Meet the innovative leaders behind
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.

Management Team

John McLean
John is an agriculture industry executive with 40 years of diverse industry experience including as COO of Monsanto Growth Ventures and as President of Intrexon Crop Protection.
Ravi Pottathil
Ravi is an entrepreneur with a 40-year history spanning industry & academia, covering biochemistry, molecular biology, mammalian genetics, medical virology, tumor biology, and diagnostics.
Kathy Conway
VP Operations
Kathy is an agriculture biotech leader with 35 years of experience in strategic operations, driving companies the next stage of growth from product development through commercialization.
Patricio Manzur
Manufacturing leader with over a decade of experience in operations, logistics, continuous improvement, including the application of Kaizen, 5S, OEE, TPM, ISO 9000, and EHS
Matt Cleaver
Business development and strategy leader with over a decade of experience driving growth and performance across multiple businesses in the food and agriculture industry

Board of Directors

Alexander Boies
Chairman of the Board
Alex represents a range of legal clients at the Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP where he works on complex litigation matters. Prior to his legal career, he worked in finance with Livingston Securities where he secured several private placements and IPOs.
Harvey Kaye
Founder & Director
Harvey has more than 40 years of experience in providing financing, strategic planning, and administrative leadership as an entrepreneur, investment banker, chairman, CEO, and director.
Edward Cowle
After a ten-year career on Wall Street, Ed has been starting, financing, and advising technology companies for the past 20 years. He is currently CEO of Sports Engineering, Inc. in addition to serving on several company boards.
Michael T. Smith
Michael Smith
Michael is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation. He spent nearly 20 years with General Motors in a variety of financial management positions.
Pedro LiCHTinger
Pedro has over 30 years of executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry including global leadership roles at Pfizer. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Starton Therapeutics, which is transforming the management of hematological cancer.
David Delaney
David has 40+ years of experience in the agricultural crop protection industry. First at DuPont, he held roles in sales, marketing, and R&D. Most recently at FMC, David was Global Launch and Product Manager for the largest, global brands.

Senior Advisors

Rik Miller
Commercial Advisor
Rik has 40+ years of experience in production agriculture including as President of Crop Protection at Dupont and senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, portfolio management, and business operations.
Brad Shurdut
Regulatory Advisor
Brad is an attorney and senior life sciences, biotechnology, and ag industry executive with 30+ years of experience in government affairs, regulatory affairs, public policy, environmental health & safety, and risk assessment
Kiran Kharat
Research Advisor
Kiran has more than two decades of experience in biotechnology, including the development of nano-devices for humans and plants and the regulation of gene expression in plants and cancer cells.