About Delta Separations

Delta Separations manufactures ethanol extraction equipment for the safe extraction and distillation of high-quality oil from plant-based biomass such as hemp and cannabis. Founded in 2015, we are industry leaders dedicated to the innovation of technologies for the safe extraction of high-quality botanical oils. Our goal is to support our clients with excellent customer service and industry education by sharing our long-term expertise. 

Meet the Leadership Team

Director of Sales

Dave LaRussa

Dave LaRussa joined the team in May 2018. He has had over 20 years’ experience in sales, most recently with the Formica Group. Dave has directed sales teams at national and global levels and is skilled at developing methods to solve problems and improve efficiencies. He directs the sales and marketing team to streamline and implement processes to continually improve the customer experience. 

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Dave is a retired combat veteran, having served 28 years in the US Army and National Guard. He completed a tour of Duty in Iraq and during his career he was awarded several commendations, which includes the Bronze Star. He earned his B.A. in Business Management from Capital University in Columbus, OH. 

Dave has two children, Zachary who is attending graduate school at Ohio university and Abigail who is studying Architectural design at Kent state. Dave spends his time being active by cycling, mountain bikingskiing, running and working out. He also spends time escaping to his cabin in southern Ohio. 

Director of Customer Service

Jeremie Schildt

Jeremie Schildt joined the team in June of 2019. He brings 23 years of global sales and customer service experience to the group.  

Prior to Delta, Schildt worked at solar microinverter pioneer Enphase Energy (ENPH), overseeing all global Customer Service programs and teams. Schildt started at Enphase Customer Service in 2009, growing with the company from its first 6,000 units installed to over 20M in the field. Schildt and his team were responsible for field quality, system troubleshooting, call center operations, top-level escalations and sustaining initiatives for all of Enphase’s installed products globally.  

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Prior to Enphase, Schildt was an Automotive Special Projects Manager for World Products, the sales and marketing company for all NEC relays in the Americas. During his 13 years at World Products, he was responsible for sales to multi-million-dollar automotive companies across the globe, representing $6M in annual company sales.  

Schildt holds two degrees in Electronics and English. In his off time, he enjoys restoring and racing classic cars and spending time with his kick-ass family.