Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Benjamin T. Cook, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman
Benjamin is a serial entrepreneur with exit experience and an angel investor who focuses on breakthrough technologies that positively impact global sustainability. As a senior business executive, Benjamin has been developing businesses for 30 years. His businesses have included environmental labs, environmental consultancies, import of green building materials, and development of green chemistry for large-scale infrastructure applications. He last founded GeoTree Technologies Inc., a green-tech infrastructure repair firm which was sold to Milliken. Benjamin has worked on various boards of directors, including currently as the Board Secretary at Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies, an agriculture technology firm. Additionally, Benjamin has experience in marketing and sales, product development, and strategic thinking, as well as a deep knowledge of construction and agricultural, Zirconia's main markets.
Balamuralee V. Balaguru, Board Director
Muralee is an engineer and businessman, working on product and business developments at Zirconia. Muralee has a dual degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, and a JD from Miami School of Law, focused on Intellectual Property. This unique combination of engineering and legal experience has led to the successful patent for Zirconia’s technology, and also the extraordinary engineering of new product designs and high-level of experimentation that has made Zirconia’s technology market ready. Muralee's experience at Parsons Brinkerhoff on bridge design and inspection of structures gives Zirconia significant insights into real world structural and corrosion issues.