About Us

Glavel, Inc. is a Vermont based company that specializes in manufacturing lightweight aggregate from recycled glass. Its technology will enable the construction industry to more cost effectively insulate below slab and achieve substantial reductions in the building material embedded carbon. Glavel is an excellent substitute for infrastructure projects that specify lightweight aggregate.

The Team

Photo: Oliver Parini

Rob Conboy, CEO

Rob has over 25 years of sales and strategic planning experience, all of which have been with highly entrepreneurial companies. For the past ten years, Rob has focused on renewable energy start-ups, bringing leading edge technologies to market at Draker Laboratories as Chief Operating Officer and at Thermal Storage Solutions as VP of Finance and Marketing. Rob has a deep understanding of how to expedite the acceptance of new technologies and building practices.

Ken Mincar, COO

Ken has a diverse background in manufacturing operations and engineering. As a senior leader at IBM Microelectronics and Keurig Green Mountain, he has driven facility and production startups, scaling, ramp and expansion of new and mature products. He brings a focus on continuous improvement and optimization of product quality, cost and throughput.

Alexandra Carroll, VP Sales and Marketing

Alexandra is an experienced project estimator/manager in the commercial construction industry with an emphasis on the mechanical sector. Throughout her career in construction, Alexandra employed a proactive, customer-oriented approach to successfully deliver projects to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Exelon Corporation, and Baltimore Gas and Electric. Motivated by her passion for sustainability, Alexandra seeks to affect a tangible, positive impact on our built environment.

Tor Dworshak, Sales and Marketing

Tor is a graduate of The University of Vermont’s Sustainable Innovation MBA program, where his efforts were focused around scaling social impact for mission driven organizations. With his background in digital marketing and web analytics, Tor is adept at creating digital touch points that maximize consumer interaction and awareness. 

Jen Burnett, Cross Functional Business Administrator

Jen has vast a knowledge and understanding in manufacturing operations; with 8 years at Keurig Green Mountain and more recently with Cabot Creamery Cooperative.  Jen is adept in overall business operations across the multiple functions that comprise manufacturing.  She strives to build an engaging culture and encourages cohesion across business functions.  Jen is passionate about driving success with a focus on continuous improvement, building processes, and metric analysis. 

Alicia Bourdeau, Plant Manager

Alicia has 18+ years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry at Avantor/VWR, formerly Anachemia Chemicals.  She began her career in the lab and manufacturing space producing custom and standard laboratory chemicals.  Years of time, dedication to the products, plant, and associates, earned her the title of Plant Manager.  As the Plant Manager, her focus was, and still is to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all associates.

Strategic Advisors

Skip Wyer, Strategic Financial Advisor

Skip is an independent sponsor of alternative investments and business growth advisor focused on creating and executing opportunities in and around the agriculture, clean tech and sustainable energy sectors. These are not only areas of experience and passion, they are also areas of enormous change and opportunity for business and the environment. 

Michael Ingui, Advisor and Influencer

Michael is a Partner with Ben Baxt at Baxt Ingui Architects – a highly collaborative architectural design firm with extensive experience in residential, institutional, and commercial projects. Baxt Ingui Architects has received a number of design awards and has been included in a number of publications including WSJ and The NY Times. Michael co-founded FENTREND.COM, which assists in overcoming a large hurdle for anyone entering the high performance building world through window selection.

Rick Sellers, Advisor

Rick has worked in senior positions in the new and renewable energy sector for over 33 years as a key player shaping the market evolution of clean energy and sustainable technologies. He was previously the Head of the New and Renewable Energy Unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France, responsible for accelerating clean and sustainable energy markets worldwide. Rick is a founding partner of Circularity Edge, a firm that provides resources and knowledge needed to apply circular economy principles.