Senior Vice President, Engineering & Business Development
Jim Wallace holds the position of Senior Vice President, Engineering & Business Development for Newtrient.
Before coming to Newtrient, Jim was the Global Product Manager for McLanahan Corporation’s Nutrient Separation Business where he was responsible for the design, development and commercialization of a membrane-based nutrient separation platform that incorporated anaerobic digestion, ultrafiltration, air stripping/absorption and reverse osmosis. The interface of water quality and renewable energy with business and technology development have been a common thread throughout Jim’s 26-year career. He has led large-scale, complex projects including the startup and management of a new environmental business for EQ – The Environmental Quality Company that required technology development and transfer to successfully implement a process for the reclamation of clean water and propylene glycol from spent aircraft deicing fluid. Jim also co-owned a business focused on creating new and innovative technologies to improve anaerobic digestion efficiency and nutrient recovery and has served as a consulting engineer to the agriculture and renewable energy space including time as a principal engineer with NTH Consultants.
Jim holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University, a M.S. in environmental engineering from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in biosystems and agricultural engineering from Michigan State University. He is also adjunct faculty in Michigan State University’s Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering.
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