A leader in the worldwide building materials and construction sectors, Solidia Technologies President and CEO Tom Schuler has more than 25 years of experience in international executive management and shepherding new technologies to market. An expert in sustainable innovation, Tom emphasizes the need to disrupt by first solving industry challenges, guided by his philosophy, “It can’t just be green; it has to be better.”
Solidia Technologies is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use carbon dioxide (CO2) to create superior and sustainable building materials. Solidia’s technologies offer the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete production up to 70%, and water consumption by 60-80% compared to the manufacture of traditional cement and concrete products.
A regular guest of international trade, industry, investor and sustainable growth groups, Tom shares his advocacy of sustainability, not only as a societal necessity, but one that is consistent with future business prosperity. He has spoken at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival, the IEA World Energy Investment Roundtable, The Economist Sustainability Summit, Cleantech100, Cleantech Europe, the International Concrete Conference, the International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Euro Energy Venture Fair, Batimat Paris, NeoCon, UVA’s TomTom Festival, the Jeffries Global Industrial Conference, and more.
Tom joined Solidia in 2011 after heading two global businesses at DuPont®, including as President of DuPont Building Innovations. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, has completed extensive graduate study in Finance and Marketing, and has a mastery of conversational German and French. He serves on UVA’s Jefferson Scholarship Foundation’s Alumni Advisory Council and national selection committee.