André Blanchard, Ph.D.
Vice President of Technology and Operations
Our proprietary manufacturing operations are located in Broussard, LA close to where our scientist lives. The “science” behind the formula was created, developed and is manufactured under the supervision of Dr. André Blanchard. Originally from south Louisiana, André spent most of his young life growing up in Inverness, Scotland (you’ll be treated to both accents). He attended the University of the West of Scotland getting his bachelors in Applied Biology. André went on to gain his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Exeter in southwest England. From there, he returned home in 1992.
André brings a combined 25 years experience in academia and the private sector. André has worked with industrial scale recycling technologies and specialty chemicals manufacture. Within these industries, he has gained experience in directing product and process research and development. These efforts led in the technical development of a process (now a US Patent) for manufacturing a key raw material. André is also experienced in small business management, consulting, technology transfer, commercializing technologies, project management, process design and manufacturing strategies. He also initiated several collaborative projects with leading universities involving several external grant funded efforts from Federal agencies.
André’s association with chitosan over the past 18 years has involved researching and formulating new products, designing manufacturing processes, marketing and commercialization.
André is leveraging his experiences to leading future innovations of a variety of products, and constantly improving the manufacturing process.