We are passionate about transforming the metal industry
Professor Chris Schuh
Co-founder, Chief Scientist
Prof. Chris Schuh is the Chief Scientist at Veloxint, and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a world leader in fundamental and applied metallurgy, with a focus on discovering new science that can be commercialized industrially. Prof. Schuh is a serial entrepreneur whose companies have raised over $100M in venture capital financing. Prior to Veloxint he co-founded Xtalic Corporation which successfully developed a nanocrystalline metal coatings technology which has been used on over 12 billion electronics components around the world. He is also a co-founder of Desktop Metal, Inc., which specializes in 3D printing of metal components via small- and large-scale production systems. He holds a B.S. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, both in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering. More details on his current research can be found at http://schuh.mit.edu/.
Dr. Alan Lund
Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Alan Lund is an entrepreneur with extensive experience developing, scaling and implementing new technology in the materials and manufacturing space. Prior to Veloxint he co-founded Xtalic Corporation, where he raised venture financing, secured over $10M in non-dilutive development funds, and built the team that became a world leader in the field. He also provided technical leadership across R&D, scale-up, and roll out of the technology. Dr. Lund’s academic training was in the area of metallurgy. He received degrees in Materials Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.), and spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.
Kevin McNeely, MG (Ret) USA
Chief Operations Officer
Major General Kevin McNeely came to Veloxint after spending more than three decades in the U.S. military leading large organizations and managing programs. He led two operational deployments, commanding the U.S. Battalion of the Multinational Forces and Observers in Sinai, Egypt, and serving as Deputy Commander for the Afghan Army training mission for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. He also served as Deputy Director for Strategy and Plans for the U.S. European Command, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Director of Manpower and Personnel for the National Guard Bureau. He has negotiated multiple international agreements and served as the senior U.S. military advisor to the U.N. Syrian Ceasefire Task Force. He is performance-oriented with a passion for troubleshooting hard problems to achieve high-quality results and objectives, and is proficient in strategic planning and execution.
Dr. Phoebe Kwan
Chief Commercial Officer
Dr. Phoebe Kwan joined Veloxint as the Chief Commercial Officer after spending 15 years leading the development and commercialization of new products and solutions based on advanced and high-performance materials. Dr. Kwan has helped customers solve their toughest problems in a broad range of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, life sciences, medical technology, and renewable energy. She has held executive leadership roles in product management, marketing, business development, and external corporate venturing at early stage startups and Fortune 500 companies (General Electric and Saint Gobain). She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing
John Gaspervich has been involved in the manufacture of custom engineered components for nearly four decades using a variety of powder process technologies, metal matrix composites, investment casting, thixomolding, and machining. He is a thirty-year veteran in the metal injection molding industry and is recognized as a leading expert in MIM parts production and market applications. He has extensive experience developing and producing products for demanding applications in the automotive, medical device, defense, aerospace, and consumer products markets. Mr. Gaspervich has held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering, quality, and business development for leading North American and international companies in the MIM industry.
Dr. Judson "Jud" Marte
Vice President of Product Development
Dr. Judson Marte is a materials scientist with experience in developing new alloys and processes for the aerospace and power generation markets. His career has focused on the development and industrialization of thermomechanical processes that enable the production of new materials, and expanding the capabilities of traditional materials. He joined the Veloxint team after two decades as a metallurgist and project manager at General Electric’s R&D laboratories. Dr. Marte leads the Product Development organization at Veloxint, enabling transformative component design using Veloxint’s thermally-stable nanostructured alloys. He holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Vice President of EHS
Derek Sharron is a career risk management professional with experience in numerous industries including aerospace, specialty chemicals, consumer packaged goods, and commercial real estate. Derek has held positions supporting large and complex manufacturing operations, both domestically and internationally, with corporations such as Pratt & Whitney, Unilever, General Electric, and Henkel Adhesive Technologies. Derek has also worked with privately held companies and their private equity partners to develop risk management strategies and to execute operational plans. Derek has expert working knowledge of both OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements and has additional experience with mergers, acquisitions, integrations, real estate transactions, facility consolidations, new facility design-build projects, and daily operations support. Derek leads Veloxint’s Environmental, Health, and Safety functions fostering a “Safety Always” culture and working to develop a world-class EHS program. Derek also oversees all matters relating to Facilities, Maintenance, and Asset Management. Derek holds degrees in Occupational Safety & Health Sciences (Keene State College) and Environmental Law & Policy (Vermont Law School).