Digested Organics LLC

Corporate HQ

23745 Research Dr
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

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

Our Team

Robert Levine

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Bill Guarini

VP of Sales

Bill Guarini is the VP of Sales focusing on the Food & Beverage market including breweries, distilleries, poultry, meat, vegetable and dairy processors.
Bill, a member of the NJWEA Industrial Environmental Quality Committee, has been in the environmental field for over 35 years specializing in systems to treat wastewater and groundwater. In 2014, bill won the prestigious Heukelekian Award for lifetime contributions to NJ’s industrial environmental field.
Bill has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Most importantly, Bill is married 46 years to his high school sweetheart with two children and 5 grandchildren.

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.

Jack Brandmeier

Business Development - Michigan

Jack has a BS from Eastern Michigan University and has a strong interest in organic waste-to-energy systems, sustainability, and helping customers improve their operations while reducing costs. He lives in Ann Arbor and travels throughout the Midwest working with farms, food & beverage manufacturers, and others to reduce waste disposal costs and improve their operational efficiency.

Don Heilman

Business Development - Wisconsin

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.

Steve Widdicombe

Business Development, Minnesota

Steve has a BS in Biology from the University of Northwestern with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. He has worked in and around anaerobic digestion and waste processing for 10 years. Steve is one of the founding partners at Innovative Waste Recycling, LLC. He is devoted to helping organic waste producers find the most sustainable solutions to their waste processing needs.

Adam Rogers


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.

Coty Gilbert

Shop Manager and 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.

Ben Puninske

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Ben graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering. He specializes in designing and building our electrical systems, as well as programming our automated filtration packages. Ben's an avid backpacker and enjoy traveling the world.

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.

Barry Tacket


Barry has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and design, with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He has experience in both 2D and 3D design, and BOM management. He is also a nationally certified archery coach and runs adult and youth archery programs and a competitive archery group.

LaKeisha Williams


Native of Detroit with over 15 years bookkeeping experience. Ms. Williams studied accounting at Davenport University. She worked as an Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeper, Finance Associate, and Controller using various accounting software with majority years’ experience with QuickBooks Desktop version.

Scott Crosby

Project Engineer

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.


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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