Dan Rosen

President and CEO

Dan previously served as COO of FloZein Products, a strategic partner of gluECO. He also held senior management roles in marketing, product development, and production. He is tasked with developing the overall strategy for product development and commercialization of the adhesive products. Dan holds an MBA from Columbia University

Ed Haythorn


Ed has 25+ years extensive experience in new business start-up company operations, financial management, consulting, development, and strategic business planning. Ed has a BS in Accounting from Robert Morris University.

Rachel Freedman

Investor Relations and Founder

Rachel is the President and owner of FloZein Products. She also has over 30 years of experience as a project manager, professional trainer, and a technical writer. Rachel is responsible for maintaining relationships with all stakeholders, as well as providing strategic vision for gluECO. She has a degree in Mathematics from Smith College.

Alex Rosen

Product & Marketing Coordinator 

Alex has a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University and is tasked with managing the communications among all aspects of the business including sales, marketing, and manufacturing.

Peter Mattei

Director of Research 

Peter is one of the most knowledgeable Zein chemists in the United States. The focus of Peter’s research has been to eliminate society’s reliance upon many unwanted synthetics, solvents, surfactants and superfluous agents, but rather rely on sustainable raw materials.

Jonathan Wilker, PhD

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry  

Jon’s research group at Purdue University is developing biomimetic materials with properties not accessed previously. Some of the bioinspired systems developed so far include adhesives able to be stronger than Super Glue, set underwater, have tunable flexibility, be derived from renewable resources, and debond at predetermined times.

Manisha Mohan

Research Scientist 

Manisha's work lives at the intersection of social issues and engineering, with a specific focus on sustainability. She earned her MS in Human-Computer Interaction at the MIT Media Lab. She has conducted research at Indian Institute of Science (India) and the Production Technology Center (Sweden). 

Daniel Fitzgerald

Research Scientist 

Daniel is an engineer, scientist, and designer. He has experience in a variety of fabrication technologies, having co-founded a makerspace at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and conducted research at Harvard SEAS. He helped develop a new 3D printing process for embedded soft robots, published in Nature. Daniel earned his MS from MIT and BS from WPI.