Our Team

Dr. Nina Pearlmutter

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Dr. Nina Pearlmutter oversees the company’s intellectual property development strategy and implementation. Prior to Sweetwater Energy, Dr. Pearlmutter was the chief intellectual property counsel for Qteros and Genome Therapeutics, and patent counsel at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, where she advised clients on developing intellectual property portfolios and strategy, litigation, and contract matters. She was also patent counsel for Pioneer Hi-Bred International for research and development of new plant varieties and products.

She holds a J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School, a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and an M.S. from the University of Maine.

Board, Community, and Charitable Pursuits

Dr. Pearlmutter has been a participating member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Boston Patent Law Association, where she has chaired multiple patent committees and given several presentations on patent law.

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.

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2400 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14615

Call Us: 585-647-5760

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