About us

To us, waste is a
failure of imagination

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We are dedicated to the pursuit of imaginative solutions to solve the world’s toughest waste challenges. We’re emboldened by moonshot challenges and leave incremental improvement to others — our goal is to tackle only the most difficult unmet challenges.

We apply our ingenuity through biotechnology and engineering to allow industry to transform liability to value and benefit our planet. Our process and resources make us different from our competitors, allowing us to work on multiple technologies across different sectors. 

At Allonnia, we start from a place where every problem has a solution.

Our team

Nicole Richards
Nicole Richards
Chief Executive Officer

With over 28 years of industry leadership within water treatment, mining and industry chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Nicole brings the perfect skill set to help Allonnia tackle critical industry issues and create the next generation of bioremediation solutions.

Before Allonnia, Nicole served as the Strategy, Growth and M&A leader for DuPont Water Solutions; and as a Global Director at Solvay.

Kent Sorenson
Kent Sorenson
Chief Technical Officer

Kent is an internationally recognized expert with over 25 years of experience, developing and applying innovative remediation technologies for water, soil, and sediments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has worked at nearly 200 sites worldwide, and has co-authored over 40 scientific publications and given over 180 presentations at prestigious national and international conferences and symposia.

Dayal Saran
Dayal Saran
VP of Research

Dayal is a global R&D leader with over 15 years of industry experience leveraging metabolic engineering and biotechnology to commercialize novel solutions in the areas of industrial proteins and enzymes; flavors, fragrances and other food ingredients; insect control agents; live biotherapeutics; and biofuels. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

 

Mack Astorga
Mack Astorga
VP of Business Development

Mack is a senior executive specializing in business development, innovation, and strategic account management. His career has focused on providing expert advice and oversight in corporate risk and business strategy, with an emphasis in the environmental and wastewater fields. He has worked in a wide variety of private sector industries including heavy manufacturing and freight rail, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, sports and corporate real estate.

Bryne Gramlich
Bryne Gramlich
VP of Business Development

Bryne is an accomplished Senior Operations Executive with 25 years of experience leading P&L business units in the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track record of unlocking a company’s value through strategic planning, developing highly effective and collaborative work teams, and building a culture based on innovation and continuous improvement.

Rafael Mier
Rafael Mier
VP of Business Development

Rafael has an extensive track record of delivering technology-based solutions to global customers in multiple industries, including specialty materials, mining, appliances, chemicals, fertilizers, and steel. Rafael has worked for public and private companies in various roles including strategy, business development, sales management, marketing, quality assurance, and investor relations.

Siri Gawrish
Siri Gawrish
Chief of Staff

Siri serves as Chief of Staff for Allonnia, supporting the CEO in strategic planning, operations, project management, people, and communications. Siri is a strategy, insight, and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies such as Dow and DuPont. She loves to collaborate, enable strategic thinking, and catalyze execution.

Noah Sullivan
Noah Sullivan
Executive Assistant

Noah has dedicated years to making his workplace environments more cohesive. With over 7 years of hospitality experience, Noah prides himself on being able to efficiently communicate with any and everyone. He has worked in a variety of industries and finds that he does his best work planning, coordinating, and scheduling for others.

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