Alex Rappaport leads the ZwitterCo team with a focus on business development, strategic planning, and company growth. Previously, Alex was a project manager at Firecracker, Inc., where he led the implementation of the company’s core platform into new market verticals. Alex holds an M.S. in Innovation and Management and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.
Chris Drover leads the technology development and research programs at ZwitterCo. Previously, Chris was a senior member of the technical team at Oasys Water, where he spent six years scaling up and commercializing a novel membrane technology entering the industrial wastewater market. Prior to Oasys Water, Chris served as a chemist in the materials science division of Doble Engineering Company, where he developed test methodology to identify contamination and defects in mineral oil, Kraft paper and plastic film electrical insulation products. His professional training includes agile project management, hazardous waste operations, leadership for technical professionals, and Lean Six Sigma. He holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Greg is a senior corporate finance executive with over 25 years of professional experience. Prior to joining ZwitterCo, Greg was Senior Director of Finance and Planning for Beacon Rail, a private equity-owned global rail investment and leasing company, where he managed several M&A transactions and oversaw the company's financial operations and expansion across North America and Europe. Prior to Beacon, Greg worked as a divisional CFO, Corporate Treasurer and Tax Director for BTMU Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Greg is also a CPA and spent 10 years in public accounting at Deloitte, KPMG and E&Y as a Senior Manager specializing in tax planning and restructuring projects. Greg graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and German Studies and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Jon has over 30 years of experience in the membranes business with a focus on sales, market management, and strategy development and implementation. He leads ZwitterCo's Marketing Department including Communications and Market Research. Prior to joining ZwitterCo, Jon was Global Commercial Director for TriSep Corporation and later MICRODYN-NADIR. Prior to TriSep, Jon spent 20 years with Dow Chemical and the FilmTec Membranes business. Jon earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.
Chris Roy leads the Applications Engineering department at ZwitterCo. Previously, Chris worked as both a research engineer and field engineer for CeraMem, where he piloted, commissioned, and supported over 25 industrial water treatment projects in the oil and gas, metal finishing, chemical, medical, and aerospace industries. He graduated summa cum laude from UMass Amherst with a BS in Chemical Engineering and with departmental honors of greatest distinction for his independent thesis in Polymer Rheology.
Applications Development Engineer
Quality & Research Manager
Senior Sales Engineer
Membrane Characterization Co-op
Our board and advisors
Steve Remondi – Founder, CEO of XSphera Biosciences
Earl Jones – CEO of Heartland Water Technologies
Ayse Asatekin – Associate Professor at Tufts University
Jim Matheson – Sr. Lecturer at Harvard Business School
Peter Knappe – Former President and CEO of Microdyn-Nadir, U.S.
Ken Morse – Chairman, CEO of Entrepreneurship Ventures, Inc.
Bernie Mack – Principal Engineer at Veolia
Martin Madaus – Former President and CEO of Millipore
Patrick Simms – President at Industrial BioProcessing