The Locus Bio-Energy team has extensive experience in biosurfactant innovations, and decades of knowledge and expertise in the oil field—specifically in well maintenance and upstream solutions. They understand the industry’s top challenges and are dedicated to bringing the best in sustainable, profitable solutions straight to your wells. Join them at the forefront of the next wave of production technology.
Director of Technology
Director of Business Development
Donald (Don) Kreager is our expert field supervisor overseeing all field engineers and pumping crews throughout the Appalachian basin. Don has extensive E&P experience, drilling wells for leading E&P companies all across the Appalachian Basin and also owns his own wells. He was the drilling supervisor at David R Hill Inc. for 9 years.
Director of Operations
Locus Bio-Energy leverages its core scientific capabilities from its parent organization, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio‐based bioscience company accelerating environmentally-friendly, microbial-based technologies as chemical alternatives in key global industries.
Locus FS has provided the resources to support the development of the company’s foundational fermentation technology and has served as the funding source for both Locus Bio-Energy and its sister company, Locus Agricultural Solutions.
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Andrew (Andy) is directly responsible for driving the overall strategic direction of Locus FS and managing its related businesses, including investment and venture capital opportunities. He is recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year and a Smart Business Smart 50 Leader (2019) for his entrepreneurial work. Andy previously founded Ganeden Inc., a global probiotic ingredient supplier that discovered a science-backed, shelf-stable microorganism that is used in more than 750 food and beverage products globally.
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Sean is responsible for envisioning and developing research capabilities, scientific product, and intellectual property. He has partnered with Andy on business ventures for more than two decades, previously co-founding Ganeden Inc., where he acted as chief scientific officer and was responsible for the discovery of best-in-class oral and topical probiotics. He is a microbiologist and fermentation scientist with over 135 issued patents for microbial and related technologies.
Senior Vice President,
Research & Development
Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Alibek is the former lead scientific administrator of the Soviet Union’s biological research & development program, and has extensive experience in microbiology and biotechnology. He was named by the BBC as one of the most influential people in the world for 6 years straight, and also received the Barkley medal for his distinguished public service and contributions to world peace.
Vice President, Engineering
Dr. Nicholas (Nic) Callow has extensive experience in bioprocess engineering, and currently works on developing and implementing new fermentation technology for Locus. His previous projects include designing continuous fermentation to produce low-cost enzymes, creating control systems to modify bio-system behavior, and research into bio-surfactant production and applications.