Xenolith Group Ltd Profiles


Louis R. Viana

Louis R. Viana is CEO and stockholder of Xenolith Group. Louis brings his expertise as a successful entrepreneur, operational manager and environmental & industrial engineer. He has been practicing the environmental engineering field for the past 25 years. Prior to becoming part of Xenolith, Louis led and founded LRV Environmental Inc - a firm specialized in offering environmental and engineering services to the Department of Defense, US Army, US Army Corp of Engineers, General Services Administration, US Postal Services, Federal Aviation Department among other federal branches. At his tenure in LRV Environmental, Inc. he was responsible of obtaining the Small Business 8(a) certification, a certification that allowed the company obtain millions of dollars in multiple Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contracts with the Department of Defense. Previously he was an environmental engineer representative at Eli Lilly Industries, one of the US top Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies. Here he participated in the development of the Environmental Engineering Department and was also in charge of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Cogeneration Systems, Utility Systems, Regulatory Affairs, Training, NPDES Storm Water Permitting Negotiations with EPA, Management of Hazardous Waste and Laboratory Analysis. With his leadership and technical background he participated in multiple EPA negotiations avoiding multimillion-dollar fines.

Mr. Viana holds a Bachelorís degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and a Bachelorís degree in Natural Science, with a major in biology and minor in chemistry, from the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a Masterís Degree in Environmental Risk and Resource Management from the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. Louis is also a graduate from the Dartmouth TUCK School of Business Executive Business Program in New Hampshire. He is a lifetime member of the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute, honor only given to Ernst & Young awardees. He is the Chair of the Puerto Rico Empire State Trade Association (PRESTA) organization that facilitates business between the Puerto Rico islanders and mainland. At the present time Mr. Viana is pursuing his Doctoral degree in Renewable Energy at the Earth and Environmental Engineering Columbia Universityís Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York. His research will be focused in developing new technologies to optimize energy recovery by means of diverse patented technological approach.

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