Digested Organics LLC

Corporate HQ

14601 Keel St, Plymouth,
MI 48170, USA

We empower businesses to Reclaim Waste™.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower businesses to Reclaim Waste™. We use cutting-edge filtration solutions to convert organic wastes, such as manure, digestate, food & beverage manufacturing wastes, and other high strength wastewaters, into clean water, concentrated co-products, and when possible, renewable energy.

We also help businesses streamline manufacturing processes to reduce waste generation in the first place. Through customized filtration solutions, we can create conventional products with less waste or new products made possible by unique membrane separations.

Our Principles

We are a dedicated group of professionals that strive to engineer, manufacture, and implement cost-effective waste management solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations.

We aim to always be good listeners and understand your unique situation, concerns, and opportunities. We believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution and will work with you to develop a solution best suited to your facility.

Areas of Specialization

We specialize in filtering and treating high solids wastewaters and process streams to help our customers reduce wastewater disposal costs, reclaim clean water for reuse, and produce valuable co-products. We also deploy our filtration technology to help companies manufacturing clarified or concentrated food and beverage products. We are dedicated to providing products and services that holistically address our customers needs and exceed their expectations.

Spiral Brush Filter

Ultrafiltration System

Two-Step Reverse Osmosis System

Engineering Consulting & Piloting

Executive Team

Robert Levine


Robert holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College. He is a serial entrepreneur with over ten years experience in the animal feed, renewable energy, and waste-to-energy spaces. Before leading the team at Digested Organics he co-founded and later sold an animal feed biotech business producing immune-promoting ingredients from algae. Bobby enjoys rock climbing, trail running, and spending time his family outdoors.

Ian Charles

Chief Engineer

Ian holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He has worked at the C-level for over 20 years at a wind turbine manufacturer, medical device manufacture, and automotive engineering firms in Michigan. He is an avid road cycler and heavy tea drinker.

David Faber

SVP Sales

Digested Organics welcomes David Faber as SVP of Sales. David brings over 25 years of global; field service, project management, engineering and sales experience with membrane technologies for treating water and wastewater. David is a Chemical Engineer, from the University of California, San Diego, and will be based in Carlsbad, California.

Doug Harris

VP of Operations

Doug has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and has more than 10 years of experience deploying advanced wastewater treatment solutions globally. He has worked extensively in start-up, mid-level and Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of roles. He lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife of over 30 years and their 3 children. Doug enjoys teaching martial arts and currently holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Don Heilman

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Don has been a water quality advocate in Wisconsin for many years. Co-founder of the Clean Lakes Alliance in Dane county and founder of the Clean Water Association in Waukesha county, Don has worked directly with farmers and helped develop several farmer-led groups to address soil health and manure runoff issues affecting nearby waterways.

Michael Kloc

Chief Financial Officer

Michael has spent over twenty years working as a CFO and COO with tech startups and early stage companies. He provides a wholistic view of businesses and works across functional areas, helping companies grow, raise capital, and plan for the future. He has been a Mentor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an Entrepreneur in Residence at SPARK and Spartan Innovations. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA.

Project Managers

Kamaren Braxton

Project Manager

Kam is an experienced mechanical engineer with a BA from Auburn University. After graduation, she spent six years in the US Army as an engineer captain. She is a licensed Project Management Professional and has led diverse teams in the material handling and automation industry. In her free time, Kam is an avid dog trainer and roller derby player.

Scott Crosby

Project Manager

Scott has over 30 years working with industrial process and filtration equipment. Most recently, he spent 8 years as plant manager for an industrial wastewater treatment facility.

Kirk Rylance

Project Manager

Kirk is an experienced project manager with a BS from Western Michigan University. He has been working in the piping and filtration industries for the last 15 years, lastly in automotive paint finishing on phosphate and electrocoat systems. When not at work you can find him out on his pontoon boat fishing with his wife and kids or coaching soccer and baseball.

R&D Team

Sam Bagchi

Director of Innovation

Sam holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology and MS in Microbiology from RTM Nagpur University. He has worked extensively in wastewater treatment for over 10 years to deploy cutting edge solutions to challenging problems. Sam runs our in-house pilot testing facility and frequently goes to customer sites for demonstrations.

Adam Rogers

Pilot Technician

Adam is taller than most, making him an excellent addition to our team for fabricating filtration equipment. He's a pro pipe fitter and when not at work loves to play with his dog.

Technical Team

Joshua Andrzejewski


Ali Faghani

Mechanical CAD Designer

Ali is a skilled mechanical engineer with several years of experience as a design engineer, project manager’s assistant, and data analyst with higher education in engineering and business administration (M.S.M.E., M.S.R.E, and MBA). He has extensive experience in multidisciplinary teamwork in the areas of manufacturing, system design, and data analytics. Ali enjoys kayaking, cycling, and traveling.

Coty Gilbert

Shop Manager/ Head Welder

Coty holds a degree in Welding & Fabrication from Washtenaw Community College and specializes in turning "lumps of steel" into works of art and science. He runs our shop here in Farmington Hills.

Dalton Groves


Sean Kelly

Panel Builder

Andrew Kost


Blake Mallia


Blake is currently finishing school at Washtenaw Community College while helping us weld and pipe filtration systems. When his welding helmet is off he like to go camping and spend time outdoors.

Roy Wolcott

Senior Panel Builder

Roy is an Electrician Technician with over 30 years experience working in production facilities. He is an expert cabinet builder, Journeyman electrician, and was a First Class Electronics Technician in the US Navy.

Engineers and Designers

Noah Sisson

CAD Designer

Jason Biebuyck

Project Engineer

Adam Ramsey

Senior Electrical & Controls Engineer

Adam is an experienced Electrical and Controls Engineer with a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga. He enjoys scuba diving and is also a ping pong instructor.

Tom Grasl

Process Engineer & Facilities Manager

Tom's background is in Facilities and Manufacturing engineering at Ford Motor Company, with a specific focus on filtration systems. In his spare time he's an active cyclist.

Barry Tackett

Mechanical CAD Designer

Angelia Wieiora

Electrical CAD Designer

Angel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 25 years of experience in Controls Design. In her spare time she enjoys Northern Michigan, off roading, fishing, rock hunting and mountain biking.


The team at Digested Organics is always interested to meet individuals passionate about filtration and the future of waste management. If you have a background in environmental, civil or chemical engineering and are interested in a technical position, or if you have unique experience in sales of filtration-related equipment, please contact us. If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, especially at a local Michigan University, please feel free to inquire regarding internship opportunities we may have available.

Affiliations and Partners

By the Numbers

Years in Business
Different Materials Filtered
Commercial Installations
Custom Pilots Run
Industry Partners
Industry Accolades

Our Customers

Benefit from reduced disposal costs,

new product generation, and more

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