Jay Schabel: Chief Executive Officer, MSEE Iowa State University
A serial entrepreneur with four start-ups on his resume, including the growth of one startup from no annual revenue to over $350mm in an eight year period.
Mehmet Gencer: Chief Technology Officer, PhD Chemical Engineering Drexel University
Seasoned technical manager with experience and expertise in leading industrial process development and commercialization. Current founder of a clean technology company focused on renewing waste water into viable fresh water.
Richard A. Schwarz: Technical Advisor, PhD Chemistry Duke University
Experienced professional in new product development and commercialization. Currently serving as science coordinator at the National Museum of Education.
Michael Dungan: Director of Sales and Marketing, BA Communications Youngstown State University
Twenty-five years of experience in procurement, marketing, sales management and for-profit and non-profit executive leadership.
Board of Managers
Phillip Ashkettle – Chairman
Senior advisor at investment banking firm Falls River Group. As the former Chairman and CEO of M.A. Hanna Co. Mr. Ashkettle oversaw the merger with GEON to form PolyOne Inc. He has also served as President and CEO of Reichhold Chemicals, Inc. and held several senior management positions with Ashland Chemical.
Former President and CEO of Excel Polymers. Mr. Quinn has held senior leadership positions over a 30 year career in the petrochemical industry with GE Plastics US, GE Plastics Canada, Nypro and DuPont.
Principal of T.R. Stone Consulting LLC, a business strategy and mergers and acquisition advisory firm based in Ft. Wayne IN. Mr. Stone holds 30 years of senior management experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors and represents RES Polyflow equity partner Ambassador Enterprises on the board of managers.
Mr. Korff is President of Quaker City Castings, a steel and iron foundry in NE Ohio. He has held numerous roles in the manufacturing world including operations, administration and legal. Geoff is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.