A co-founder of CDI, Luis D. Cervantes, Jr., worked for Unocal Corporation for over 34 years. During his tenure, Mr. Cervantes managed the Industrial Products Group and the Engineering Services Department. Among other products, Mr. Cervantes’ group marketed anhydrous ammonia, aqua ammonia, urea and urea solutions in the western United States. Member of the Chemical Industry Council of California. Named to its Board of Directors in 1990, to its Executive Committee in 1993, served as Chairman in 1996 and as Chairman of the Executive Committee in 1997 and 1998. Named Honorary Director in 2000.
Carlos Cervantes started the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) program for CDI in 2008. Along with being part of the group that started CDI, Carlos established a distribution program spanning the country in anticipation of the automotive urea for NOx abatement requirement that began in 2010. Aside from managing the DEF market for CDI, Carlos manages the industrial NOx abatement market for the Western U.S.
Rick Gross also worked with Mr. Cervantes at Unocal’s Industrial group. He has over 30 years of experience in the marketing of urea and related nitrogen products, supply chain management, and research and development of urea in polymer chemistry, adduction, and deNOx. He developed the Unocal industrial urea market in the Pacific Northwest from a small volume territory to the largest volume sales territory in the company.
He is based in Memphis, TN, to manage sales in the East, South, and Mid-Atlantic states as well as assist in the development of the national supply chain necessary for mass production and distribution of high purity urea solutions.