Monolith Announces Chief Technology Officer
Gintas Vildzius Brings Deep Technical R&D Experience, Furthering Strategic Innovation for Monolith
Monolith, a global leader in commercial-scale carbon black production using the methane pyrolysis process, named Gintas Vildzius as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. With over 35 years of experience, Vildzius has served in a number of research and development and engineering roles, including 26 years at GE in technical leadership positions. In his new role, he will lead Monolith’s core technology team and product development to continue accelerating the company’s mission to deliver cleaner materials used in everyday life.
“Gintas is a proven leader who has demonstrated strategic technology development and commercialization over his career,” said Rob Hanson, cofounder and CEO, Monolith. “As we make progress toward our goal of a decarbonized world, we’re focused on continued research and innovative thinking to further scale and develop the disruptive technologies required for a clean energy future and the experience he brings to our team is invaluable and crucial to continue innovating.”
Vildzius’ experience includes systems and design engineering; research, development and launches of new products; sourcing customer and partner solutions; and driving transformation in collaboration with business teams & functions. During his career, he also held leadership roles in finance, project management and equipment services. As Chief Technology Officer, Vildzius will be responsible for leading the development of the company’s core technology, supporting the clean and reliable production of low-cost carbon black, hydrogen, and ammonia.
Prior to joining Monolith, Vildzius served as Senior Vice President in the Chief Technology Office at Revvity, formerly PerkinElmer, in Boston, where he led the company’s global technology organization focused on advancing capabilities in the company’s Life Sciences & Diagnostics portfolio. This followed a 26-year career at GE, culminating in a Vice President R&D and Chief Technology Officer role for GE’s Flow and Process Technologies business. Vildzius began his career in the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer and earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Union College and bachelor’s at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also certified as a Six Sigma Blackbelt.
“Achieving breakthrough innovations in the chemicals and materials science industry, especially Monolith’s one-of-a-kind approach, requires a level of creativity and fearlessness in continuing to iterate and streamline design with an eye toward reducing emissions,” said Gintas Vildzius. “I am excited to join a team with such a forward-thinking mindset and look forward to continuing to grow our technical research and development program.”
Monolith is a next‐generation hydrogen and materials company that has developed proprietary technology to convert conventional, renewable or responsibly sourced natural gas into carbon black and hydrogen in a more environmentally sound manner. Monolith is backed by investors including Azimuth Capital Management, Cornell Capital, Decarbonization Partners, Imperative Science Ventures, Magnetar Capital, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, NextEra Energy Resources Inc., SK Inc., TPG Rise Climate and Warburg Pincus. For more information on Monolith, visit www.monolith-corp.com.<< Back