Todd Pencarinha

Industrial Recycling and Beneficial Reuse Expert in Houston, Texas

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Todd Pencarinha is an expert in beneficial reuse and product recovery and is currently president of Altiras Holdings in Houston, Texas. Mr. Pencarinha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas. Todd began his career at Exxon Chemical Company in a group knows as the Basic Chemicals Technology group in Baytown, TX. Within the technology group, Pencarinha started as a process engineer in the area of pyrolysis furnace design and troubleshooting and and olefins recovery. He later became a project engineer, continuing to work in olefins hot ends and cold ends. Pencarinha later served in project management roles with Stone & Webster Engineering and then with Lyondell Chemical Company (now LyondellBasell) in Channelview, Texas. During his time at Lyondell, Todd managed multiple chemical plant development and enhancement projects. In 1999, Pencarinha took on the management of the company’s 800 MW Channelview Congeneration Project in collaboration with Reliant Energy to take advantage of new Texas energy deregulation laws. Upon successful completion and start-up of the project, in August of 2000, Pencarinha advanced to the position of lead internal business consultant, supporting the company’s executive leaders of three different business units: Oxygenated Fuels including MTBE, Styrene Monomer and Aromatics, and Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI).

After five years at Lyondell, Pencarinha co-founded his first beneficial reuse company in January 2003. That company was Emergent Industrial Solutions. At Emergent, Pencarinha developed processes and methodologies for safe, legitimate, and responsible beneficial reuse of coproduct chemicals, byproduct chemicals, and previously used chemicals. Over the course of eight years, Mr. Pencarinha continually refined the business model and grew the business from nothing to nearly $10 million in annual sales. Pencarinha staffed and trained the company’s sales team, developed safety protocols, established a product stewardship program, managed marketing, and directed all business operations related to beneficial use activities.

In December 2010, in order to grow a more national and professional business, Pencarinha j

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