Dr. Burnham is a patent holder in several biosolids technologies and has been a pioneer in beneficial-use of biosolids technologies. Dr. Burnham is a nationally recognized expert in environmental microbiology, wastewater biosolids processing, and public health.
Previously he was Chief Technical Officer for Unified Environmental Services Group LLC ("UESG"), which manufactured a high nitrogen biosolids-containing granular fertilizer. Prior to his move to the private sector, he was a Professor of Microbiology at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, OH for over 24 years.
Besides authoring over 60 publications, he has appeared on numerous symposia and panels addressing important issues in the fields of microbiology, water and wastewater processing. Dr. Burnham has invented a number of commercially important products in medical devices and biosolids processing. He holds many patents describing aspects of the N-Viro Soil Process--a U.S. EPA Class A alkaline wastewater sludge stabilization technology, and the Unity Fertilizer Process.
Dr. Burnham is lifetime Professor Emeritus at the Medical College of Ohio and his N-Viro Technology was presented with a (National Environmental Challenge Award by President George H.W. Bush. Dr. Burnham's undergraduate degree is from Dartmouth College (1964) and his doctorate in microbiology is from the University of New Hampshire. He was also a post-doctoral fellow in public health microbiology at the University of Kentucky.
James P. Carr, has more than 30 years experience in operation and management in the mining and fertilizer industries. Over his career, he has earned a reputation as an expert in full cycle project planning and implementation. He has an outstanding record of delivering complex engineering projects on time and within budget. Mr. Carr is highly experienced in the science and art of granulation.
Mr. Carr is recognized for his expertise in management, operations, and operational safety. Mr. Carr joined the Unified Environmental Services Group in Helena, Arkansas, managing the engineering, procurement, and installation of an automated sludge handling system for a bio-enhanced ammonia sulfate granular fertilizer facility. He also served as plant manager of Unified Environmental Services Group responsible for the daily operations of the plant producing an organically enhanced ammonium sulfate granular fertilizer.
Mr. Carr has an Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University.
Mr. Jarrett has more than 35 years of fertilizer sales experience in both the details and management of fertilizer marketing. Mr. Jarrett's distinguished career has included executive positions with a number of fertilizer companies including Helena Chemical Company, Unified Environmental Services Group, LLC, Koos Inc., and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.
He has been a member of the executive committees of major trade associations including having served as President of the National Fertilizer Association and member of Ag Retailer Association board of directors. Mr. Jarrett's education includes Purdue University and Anderson Technical School.
Mr. Dahms is an engineering and operations consultant to VitAG Corp with more than 28 years of experience in the fertilizer industry. Most recently, Mr. Dahms served as a consultant for FerTech Environmental. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Unified Environmental Services Group, LLC responsible for manufacturing the organically-enhanced ammonium sulfate fertilizer called Unity fertilizer, a process Mr. Dahms invented.
He was also Co-Founder of Cypress Chemical Company in Helena, Arkansas. Prior to Cypress, Mr. Dahms served with Mulberry Phosphates, Inc. as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for a farm marketing organization with over 100 retail locations, two phosphate fertilizer plants, a phosphate rock mine in Florida and mixed-grade fertilizer facilities in Virginia and Wisconsin. He served as Vice President for Nitrogen Products, Inc. in the refurbishment and start-up of its Helena, Arkansas Ammonia Complex.
Mr. Dahms is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.