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Forge Tech Inc.

Forge Tech's patented friction welding solutions reduce the risks and costs for in-service repair of equipment within petrochemical plants

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Kemah, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Forge Tech provides engineered solutions for mechanical repair of on-stream equipment located within industrial worksites or process plants, with emphasis on operations within hazardous work zones using patented technology to improve safety and avoid the normal costs of shutdown interruption or untimely isolation of process equipment.


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    Kenneth Vejr
    V.P Busines Development

    Mr. Vejr is an experienced executive with over 30 years of broad commercial, industrial and manufacturing management experience within various size companies, including successful startups. Previous executive positions have included V.P. of Manufacturing, V.P. of Supplier Development, Director of Operations, within domestic and international firms, including Oil & Gas related firms.

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    John M Griffin
    President, CEO, Chairman

    Mr. Griffin co-founded Forge Tech following a series of successful entrepreneurial startups, including a prior energy related services business that completed a $43M IPO (NASDAQ: InVaTec) and reached $173M in revenues prior to being purchased by the Flowserve Corporation in 2000. John has over thirty years of executive management experience within the energy industry.

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    Donald Buchan
    V.P. Marketing

    Mr. Buchan is an experienced management executive with over 30 years of marketing and commercial sales management expertise, including international sales and multinational petroleum firms. His previous positions have included Director of Sales & Marketing and Vice President Sales & Marketing within multinational firms, including Fortune 500.

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    Larry Povse
    V.P. of Operations

    Accomplished Operations Manager with 18 years of operational management experience within the Petro-Chemical and Refining Services Industry. He has managed several multi-location service entities with cross-discipline trained staffing requirements and 24/7/365 contractual fulfillment responsibilities servicing major refineries and petro-chemical plants, with domain expertise for control of crews within the rigorously regulated environments.

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    Dan Rybicki
    V.P of Engineering

    Expert industrial technologist with over 23 years of welding engineering and design experience within aerospace and other leading commercial metal working industries. His level of expertise includes extensive experience designing mission critical welding applications including materials and welding design specification, testing, and complex failure analysis for various NASA and DOD equipment programs.


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    Phillips & Reiter, PLLC
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    Rosenhoover and Associates

Previous Investors

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