Joseph P. Sergio, Ph.D.
Partner and C.O.O, Polar Clean, LLC
Joe Sergio has served as the C.O.O. of Polar Clean, LLC since its split from The Sergio Corporation in 2011. He holds a B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior Management from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Sergio is a Certified Instructor with the Institute of Engineered Cleaning Solutions (IECS). He is an SQF Practitioner and is HACCP Certified. He is the author of numerous articles in professional publications. He is a safety expert, with TWIC security credentials, as well as, OSHA 10-Hour, OSHA Respirator, Lockout/ Tagout, Aerial Lift Platforms, and Confined Space training. He is trained in Mold Remediation and Oil Spill Clean Up. He has also completed Incident Command training from FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Jennifer Kelm Sergio
With nearly twenty years of experience in strategy, growth, and operations, Jen leads the Polar Clean team with a mission of providing excellent value and service to our clients.
Jen’s experience includes new business development and managing a manufacturing facility at Amsted Industries, an industrial goods supplier to the rail, automotive and construction industries. She consulted to the pharmaceutical industry with the Boston Consulting Group, and also oversaw operations of an e-commerce retailer of fitness equipment as Chief Operating Officer. She began her career at General Electric, where she rotated through supply chain functions in the Operations Management Leadership Program and later specialized in lean enterprise transformations as an internal consultant.
Jen holds bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
Director of Operations
Sean designs and manages Field Operations to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality services while meeting client time requirements. He is responsible for maintaining cost controls and plant/vehicle/supply maintenance; ensuring delivery of regulatory compliance programs and trainings, and assists in sales and marketing efforts, including tradeshows.
Sean has served as a Fire Fighter and advanced EMT, with duties including Customer Service, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, and Rescue. He has been a lead Water Restoration Technician. He holds a variety of OSHA safety certifications and has a TWIC security clearance.
Brent Forte has over 11 years’ of experience in management, construction, quality assurance, and project management. His innovative mindset and passion to serve others makes Brent a great asset to our clients and Polar Clean’s team members. Brent is responsible for working directly with ownership to coordinate efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field and technical service policies and practices. Brent also works to increase management’s effectiveness by communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities, planning, monitoring, mitigating risk and appraising job results. He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Advertising from Indiana University. Brent also holds a supervisor development certification from the University of Notre Dame.
Arlie “Buster” Boggs
Founder of Polar Blast – Houston, Texas
Buster has over 30 years of Industrial Dry Ice Blasting experience in the Refinery, Petro-Chemical, and Power Generation Industries on the Gulf Coast and across the U.S.A. He was the first to introduce dry ice blasting services into these and other industries and has engineered a series of specialty cleaning methods such as I.D. tube cleaning technology for dry ice applications.
Buster possesses a strong safety record and a vast expertise with a variety of industry equipment cleaning applications and with engineering media blasting solutions. On a personal note, Buster has been a Nationally Ranked Top Sportsman Drag Racer in the NHRA and IHRA and enjoys hunting and Harleys.
Years of Experience in:
- Able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process.
- Strive to build strong dependable relationships with customers to better serve their needs.
- Special skill set in identifying strengths and weaknesses from an operations standpoint and creating safe, effective and efficient solutions.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University