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VaporLok Technology, LLC

We develop, manufacture and sell packaging solutions used for the recycling of mercury-bearing wastes, focusing on fluorescent lighting.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Mankato, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2007
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Our solutions currently focus on the containment and capture of mercury, which is included in all fluorescent lamps. Our current technology, Mercury VaporLok®, is an integral component of Waste Management’s recycling program called LampTracker®. We have just developed a breakthrough adsorbent technology, called VaporLokCAPTURE™, that protects users against dangerously high mercury vapor levels resulting from incidental exposure.


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    Brad Buscher
    Chairman and CEO

    Brad J. Buscher, age 57, has been Chairman, CEO and Board Member of VaporLok since 2007, was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Mercury Waste Solutions, LLC (MWS), the nation’s largest mercury waste reclamation firm. He has been active in trade organizations and has served as the past Chairman of the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers and the Bank Holding Company Association. He is a known expert and advocate for the need for proper tr

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    Jim Hattler
    Vice President of Sales

    Mr. Hattler, age 58, was been the VP of Sales of VaporLok since 2007. He started with Mercury Waste Solutions in 2003 as their Executive Vice President of Sales and was the President and COO of MWS since July 2005. Mr. Hattler previously spent 26 years with Laidlaw Environmental/Safety-Kleen. He spent that time in various positions of increased responsibility including chemical laboratory technician, customer service, technical sales, sales and

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    Todd Anderson
    CFO, COO and Board Member

    Mr. Anderson, age 49, has been CFO and COO of VaporLok since 2007. He had been Chief Financial Officer of MWS since November 1997. Mr. Anderson is also the Chief Financial Officer of Bankers American Capital Corporation, a privately held merchant banking company. From September 1985 until October 1997 he was employed by McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, a national public accounting and consulting firm, where he served in increasing capacities, with the m

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    J. Louis Kovach
    Board Member

    Mr. Kovach, age 75, is a chemical engineer, scientist and founder and President of NUCON International, Inc. NUCON is one of only two companies in the U.S. that provides gas, vapor and liquid phase adsorption solutions to the nuclear power industry as well as the U.S. Department of Energy and Defense. Mr. Kovach’s primary experience relates to the research, design, analysis, construction, and proof testing of both nuclear and non-nuclear gaseous


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    Brian Wenger, Briggs and Morgan P.A., Minneapolis, MN
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    Pat Baker, Eide Bailly, LLP, Minnneapolis, MN