Dr. Amir Varshovi, a former senior research scientist at the University of Florida’s Department of Soil and Water Science, founded GreenTechnologies in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1974, his Masters Degree in Soil and Water Science in 1991 from the University of Florida and his PhD in Environmental Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida in 1995. He also completed a program in Industrial Fermentation Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technologies (MIT) in 1997.
Prior to founding GreenTechnologies, Dr. Varshovi devoted his talents and time to academia. While earning his Ph.D. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida, Dr. Varshovi worked as a research scientist evaluating commercial fertilizers for efficacy and environmental impact. He studied fertilizer components, their effects on healthy plant growth, and their effects on the surrounding environment. Dr. Varshovi discovered that many of these components are produced outside the United States and realized the need for environmentally friendly fertilizer that utilizes renewable resources available locally. Dr. Varshovi began developing processes of nutrient recycling, finding sustainable alternative sources for the nutrients plants need. Dr. Varshovi holds two patents in the production of enhanced efficiency and slow release organic fertilizers from renewable resources.
Since the organization’s founding, Dr. Varshovi has leveraged his technical expertise and unrivaled commitment to guide GreenTechnologies to the pinnacle of success during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer. In recognition of his achievements and commitment to excellence, Dr. Varshovi received the SBA award for the state of Florida’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2014. GreenTechnologies, was also the recipient of the EPA’s Administrator Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Small Business Contractor in 2018.