Converted Organics' Executive Steps Down

Converted Organics Inc. announced Jan. 12 that Peter Townsley, executive vice president and chief technology officer, has elected to resign from the company and the Converted Organics Board of Directors to pursue other interests. His resignation is effective immediately.

"We wish Peter well in his future endeavors and thank him for the time he devoted to Converted Organics," said Edward J. Gildea, president of Converted Organics Inc. The board will begin the search for a candidate to fill the position vacated by Townsley.

. Converted Organics, based in Boston, Mass., is dedicated to producing high-quality, all-natural, organic soil amendment and fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The company uses its proprietary High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system, a proven, state-of-the-art microbial digestion technology, to process various biodegradable food wastes into dry pellet and liquid concentrate organic fertilizers that help grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics sells and distributes its fertilizer products in the retail, professional turf management, and agribusiness markets.

The company's flagship manufacturing facility is located in Woodbridge, N.J. A second manufacturing site is located in Gonzales, Calif., and a third is under development in Johnston, R.I.