AeroAggregates LLC is the first vertically-integrated, U.S.-based company to produce lightweight aggregates from 100% recycled glass. Our manufacturing capabilities include the ability to make several types of foamed glass including both open and closed cell aggregates.
The founders of AeroAggregates realized the need for a sustainable solution for lightweight construction materials due to increased design or constructability requirements. Today’s civil engineering challenges include construction on soft soils, lateral load reduction behind retaining walls and structures, insulating subgrade and backfill, and the protection of underground utilities. AeroAggregates provides an answer to many of these challenges by supplying a lightweight material with a high friction angle that is also insulating, free-draining, non-absorbent, non-combustible, and resistant to chemicals, rot and acid. Its manufacturing plant is located in Eddystone, PA, a brownfield redevelopment site that was formerly the location of Baldwin Locomotive Works.
ARCHIE FILSHILL, PH.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Archie is the founder of AeroAggregates and manages the daily operations for the company. He has over 25 years of international experience in the geotechnical market, encompassing a vast range of experience in executive management, engineering, project management, construction, and manufacturing. He started his career as a regional manager for an environmental products company and went on to become Managing Director of European operations for a global manufacturing company. After returning to the states, he started an international contracting company focused on solid waste and industrial landfills, soft soil stabilization, coal ash, shale gas development, sediment remediation, reinforced earth structures and lightweight fill. This experience guided him to establish AeroAggregates.
He is an adjunct professor at Temple University in the Graduate Engineering School and Vice Chair of the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute. Archie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob serves as the financial manager for AeroAggregates and has over 30 years of experience as a CPA and partner in a regional accounting firm based in the Delaware Valley. He has consulted with numerous mid-sized businesses on a large variety of projects to from start-up to financial improvement of existing operations.
Chief Operations Officer
Herb is a recycling and environmental industry veteran with a career spanning over 37 years. At the beginning of his career, Herb worked for a multibillion-dollar public company in Business Development. He then went on to found numerous companies as an independent entrepreneur including one of the largest Material Recovery Facilities in the United States with multiple locations, employing over a 100 people and a sophisticated glass processing system. Herb’s experience spans all aspects and levels of the processing and recycling industry as well as business start-up, management, and growth.
Tom serves as the President of AeroAggregates where he oversees a number of key functions as well as guides the strategic direction of the company. He brings decades of business leadership experience to the Aero team from a diversity of endeavors. Tom has been involved in the development, growth, and management of numerous businesses and investments, ranging from construction and real estate development to early stage tech investing. His roles have included founder and sole shareholder, investor, company officer, and board member.
Over the span of his professional career, Tom has donated his time to various charities and community service projects. He has served and continues to serve on several corporate and philanthropic boards.
THERESA LOUX, PH.D., P.E.
Theresa is the Technical Manager for AeroAggregates where her primary responsibilities are overseeing technical documentation efforts as well as the current research, testing, and quality control programs. Theresa brings to AeroAggregates over ten years of combined industry and academic experience. In the past, Theresa has been involved in and managed a variety of civil, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental consulting and construction projects. She has completed design and management tasks for projects that involve data collection, interpretation, and analysis; geosynthetic design; slope stability analyses; mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) design; subsurface investigation programs; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; stormwater and erosion control design; environmental site remediation; cost estimating; construction quality assurance; and constructibility evaluations.
Theresa has taught geotechnical and other civil engineering courses at Drexel, Temple, and Bucknell Universities and is an active board member of the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute.