventor of many novel technologies and development of process design for range of Ethanol, Chemical and Petrochemical processes for 20 years. He was earlier director process licensing and design at Scientific deign for over 15 years and also development and design executive at Shell oil company in Canada, and Chemical construction G.B Ltd (CHEMICO) in UK. Mr. Ozero has authored several technical papers and chapter in Encyclopedia and holds masters degree in Chemical engineering from New York. University (NYU), USA.

Dr. Frank J. Liotta (Executive Vice President and COO)

An experienced professional with over 20+years of experience with Virent and LyondellBasell Industries, USA. Led the development and commercialization of more than ten new chemical products, managing R&D, business development, marketing, third party toll manufacturing, and P&L. Inventor of 20 patents. He has earned BS in Chemistry from The Penn State University, MS and PhD from prestigious Cornell University, NY. MBA Finance from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and further development and training courses at Wharton school of business and Caltech.

Mr. Mukund Kute (Vice President)

Mr. Mukund is a BS In Instrumentation & Process Controls. Mukund brings 30+ years of Engineering, Project Management, strategic business planning & development experience from his long stints in Petrochemicals, Food, Power, IT, Automotive and Cement industries. As a Six Sigma Black belt trained operations excellence expert, Mukund has been instrumental in improving profit margins for businesses. Mukund is an expert on Automation, Instrumentation & Process Control with strong background in detailed engineering, erection & commissioning of large-scale plants. He successfully led projects in strategic planning and execution of grass root fertilizer plants, modernization and upgrade of Power, Utilities and EO plants, expansions of Chocolate plants, control system transformations, IT system transformations, MES/ERP systems integrations, Tank Farms & Storage facilities.

Mr. Arvinder S. Walia (Director of Technology and Projects)

Mr. Walia has a Master’s degree in Chemical engineering and over 25 years’ experience in Fertilizer and Petrochemical Industry. He has worked in four EO/EG plants from project execution to plant start-up and operations in India, Iran, Bulgaria, and Mexico. At India Glycol and SMDL (RIL), Mr. Walia was responsible for Ethanol to EO/MEG projects from Concept to commissioning.

Mr. Anirudh Baxi (Director of Engineering)

Mr. Anirudh has over 25 years experience as Senior process engineering manager and head of process group at Aker solution and Aker Powergas. Worked as process engineer with Jacobs engineering and across the globe including India, USA, Norway, Netherlands and Singapore on projects in Oil &Gas, Chemicals, and LNG projects in conceptual, basic and detailed engineering including process simulation and design. He has a degree in Chemical Technology/Chemical Engineering and PE license in Texas USA.

Ravindra K Desai (General Manager – Process Engineering)

Mr. Desai has over 25 years experience in Process simulation, basic and detailed design commissioning of Ethanol, Oil and Gas, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Fertilizers, refineries, Petrochemicals. He earlier worked with Praj industries, Aker Solutions (John Brown Technologies and Kaverner), Honeywell, Udhe (Thyssen Krupp). Published articles. He has a degree in Chemical engineering.

Mr. Abhishek Raizada (Process Development Engineer)

Mr. Raizada is a recent graduate with Masters in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania with focus on catalytic upgradation of biomass lignin to high value aromatics for chemicals. He also has been involved in R&D projects on polymer nanocomposites and wastewater treatment technologies. Proficient in MS Office Suite, Aspen HYSYS, Simatic WinCC and OriginPro softwares

Jody Chapnick (Director - Capital Projects)

Jody Chapnick has had a 25-year career in commercial real estate and finance that has focused on lending, asset acquisitions, and raising equity capital for various real estate projects. He is the managing General Partner of Thaynes Capital LLC. Prior to the formation of Thaynes Capital LLC, Jody Chapnick was the director of Capital development and Asset Acquisition for Grove Property Fund. During 2012, Jody Chapnick negotiated and purchased Fidelity Property & Casualty Insurance Company for $ 140 million in an all cash purchase from Fidelity National a $ 5 billion New York Stock Exchange Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College and a MBA Finance from Pace University.

Dhir Sarin (Director - Finance and Accounts)

Mr. Dhir Sarin has high level global experience in international business, financial control and modeling, accounts, purchase and development of contracts. He has been associated with company’s activities for over 22 years. He is involved in development of biorefinery projects, estimation of investment and operating costs and financial modeling. He has degree in commerce and is a professional Chartered accountant.