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Digested Organics LLC

Corporate HQ

14601 Keel St, Plymouth,
MI 48170, USA
844-934-4378
info@digestedorganics.com

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

Forward Osmosis System

Engineering Consulting & Piloting

Executive Team

Bobby Levine

CEO

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 with 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.

Eric Stoermer

President

Eric joined Digested Organics as President in 2022 after serving on its Board of Directors since 2020. Prior to Digested Organics he served as President & CEO of Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc. (EOSi), a provider of specialty chemicals and services to enable wastewater treatment facilities to remove nitrogen and phosphorus. During his tenure as President & CEO from 2004-2018, the company grew from ~$0 to an industry-leading business with more than $25 million in recurring revenue, 500 customers and 20 nationwide manufacturing locations. The company was sold to private equity firm XPV Water Partners in 2017 and was subsequently sold to KKR Global Impact in 2019. Prior to EOSi, Eric was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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 Sales and Marketing

Don Heilman, Director of Sales and Marketing, joined the Digested Organics team in 2014 working in Business Development, primarily in Wisconsin. Building relationships and expanding the network, Don has successfully brought in significant sales in both agriculture and food industry wastewater treatment. In 2022, Don was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. He has a long history of sales and a strong network in the food and beverage industry as Director of Marketing at IGA International, Federated Group, and Shurfine International.

Michael Kloc

CFO

Chris Wolff

Director of Business Development

Chris joined the Digested Organics team as Director of Business Development in 2022. Before Digested Organics, Chris worked in Finance, Strategy, and Business Development at DTE Vantage, a developer of decarbonization energy projects across the country. During a six year tenure, Chris helped DTE Vantage's efforts to become a leader in the biogas RNG space. Chris has a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and more recently received his master's degrees in Sustainability and Public Policy, also from the University of Michigan.

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.

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.

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.

Jason Biebuyck

Project Manager

Jason is a Chemical Engineer from Michigan State University with experience consulting in the water industry and doing applied research to reduce water utilities’ energy-related emissions. When he's not at work he enjoys fly fishing and playing rugby for the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Club.
Jalen Britt

Jalen Britt

Procurement Manager

Jalen is an experienced procurement professional with a Bachelors of Science from Wayne State University. He has been a Purchaser, Purchasing Manager, and now a Procurement Manager for various industries over the past 7 years, with the last being with water purification and paint filtration systems. In his free time, Jalen enjoys spending time with his dog, attending car events, and traveling to new places.

R&D Team

Sam Bagchi

R&D Engineer

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.
Andrew-Kost

Andrew Kost

Field Engineer

Andrew originally joined Digested Organics as an Assembly Technician in the shop and has since moved into a Field Engineer role. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys puzzles, video games, and creating wood and metal based artwork.

Technical Team

Dalton Groves

Dalton Groves

Fabricator/Fitter

Dalton is a dedicated Fabricator/Fitter who is currently working towards obtaining his Welding Certificate at Washtenaw Community College. He is no stranger to hard work, having grown up on a farm and taking care of the animals. When he's not at school or in the shop, he enjoys being outdoors riding atv's, camping, and playing with his dog.

Sean Kelly

Electrical Apprentice

Roy Wolcott

Electrician/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.

Joe Early

Assembly Technician

Aron Easter

Assembly Technician

Brendan Rhodes

Assembly Technician

Shane Reaume

Electrician/Panel Builder

Shane is a Journeyman electrician with experience in electrical maintenance, panel wiring and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming in manufacturing facilities. He enjoys backpacking, biking and spending time outdoors with his family
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Lee Bates

Field Technical Supervisor

Lee Bates started his career as an aircraft mechanic for five years in the Marine Corps. From there, he jumped right into municipal wastewater, water distribution, treatment and construction before joining Digested Organics as our Field Technical Supervisor. Lee is a father of three and loves being outdoors backpacking, hunting, fishing and camping.

Engineers and Designers

Noah Sisson

Design Engineer

Adam Ramsey

Electrical Engineering Manager

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.

Barry Tackett

Design Engineer

Angel Wiewiora

Electrical & Controls 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.

Paul Batchik

Design Engineer

Paul is a Design Engineer with 3 years of industrial HVAC experience from working on the construction and restoration of auto plants. He sharpened his skills primarily on the jobsite solving unique problems with varied conditions and with multiple parties in cooperation. In his spare time he reads history & psychology books and enjoys skateboarding and running.
Anastasia Larson

Anastasia Larson

Controls Programmer

Anastasia graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and has 8 years of experience in Controls, mostly in the Automotive world. She is an avid reader and lover of cats. When she's not at work you may find her hiking, swimming, or napping in hammocks.

Waleed Gawanmeh

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Waleed is a recent Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Windsor with sophisticated controls experience in conveyor vision and tracking systems within Tier 1 automotive organizations. Throughout his undergraduate career, Waleed participated in various project management related internships, where he developed robust communication and time management skills. Outside of work, Waleed has a passion for playing basketball and is continuously participating in multiple competitive basketball leagues.

Ali Faghani

Design Engineer

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.

Career

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

8
Years in Business
100+
Different Materials Filtered
12
Commercial Installations
150+
Custom Pilots Run
18
Industry Partners
25
Industry Accolades

Our Customers

Benefit from reduced disposal costs,

new product generation, and more

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