We develop and commercialize proprietary technologies focused primarily on recycling gold, silver, and other precious metals ("PM") from scrap materials and industrial by-products. Our technologies are cheaper, faster, and more sustainable than the conventional PM recovery methods they replace. Our goal is to build a robust portfolio of superior PM recycling technologies for a wide range of materials across multiple industries. We are headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts with an R&D laboratory in Laval, Quebec.
We currently market a suite of patent pending technologies to recycle PM plated on base metal substrates. These technologies, which we refer to collectively as “PM-STRIP™”, are chemical or electrochemical in various applications and include “S-PURE™“ for the recovery of pure silver metal from solution.
We also offer two technologies not directed to PM recovery (i) "TF1" to recover integrated circuits ("chips") from populated circuit boards, and (ii) "PbL2" to recycle lead and glass from cathode ray tubes ("CRT"s) found in old TVs and computer monitors.
Our laboratory in Laval, Quebec (Montreal) has 2,800 square feet of research and office space and is located in a building devoted exclusively to R&D on the campus of INRS-IAF Research Institute. INRS is one of Canada's top universities in terms of research intensity. Our neighbors include R&D facilities of some of the world's most significant pharmaceutical and chemical companies, e.g., GSK, Sanofi, Merck, Roche, and Novartis. Our lab is currently equipped with advanced research and analytical equipment, including a Spectroscout XRF analyzer and a Spectro ARCOS EOP ICP (inductively coupled plasma) analyzer that we use for measuring the precious metal content of solids and liquids. We also have available to us a Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope TM3000, a Retsch planetary ball mill, and a Retsch SM300 grinder. We are planning to acquire additional specialized equipment and lab technicians in 2015 to expand and accelerate our R&D activities.
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Business and legal experience since 1973, including experience with start-up companies and various segments of the electronics industry. Previously, Co-Founder, CEO and President of MaSeR Corporation, a materials processing company for the electronics recycling industry. Prior to MaSeR, a member of the startup team and EVP of Manufacturers’ Services Ltd., a global provider of electronics manufacturing services. Helped grow Manufacturers’ Services to $1+ Billion revenue and execute a successful IPO in less than six years.
Involved since 1974 in operations and information systems management for global enterprises and start-up companies. Most recently, responsible for supply chain management activities, including Demand/Supply Management, Procurement and Inventory Management for Sun Microsystems. Previously, acted as interim COO for a number of companies on behalf of VC investors and was a member of the startup team for Manufacturers’ Services Ltd. where he held positions of CIO and VP of Customer Program Management. Prior to MSL, Principal Consultant with Computer Science Corporation, providing best practice supply chain consulting to Fortune 500 companies.
Ph.D. in Molecular and Thermal Physics, M.Sc. in Thermal Physics, engaged since 1996 in research and technology in molecular physics, aerosol physics, measurement techniques, and decontamination and prevention technologies for the pharmaceutical and environmental industries. Worked as team member and then supervisor of R&D teams at several universities in Ukraine and West Germany. Developed expertise in polluting emissions control in Karlsruhe experimental installation sponsored by large European chemical companies.