Milestone Announces New Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

HOUSTON, Texas – May 3, 2022 – Milestone Environmental Services (“Milestone”), one of the largest independent providers of energy waste sequestration services in the U.S., and Milestone Carbon, a division of Milestone that offers turnkey solutions for the permanent geological sequestration of CO2 for significant industrial emitters, today announced the addition of Carolina Ortega as Vice President of Sustainability and Vinod Pathrose as Vice President of Commercial, respectively.

Carolina Ortega joined Milestone on April 18, 2022, as Vice President of Sustainability, reporting to Milestone President and CEO Gabriel Rio. In her new role, she oversees all aspects of ESG data collection and reporting, including both mandatory and voluntary disclosures. Ortega also is responsible for the development and communication of the company’s proven environmental and sustainability strategy. A subject matter expert in sustainability and environmental impact, she brings with her more than 20 years of experience developing corporate-wide sustainability strategies, as well as assessing emerging trends and environmental programs within the energy industry. Having held Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) positions with companies such as Noble Energy (now part of Chevron), Oxy, and Marathon, Ortega will champion Milestone’s sustainability programs to all stakeholders, including C-suite officers, industry leaders, and boards of directors.

“Carolina’s wealth of industry knowledge and vast expertise in the sustainability space are a rare commodity, and I am thrilled to have her as part of the Milestone team,” said Rio. “She is already pulling us forward on developing sustainability strategies, carbon reporting, offset registration, and much more that will help elevate Milestone’s position as a key provider of advanced, forward-thinking environmental infrastructure that serves the industries that help our economy thrive.”

Vinod Pathrose joined Milestone Carbon as Vice President of Commercial on April 25, 2022. Reporting to Milestone Carbon Senior Vice President Chris Davis, Pathrose is responsible for commercial activities and engagements with emitters and CO2 infrastructure owners. A commercial leader with 15 years of experience working on multi-stakeholder energy and infrastructure projects around the world, he specializes in negotiations across value chains. Pathrose began his career at ExxonMobil in the corporate strategy and planning department before taking on increasing responsibilities in different businesses and projects across the oil and gas sector, including LNG, trading, and shipping.

“Vinod has an impressive track record of commercial project management, from negotiations to operational execution, and his expertise will add tremendous value to the Milestone Carbon team,” said Davis. “Vinod’s extensive familiarity with commercial design, negotiations, and project development will play a critical role in helping our customers achieve their carbon abatement goals.”

Additionally, Davis, who joined Milestone as Vice President of Carbon Sequestration in July 2021, was promoted in April 2022 to Senior Vice President of the newly formed Milestone Carbon division.

About Milestone Environmental Services

Milestone is a Net Negative energy waste sequestration company with assets throughout the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, and Haynesville Shale. We are one of the largest independent energy waste sequestration companies in the United States, and a key business partner to energy companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint through cost-efficient waste management solutions. Our network of slurry injection sites and best-in-class E&P landfills provides a new avenue for management and sequestration of hydrocarbon-rich energy waste streams. We are committed to protecting the environment and our communities by offering a better way to manage waste and play a key role in a forward-looking carbon agenda. Milestone is a partner in the transition to a sustainable energy future. For more information, please visit    

About Milestone Carbon

Milestone Carbon is a division of Milestone Environmental Services (“Milestone”). Milestone Carbon offers turnkey solutions for the permanent geological sequestration of CO2 for significant industrial emitters. Applying Milestone’s vast knowledge and experience of developing complex injection operations, Milestone Carbon customers will benefit from the safe, reliable disposal and monetization of their carbon dioxide emissions through state-of-the-art injection facilities. For more information, please visit

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