Partnership With Temple University
GRSI has entered into a Strategic Parntership with Temple University Professors Kurosh Darvish from the College of Engineering and Dr. Michael Jackson from Temple University's Fox School of Business, to create a PILOT Program called Philly Phirst. (trademarked name)
Under the auspices of the Program, Professor Darvish has chosen several students who are currently building the prototype of GRSI's tire recycling technology.
The project began in the Fall Semester of 2018 and the desk top prototype was completed in the Spring of 2019.
GRSI chose Temple University, because of our Alumni status with Temple. Temple also supports a diverse student body, and GRSI believes that growth is only possible when a broadly diverse culturally and intellectually talent pool is encouraged to flourish.
Upon completion, the Philly Phirst PILOT Program will also encompass the opportunity to create new jobs within the community, with particular focus upon hiring Reentry and Veteran Citizens from the Northern Corridor of Philadelphia.
Temple Innovation Hub
The goal of the Hub is to develop many many manufacturing-based technologies in order to bring those inventions into the global marketplace.
The Temple Innovation Hub will be able to attract various companies, entrepreneurs and technology designers by offering the talents the students and professors at Temple University to assist companies with their design and engineering needs.
Companies will be approved for this program and GRSI will work together with them to assist them with training and hiring employees, connecting them with outside vendors and financing options in order to market their technologies.
These companies will be bound by a 10 yr agreement to base their operations in Philadelphia, and to focus hiring policies to employ the poverty stricken Northern Corridor of the city.
The location of the Hub will be in Philadelphia with the goal of providing a vibrant, shared environment, of concept development, academics, training, and job creation.
GRSI is currently vying for a warehouse space that will house the technology companies, a Temple University PASCEP learning center, a JEVS Human Services job creation division and a Temple University College of Engineering Lab.
The Engineering Lab
The Lab will be operational for the Fall Semester of 2021, however, both students and faculty are currently working on these projects out of the Temple University College of Engineering.
The Lab, PASCEP and JEVS programs will all be located in the same area of the building. The Hub will provide a career development component, stackable credits, credits for students and other certifications ( ie: OSHA and Safety Certifications)which will provide a career pathway for the most challenged Philadelphians.
Professor Kurosh Darvish, Professor Michael Jackson (and other faculty members) will oversee all aspects of the Lab.
In this Lab, various inventions/technologies will be designed and/or perfected by Temple University junior and senior engineering students. The Lab will be fully equipped to function as a hands-on design facility.
This engineering program will be a 2 year, fully credited project that takes the proposed technology from seed prototype to proof of concept, when it can then be commercialized.
JEVS Human Services will provide career development courses for Reentry Citizens, who will then be eligible hired by those companies who successfully develop and market their technologies. Jeffrey Abramowitz will spearhead this aspect of the program.
The development of these technologies is a "Tail That Wags the Dogs" process, meaning that job creation is only possible if these technologies can funnel new jobs into the workforce system.
Reentry and Entrepreneurship Class
Temple University PASCEP (Pan African Community Education Program)
Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde, Director
GRSI will be offering a course at the Temple University PASCEP location, called Reentry and Entrepreneurship.
The course is open to all, and will focus on the "mindset" and organizational skills for entrepreneurs.
Our Temple Partners
Professor Kurosh Darvish
Dr. Darvish is a professor and the interim chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomechanics, 2000
M.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, 1994
B.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Mechanical Engineering, 1991
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2011 - present
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2005 - 2011
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2000 - 2005
Research Associate, Computational Biomechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering , University of Virginia, 2000
Graduate Research Assistant, Brain Biomechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering , University of Virginia, 1996 – 1999
Dr. Michael W. Jackson
Temple University Fox School of Business, Kinesiology, and Hospitality
Dr. Michael W. Jackson is a professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, specializing in Sports Administration. He received his terminal degree from Indiana University in Health and Safety where he also had a strong concentration in Administration and Television Production. Dr. Jackson has a very extensive academic, administrative and athletic background as a participant, teacher, coach and administrator at various levels.
His primary responsibility at Temple University has been to develop, direct and to stabilize the graduate Sport / Recreation Administration Program. This program has seen tremendous growth and recognition primarily through the establishment of internship sites and relationships which have led to job opportunities with colleges, corporations, professional franchises, high schools, fitness / training centers, entertainment parks, athletic and sport facilities.
