Maurice C. Kemp, Ph.D. – President (Founder)
Currently serves as Chief Technical Officer for Mionix Corporation. Developed and patented Mionix acidic calcium sulfate that forms the basis for many antimicrobial applications. Carried out numerous field trials and participated in design of equipment for application of products ranging from anti-mold applications for the building industry to a shrimp feed additive that controls pathogens in shrimp, thereby replacing antibiotics.
Dr. Kemp is a co-founder of Mionix Corporation and is a highly regarded research scientist with a Ph.D. in medical microbiology with specialization in virology and an extensive background in biochemistry. His experience includes over twenty years in virus and biochemical research in viral genetics, antiviral and viral pathogenesis (in vitro and in vivo), adjuvants, immunostimulants, cytokines and wound healing. He was a visiting Research Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control with concentration on the study of AIDS and respiratory viral diseases from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Kemp held the position of Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology as well as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado Medical Center from 1982-1985. From 1985-1992 he was Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at Texas A&M University. From 1987 to 1992 he was a consultant for Carrington Laboratories and a Senior Research Scientist for Carrington Laboratories from 1992 to 1994. He has many honors and awards including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and National Cancer Institute Fellowships. Dr. Kemp taught several university courses in the fields of medical microbiology and virology to medical, dental, veterinary and nursing students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. He has numerous domestic and international publications, abstracts and presentations and is very well known and highly regarded for his research and development of immunopharmacologic and antiviral products.
Spent 1.5 years in Port Aransas learning Super Intensive Raceway Shrimp Farming Technology.
Craig A. Collins, – Production Manager
Highly experienced with design and setting up shrimp raceways. First to attain high survival rates in exceptionally high stocking densities using raceway type designs. First to attain a record of 44,000 lbs. per acre of shrimp production in a raceway system. Management experience having operated and managed 25 acre inland shrimp farm in Arizona. Marketing and sales experience for vertically integrated shrimp operation consisting of 5,000 acres of shrimp ponds capable of producing 11,000,000 pounds of shrimp annually. Successfully changed the direction of the company marketing strategies, enabling the company to become profitable by cutting Processing Plant labor and directing product to a high end European Market. Has more than two years work experience working under the guidance of Dr. Addison Lawrence. Well schooled in aquaculture.
Anthony P. Brand – Engineering Manager
Corporate Industrial Manager, Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Engineering with 32 years of experience focused on systems planning, design, and integration. His background includes the operation, and maintenance of Industrial Process Controls; Electrical Distribution; Process Air; Industrial HVAC and Industrial Water Treatment systems. For the past 15 years has been directly involved with the development and implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS). This system relates to the TUV (automotive) and ISO plant production and environmental system improvements and certifications. Additionally, for the past 8 years He has personal business interest and experience in the local Aquaculture Industry common to West Central Alabama including Pond Raised Shrimp and Crawfish. Past positions have included Business Owner, Process Control Engineer, Maintenance Manager, and Project Manager. Anthony is currently a Facilities Maintenance and Engineering Manager for Mercedes Benz USI, and Engineering Manager, Royal Carridea, LLC.
Michael A. Cunha, MBA – Financial Manager (Founder)
Mr. Cunha graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a B.S. in Psychology and summa cum laude from Chapman College with a MBA in Accounting and Economics. Mr. Cunha maintains over thirty years of experience in manufacturing, accounting, and finance and executive management. Mr. Cunha has served as Corporate Controller of Andermac, Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, for eight years. While at Andermac, under his direction the company was fully automated and market share grew to 50% of the California market and 25% nationwide. Mr. Cunha left Andermac and started InterMag, Inc, a magnetic media manufacturer, in late 1991 with four other individuals. Mr. Cunha managed the finance and manufacturing and oversaw the development of the initial contract with Iomega to manufacturer Iomega 100 Zip disks. During his tenure, the company grew from $0 to $72MM in three years. The InterMag management team negotiated and sold InterMag to the second largest magnetic media company in Taiwan in 1995. In 1996, Mr. Cunha with two others started what is now Mionix Corporation. Mionix is a leader in human and feed additive anti-microbials (www.mionix.com). Mr. Cunha serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Mionix Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Cunha is the Managing Member to Patmos Holdings I, LLC. Patmos is a holding company for investments in developing companies including being the majority shareholder in Texas Enterosorbents, Inc. the first Texas A&M University funded spin-out and Salient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical development company currently in Phase II of an anti-diarrheal for the use in cancer patient treatment.
Chi Wu Tu, CPA – Asia Marketing
Currently serves as Marketing representative for Royal Caridea in Asia.. 25 years experience in in startup, development and management of import/export business including medical devices, consumer products and food safety