Vice President, Operations

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Who we are: Gross-Wen Technologies (GWT) is deploying its patented wastewater treatment technology, known as the revolving algal biofilm system (RAB), to cost-effectively address new wastewater permits that are being required at municipalities. Our system uses algae to recover nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Compared to other treatment options, our system is significantly more affordable and produces algae biomass which can be sold as a slow release algal fertilizer or bioplastic. Overall the process is carbon negative/neutral, making it the most sustainable approach to treat nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. Additionally, our RAB system can be used by industries to treat nutrients, CBOD and toxic metals.  GWT recently raised a $2M investment to fund the rapid deployment of the RAB technology.

Our Mission: At Gross-Wen Technologies, our mission is simple: to provide algae-based water treatment that is sustainable, effective, reliable and affordable.
Location: Ames, Iowa

Position Description

Position Summary:
The VP of Operations position will lead the strategic deployment of the revolving algal biofilm treatment system for treating both municipal and industrial wastewater.

Under the broad direction of GWT’s President, responsibilities include the management of existing contracts, contract renewals and organic growth opportunities (account management) for the commercialization of the revolving algal biofilm treatment system.  This VP of Operations position manages both business and technical activities which may include the following: leadership, advocacy, preparing technical reports and proposal documents, understanding municipal sources of government funding, providing technical sales support, ensuring customer and regulatory satisfaction, and evaluating and establishing efficient and effective implementation and maintenance processes.  As the GWT management team is still small, there will be other duties as assigned.

Applicant Qualifications

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in taking new/alternative wastewater treatment technologies to market. 

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Algae-Based Nutrient Recovery
From Wastewater
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