Dr. Jackson is actively involved in student recruitment, course development, and advisement of theses / projects and dissertations. In addition to his work with the sport / recreation administration program, he is frequently called upon to consult or speak upon various subjects such as: selling / promotions / fund raising in sports administration, athletics and physical education, design and operation of physical education and athletic facilities, selection of agents by student-athletes, drug problems in sports, career opportunities in sport/recreation administration, recruitment of both able and disabled graduate students, and conditioning and training techniques for high performance athletes and sports participants. During 1996 and 1997 he was selected to serve as a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor's Sports and Exposition Facilities Task Force.
Affiliation With JEVS Human Services
On October 25, 2018, GRSI , JEVS Human Resources, and Temple University, agreed to collaborate in providing coordinated reentry related workforce development and support services for the Philadelphia region.
Jeffrey Abramowitz is the Executive Director of Reentry for JEVS Human Resources.
GRSI currently serves on the JEVS/TEMPLE Advisory Board that meets quarterly to provide recommendations for continuous improvements for the program.
Leo Lomangino-Industrial Consultant
Leo Lomangino is our Industrial Consultant for technology development. He has been a leader in the recycling industry for over 40 years and is a 3rd generation recycler.
He has built 3 recycling plants over his career.
His family sold their first recycling business to Waste Management Inc., in the largest acquisition by Waste Management in history.
He is currently the sitting Chairman for the Monmouth County Solid Waste Committee. He's also a frequent guest speaker at the National Reycling Convention.
He also designed and built a 10,000 square foot fully robotic ice house called Ice King.
He designed and built a 100 in-bay car wash called "Splish Splash" in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Nam Knights Veterans Motorcycle Club South Jersey Chapter
Pennsylvania State Representative Danilo Burgos who serves the 197th
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Welcome to Green Recycling Solutions International, LLC
Creating Wares From Waste
Over 240 Million Tires are disposed of, in the United States, on an annual basis.
Many tires end up in landfills, and become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which then spread disease.
The rest of the tires are recycled, by the chopping and grinding method, using environmentally hazardous and expensive liquid nitrogen to freeze the tires before processing them through the machines.
Green Recycling Solutions International (GRSI) owns the worldwide rights to a patented technology that uses compressed air to freeze tires, and a unique technology that also extracts the steel tread and fiber found inside the tires. This method is 100% environmentally safe and much less expensive than using liquid nitrogen.
This method also produces a fine grade of crumb rubber ( a traded commodity). The steel tread can also be recycled and re-sold.
The crumb rubber end-product can be used to produce a host of industrial and consumer products, such as, track and road surfaces, or any product that uses the injection mold manufacturing process. The possibilities are endless...trash cans, mud flaps, vehicle mats, etc.
The crumb rubber can also be sold on the commodities market.
Meet the Team
Julio Llugano, C.E.O.
Mr. Llugano has 45 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and designer of mechanical systems for hospitals throughout the United States, Central and South America. As an engineering trouble-shooter, Mr. Llugano was involved in all phases of systems design, feasibility studies, multi-lingual specification designs, and field inspections during the construction and integration of mechanical systems.
Mr. Llugano is also a close friend and advisor to the President of the Dominican Republic, and acts as a liaison between GRSI and the financial and business development departments of the Government of the Dominican Republic.
Barbara Acuff, C.F.O
Ms. Acuff has been in the financial lending arena for more than 20 years, as both a direct lender and as a licensed broker.
She formerly headed up the Alternative Lending Division in the Northeast for Prosperity Mortgage, a joint venture between Wells Fargo and Long & Foster Realtors.
She was previously the Director of Business Lending for a billion dollar private lending firm.
She wrote a monthly column for "The Niche Gold Letter" called "The Commercial Corner" which was read by over 5,000 subscribers.
Ms. Acuff is a managing partner in GRSI.
Vincent Gori, President
Mr. Gori is a Reentry Citizen, who has become a technology and real estate entrepreneur, after serving 10 years in a Federal Penitentiary. One of his development projects was one of the first to be approved by Governor Cuomo's Start Up New York Program.
Mr. Gori developed the GRSI Philly Phirst PILOT Program with Temple University, after discovering that there were limited resources available to Reentry Citizens who had entrepreneurial interests.
He currently manages all marketing and public relations for GRSI, as well as the day to day project management.
He is an advocate for Prison Reform, and intends to support Reentry Citizens and Veterans through the PILOT Program. Mr. Gori also served in the United States Marine Corp, and is a proud Veteran.
Anthony Mazzone, President Business Development
Mr. Mazzone has been an Executive Sales Manager and owner in the auto industry for more than 20 years. His extensive experience in both B to B, and consumer sales, allows him to navigate both both public and private sector business negotiations. Mr. Mazzone works closely with GRSI's business partners, and cultivates new and emerging technology companies, to integrate with the PILOT Program.
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