Menon International, Inc. – Menon Leadership
Dr. Suresh Menon, Ph.D. Founder, President and CEO. Suresh Menon, the founder of Menon Renewable Products, Inc., USA, is the inventor of MrFeed® a functional ingredient platform that replaces many key constituents in animal feed. The MrFeed® product series is a renewable, sustainable material that on a global scale has successfully demonstrated high growth, digestibility and promoted health of animals. He has dedicated a major part of his life improving animal health for species such as shrimp, salmon, trout and chicken. Dr. Menon who hails from Kerala, India, has a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, in Engineering Science and B.S. from Mumbai University, India. He is a serial entrepreneur who enjoy solving technology gaps in food, energy and security sectors.
Dr. Menon is the chief architect in developing Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels and Feed, including the co-products, which are now in advanced phases of deployment. Investment have been made to move these technologies into the global marketplace with a footprint that covers more than 15 countries. Dr. Menon’s focus is primarily to do good for the entire world while scaling up new ventures to maximize profits for all parties involved in the technology development.
Dr. Dave Newman. Chief Technology Advisor. Dr. Newman is an experimental physicist with extensive experience and numerous innovations cutting across multidisciplinary areas of instrumentation, systems and molecular science. He has developed instrumentation such as automated fluidics and advanced RF systems for Department of Homeland Security and Navy projects. These systems included optical and NMR spectral analysis, image processing, on-line automation, and integration with other sensors. He is co-inventor of the process using aerobic microbial fermentation of lignocellulosic materials to produce lipids as a precursor for petroleum-compatible transportation fuels, as well as developer of several key system components. He earlier served as Scientist at General Atomics, where he led numerous projects over a wide range of applications ranging from nuclear diagnostics for fusion reactors to demonstration of magnetically self-focusing intense particle beams and development of new superconducting materials. Dr. Newman obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.
Dr. Sergio Nates, Ph.D. Sr. Vice President Sales. Dr. Nates earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the National University of Costa Rica in Marine Biology and aquaculture, respectively, and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Dr. Nates has a distinguished career in the animal feed sector including President and Director of Technical Services of the Fats & Proteins Research Foundation, a group that represents North American rendering operators. Prior to that his roles included Vice President of Research and Technology at Zeigler Bros., Inc., the Pennsylvania specialty feed company that provides products for aquaculture, exotic bird, reptiles and research animal diets. He has also had his own consulting business providing global aquaculture and animal feed consulting services.