SPECIALIZED PLATFORMS

Industrial Fluid Purification
Services and technology designed to fit your process fluid and industrial waste water purification needs.

Ethanol – Corn Oil Extraction
Leading-edge technologies and unmatched services designed to maximize your corn oil potential.

Trucent

COMPANY

About Trucent

 

Trucent pioneers intelligent engineered solutions to complex challenges in fluid separation, ethanol and corn oil extraction, and plant process optimization. We do it with the smartest, most driven people in the industry. We provide proactive service and support, precision technologies, leading-edge equipment, and mobile fleets. We’re nimble — able to deploy vast resources whenever and wherever they’re needed. Give us your challenge, immerse us in your process, and let us find ways to help you reduce waste, find new revenue streams, and become more sustainable. Let’s make something extraordinary, together.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Thomas Czartoski
Founder and CEO
Dave Semersky
Vice President, Fluid Solutions Group
Kevin Moore
Vice President, Advanced Separations Group
Kirk Lignell
Sr. Director of Marketing and Strategic Development
Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, PhD.
Director of Technical Services
Lauren Kennard
Corporate Controller

Fluid Solutions Group

A global leader in metalworking fluid separation, recovery, and purification solutions, Trucent FSG helps customers like you achieve optimal fluid performance and operational excellence.

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Advanced Separation Group

Trucent’s ASG is an ethanol industry leader in corn oil separation. We can help you maximize and optimize corn oil and coproduct extraction — and your plant’s revenue potential.

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CAREERS

Are you up for a challenge?

We’re always looking for talented, insightful, driven, and friendly individuals to join our team.

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Thomas Czartoski
Founder and CEO

With two decades of experience in the sustainability industry, Thomas is a pioneer in many commercially practiced fluid purification operations and technologies. His dedication and enthusiasm for industrial and fluid services has driven innovation in the advanced sustainability solutions that Trucent delivers. Tom is viewed as a sustainability thought leader within a wide range of industries, including environmental services, automotive manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, and alternative fuels.

Dave Semersky
Vice President, Fluid Solutions Group

With over 10 years at Trucent, Dave leads the Fluid Purification Group, which provides proven industrial fluid purification to North American metalworking industries. Prior to his time at Trucent, Dave served as manager of engineering, general manager, and vice president of the Equipment division. He also led as president of Hydroflow, Inc., a manufacturer of central coolant filter systems. He has served on the boards of directors of companies in England, Continental Europe, China, and Thailand. This year will complete Dave’s 40th designing and manufacturing industrial fluid purification equipment, a field he helped pioneer in the late 1970s.

Kevin Moore
Vice President, Advanced Separations Group

Kevin provides bottom-line results in R&D, operations, and commercial roles. An executive leader and engineer with 11 patents and numerous board directorships, he executes high-risk assignments, working collaboratively across organizations and driving results by growing net income and revenue.

Kirk Lignell
Sr. Director of Marketing and Strategic Development

Kirk Lignell holds a Master of Science in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  His experience spans research and development, product development, business development and corporate strategy culminating in over 20 years of executive leadership experience including President, COO, and CEO roles.  He has worked in automotive and white goods, but his career focus has been in sustainability fields including alternative energy and recycling/resource management industries. Kirk enjoys the challenges of technology development and innovation, and corporate strategy.  At Trucent, Kirk and his team are responsible for corporate marketing and strategic development.

Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, PhD.
Director of Technical Services

With over a decade as director of bioenergy programs, Dr. Aurandt helps guide Trucent’s vision of developing innovative solutions for oil separation and plant production efficiency. Under her leadership, Jennifer’s team works with companies to evaluate and implement early- and late-stage technologies with applications in ethanol and oil extraction. She has secured external private and public funding for development projects for industry and academia and is the author of numerous publications and patents. Jennifer has received the YWCA Corporate Woman of Achievement Award and was a tenured associate professor at Kettering University, where she was the director of the Michigan Center of Energy Excellence in Anaerobic Digestion.

Lauren Kennard
Corporate Controller

Joining the company in 2012, Lauren oversees the accounting and finance functions of Trucent and its foreign and domestic subsidiaries.  She was instrumental in founding our Mexican subsidiary and serves on its Board of Directors.  Lauren leverages her accounting experience and deep knowledge of the company to help support Trucent’s aggressive growth strategy and provide meaningful reports to the company’s leadership.  Prior to joining Trucent, Lauren was employed as a Certified Public Accountant with the accounting firm Plante & Moran, PLLC, working on both assurance and tax engagements.  Her clients included mid-size privately held companies in the manufacturing and service industries, along with biotech start-up entities.