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Leadership Team

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Sue Mecham, Ph.D.
CEO

20+ years in polymers, manufacturing, management & sales

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Judy Riffle, Ph.D.
CTO

30+ years in polymers,
medical devices, drug delivery & membranes

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Kim Chin

Kim Chin
Chief Growth Officer

30 years building
breakthrough companies
from concept to commercial

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Tim DeBone

Tim DeBone
CFO

25 years in corporate finance
supporting high-growth organizations

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Technical Team

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Jay Tuggle
Director of Product Engineering
& Facilities

Trevor Schumacher
Senior Chemist

Michael Mecham
Chemist

Amin Asakereh
Engineer

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Mikayla Armstrong
Membrane Scientist

Andrew Tibbits
Process Engineer

Alex Lerner
Chemical Engineer

Chris Mecham
Facilities &
Maintenance As
sistant

Corporate Support

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Maria Hartman

Technology Advisors

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Earl Wagener, Ph.D.
CEO Tetramer Technologies,
Ex-Senior Research
Director at Dow Chemical

Membrane Technology Consultant to NALA Systems

Lead technologist for Membrane development at Dow during historic Filmtec Acquisition. Established current technology RO membranes in the market (1980's)

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Mike Bortner, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Polymer Processing Advisor to NALA Systems

10 years as VP of manufacturing process development at NanoSonic.

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Benny Freeman, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineer, UT Austin

30+ years with polymer membranes.  Director of Center of Materials for  Water and Energy Systems (MWET)
Partner in NAWI/DOE Energy-Water Desal Hub.

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