President/CEO, Director of Research and Technologies
21 years experience in science, education and technology. B.S., California State University. M.A., California State University
Trevor Mendelow is our President/CEO and Director of Research and Technologies. Trevor oversees all divisions of the company, and serves as lead liaison between VITB and its current and prospective clients. His extensive background in science, technology, and research, coupled with his degrees in marine science, has allowed our company the leverage to network with an array of clients around the nation and the globe. Trevor is a visionary and an exceptional leader and has a proven track record with a number of proof-of-concepts projects under his belt. Trevor works to create new client base, research and develop new products, improve existing products, and head the company’s direction and vision.
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Engineering
45 years experience in engineering, design and automation. B.S.E., University of Colorado. M.S., University of Colorado
Jeff Aldred serves as COO and Director of Engineering. Jeff ensures the efficacy of all our design and manages the engineering team. His designs meet the need of emerging technologies, and his high quality products enter our prototyping stage requiring minimal modifications. Jeff oversees and manages all areas of the engineering of our products and maintains the highest quality with the most cost efficient materials and methods available.
Vice President of Field Operations
12 years experience in marine equipment, marine life, invertebrate aquaculture and aquatic system engineering. 12 years experience in business ownership and management. B.S., Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael Park serves as our Vice President of Field Operations. With over 12 years experience in marine equipment, marine life and corals, including coral propagation as the owner of Aqua Imports, a salt and fresh water fish and coral business based in Boulder, Mike brings extensive knowledge to our team. Mike has been an integral part of the research, build and installation of our systems since our inception. Mike oversees all field operations, product assemblies, installs and site surveys ensuring all systems are robust and perform exceptionally for all of our clients.
Chief Design Officer
7 years experience in mechanical engineering and engineering design. B.A., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sherwin Ghaffarkhan is our Chief Design Officer. He handles the design and engineering of all VITB products and manages the manufacturing and productivity of our engineering division. Sherwin’s attention to detail ensures efficiency in prototyping and product development, and he has been an invaluable member of our team. He has gained experience in the field and works closely with Trevor Mendelow in developing installation reports and testing protocols in the manufacturing process.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Graduated from The University of Alabama with a BS degree in Commerce and Business Administration. Majored in Management Information Systems with a minor in Management and Communication.
Bobby Cofield is our Director of Sales and Marketing. Bobby develops and executes strategic plan to achieve sales targets and expand the company’s client base. He builds and maintains strong, long lasting customer relationships by partnering with our clients to understand their project needs and objectives. Bobby works closely with our engineering team to constantly develop new solutions based on each client’s project requirements.
Business Development Manager Asia Pacific
Executive with 19 years diverse experience across the Oil & Gas services sector in Australia, South East Asia and Middle East.
Mark Paramor is our Business Development Manager in the Asia Pacific Region. His experience includes Maintenance, HR planning and delivery across MODUs, FPSOs, offshore construction, technical, engineering and project management teams both in Australia and internationally. Business development, commercial management, business systems design, Industrial relations strategic planning and implementation experience.