fouRy’s charge-injected spraying is low-power, creates its own propulsion, economizes on fluid or powder usage, precisely and uniformly wraps the target, including irregular surfaces, and minimizes hazardous, environmentally harmful drift and overspray. As we like to say, it’s the world’s greenest and most economical spray technology. fouRy has been in research and development mode since its founding, but we now have field-demonstrated, prototype form-oil, distilled water, and cattle sprayers. fouRy, Inc. is in the prototype stage of development and its products are not available to the general public.
Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Robert Allen Gore
Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO
Robert received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from UCLA in 1980. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in both majors. He received an MBA and JD from UC Berkeley. He is an inactive member of the California Bar Association. He worked at Prudential Securities, Los Angeles, as a bond trader and manager of the West Coast Regional Municipal Bond Desk, and at Crowell, Weedon & Co. as a bond trader, Director of Fixed Income and Proprietary Trading, and Member of the Executive Committee. He joined 4Ry in 2016 as Vice President of Agricultural Applications and became CEO in February of 2020. He is responsible for finance, legal affairs, commercializing Charge-Injected Precision Spraying technologies developed by Dr. Arnold Kelly and developing relationships with industrial, academic, financial, agricultural, and government partners.
Director and Vice President
Mark has worked for a variety of companies, including Honeywell, Rittal Corp., Kinetic Systems, Meggitt Aerospace/Endevco, Kistler Corp., PCB Piezotronics, Bruel and Kjaer, AKM Tech., and Applied Innovation Group. He has also owned his own Technical Rep Company. His range of responsibilities has been in technical field sales, sales management, field service and management, applications engineering, and system integration. He joined 4Ry in 2017, where he is responsible for contract manufacturing, system integration, technical marketing, distribution, logistics, and design.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott received his Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1981. He received an MBA in strategic management from Pace University in 1987. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked for Princeton Infrared Technologies, Prescription Advisory Systems and Technology, Princeton Scientific Instruments, Charged Injection Technologies, and United Silicon Carbide. He joined 4Ry in 2016. He was with United Silicon Carbide until 2021, when it was bought by Qorvo, Inc. Since then he has been a consultant for Qorvo. As 4Ry's Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for banking, finance, accounting, contracts administrtion, and payroll. He also works with Dr. Kelly to develop Charge-injection technologies.
Claudia Franco Kelly
Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science in business and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University. She spent most of her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where her capstone role was Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Supervision Group. She directed the Strategy and Risk Governance Office, supporting a 775-person enterprise whose focus was on operations, performance management, compliance, and risk management. Currently she is a principal at Fieldston Associates, which guides organizations to maximize operational effectiveness and comply with best practices.
Claudia is a Member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Governance Committee at Princeton-Blairstown Center. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees, as well as of the Audit and Risk Management and the Planning Committees at HomeFront, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness and promoting self-sufficiency.
Gary is a major individual 4Ry shareholder and informally provides consultation and advice to 4Ry’s management. An Army veteran, he grew up and was educated in Iowa. He received his undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He spent 13 years in accounting and finance at John Deere. He then moved to J-TEC Associates (j-tecassociates.com), a Cedar Rapids-based manufacturer of specialized flow meters, where he was the President and owner. He sold J-TEC at the end of 2020 and retired at the end of 2021. He is an active venture investor in startup companies and venture capital funds.
Mike is the President of Virtual Energy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan and held various positions at the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant and DTE Energy. He has been an in-service technician, designer, engineering supervisor, Corporate Steering Committee Manager and Power Distribution Director. In 2003 he founded Eliminator Performance Products (eliminatorproducts.com), which manufactures engine components for performance and industrial big block Ford applications.
Virtual Energy (ve-corp.com) works to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency utilizing camless hydraulic valve actuation technology, fuel injection systems, hydraulic pumping solutions and advanced electronic controls to reduce harmful emissions and optimize engine efficiency by customizing technology to meet clients' needs: new engine design, retrofit kits, and component enhancement. 4Ry and Virtual Energy are partners in the development of a more efficient, less polluting diesel fuel injector employing 4Ry’s charge-injected precision spraying technology and Virtual Energy’s extensive engine expertise and capabilities.
Dr. Dong is the CEO of EAVision Corporation in Pleasanton, California, (eavisiontech.com). He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at CREOL Optical Center at the University of Central Florida, his MS at Jilin University, and is an expert in the fields of optics and machine vision. He has worked at LuxNet Corp., where he was the vice president, Agility Comm, and JDSU. He also founded IITECH and co-founded New Vision Science and Technology Co. EAVision manufactures agricultural drones for inspection and spraying, mist spraying systems, and a ground-based crop protection vehicle. The company is both a customer of and investor in 4Ry.