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Responsive and Accountable Service

At Ingenium, we pride ourselves on being the industry leader in providing sustainable hazardous waste management solutions. We go beyond traditional transportation and disposal with a commitment to being a responsive and accountable partner to our clients by working together to increase sustainability, and reduce cost and liability in every possible area.

Ingenium started in 2006, and our vision has grown to encompass a broad approach to waste management along with a redoubled focus on achieving sustainable solutions in support of zero landfill.

Our clients value that perspective, and it has helped us become one of the most trusted companies in our service sector. Our philosophy has real and significant effects on budgets. For example, one Ingenium project resulted in over $300,000 annual savings to one of our customers, and the recapture of significant revenues by identifying recoverable value in what was once managed as hazardous waste. Looking for opportunities to benefit our clients is something we do every day. It’s Pure Ingenium.

The Ingenium team is made up of educated professionals with years of experience in the environmental industry. Our field chemists are highly trained in chemical compatibility segregation, profiling, DOT packaging, and shipping guidelines. Ingenium personnel are also expert in all the issues surrounding the management, packaging, shipment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, biological, universal and radioactive waste.

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Meet the Ingenium Management Team

Heather Dody-Litt, Chief Executive Officer

Heather Dody

Chief Executive Officer

Heather Dody

Heather brings 20 years of expertise in the sustainable waste management industry to Ingenium. Previously with Advanced Chemical Transport, where she held the position of Director of Sales, Heather was a member of the team that launched the company. Prior to that, she was at All Chemical Disposal which has since been acquired by Stericycle. Heather started at Ingenium as head of the sales and marketing team, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Heather is well known throughout the industry for her participation, including her presidency of BioNet, a non-profit association devoted to biological safety, and an active role in the Bay Area Environmental Safety Group (BAESG). As well, Heather participates in and supports the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) and is a past member of the EH&S Committee of BIOCOM. Her leadership at Ingenium, along with her participation in innovations in regulated waste management, have been instrumental in building the company to be one of the fastest growing environmental services companies in the country as recognized by Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row.

Heather graduated from California State San Marcos with a degree in Business Administration.

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Ken Aghjayan, Chief Technical Officer

Ken Aghjayan

Chief Technical Officer

Ken Aghjayan

Ken has an extensive career in environmental services having started at All Chemical Disposal as an Environmental Project Manager. From there, he went to Walter Singer Inc. in the role of Safety Compliance Officer for a number of their clients and was most recently a co-founder of Advanced Chemical Transport. He is also one of the founding members of Ingenium and is now based in Northern California running operations for this key area.

Ken graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Environmental Studies.

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Gary Lundstedt, Chief Financial Officer

Gary Lundstedt

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Lundstedt

Gary’s career in environmental services began with the responsibility for business development for All Chemical Disposal where he was Southern California Director of Project Management. Following that, Gary was VP of Southern California Operations for a local disposal firm. Upon leaving that position, Gary joined others in founding Ingenium where today he oversees finance and legal affairs.

Gary is active in a number of environmental and business organizations including sitting on the board of the SEEDs Alliance, a not-for–profit sustainability organization, and membership in the San Diego and San Jose Chambers of Commerce. He attends a number of management and technical workshops to keep up to date and graduated with a BS in Environmental Biology from California State University, San Jose.

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Michael Johnson, CHMM; Chief Operations Officer

Michael Johnson, CHMM

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Johnson, CHMM

Michael began his career in the Navy where he was attached to the Naval Nuclear Power Program for 6 years. Utilizing his expertise in working with hazardous materials, Michael was hired as a Chemical Specialist at All Chemical Disposal SC. Along with other members of Ingenium’s executive management team, he was instrumental in the founding of Advanced Chemical Transport.

Michael oversees operations company wide for all Ingenium branches. In addition, he manages Ingenium’s Radiological Services division. Qualifying him to do so is his ongoing education and certification as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and as the company’s Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). As well, Michael is a participant in the Pacific Southwest CHMM chapter, along with the San Diego Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

Michael graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology.

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Scott Rendleman, MS, CHMM; Chief Compliance Officer

Scott Rendleman, MS, CHMM

Chief Compliance Officer

Scott Rendleman, MS, CHMM

Scott has over 25 years of experience in the hazardous materials and safety arena working with companies in the biotech, hi-tech, military, automotive, real estate, governmental, and educational fields. Scott began his career in the environmental services in the 1980’s where he worked his way up the ladder at All Chemical Disposal eventually obtaining the position of Compliance Manager. Scott left in 1999 to start his own consutling company, WSR – Environmental & Safety Management, which he continues to operate today. In 2000, Scott cofounded Advanced Chemical Transport where he was responsible for environmental, health and safety as well as regulatory compliance company wide. Following that, he co-founded Ingenium, where today is Chief Compliance Officer, and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with an MS in Environmental Management.

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