Todd Pencarinha has led the chemical and fuel beneficial reuse business Altiras in Houston, Texas, since 2010. As company president, Todd Pencarinha has developed and launched five unique business units emphasizing various aspects of the beneficial reuse industry.
Mr. Pencarinha ensures that Altiras provides an array of services when it comes to the beneficial reuse of chemical and fuel byproducts and co-products, including services involving certain off-spec, used, and surplus chemicals. With such a broad selection of services, Altiras has taken the steps necessary to ensure that all of their clients enjoy a high-quality reuse experience.
The Altiras quality assurance program makes use of a six-sigma approach, which encompasses several statistically driven processes and comprehensive product testing. The six-sigma approach involves breaking down each phase of the beneficial chemical and fuel reuse process, allowing the Altiras management team to closely examine their services and optimize their clients’ experience.
Perhaps most importantly, the Altiras management team documents all aspects of their quality assurance program, providing clients with the peace of mind that is the essence of any effective quality assurance program. More information on quality assurance can be found at the Altiras website, www.altiras.com.
A veteran business leader and beneficial reuse expert, Todd Pencarinha is president of Altiras and oversees the operations of it’s multiple subsidiary companies. Pencarinha has been a driving force in the beneficial reuse industry since 2003. In 2010, Todd Pencarinha partnered with long-time friend and serial entrepreneur Steven Marshall. Since that time, with Pencarinha’s technical and business market guidance and Marshall’s strategic leadership and financial acumen, Altiras has created five business units, all dedicated to beneficial reuse. These units include Altiras Industrial Services, Altiras Chemicals, Altiras Fuels, Altiras Recovery, and Altiras Energy. The first 3 companies were the first to be created by the Pencarinha and Marshall team and each one focuses on a different markets for “as-is” beneficial use of chemical and petroleum coproducts, byproducts, and used materials. However, in some cases, these “secondary materials” are simply not suitable for use as the currently exist. It was for this reason that Pencarinha and Marshall launched Altiras Recovery in 2014. Initially, the new company was focused on specific beneficial reuse projects that required significant capital investments. As the company achieved success in those initial projects, Pencarinha desired to push further into the realm of capital projects for beneficial reuse. As a result, Altiras Recovery is now a research and development company that is also a sort of “new business incubator” for Altiras. Pencarinha continues to lead the charge on development of new opportunities and personally evaluates all projects that have potential for Altiras Recovery capital investment.
Pencarinha screens potential investments to ensure they meet the Altiras Recovery guidelines, which states that 1) the byproduct, coproduct, or used chemical (ie. the new raw material) should be used to manufacture a commodity or specialty product, 2) there must be adequate mutual economic benefit for Altiras and the original generator or the raw material, 3) the raw material, the process making it, and the potential products must all have a sustainable future, 4) the market for the ultimate finished product must be stable, 5) Altiras’ own beneficial reuse RCRA experts must be able to identify a clear regulatory pathway, and finally, 6) Pencarinha says there must be a solid cultural fit between the Altiras and its partner(s).
Prior to investing, Todd Pencarinha and R&D Manager Mark Myers perform R&D work at the company’s newly developed research lab near its corporate headquarters in Houston Texas. Pencarinha says he seeks potentially disruptive technologies to recover materials and/or to make new products for new applications. However, Pencarinha admits that sometimes only rather ordinary methods are necessary and many opportunity exists simply because no one was previously willing to take the risk in solving the problem. Following the initial assessment and R&D work, Todd Pencarinha leads the business case development and pulls Steven Marshall in to help as necessary for strategic, legal and other financial considerations.
For more information on Altiras Capital Project opportunities, please contact Todd Pencarinha at 713-855-2122 or at www.altiras.com
Monday, May 1, 2017 Houston TX – Altiras Holdings CEO, Steven Marshall, announced today that its subsidiary, Altiras Industrial Services, has acquired an experienced pipeline construction service group that will do business as Altiras Pipeline Construction. The group will deliver services that are customized to specific customer pipeline project needs including pipeline integrity and maintenance, new construction, replacement or relocation of existing pipeline, and removal of abandoned pipe. Altiras Pipeline Construction will implement long-term relationships based on professionalism, safety, integrity and transparency. The commitment and expertise of Altiras Pipeline Construction’s experienced team will reduce burdens on pipeline owners and limit owners’ liability on complex jobs. The specific pipeline services will include:
Emergency Response; Spills and Leaks
Pipeline Integrity and Maintenance
Pipeline Take up Relay Projects
New Pipeline Construction
Pipeline Repair and Maintenance
ROW Maintenance, Restoration and Erosion Control
Field Asbestos Abatement
Pipeline Asbestos Abatement
Altiras is a beneficial use and industrial service company in the chemical, oil and gas and water markets, headquartered in Houston, Texas, that provides innovative solutions for customers throughout the world. Altiras’ beneficial use solutions create value for suppliers from chemicals and petroleum products that might otherwise be disposed, while providing quality-assured, alternative products to customers at significant savings to traditional prime products. Altiras’ industrial services provide cost effective solutions and regulatory compliance for pipeline construction, remediation and waste disposal customers. For more information, please visit: www.altiras.com.
For additional information please contact:
Todd Pencarinha, President
T: (713) 568-3651
In accordance with the definition of solid waste, under 40 CFR 261.2(e) Materials are not solid waste when recycled if they are used or reused as ingredients in an industrial process to make a product or as effective substitutes for commercial products, provided the materials are not being reclaimed. Since these materials cannot be reclaimed or process first, we refer to this as “use as is”.
Altiras Chemicals was founded on the basis of “use as is” use of secondary chemicals (byproducts, coproducts, used, offspec, and surplus chemicals). If these secondary chemicals contain listed chemicals or have characteristics that, as a waste, would make them hazardous, they may be considered “hazardous secondary materials” by EPA (40 CFR 260.10). Altiras Chemicals has been very successful in beneficial reuse of hazardous secondary materials when the materials could be used as is. Unfortunately, there are many of these materials that simply cannot be used as is. Sometimes the color is too dark, the material might contain other constituents that would cause problems for the intended use, or there may be “toxics along for the ride.” Because of these issues, many of these materials have continued to be managed and hazardous wastes, even though they may have had very high intrinsic value.
Fortunately, Altiras Recovery has developed solutions for many of these types of products that cannot be used as is. The solution involves careful coordination with generators of the materials, regulatory authorities, and Altiras’ expertise in RCRA regulations, process development, and product markets. If you have hazardous secondary materials that have high intrinsic value, but no market value due to some problem constituent or characteristic, please contact Todd Pencarinha at 713-568-3651 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org