Quint M. Barefoot: 2022 Distinguished Engineering Alumni
Quint M. Barefoot received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni (DEA) award during a dinner and ceremony on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.
Quint earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from NC State in 1985 and completed his MBA at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1996. His career is highlighted by leading successful entrepreneurial entities from the start-up phase to the ultimate sale and integration into publicly traded firms.
After completing engineering school, Quint joined Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. and proceeded to lead the company through a rapid growth phase from less than $1M in annual revenue to $42M employing over 280 personnel in six offices at the time the business was sold to Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. Thereafter, he continued as the president leading the firm as a division of a publicly traded company expanding to 16 offices with over 500 employees applying remediation technologies on environmental clean-up projects.
After Four Seasons, he was a founder of Monosep, LLC, started in 2001 as a firm providing water treatment systems to the energy sector. The company is now integrated into Siemens Water Technologies.
Thereafter, Quint started Zappa-Tec, LLC, a polymer converting business focusing on super absorbent polymer compounds used in telecommunication products, energy applications and medical devices. The business was acquired by a publicly traded company, Chase Corporation.
Quint is presently the CEO of Info-Gel, LLC, which produces thixotropic gels for the fiber optic industry.
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