Agilyx Corp., Beaverton, Ore., has announced the appointment of Ross M. Patten as Chairman and CEO.
Patten (pictured at right), who has been a member of the Agilyx board of directors since January 2012, brings more than 35 years of executive leadership experience in the waste and alternative energy sectors. Most recently he served as president and CEO of MaxWest Environmental Services, a renewable energy company specializing in wastewater to energy systems. He is the former chairman and CEO of Synagro Technologies, where he grew the company to become the largest publicly traded processor of sewage sludge in the United States. During his career he also has held senior leadership positions with several companies, including Browning-Ferris Industries and Wheelabrator Technologies (a division on Waste Management).
“The strategic partnerships that Agilyx has developed place it in a unique position to be a catalyst in driving next generation waste solutions focused on higher and better use of waste plastics," says Patten.
Agilyx also announced the appointment of Roger Rowe as chief financial officer. Rowe joins Agilyx with more than 25 years of private and public company finance and accounting experience since starting his career with KPMG. Prior to joining Agilyx, he has served as CFO of merchandising technologies for InFocus Corp. and Preview Systems. Most recently, Rowe served as director of financial planning and analysis and investor relations at TriQuint Semiconductor.
“With the addition of Ross and Roger, we have significantly strengthened our senior management team and positioned Agilyx to effectively reach full commercialization and achieve the growth objectives that will take the company to the next level," Agilyx President Chris Ulum says. “Having this level of leadership and commitment creates great value for our shareholders. It’s exciting to be on the verge of this new stage of growth.”