163 Northcutt Rd.
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Staff and Technical Partners of BioConversion Technology
Kathleen Renzi founded BioConversion, Inc. in 2000 and leads the company as CEO and marketing director, as well as providing her skill and experience in lab analysis, microscopic examinations, and deploying solutions for wastewater treatment plant optimization.
Kathleen continues to build BioConversion’s standing as a leading wastewater solutions provider in the southeast and has earned the company a certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Kathleen is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and the Georgia Water and Wastewater Institute.
Husband to Kathleen Renzi, Edward joined BioConversion, Inc. in July of 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings with him 35 years of sales and marketing knowledge and will be primarily responsible for corporate administrative functions as well as sales and marketing interface.
Prior to joining BioConversion, he was Director of National Sales for Orr Corporation out of Louisville, KY. Edward directed 25 national sales representatives who produced annual revenues in excess of $55 mil. from 1995 to 2010.
Prior to Orr Corporation, he worked for Motorola Communications and Electronics as Major Account Sales Manager. He managed 15 account managers in 9 southern states accounting for 25% of Motorola C&E’s annual revenue. 1985 – 1995.
Prior to Motorola, he was Business Management Manager for Lincoln Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company. Responsible for dealer development, dealer installation and dealer termination. 1972 – 1985.
Edward has graduated from the University of Florida with both a BS and an MBA.
Son of Kathleen and Edward Renzi, Adam joined BioConversion, Inc. in January 2010.
Adam reaches out to establish and maintain client relationships with major municipalities and corporations. He provides BCT clients with System Troubleshooting and Optimization, Application Qualification and Treatment follow up.
Adam has received certifications from SNF Polymers, Georgia Rural Water Association and the West Virginia Microscopic Training Center. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BS in Communications/PR.
Chemical Process Engineer
Jeremy joined BioConversion, Inc. in 2012 with 10 years of industrial manufacturing and design experience. Jeremy holds a Bachelors Degree in chemical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineeering from Georgia Tech.
Johnny joined BioConversion, Inc. in August 2010 with 25 years industrial wastewater experience as an analyst and trainer and holds a BS in chemistry from Berry College. He holds a State of Georgia Class I Wastewater Treatment Operators license and is registered with the state as a Wastewater Laboratory Analyst.
Johnny’s last assignment was as Senior Project Scientist for AES where he was involved in design and operation of industrial treatment systems, developed operator training curriculum with the development of standard operating procedures and operation and maintenance manuals.
Johnny has affiliations with the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), Water Environmental Federation (WEF), and Georgia Rural Water Association (GRWA).
Shannon joined BioConversion, Inc. in April of 2012. She is in charge of orders, purchasing, shipping and bookkeeping. Shannon also provides customer service and technical support, helping to maintain our client relationships.
John Harrelson is a boiler, cooling, and odor control specialist with over 23 years of experience in industrial and municipal water treatment. He currently owns and operates AJ Chemical, specializing in boiler, cooling, wastewater, and municipal applications.
Previously, John spent 17 years with Betz-GE Water in management and technical service positions.
John has been a speaker at many wastewater conferences throughout the United States, particularly on odor control safety and prevention.
Jon joined BioConversion, Inc. in 2006 and now has over 23 years industrial wastewater experience. With a degree from the University West Georgia, he is a Certified Environmental Trainer by Georgia State Board of Water/Wastewater Training and Re-Certification/Continuing Education Providers. Jon is a licensed class I wastewater treatment plant operator for municipal water and wastewater systems in the state of Georgia.
He now puts his knowledge and experience to use for BioConversion Technology preparing detailed microscopic reports using state-of-the-art respirometers, microscopes and other related equipment and photo optical equipment. He also consults with various systems on chemical conditioning using a variety of combinations of polymers, nutrients, pH adjustment and biological blends for improved system operation and efficiency.