Founder of Ecovative. Dreaming with biology. Magic chickens. Off-grid living. Made in VT.
Founder of Ecovative. Friendly Neighborhood Chief Scientist. Sambas for life, except when skiing.
Plant manager at Ecovative. Farm to table. Safety first. New twins at home #busy.
Product Manager at Ecovative. Science geek. Outdoor enthusiast. Aspiring 46er.
East Plant Manager
Quality Manager. Sun Worshipper. Yogi. Bio Dork. Master Chef wannabe and corny pun enthusiast. Putting the U & I into Quality.
Sales. LEAN. Raw material aficionado. Use what you know. Lakeside living.
Design & Development. Unlicensed Architect. Maker. All things wood, history, and antique appliances. #GFDA #enjoyTroy
Business Development Manager
Director of First Impressions. Pasture raised. Nose in a book. I answer your questions or find someone who can.
Prototype Engineer. Functional Art Enthusiast.
Engineering Chief at Ecovative. A mechanical engineer, not a magician. Nothing too strong ever broke.
Lab Technician. Sustainable Management, Spock's Beard aficionado, Dessert Master. Vermont grown.
Sales and Product Development
Eco-East | 20,000 Square Feet
Eco-HQ | 32,000 Square Feet
Launch of Ecovative Interiors, featuring MycoBoard products including wall tiles.
Ecovative opens a full-scale 20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Troy, NY for production of Mushroom® Packaging.
Ecovative launches an engineered wood alternative called MycoBoard, sold to customers like Gunlocke and Enjoy Handplanes.
Ecovative launches Grow It Yourself Mushroom Material to encourage open innovation.
Ecovative moves to a larger manufacturing space in Green Island, NY.
Sealed Air Corporation becomes the exclusive partner for the manufacturing and sales of Mushroom® Packaging in North America.
Ecovative gains capital from strategic partners, such as 3M, as well as continuing to gain capital from grants and government agencies.
Ecovative moves to a prototype facility in Green Island, NY to produce Mushroom® Packaging for customers like Dell and Crate & Barrel.
Ecovative pivots to producing a protective packaging product and wins ~$750,000 from the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge — a green business competition.
Ecovative receives a grant from the EPA to conduct testing for building codes.
Eben and Gavin graduate RPI and are convinced by their professor, Burt Swersey, to pursue the technology into a company.
Eben and Gavin team up in a class called Inventor’s Studio at RPI to invent a new insulation material using agricultural waste and mycelium.
Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
BS Chemical Engineering Rensselaer, 1957
Graduate work in Business and Operations Research Babson Institute and Case Western Reserve
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