Our Team

Agilyx has brought together a select group of technology, industrial, and alternative energy veterans in its quest to deliver an environmentally-viable and economical solution to the waste plastic and crude oil problems we face today.

 

 

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Joseph Vaillancourt
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Vaillancourt is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agilyx. Mr. Vaillancourt brings more than 25 years of operational, financial, and strategic experience in industrial, environmental and energy innovation and infrastructure development. Throughout his career, Mr. Vaillancourt has led in excess of $2 bil of debt and equity financings as well as M&A activities and has helped commercialize 15 environmental technologies working closely with large strategic companies and private equity firms in the energy and industrial sectors.

 

Prior to Agilyx, Mr. Vaillancourt spent 15 years at Waste Management where he was one of the founding members of the corporate venturing group responsible for developing new and innovative growth platforms in the environmental, sustainability, solid waste, recycling, energy and cleantech sectors.  Mr. Vaillancourt has also held various roles in founding more than 10 companies in a diverse set of industries.

 

Mr. Vaillancourt holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Mr. Vaillancourt is an external advisory board member of the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and has held Director positions in over 15 companies.

 


 

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William B. Cooper
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Mr. Cooper is Chief Financial Officer of Agilyx.  Mr. Cooper brings over 20 years of investment banking and consulting experience working with growth companies.  He has raised over $6 billion in financings and worked on over $2 billion in merger and acquisition transactions. 


Before joining Agilyx, Mr. Cooper headed the Advanced Fuels, Chemicals and Materials practice at Wedbush Securities as part of its Industrial Growth Technology Group. He also spent a considerable amount of time working with Waste-To-Value and Energy Efficiency companies.  Mr. Cooper began banking in New York City with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) where he worked in the Investment Banking and Merchant Banking groups.  Mr. Cooper also helped grow and run investment banking groups at ABN AMRO, Seven Hills Partners, and W.R. Hambrecht + Co.  

 

Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Harvard University.  While at Harvard, he was a member of the Harvard Heavyweight Crew Team and the U.S. National Rowing Team.

 


 

 

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Christopher J. Faulkner, Ph.D.
VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

 

Dr. Faulkner brings over 14 years of technical and organizational expertise on the engineering, process, analytics and administrative fronts to deliver products and operating assets.  He has held engineering, scientist and management positions in the renewable energy and chemicals industry sectors with a focus on sustainability and stewardship.  Dr. Faulkner has a proven track record of commercializing innovations and successful project management.  He is an inventor of novel polymer composite materials and has led the certification and commercialization of the international product launch of a 5 kWe combined heat and power fuel cell system.

 

Dr. Faulkner brings technical, commercialization, innovation, project management and business acumen to the advancement of the Agilyx Solutions platform of superior materials management and chemical recycling.

Dr. Faulkner holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.