About

The Mission

Petram Technologies is bringing fresh minds and tools to the world of construction and demolition. We are applying patented approaches to remove unnecessary danger, time, and costs from construction and demolition, and enhancing recycling opportunities. With NASA-funded technology at our fingertips, efficiency and safety no longer has to come at the expense of quality or sustainability.

The Company

Founded in January 2017, Petram Technologies is commercializing technology initially developed at Auburn University under funding from NASA. The research completed at Auburn culminated in over 50 successful laboratory experiments and an issued US patent. This research has been successfully replicated at Petram Technologies’ facility. Additional experimentation proved that: 1) rebar and steel beams could be cleanly separated from the concrete, greatly enhancing recycling opportunities, 2) fracture volumes of up to 2 cubic yards per discharge were readily accomplished.

The Team

Petram Technologies is led by a team that combines expertise from the most groundbreaking technology, energy, manufacturing, and construction companies in order to transform concrete and rock fracturing.

Frank Magnotti
CEO

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Energy Technology Executive, Clean Tech Executive, Health Tech Executive specializing in innovative products and technologies or disruptive business models that impact our world positively while making excellent returns for investors. Founder of first pure play smart grid company to go public. Companies have won either Top Cleantech Company or Top Cleantech Innovation four times. Special interests in smart grid,energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response,wind, solar, rotating machinery, biofuels, specialty additives, and antioxidants. Strong skills in engineering , R&D, program management, big data analytics, SaaS, product launch, global sales( have set up channels in 69 countries), regulatory and energy markets, equity and debt fund raising including angel, venture capital, private equity, IPO, project finance, and federal and state government programs.

Igor Alexandrov

CTO

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Dr. Igor Alexandrov is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, and Visionary Thought Leader with more than 35 years of success across multiple industries including military & defense, oil & gas, telecommunications, higher education, and engineering.
Leveraging extensive experience developing and implementing innovative technologies and complex systems for companies on a global scale, he is a valuable asset driving long-term, sustainable growth through R&D and expansion initiatives. His broad areas of expertise include product development, market analysis, IP assessment, complex system design and
implementation, and strategic planning.
Throughout his executive career, Igor has held leadership positions at EMC² Corporation, TechnoConcepts, Inc., and eVOX, Inc. In addition, he has founded or co-founded numerous companies including China Metallic, Inc., Kobrin Film Studio, TECOM, and currently serves as President of General Technologies Corp. Igor holds a Ph.D. and D.Sc. in Applied Physics and Complex System Design from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. A highly respected expert in his fields, Igor holds 30 patents, the two latest – in the field of artificial materials for quantum optics, and methods for hydroelectric effect implementation for the oil industry. He was Research Professor and Co-Principal Investigator while at Stevens Institute of Technologies; he also has developed and lectured special certification courses for ITT Avionics and Northrop Grumman.

Martin Baltazar

Engineer

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Full product life cycle expertise from research to production, including 3 patents and 25 publications. Key Inventor and designer of patented blast tip with more than 25 years of experience in Mechanical engineering. Has worked academically at Auburn University, research for NASA and in industry developing novel products and manufacturing techniques.

Steve Best

Engineer

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Physicist, and PBT SME (Plasma Blasting Technology Subject Matter Expert)
Hobbies: …anything with High Voltage !! 🙂

Brian Wells

Engineer

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Mr. Wells has worked in the area of space environmental effects for 15 years, managing and implementing technology development programs in the areas of solar cell characterization, energy storage, pulse power hypervelocity impact testing, characterization material degradation processes in VUV and proton radiation environments.

Peter Kurtius

Advisor

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Mr. Kurtius is currently President/Owner of P.E.K. Solutions, offering project and asset management solutions to the manufacturing industry, since 2013. He previously spent more than two decades in senior leadership positions with Bayer CropScience, directing engineering, maintenance and utility departments. He also has extensive experience in project management within the demolition and construction sectors for the chemical industry. His broad areas of expertise include financial management, outsourcing, asset maintenance, budget planning, energy efficiency, and safety.

Rose Mary Lewis

Advisor

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Rose Mary started her engineering career with the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.  She was responsible for maintenance of the Rio Grande River through New Mexico.  She also had responsibility for hydraulic modeling, planning & design of dams, spillways, & aqueduct systems.  She worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation doing Bridge Design.

She found a 26-year career in the natural gas industry (NGI) with The Williams Companies.  Her experience spans many aspects of NGI:  hydraulic modeling, engineering design, construction, Information Technology, project management, and leadership.  Rose Mary is a visionary leader with demonstrated success across the depth & breadth of her career.

She has BS & MS degrees in Civil Engineering and completed the GMP from Harvard Business School.

John Harris

Advisor

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Since Jun 2011, he has worked regularly with market analysis companies supplying knowledge & global
market intelligence to their market investment clients. He has advised Company Boards of Directors, consulted
& provided workshops for mining companies, manufacturers for steel industry & many scrap recycling
organizations. He has also been an expert witness for both an International commercial case & a US criminal
scrap metal theft case. Further he has been a regular speaker & presenter at conference meetings for IIMA,
ISRI & CARI.

Frank A. Napolitano, P.E.

CFO, acting

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Frank A. Napolitano has practiced exclusively and broadly within the Energy, Power, Utilities and Renewables verticals at “Corporates”, in “Private Equity” and for “Wall Street” firms. He has enjoyed a diversified variety of specialist industry roles in relevant disciplines, including engineering, construction, operations, financial forecasting, corporate development, project finance, corporate finance, M&A, commodities structuring, corporate management, management consulting and principal investing.
Mr. Napolitano’s extensive “Wall Street” investment banking advisory career experience includes senior content leadership and business operating roles working in a global capacity for Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Lehman Brothers and Chase Manhattan Bank. On behalf of clients, Mr. Napolitano has presented expert testimony on relevant matters before several venues including the US FERC, and the State-level Regulatory Commissions of California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.
His “Private Equity” investing and operating experience includes serving as an active advisor on Energy Transition strategies, acting as President/CEO of Lakeside Energy for American Securities Capital Partners, and as a Managing Director for ArcLight Capital Partners.
Previously and to provide a strong base of knowledge and perspectives, Mr. Napolitano performed various operating and business roles with leading energy, power and utilities “Corporates” including Amerada Hess, Norstar/O&R Energy, Consolidated Edison of NY, Brooklyn Union Gas and Woodward-Clyde Consultants.
His education includes an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from the NYU Stern School of Business, a Masters of Engineering and a Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He was inducted into membership of the Pi Tau Sigma international honor society for mechanical engineers, designated to the World-Generation Class of 2004, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

Julia Eve Napolitano

Webmaster

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Julia is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University focusing on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Julia can be reached at jnapolit@andrew.cmu.edu.