Willie Hendrickson

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of AVEKA Group

Plenary Speakers

Plenary Title:

“Industrial Solids Processing from Discovery Through the Valley of Death to Consistent Production……Why is This so Hard?”


Willie is the founder and CEO of the AVEKA Group.

AVEKA was founded in 1994 as a spin off from 3M and comprises 4 manufacturing sites and 200 people for industrial, chemical, and food contract manufacturing and process development of particulate materials.

Prior to starting AVEKA, Willie worked at 3M as a manager for particle processing. Willie received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in organometallic synthesis.

He is currently the President of the International Fine Particle Institute. He has authored or coauthored over 20 technical papers and is the current holder of 50 issued US patents.

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