Therma-Flite Inc. has hired a 23-year veteran in the effort to further develop and expand its waste management services in the oil and gas sector. Jack Blonquist has been appointed vice president of the company’s oil and gas business. He is considered an expert in thermal desorption, an environmental remediation technology to recover hydrocarbons from drilling mud and refinery waste streams.
Blonquist brings with him more than 23 years in the waste management industry as the former vice president of operations at DuraTherm Inc. and vice president of operations at OnSite Technology. As a leading expert in thermal desorption worldwide, he has been tasked with solving some of the greatest waste disposal challenges in the oil and gas market. Blonquist is a results-oriented professional with extensive experience in thermal desorption technology, operations, project management and service.
Therma-Flite’s indirect thermal desorption process technology recovers 99.5 percent of hydrocarbons from drilling mud and refinery waste streams like tank bottom sludges and spent catalyst fines. The process recovers diesel and oil from the waste streams in a manner in which the diesel and oil can be resold or reused with little to no additional processing. Blonquist has developed and brought onsite many successful thermal desorption operations in the United States, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
“The reputation and integrity displayed by the company is what attracted me to Therma-Flite,” Blonquist said. “They are a top notch company that is focused on problem solving in the industry. They set the bar when it comes to technology and are passionate about growing the business.”
In an industry known for boisterous personalities, Blonquist is described as a reserved, yet driven individual who is known for his ability to develop and implement solutions to difficult problems. His immediate focus is to reorganize and manage the thermal desorption business while assisting the leaders of Therma-Flite in developing effective solutions for the oil and gas sector.