About CLS

Innovative Absorbent Technology Manufactured in Alvin, TX

CLS Industrial Purification is led by veterans in the industry.

Our team has over 50 years of experience in Engineering, Absorbent Technology, and Oilfield Operations. We offer technical expertise, with unmatched depth of analysis and discussion. We know how to run guard beds, monitor their performance, and ultimately, remove harmful contaminants.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA

Our Leadership Team

Georges Mendakis

Owner and Founder

Georges holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK. He started CLS Industrial Purification in 2004, after a successful career in catalyst activation and contaminant absorption at Eurecat US Inc.

Georges has worked in the catalyst / absorbent technology field for nearly 30 years.

Georges Mendakis, Owner and Founder
Jacob Salem , Technical Sales Engineer

Jacob Salem

Technical Sales Engineer

Jacob specializes in absorbent beds for refinery and petrochemical plants in North America, establishing new relationships and reinforcing existing ones. Since joining CLS in 2017, he has been instrumental in delivering technical solutions and answering customer inquiries. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Guery Saenz

Materials Engineer

Guery Saenz is a Materials Engineer (Simón Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela) focusing on Polymer Science. He holds a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering (Simón Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (from Mississippi State University, U.S.). At Mississippi, Guery studied Polymer Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Colleen Scott, and his research field was the synthesis and characterization of biobased monomers and sustainable polymers. Since 2022, he has held an Industrial Postdoctoral Position as Manufacturing Technology Product Developer at CLS Industrial Purification.

Guery Saenz, Materials Engineer
Christian Ahrens, Sales Manager

Christian Ahrens

Sales Manager

Christian graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio and immediately moved to Germany to begin working in finance. After five years of working in the trading industry, he joined CLS in 2010. For the last thirteen years, Christian has been a part of our sales team, bringing CLS technologies to new markets. Today, Christian spends most of his time in the Middle East and India, working to get the new CLS production site established in Dammam.

Marco Rios

Operations Manager

Marco proudly serves as the Operations Manager at CLS, contributing his dedicated expertise since 2008.

With focused expertise in site management and process technology, Mr. Rios dedicates his efforts to the refinement of production management and the enhancement of quality control measures.

Marco Rios, Operations Manager

Manufacturing Facilities

​Built in 2007, our manufacturing facilities encompass two 35,000-square-foot buildings on 25 acres in the Houston, Texas, metro area.

6110 Highway 35 South Alvin, TX 77511

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