Therma-Flite Hires New Vice President of Rapidly Expanding Oil and Gas Sector As the leading expert in Thermal Desorption worldwide, new hire Jack Blonquist brings over 23 years of Waste Management experience to Therma-Flite

ADDISON, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therma-Flite, Inc. announces Jack Blonquist as the Vice President of Oil & Gas. Blonquist brings with him over twenty-three years in the Waste Management Industry as the former Vice President of Operations at DuraTherm, Inc. and Vice President of Operations at OnSite Technology. Blonquist is the leading expert in Thermal Desorption worldwide and has been tasked with solving some of the greatest waste disposal challenges in the Oil and Gas Market.  Blonquist is a results-oriented professional with extensive experience in thermal desorption technology, operations, project management and service. He will join the ranks of strong leadership at Therma-Flite, Inc. to develop and grow the Oil and Gas Business Sector for the company.


Therma-Flite's Indirect Thermal Desorption Process technology recovers 99.5% of hydrocarbons from drilling mud and refinery waste streams like tank bottom sludges and spent catalyst fines. The Therma-Flite process recovers the diesel and oil from the waste streams in a manner in which the diesel and oil can be resold or reused with little to no additional processing.  Blonquist has developed and brought onsite many successful thermal desorption operations in areas that include the US, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, UK and the Middle East.  Therma-Flite is proud to enlist Blonquist in its efforts to implement sustainable solutions for the Oil and Gas market. 

Therma-Flite's thermal desorption technology is especially well adapted at processing sludges with high levels of hydrocarbon.  The traditional technology in the industry requires diluting down the hydrocarbon level in the feedstock prior to introducing the feedstock to the thermal desorption unit.  Therma-Flite's thermal desorption technology has the added benefit of being able to accept these sludges in concentrate.  Furthermore, most thermal desorption technology cracks the light hydrocarbons like diesel (used extensively as a lubricant in drilling for natural gas) producing byproducts which render the diesel less valuable. Blonquist's contributions have solved problems such as these and more in the Waste Management Industry.

"The reputation and integrity displayed by the company is what attracted me to Therma-Flite," says Blonquist. "They are a top notch company that is focused on problem solving in the industry.  They set the bar when it comes to technology and are passionate about growing the business." In an industry known for boisterous personalities, Blonquist is described as a reserved, yet driven individual who is known for his ability to develop and implement solutions to difficult problems.

Blonquist's immediate focus is to reorganize and manage the thermal desorption business while assisting the leaders of Therma-Flite, Inc. in developing effective solutions for the Oil and Gas sector. He is by far what many consider a "quiet leader," but the impact he has in the industry speaks for itself and has defined him as a problem solver and solutions driven leader. Uniting with a company that is solutions driven as well makes Blonquist a perfect fit to lead the Oil and Gas sector of the business.

About Us

Therma-Flite is a private, solutions-oriented, sustainable technology company focused on waste water treatment and resource recovery.  Therma-Flite's patented technology converts municipal sewage sludge into a soil amendment and/or renewable energy feedstock, recovers oil from mixed plastics, and reclaims high quality diesel fuel from spent drilling mud. With over 20 installations, their processing systems provide a proven, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible alternative to landfills. For more information visit:

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Preston Whitney
Therma-Flite, Inc.

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