Our Team

James Hvisdas

Senior Vice President Real Estate and Construction

Mr. Hvisdas is responsible for overseeing the construction of Sweetwater’s sugar-production facilities. Prior to joining Sweetwater, Hvisdas served as PAETEC’s Executive Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for company-wide operations, providing executive oversight of engineering, construction, maintenance, and operation of over 380 telecom switch sites, POP sites, and data centers, in addition to having responsibly for Field Forces, Real Estate/Facilities, Security, as well as Power and Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining US LEC, he spent 10 years at Rochester Telephone/Frontier where he held responsibilities for the Carrier and Central Office Installation groups. He also worked for ETS, Contel ASC, and American Satellite.

Board, Community, and Charitable Pursuits

Mr. Hvisdas is an enthusiastic member of the Cancer Society of America where he actively participates on the Breast Cancer team “Lady and the Trap.”  He raises funds for Second Harvest Food Bank, Human Society of Volusia County, and Sophie Circle, which provides pet food to families that can’t otherwise afford it.

Arunas A.
Chesonis

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jack
Baron

President & Executive Vice President

Scott 
Tudman

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Algimantas
Chesonis

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Lee
Polite

Chief Scientific Officer

James
Hvsidas

Senior Vice President Real Estate & Construction

Jonathan
Sherwood

Vice President of Finance

Dr. Nina
Pearlmutter

Vice President of Intellectual Property

Sweetwater Energy uses a unique technology for producing low-cost nanofibrillated cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sugars, and clean lignin from non-food plant materials to help meet the modern world's increasing bioenergy and biochemical demands.

Contact Us

2400 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14615

Call Us: 585-647-5760

Email: [email protected]