Kenneth Flessner Brings More Than 30 Years of Expertise in Global Operations and Execution Experience
RIVIERA BEACH, Florida – August 3, 2021 – Transform Materials LLC (“Transform”), a green technology company with a patented net-carbon-negative process to cost-effectively produce commercial hydrogen and acetylene, announced today that Kenneth Flessner joins its leadership team as Vice President of Operations and Execution, effective August 2. Flessner will play a key role in providing executive operations oversight for the growing company as they scale for commercial production.
“Kenn’s strong background in global operations, plant execution, and supply chain leadership is critical as we continue to scale to become the leading green alternative for chemical manufacturing,” said Stuart Jara, Chief Executive Officer, Transform Materials. “His track record of propelling strategic change at engineering and process manufacturing firms, as well as managing multi-site networks driving billions in sales, aligns with our vision to drive a green revolution by leveraging our microwave plasma technology.”
“I’m excited to be part of the cutting edge in green chemistry,” said Flessner. “I’m ready to jump into our efforts to grow and serve a wide-ranging customer base, and to build a world class organization that oversees the operations that sustain the commercial plants for those customers. I look forward to this venture and playing a key role in supporting Transform Materials’ growth and success. This is a great opportunity to do something good for the world through a company with novel technology that will have tremendous impact.”
Flessner brings more than 30 years of experience and demonstrated success in managing supply networks including plant builds, production and plant management, transport and logistics, supply chain planning, procurement and investment strategy. Before joining Transform Materials, Flessner led end-to-end supply chain activities for Givaudan’s fragrance business in the Americas including oversight of the world’s largest fragrance compounding factory. Prior to that he led operating activities for all Linde America businesses, driving $2.5 billion in sales for the leading global supplier of industrial and specialty gases. Flessner holds a MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business, as well as a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.
About Transform Materials LLC
Transform Materials LLC was founded in 2014 by scientist and serial entrepreneur David Soane, Ph.D. During six years of sustained R&D, the company has developed a ground-breaking technology that uses microwave-generated plasma to energize natural gas to form acetylene and hydrogen without any CO2 emissions, offering a substitute for the legacy processes in the chemical industry that generates impurities and form greenhouse gases. Complementing its contributions to chemical manufacturing, Transform’s technology also produces hydrogen and acetylene in an energy-efficient way to address an important need in the burgeoning fuel cell and chemical industry. Transform’s systems are compact and modular, thus readily scalable to match customer needs, whether for large plants or small industrial applications, integrating with existing systems and architecture to minimize adoption costs. Transform’s patented technology platform initiates a green revolution in the utilization of natural gas, converting this abundant resource into acetylene and hydrogen without requiring combustion or energy-intensive electrolysis. To learn more, visit transformmaterials.com.