Our Mission

Ecovative’s core mission is to envision, develop, produce, and market Earth friendly materials, which, unlike conventional synthetics, can have a positive impact on our planet’s ecosystem.

We are committed to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials. We believe in creating products that enable companies and individuals to achieve their sustainability goals, without having to sacrifice on cost or performance.

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Our Teams

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Product Development

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Research Science

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Team Leads

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Eben Bayer

Founder of Ecovative. Dreaming with biology. Magic chickens. Off-grid living. Made in VT.

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Gavin McIntyre

Founder of Ecovative. Friendly Neighborhood Chief Scientist. Sambas for life, except when skiing.

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Joe Risico

VP, Business Development. #harlem-based #pointguard #godfatherfan

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Amanda Kiyanitsa

Product Manager at Ecovative. Science geek. Outdoor enthusiast. Aspiring 46er.

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Thomas Delaney

Finance extraordinaire at Ecovative. Volunteer paramedic firefighter. Knowledge forged with experience.

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Peter Flannery

Parts Production Manager. Sustainable Management, Spock's Beard aficionado, Dessert Master. Vermont grown.

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Melissa Kalbfliesh

Plant manager at Ecovative. Farm to table. Safety first. New twins at home #busy.

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Christopher Scully

Senior Engineer at Ecovative. Hip Hop, Kung Fu, Direct Action. #lessoilmorecourage

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Ian Brondolo

Engineering Chief at Ecovative. A mechanical engineer, not a magician. Nothing too strong ever broke.

Our Facilities

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Eco-East | 20,000 Square Feet

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Eco-HQ | 32,000 Square Feet

Our History

Board of Directors

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Eben Bayer

Eben Bayer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ecovative. Ecovative is a world-leading biomaterials company that is specialized in adapting natural processes to create sustainable materials. Eben has evangelized a strategy of bio-adaptation around the world, including presentations at TED Global, PopTech, and Davos. Ecovative has been recognized as a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, for its potential impact on climate change by the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, the EPA Environmental Quality Award, and the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for socially responsible design.

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 Arizona State University (ASU) Origins project, and advises start-ups in and around New York.

Eben received his degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the 18 years prior, he studied agriculture and farming through hands on learning.

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Gavin McIntyre

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.

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Richard Kelson

Richard B. Kelson is the Chairman and CEO of ServCo, LLC, a strategic sourcing and supply chain management company.

He retired from Alcoa, Inc. in 2006 as Chairman's Counsel. He also served as Alcoa's Executive Vice President and CFO for nearly a decade. Prior to that, he was Alcoa, Inc.'s Executive Vice President — Environment, Health and Safety and General Counsel.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Commercial Metals Corporation and Anadigics Inc.. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Mellon University from 2000 to 2006 and serves on the University of Pittsburgh Law School Board of Visitors.

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Charles Deull

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.

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Jerry Weinstein

Retired President of Exterior Systems Division of Owens Corning 1994-2000

President and CEO of UC Industries, 1979-1994; A privately held Corporation and the world’s second largest producer of extruded polystyrene foam insulation

Various Executive and Managerial Positions with Foster Grant,Inc

Former Outside Director of several industrial product based companies in the USA and abroad

Currently is a Business Mentor with Score,of the SBA

Director of Triangle Workshop Arts association and Metro Chamber Orchestra

Partner and Owner of North Jersey Bomanite a specialized concrete contractor

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Graduate work in Business and Operations Research Babson Institute and Case Western Reserve



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