Jean Marc Rogivue | Founder of Nvterra
Jean-Marc Rogivue, 1956, Swiss citizen Industrialist and Vice Chairman of the Board
Engineer in electricity (1982), with a specialization in telecommunication (1983) Postgrade in Engineering Management (1984 IFCAM)
Jean-Marc Rogivue created in 1982 Bühler Electricité S.A. in Monthey (BEM) and, in 1988, the engineering firm, Bühler Engineering S.A. The « Bühler » group is active in electricity, automation and engineering, with close to 100 employees. BEM established NVTerra S.A. in 2010. BEM is technology partner of NVTerra S.A.
Jean Marie Fresnel | Head of scientific & research
DESS CAAE-MBA (business management) degree from IAE Paris-Dauphine University
The inventor, Jean-Marie Fresnel, worked at Diamond Shamrock and at Eltech Electrosearch in Geneva as a research manager, at the Battelle Institute in Geneva as head of a research team, and at Alsthom in Massy as a research engineer. He has registered several patents in various domains: water treatment, disinfectants and electrolysers, environment protection techniques, batteries, bio-electrochemistry and materials. He founded companies with activities in water treatment, deodorization of air in waste water treatment plants and beach sanitization. He received several rewards for his works: golden medal at the Futura exhibition in 1992 at Roquebrune France, the Battelle Price in 1992, golden medal at the inventions exhibition in Geneva in 1992, SITT d’or in 1990 (golden trophy for environmental works helping touristic activities), Scarabée d’or (golden Scarab) for the best environmental technology of the year 1988. He was a special counsel for the water domain at the United Towns Agency for North-South Cooperation, a NGO in consultative status with United Nations who promoted the Right to Drinking Water.
Christel has gained some experience as an engineer with a Bachelor at the HEVs Sion CH (Field Biotechnologies). She is also a holder of an MSc in Environmental Sciences, specialization Water Sciences at the University of Geneva, CH. During her studies, she studied the detection of Microplastics in sludgewater.
She worked in Switzerland in various companies as a Wastewater Engineer: she has been in charge of the optimization of industrial wastewater plants and the setup of chemical WWT processes.
She also has hands on on chemical analysis since she is a cerfified Chemist. She joined NVTerra in 2017 and has been optimizing WWTP and doing Research, as well as prospection.
David Cretenand| Research and Advisor
David Crettenand discovered chemistry by starting with learning about laboratory technician at CIBA in Monthey from 1991 to 1994. He continued his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Sion and obtained an ETS degree in process engineering in 1999.
This will be followed by a Masters in Chemistry at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Zürich), from 1999 to 2002, leading to a PhD on the subject of the electrochemical reduction of vat dyes, at the institute of automated production of Professor Meyer from 2003 to 2007.
In June 2007, he founded the company RedElec Technologie SA associated with seven partners.