We are Committed
... to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials.. Ecovative is a material science company developing a new class of home-compostable bioplastics based on mycelium, a living organism. Mushroom Materials are high-performance, environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional plastic foam packaging, insulation, and other synthetic materials.
We are a Great Team
... of engineers, scientists, product designers and developers, growers, researchers, creators, organizers, and innovators, all passionately working to make the world a better place. Ecovative has launched a new era for sustainable material production in a fun and dynamic atmosphere that fosters creativity, excellence, and environmental stewardship.
We Work With Great People
...because we can't save the world on our own. We're grateful to be working with some of the best customers, partners, investors and granters in the world. As a triple bottom line company, people and the planet drive us.
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Board of Directors
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. 3M's culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.
Stichting DOEN Foundation
The DOEN Foundation was founded in 1991 as the main fund of The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij), a charity lottery which enjoys the support of 2.5 million participants and raises more than 300 million USD for some eighty societal organizations such as WWF, Unicef and the Clinton Foundation. DOEN Foundation's ambition is to help create a more livable world in which everyone can make a contribution. To do this, DOEN promotes sustainable, cultural and socially-minded business pioneers. Moreover, DOEN aims to discover, financially support, connect and inspire these pioneers to create impact. For more information, visit www.doen.nl.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America's oldest technological research university. The university offers degrees from five schools; Engineering, Science, Architecture, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the Lally School of Management and Technology. The Institute is especially well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. For more information, visit www.rpi.edu.
Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2012, the company generated revenue of approximately $7.6 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of todays biggest social and environmental challenges. Sealed Air's portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
Eben is the CEO and co-founder Ecovative. Eben uses biology to create disruptive solutions that are good for people and the planet. He has evangelized a strategy of bio-adaption around the world, including presentations at TED Global, PopTech, and The World Economic Forum in Davos.
Eben is also interested in augmentative neuro-systems, thermodynamics, education, and monetary systems modeled around life. He serves on the external advisory board of the ASU Origins project, the business board of Tech Valley High School, and advises start-ups in and around New York.
Eben studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation & Design. For the 18 years prior, he studied agriculture and farming through hands on learning at his family farm in central Vermont.
Charles Deull is the Executive Vice President with Clark Transfer. Deull served for many years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Scholastic Inc, after practicing law with Cleary, Gottieb, Steen and Hamilton. Deull has brokered business relationships, joint ventures and licensing, for a number of Fortune 500s.
Richard Kelson was the former EVP and GC, and later EVP and CFO at Alcoa, the world's leader in aluminum production and products. Kelson was also an operating advisor at Pegasus Capital, a Private Equity management firm, and currently leads ServCo LLC, focusing on strategic sourcing for small and mid-market companies.
Gavin McIntyre is the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Ecovative Design. Gavin co-invented Ecovative's patent-pending technology that uses a fungal mycelium to transform agricultural byproducts into strong biological composite materials. Since the company's start in 2007, he has led all material and biological process development in the company's strides to replace synthetics.
Gavin has served as the principle investigator on grants received from the US EPA, the USDA, the NSF, Empire State Development, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. He serves on the board of directors for Ecovative, the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, and the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technology and Systems. He has also served on Technology Roundtables hosted by former NYS Governor David Paterson, NYS Governor Cuomo, the US DoE, the NSF, and the US EPA.
Gavin received a dual B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has a number of utility patents to his name.