Team

Vantem is led by a highly experienced Management Team

Chris Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Anderson

30 years in construction manufacturing as an entrepreneur focused on creating innovative and sustainable solutions with a global footprint | Conceived, founded and led Vantem’s technology development and business for 15+ years | Co-founder of SumaPacha / Forestworld, an international construction products manufacturing business with 1,800 employees and operations in 6 countries

Ben Shaw

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Shaw

30 years in real estate and technology as a finance executive, banker, strategy consultant and engineer | 10 years as Head of Finance for SmartLabs, a builder of shared biotech labs, and for CIC, a builder of tech-focused innovation centers | Launched 12 facilities in the US, Europe and Asia totaling 1.2MM ft2 of space at $300MM cost | Raised $1.3 Bn of equity, debt and project capital for 13 companies, completed 11 M&A transactions, created/ managed multiple strategic partnerships

Tony Hill

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Hill

30 years in manufacturing and operations management focused on construction products, technology and transportation | Former COO of concrete products company with mandate to improve efficiency, throughput and safety Former Senior Director of Operations for AV products company leading operations at 14 locations in 5 countries | Plant manager for factories in packaging and transportation industries

Jason Carter

EVP Business Development

Jason Carter

25 years in modular housing, including factory development and design, automation, operations, product development, and distribution | Led the national rebranding campaigns of Champion Homes, operator of 45 plants, and Clayton Homes, operator of 40 plants nationally | Designed and commissioned 11 new traditional modular factories in US | Built and delivered 50MM ft2 of traditional modular product in US

Wayne Morrison

EVP Acquisitions/Affinity CEO

Wayne Morrison

35 years in operations, finance and accounting with both privately and publicly traded companies | Former CEO and CFO of Nord Resources, a publicly traded copper mining company | Former CFO with JF Petroleum Group a leader in the fueling infrastructure industry | Additional experience as M&A investment banker with Deutsche Bank

Salem Wirth

VP Human Resources

Salem Wirth

10 years in leadership HR roles within technology, manufacturing and staffing industries | Former Head of People for SaaS start-up. Launched HR department managing operations in US, Europe and India while scaling company from seed round to series A | Former Director of People & Culture for Series E sports tech company, running global HR and talent acquisition as well as managing integration of 2 acquisitions | Former US Manager of Talent Acquisition & People Ops for global service provider in the automotive industry

George Satt

President Vantem LatAm

George Satt

30 years in construction manufacturing as an entrepreneur and innovator in sustainability | Co-founded SumaPacha/Forestworld, an international construction products manufacturer with customers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco, Leroy Merlin, and B&Q in 12 countries | Led the design and commissioning of a state-of-the-art 300,000 ft2 production facility in Bolivia

David Gauthier

Panel Production

David Gauthier

30 years in the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) industry as an executive and manufacturing expert | 10 years as board director of Structural Insulated Panel Association including 2 years as president | Former President of Winter Panel, an SIP manufacturer, and Product Manager for the largest expanded polystyrene manufacturer in North America | Domestic and international leader in SIP factory design, installation and management

Derek McColl

Engineering, R&D

Derek McColl

25 years in engineering focused on construction, structural panels, aerospace and manufacturing | Former CEO of 2 companies developing and manufacturing specialized products for the defense and electric transmission industries | Chaired committee that wrote the code standards for structural insulated panel construction in Chile with a focus on seismic concerns

Silvio Xavier

Vantem Board Operations

Silvio Xavier

25 years in cement material science research and application to industrial processes | Leads Vantem’s R&D team focused on improving the proprietary cementitious board material | Spearheading efforts to develop next generation of board based on Pozzolanic cements produced by Vantem sister company, Green Cement | Professor of materials and construction technologies at the Izabela Hendrix University of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Alvaro Revollo

Quality Control

Alvaro Revollo

20 years in construction material quality control, testing and certification | Part of Vantem since its technology was first developed, establishing quality control, testing and code approval processes to international standards of rigor critical for international code approvals | Professor of Quality Control at Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad IBNORCA in Bolivia | Certified ISO Lead Auditor and Lean Sigma specialist

Cato Wang

Asia Operations

Cato Wang

30 years in manufacturing, logistics and quality control, bridging production in Asia with major markets in the United States and Europe | Expert in complex operations and systems, including cementitious materials, wood and high value-added production | Part of the Vantem team for over 10 years, pioneered development of board manufacturing in China and supervises current operations

Backed by Premier Investor Group

Vantem is backed by the world’s leading investors in innovative technologies addressing energy-efficiency, carbon reduction, and climate change.

John Preston

Board Chairman

John Preston

Founder and Managing Partner at TEM Capita | Former Director of Technology Development at M.I.T., responsible for commercialization of IP | Led to the creation of hundreds of new technology-based companies and the negotiation of thousands of licenses with existing companies | Expertise in energy, environment and technology

Brian Mayers

Board Director

Brian Mayers

Represents Breakthrough Energy Ventures on the Vantem board | 15 years of experience as a business founder and operator focused on the application of advanced materials to a wide range of industries | Passion for translating science and technology into real-world solutions to make a difference

Alan Quasha

Board Director

Alan Quasha

Chairman and Principal at Quadrant Management, a New York-based investment firm that invests across a broad set of industries | 40+ years of experience in investing and managing companies | Restructured, led and sold over 100 companies in his career

Chris Hunt

Investor

Chris Hunt

Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Companies, Inc since 2015 | Oversees Hunt’s private market real estate development and acquisition activities | 30+ years of experience investing in the real estate, infrastructure and financial services sectors

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