Michael Van Drunen
Mr. Van Drunen is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and co-founder of ALGIX, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology. Mr. Van Drunen has over 20 years of business and commercialization experience in electronic engineering, consumer packaging, aquaculture and plastics. His business background includes starting companies from idea conception to high growth and business merger and acquisition. Mr. Van Drunen has longstanding relationships with Fortune 500 companies that have strong interest in sustainable packaging, which allows access to targeted customers for product development and market research. He has lead the engineering and leadership efforts of several large packaging companies and brings significant experience, commercial visibility and key relationships to ALGIX. From these experiences, Mr. Van Drunen provides the vision, leadership and global growth plan for ALGIX.
Ryan W. Hunt
Mr. Hunt is the Chief Technology Officer, member of the Board of Directors, and co-founder of ALGIX, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. Mr. Hunt has over eight years of research experience in biopolymers, algae technology, biomass fractionation, and photosynthetic optimization. His technical background includes physics, bioengineering, algae cultivation, wastewater treatment, phyto-hormone stimulation, LED growth systems, algal biomass conversion, life cycle assessment, downstream processing, compounding formulation and process development, algae harvesting, drying and micronization. Ryan has published six journal articles and is a co-inventor of four patents on algae-related technologies. Mr. Hunt uses his diverse skill set and research experience to drive innovation and promote sustainability and excellence for the leadership and vision of ALGIX.
Mr. Zeller serves as the Director of Research & Development (R&D) for the biotechnology company ALGIX and its various joint venture companies, including ALGIX 3D. ALGIX 3D is an innovative and environmentally sustainable company, leveraging its R&D facilities and team of polymer scientists to bring high quality and high performing filament to the market… without compromising on their goal to “help 3Ders fuel their creativity today, without compromising the needs of tomorrow.” He has six years of research experience, concentrating in biotechnology focused on biopolymers, algae technology and protein biochemistry. He is also an inventor on patents for algae-related technologies. Be on the lookout for Ashton and his team at ALGIX 3D to continue to launch environmentally sustainable substitutes for various filaments on the market today.
Mr. Matthews is the Chief Operating Officer for ALGIX companies. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He has experience in the manufacturing, technology and service industries, primarily in the B2B environment. Some of his strengths include building and growing highly effective teams, creating and leveraging operational efficiencies, strategic growth, audits, and GSA schedule management.
Ms. Godsey is the Sales Manager for ALGIX 3D. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama. She has experience in sales, pricing, negotiating, product trials, chemical engineering, project leadership, project design, writing technical reports, and developing and writing proposals. As Sales Manager, she is responsible for sales and commercial development of ALGIX 3D products globally. Izabella is a motivated individual who bridges the technical gap between ALGIX companies and our clients.
Barbara Gaston Zeller
Ms. Zeller is the Marketing and Communications Manager for ALGIX and ALGIX 3D. She joined the ALGIX team in October 2014 and is excited to be working on joint venture projects with ALGIX 3D. Barbara also heads up the company wellness initiatives, focusing on positive peer pressure and green business practices. She also promotes volunteerism and community involvement within the company. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia, and her diverse experience and efforts as the Marketing and Communications Manager allow her to share the ALGIX and ALGIX 3D stories, raise awareness about the sustainability issues the companies are passionate about, and disseminate information about the product offerings and services.
Mr. Adams is the Logistics and Procurement manager for ALGIX 3D. He leads the logistics needs and negotiations for materials and handling. He served in the United States Air Force as a Helicopter crew chief for combat rescue. He also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree. Todd has been a member of the Algix team for over two years. Todd is extremely excited to help grow ALGIX 3D to be the best supplier of 3D filament and the only supplier of algae-based filament. Todd takes great pride in getting ALGIX 3D’s high quality product to its customers rapidly and accurately. He strives for excellence to match the superior quality of the product produced.