Leadership Team

Solex is driven by a team of diverse individuals who have rich and immeasurable experience and achievements in their field. Their collective knowledge base and exemplary commitment to innovation, research, quality and service is unprecedented, positioning Solex as a leader in its class.

Solex is committed to seeking new and innovative ways to provide high-value fit-for-purpose solutions for our customers. Our sales team consists of subject matter experts with deep experience and knowledge in customers' respective regions and product lines. 

Lowy Gunnewiek, Chief Executive Officer

Lowy joined Solex as an independent director in 2018, and became CEO in 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive and professional engineer in the international energy, mining and minerals and infrastructure sectors. He provides leadership in corporate direction and strategy, and is responsible for providing best-in-class technology solutions for Solex’s clients.

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Mark Maertens-Poole, Chief Financial Officer

Mark joined Solex  in 2017 as CFO. He provides leadership in all areas of financial management, human resources and information technology. Mark is a CPA, CA with more than 20 years of experience in international businesses ranging from large public companies to start-ups.

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Peter Menchenton, Chief Operating Officer

Peter joined Solex in 2016 as the Technical Services Manager for North America, and brought with him many years of experience managing multi-disciplinary technical teams. He now fills the role of Chief Operating Officer where he leads the engineering and design, project management and technical service groups.

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Igor Makarenko, Global Director, Fertilizer

Igor joined Solex in 2010, with the past eight years spent solidifying our brand as a globally recognized technology provider for fertilizer cooling. Igor has extensive end-to-end experience developing turnkey cooling solutions in various applications ranging from urea granules to potash.

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Pedro Moran , Global Director, Food Products

Pedro joined Solex in 2008 as a sales engineer based in the UK, later establishing Solex’s operations in Brazil before becoming Vice President of Sales, Europe. As Global Director, Food Products, Pedro now oversees Solex's involvement in sectors such as oilseeds, sugar, coffee, cocoa and others.

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Gerald Marinitsch, Global Director, Industrials & Energy

Gerald joined Solex in 2014 with a broad and comprehensive background in process engineering. Working with a team of experts at Solex, he now leads the company’s efforts in creating tailored and process integrated solutions within industrial applications such as chemicals, metals and minerals and sands.

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