WVO Designs Headquarters is Charleston, South Carolina. Meet our Staff:
Jason Jelonek, WVO Designs.
I started with WVO Designs in December 2010 and am excited to have the opportunity to work in the alternative fuel industry. During the previous 7 years, I’ve been building and designing landscapes near San Francsico, CA. Hammering out extensive irrigation and lighting systems, precise pruning and designing planting layouts were some of the highlights. As soon as I found out you could run biofuel in a truck, I quickly purchased a 97 Powerstroke for my landscaping business. I transferred my landscape plumbing and electrical knowledge to WVO and have converted my truck along with a few other vehicles. It always made sense to me to focus efforts and resources on pre-cleaning my oil before it went into my vehicle. Thus, I developed some very efficient and extraordinarily effective WVO cleaning systems. No one in the area had cleaner oil than I! After landscaping wore off and wore me out, I decided to turn to a field that I was passionate about and had expertise in and could use that expertise to help others. Frustrated with the lack of cohesive and comprehensive information about WVO, I put together an interactive guide.
This lead me to WVO Designs as Leon also had a goal of creating a user friendly informational resource. Thus the leap was made, and now Leon and I working together to help with the sourcing, cleaning and burning of WVO. Prior to running a landscaping company I worked in a variety of business related positions for startups doing accounting, customer service, sales, etc. I earned a BS degree in Business from SUNY Geneseo promptly moved out west and have been living in California for 10 years now. I’m originally from Buffalo, NY. Go Bills! In my free time I’m likely to be wrenching on my Mercedes, studying engineering in graduate school or raising a couple of amazing boys.
Leon Griffin, WVO Designs.
WVO Designs has been in the alternative fuel game since 2008. As a mechanical engineer, I converted my F350 to run on waste vegetable oil and published the details for free download. Voila! WVO Designs. Our first "Product" was our Raw Power Centrifuge and came about in a similar way. Once again, I posted designs on how to make one yourself for free download. However, many people wanted the parts to buy. So, we obliged. Today we have dozens of custom products; From the centrifuges to clean waste oil, to vehicle fuel pumps designed to hold up to vegetable oil use. While the physical products get most of the attention, WVOdesigns.com has so much more to offer. We have an active forum for Q/A, a Blog and an extensive "How To" library.
While many of the old alternative fuel companies have closed down shop, WVO Designs has continued to grow with more products to offer and more great resources that will always be free.