Fortera is dedicated
to the global goal of

reducing CO₂ emissions by a teraton

leadership

Execution Experience Scaling Innovative Processes

Fortera is a team of highly skilled scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who know how to minimize risk through thought, design, and execution.

Ryan Gilliam, PhD

Ryan Gilliam, PhD

CEO & Co-Founder

15+ years chemicals and materials executive with track record forming strategic partnerships.

Mike Weiss, PhD

Mike Weiss, PhD

CTO & Co-Founder

20+ years leading R&D across multiple technology platforms. Lead inventor of Fortera process.

Thierry Legrand

Thierry Legrand

President Europe

25+ years Lafarge/Holcim multi-country CEO leading transformation projects and upgrading plants globally.

Kas Farsad, M.S., M.B.A.

Kas Farsad, M.S., M.B.A.

Vice President, Corporate Development

10+ years experience in technology and product development. Lead inventor of Fortera cement.

Vandana Bansal

Vandana Bansal

Vice President, Intellectual Property

15+ years experience leading IP strategy and analysis, 175+ personally drafted, prosecuted, and issued patents.

Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Controller

10+ years leading small and large corporate finance, audit, and administration responsibilities.

Philip Tuet

Philip Tuet

Vice President, Engineering

15+ years experience designing chemical processes and scaling first generation production plants.

Craig Hargis, PhD

Craig Hargis, PhD

Vice President, Product Development

10+ years researching and developing novel calcium cement chemistries and low carbon products.

Jeanne Shackelford

Jeanne Shackelford

Director, Environment, Health, and Safety

15+ years building, implementing, and leading Environment, Health, and Safety compliance programs.

Advisory Board

Martin Devenney, PhD

Martin Devenney, PhD

Technology

Former President of CO₂ to Products leading process and product development & piloting efforts

Terry Holland, PhD

Terry Holland, PhD

Regulation

Former President of the American Concrete Institute, and lead author for new cement and concrete standards

Lee Styslinger, III

Lee Styslinger, III

Industry

Chairmen & CEO Altec, Board of Vulcan Materials (largest US aggregate company for cement/concrete)

John Key

John Key

Growth

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, significant business experience in Asia (50% of cement market)

Advisors

Samir Kaul

Samir Kaul

Development

Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures

Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen

Cement

Former CEO of LafargeHolcim
Cement Group

Jim Messina

Jim Messina

Government

Political Strategist and Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama

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