Petron Scientech Inc

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Our Leadership Team

Petron Scientech’s unmatched real-world experience and knowledge has enabled it to develop, optimized, industrial scale process technology for the conversions of Ethanol into a variety of plastic feed-stocks. Petron’s team not only brings a special combination of technical know how but also business and management skills, to ensure plants are developed on time, on budget, and on value.

Yogendra (Yogi) Sarin (CEO and founder)

Mr. Sarin has more than 35 years of experience in the global chemical industry. He has been involved from concept to commissioning, including design, development and operations of many Ethylene Oxide, Ethylene Glycols and Maleic Anhydride technology plants worldwide. Mr. Sarin holds a MS in Chemical Engineering from Idaho and a post-graduate degree in Petrochemical Engineering from Milan, Italy.

Brian Ozero (Executive Vice President Technology)

Mr. Ozero has developed process design packages for more than 25 Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycols plants worldwide. Prior to leading Petron's technology and design team, he was the key inventor of, and Director of Technology at Scientific Design Inc. USA. He was the designer of modern boiling water reactors and single Ethylene Oxide purification column. He is the inventor of several key patents and design aspects of EO/MEG technology being used worldwide. Mr. Ozero has authored several EO/EG papers and encyclopedia and holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University (Ontario) and M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from NYU.

Dr. Frank J. Liotta (Vice President and Chief Operating Officer)

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.

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

Paulo Nicory (Project Manager)

Mr. Paulo Nicory has extensive experience in development of new businesses, Project Management, Basic Engineering and Process Analyses in the following companies: IESA Oil and Gas, LLX, QUIP, Promon Engenharia, Mana Engenharia, Petrom Petroquímica, Carbocloro Oxypar IndústriasQuímicas, Ciquine Companhia Petroquímica and Natron Consultoria e Projetos, with the following responsibilities; Development of new projects, involving process definition, lay out, equipment calculation,time schedule, technical and economic analyses of process and equipment; preparation and control of CAPEX and OPEX of new projects, including the discipline of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, civil and automation.

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.

Devendra Badwe (Director of Business Development - Asia and Middle East)

Mr. Badwe is PSI’s Country Director in India and in this capacity, he manages all the operations and business development activity in India and Asia. He brings in 20 years of work experience in product design, research and development (patents) and has worked with global companies such as Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), GE, Emerson among others. He has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from USA.

Mr. Ranbir Bhatia (Project Director)

Mr. Bhatia has degree in Chemical engineering from IIT, Mumbai, India and more than 30+ years of experience in Ethylene Oxide/ Glycols, fertilizers and other petrochemical industry. He has been involved in design and operations of multiple Ethanol based Ethylene and EO/MEG projects at India Glycols, Reliance industries (SM Dyechem), GTC (Greencol) Taiwan, JZC project in China and Hanwa Total (HTC), Lotte Chemicals and LG Chem projects in South Korea. His experience also includes Site management at India Glycols and as Vice president at Reliance industries (RIL). Mr. Bhatia also specializes in operators training, troubleshooting and operations management of Ethylene and Ethylene Oxide/ Glycol plants.

Mr. Pedro Saraiva (Senior Consultant)

Mr Saraiva has got executive management with industrial background on the energy and food sector working for companies like Shell. His experience goes beyond industry with over 12 years in commercial banking and financial services in several European countries where he ran companies like GE Capital or Santander Consumer Banks as CEO. Based in Portugal recently joined BioChem project as consultant to foster BioChem's USA initiative in the country seeking to engage local partners, banks and investors.

Mr. Ravindra Desai (General Manager - Process Engineering)

Mr. Ravindra Desai has over 23 years of experience in process simulation, basic and detailed engineering, commissioning for oil and gas, naphtha refineries, EO/MEG, and organic chemical sectors. Mr. Desai has previously worked with Aker Solutions, Honeywell, UDHE, Praj, and John Brown Technologies.

Mr. Sergey Tsvetkov (Project Development Engineer and Systems Manager)

Mr. Sergey Tsvetkov is an accomplished bilingual Chemical Engineer graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the Process Development Engineer and Systems Manager for Petron Scientech Inc / BioChem USA LLC. where he operates under the technical and engineering division to aid in the development of key international plant projects. Key abilities revolve around simulation, process design, and information technology. Previously, Mr. Tsvetkov has worked in pharmaceuticals as an R&D formulation chemist and also worked in operations, manufacturing various commercial drugs. Additionally, he has also worked in R&D for a NASA-Sponsored research project at NJIT.