BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in environmentally friendly plastic products, has retained the services of three industry veterans to optimize the commercialization of the company's line of NuPlastiQ BioPolymers.
Jose M. Torradas will work on R&D and technical support; R.A. (Tony) Kingsbury will advise on applications development and production; and Robert (Bob) Lilienfeld will spearhead marketing and communications efforts.
NuPlastiQ GP is a 100 percent natural, renewably-sourced, plant-based resin. When GP is blended with traditional plastics, the resulting compounds reduce fossil-fuel based plastic use and greenhouse gas emissions while also improving functional performance. The recyclability, compostability or biodegradability of the traditional plastic is also maintained or enhanced.
"Our global growth trajectory requires that we add world-class capabilities to meet the needs of our partners and customers,” says Brad LaPray, president and founder of BioLogiQ. “Jose, Tony and Bob will help ensure that we deliver these capabilities. I'm excited that they've agreed to join our team."
Dr. Jose Torradas
Previously senior technical consultant at DuPont Performance Materials, Torradas has been in the packaging and tailored materials businesses for 35 years. He has extensive experience in R&D, global technical support, product and application development, licensing and product line management. His experience includes barrier polymers, and he has been active in polymer blends, polymer modification, recycling and biopolymers. Torradas earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Barcelona in Spain, as well as a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT.
Tony Kingsbury is founder and president of TKingsbury, LLC. He leads a consulting practice assisting companies and organizations in understanding and improving the sustainability of their packaging, plastics and chemicals. Kingsbury honed his sustainability expertise during his nearly 30 years at Dow Chemical. He is a recognized expert in circular economy, marine plastics, green chemistry and value chain sustainability. Kingsbury holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.
Lilienfeld has over 40 years of experience in marketing, advertising, strategic planning, plastics, packaging and sustainability. He has designed and executed marketing and branding programs for companies such as Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Pactiv, and Allied Packaging. He most recently served as senior director, marketing & outreach, for the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN). Lilienfeld earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Northwestern University and an MBA in marketing and finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, also at Northwestern.