Leadership Team Bios
Founder & CEO
Carlos was the President and CEO of Synovos, Inc, a leading US-based global supply chain, logistics, MRO, integrated supply, and data assets company growing the company from $20M to $500M delivering a 20X return to investors when sold in 2021. Carlos was formerly a Vice President with the Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and maintenance company. Prior to Fluor, Carlos was Director of Operations at Lockheed Martin. Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
VP of Engineering & Manufacturing
Don has 40 years’ experience in manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and supply chain includes work in both small and multi-national companies serving the industrial and municipal markets. He has also managed a manufacturing and design firm focused on providing custom chemical feed and control systems. Shoemaker holds a patent for a chemical feed device. He served as Global Director, Indirect Procurement and Energy for Hercules, Incorporated. Shoemaker holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of PA
VP of Business Development
Michael has 24 years’ experience in new business development, sales and marketing strategy, corporate filtration trainings, and new product development; focusing on industrial filtration process solutions and distribution. He served as Director of Strategic and National Accounts for Total Filtration Services, a Parker Hannifin Company. His role focused on consulting and selling process filtration solutions to the largest U.S. Manufacturing Companies, Data Centers, and Commercial Properties. He holds a B.S. in Business Management with emphasis in Operations from St. Cloud State University.
VP of Corporate Development
Nico is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford University studying computational biology. He works under the chair of the Stanford Genetics Department Michael Snyder, PhD, in his multi-omic research lab. He previously worked as a Data Scientist at Meta, Inc (formerly Facebook, Inc) where he was leveraging Meta’s large datasets to make critical product and investment decisions.
VP of Marketing
Michele is a Marketing Executive with extensive experience in CPG and apparel retail. Most recently, Michele was with VF Corp and Kontoor Brands post spin-off from VF, in several key Marketing leadership roles, spanning a 15 year tenure with the apparel giant.
Michele is an expert on Organizational design for digital transformation and Blockchain technology having spent the last 3 years in the space in an advisory role. Michele earned a BBA in Marketing at Pace University, Lubin School of Business