Press Release

AVN Names Todd Morgan as New Pilot Plant Business Unit Lead


South Charleston, W.Va., April 27, 2023 – AVN Corp. (AVN) today announced that Todd Morgan has joined the organization as its new Pilot Plant Business Unit (BU) leader. He will be responsible for leading the BU’s strategic growth in demonstration and validation, data collection for scale-up to commercial operations, market development production, and other specialized testing.

Mr. Morgan, who has held a variety of leadership and technical roles, joins AVN with more than 20 years of experience as a mechanical engineer within the chemical industry, focusing on continuous/lean manufacturing, mechanical integrity, and capital spending reduction. Most recently he served as senior reliability engineer for Belle Chemical Company, where he oversaw the rebuilding of MI and QA programs for the business.

“This is an exciting time of change and growth for our company, and I am confident Todd will be integral in guiding the continued success of our enterprise and that of our customers,” said Steven Hedrick, AVN Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Morgan, who holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.


About AVN Corporation

AVN is the strategic innovation partner of choice that provides uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging science and technology problems. Focusing on the areas of chemical, energy and environmental technologies, technical engineering and advanced software technologies, AVN delivers innovation from concept to commercialization. We utilize our experienced and renowned staff, unique laboratory and pilot plant facilities, and flexible intellectual property models to create value for customers and investors around the world. We are an energized and expanding company that works from facilities in South Charleston and Morgantown, W.Va.