Structure & Function

The Structure & Function of VERT®


Dr. Lauretta Rubino, Chief Executive Officer


Lauretta holds a degree in Mechanical engineering from University of Rome Tor Vergata (1996), a Master of Applied Science from University of Toronto (1999) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from Imperial College London (2003).
She has over 20 years’ work experience in the field of aftertreatment systems, R&D, PN emissions measurements with focus on nanoparticle emissions, PEMS and emissions legislation. She worked as Research Assistant at University of Toronto and Imperial College, as Development Engineer at Johnson Matthey, UK (2003-2005) as Scientific officer at European Commission JRC (2005-2008) as Corporate Scientist at Sensors (2009-2011) as System Engineer at Corning (2011-2013) as Lead Technical Expert Aftertreatment Systems (2013-2017) at GM/Opel & PSA Group (2017-2012) and Senior System Engineer (2021-2022) at Stellantis/Opel. Several years of experience as external expert to the EU commission and proposal evaluator (HORIZON).
Currently (from Sept. 2022) she is CEO of the VERT Association based in Switzerland. She is also founder and CEO of “LR Consulting” environmental solutions for a sustainable future.
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Lars Larsen, President

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  • President of the VERT Association since 2012
  • 30 years in the exhaust aftertreatment industry – particle filtration and NOx abatement technologies for combustion engines
  • E-MBA from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Founder of CriMaRec Aps – a novel method of precious metal recovery from catalytic systems
  • Project management in the AeroSolfd project




Dr. Bruno Tronchetti Provera, Honorary President


Dr. Friedrich Legerer (Wien) , Honorary Member


Volker Hensel (Heidelberg) , Honorary Member


JCA Treuhand AG - Janine Bunte, Accounting



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Member companies of VERT® are manufacturers of components, systems, engines, vehicles, and measurement devices. 

VERT® supports their innovations and the technological exchange in the field of emission reduction in internal-combustion engines.
Projects within VERT® provide answers and new impetus to address future technological challenges.
Thus, VERT® contributes to the high regard in which European engine and exhaust aftertreatment system manufacturers are held, which makes us the preferred contact for international legislators.

VERT® as consultant for air quality and improvement 

VERT is the competent preferred partner of public authorities, municipalities, megacities and institutions of European and international legislature in the realization of concrete solutions for air quality improvement.

As such VERT® has significant influence on the introduction and use of BAT for the reduction of emissions.

VERT® networks

As a result of excellent networking with international scientists and legislators, VERT is able to provide its member companies with relevant information and data, enabling them to evaluate business implications and opportunities at an early stage. 

At the same time, the international network of VERT®, workshops and conferences always keep our members up-to-date on the latest findings and developments in the fields of environment, medicine and technology.