verticals Advisory Board

John C. Salvatore | COATINGS

Mr. Salvatore was both the President of the $3.3 B Degussa Corporation NAFTA Region and the President and CEO of Degussa Construction Chemicals Inc. which had sales approaching $800 m when Degussa Construction Chemicals Inc. was acquired by BASF in 2006 where he became the Senior VP of BASF Construction Chemicals Americas. Prior to that Mr. Salvatore was the CEO or VP and General Manager of Synergy Inc., HSC Americas, and Sternson Limited Canada. LINK.

Pat McMahon | Oil & Gas, Chemical Manufacturing

Mr. McMahon is an accomplished Senior Executive, Board Member and is Independent Director serving on multiple boards in industrial services, oilfield services, general construction maintenance and other companies. The past Executive Vice President Corporate Development for Transfield Services North America (TSNA) and President, CEO and Director of the TIMEC Company, Inc., the Industry leader in providing contract maintenance and specialty services primarily to the oil refining industry. LINK.

John Odwazny | Shipping

Mr. Odwazny is the CEO of Chariot Robotics, with an automated flagship product that strips paint off large ships. He has been CEO, COO and Company Director for several companies and was a Senior Sales Executive at AKZO Nobel/ International Paint, the world's largest chemical and coatings company, where he designed technical specifications of surface preparation and coating applications for large marine and industrial companies. Mr. Odwazny also serves on an Advisory Committee for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. LINK.

TEchnical Advisory Board

Patrick Bischoff | Business development

Mr. Bischoff is a Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member, and C-Level Executive. A partner in CompuNet Computer in Europe in the 1990’s he helped build that company to $1.5 billion in revenue before cofounding Saba Software (SABA NASDAQ) and taking it public. LINK

Andrew Rush | Science, Technical and Legal Advisor

Mr. Rush is the President of Made in Space, which amongst other things has a 3D Printer on the International Space Station. A former intellectual property and technology lawyer specializing in emerging industries, he is also a co-founder of two startups, and advises and assists early-stage companies. A scientist at heart, he is a Physicist and attorney who specialize in the engineering industry. LINK.

Spencer Pitman | Product Strategy

Mr. Pitman  is a product and corporate strategy veteran, with a background in data modeling and organizational architecture at both the enterprise and startup levels. He believes in building businesses out from grand, transformative purpose, and thinks that by organizing for rapidly changing conditions, we can unite to build a better future. LINK.


Dan Lavin | Director Sales, Strategy and Execution

Mr. Lavin has wide ranging experience in the technology industry from the viewpoints of both a company owner and industry analyst. A former technology analyst at Gartner, Dan was a weekly commentator on CNN. LINK.