About Blueshift

Blueshift provides best-in-class state of the art lightweight materials. Our initial product, AeroZero®, is the first commercially available Polyimide Aerogel in the world. Its creation derives from customer demand for a clean, lightweight, small footprint insulation material that can easily incorporate into composites.

History

In 2013 Blueshift was founded with the mission to commercialize Polymer Aerogels.

In July 2014 Blueshift became an affiliate of FLEXcon Company Inc. – a Massachusetts-based manufacturing company.

February 2015 – Blueshift officially launched our AeroZero® line of products which consisted of Rolled Film and Monoliths. Read more.

April 2015 – AeroZero® polymer aerogel was selected as the winner of the JEC Innovation Awards for the Raw Materials category.

June 2016 – Blueshift Partners with PARC to Develop Transparent and Thermally Insulating Aerogel for Single Pane Windows as part of a $3 Million DOE grant. Read more.

September 2016 – Blueshift adds new lab facilities at Star Park in San Marcos, TX.

October 2016 – Blueshift adds new application engineering lab facilities in New Braunfels, TX

The Future of Lightweight Materials

Since 2015 we have worked hard to develop a versatile polymer aerogel product line and streamline our manufacturing process. We are currently based in San Marcos, Texas in a 5,000 square foot lab with 3 research and development sections.

Management

Timothy Burbey
President

Founder and President Timothy Burbey has over 20 years of material science business experience in Western Europe, Japan, China, and North America. Prior to starting Blueshift in 2013 Mr. Burbey spent 12 years in a GM or VP role at Inabata, a $6 Billion multinational firm.

Mr. Burbey earned an MBA from Columbia University in NYC and bachelors in finance degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Garrett Poe
Executive Vice President

Founder and Executive Vice President Garrett Poe has over 12 years of materials science business experience and 8 years of separate startup business experience. Prior to starting Blueshift, Dr. Poe spent more than a decade at SRS Technologies, later ManTech / NeXolve Corporation as the Program Director, founding the Advanced Materials group and leading the development and commercialization of several successful polymer-based products and programs.

Dr. Poe earned his Ph.D. in polymer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and his BS in Textile Chemistry (summa cum laude) from NC State University.

Dave Anderson
Vice President of Operations

Dave Anderson is the Vice President of Operations at Blueshift. Dave has 30 years experience in paper science, paper manufacturing, and roll to roll precision coating and laminating processes. In his leadership roles for Avery Dennison, Bekaert NV, and Saint-Gobain, Dave developed global manufacturing strategies, developed and commercialized new products, designed and constructed 2 new manufacturing plants, and led global multi-site (6) manufacturing and R&D projects making engineered films for automotive, building materials, packaging, labels and biomedical devices.

Dave has a proven track record of partnering with other Business Unit leaders to transform organizations and grow profitable sales by expanding geographically, ensuring safety, developing new products, improving productivity, and reducing working capital. Dave holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of technology).

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Ken Koldan
Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development at Blueshift, Ken Koldan, is an innovator in Polymer Aerogels. He has worked in various industries ranging from Theoretical Physics, Defense, Banking, Polymers, and Wireless Communications. Mr. Koldan has held a variety of roles, including Business Team Director, Engineering Manager, Program Manager, and Systems Engineer. During his career, he has gained extensive experience in strategic planning and new market development.

He is a logic-based visionary that yields business gains to meet today’s targets and prepares for tomorrow’s opportunities. This was demonstrated by being named the AIM North America Professional of the Year in 2012. Ken holds an MBA with Distinction from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois along with a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.

Alan Sakaguchi
Director of Applications Engineering

Mr. Sakaguchi has 20+ years of material science product development experience. Prior to joining Blueshift, Alan handled plastic and chemical business development for Inabata America and previously was in charge of film laminate production and product development at Arlon (now FLEXcon Industrial). Mr. Sakaguchi also held engineering posts at Eastman Chemical Company and at Dexter Electronic Materials (now part of Henkel Corporation). Mr. Sakaguchi earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona.

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