BiologiQ is a closely held private corporation that was founded by Brad LaPray in 2011.
Brad began assembling a team that is passionate about providing a way for people to use environmentally friendly plastic products made from renewable resources. This team believes we can accomplish our vision of a world free of pollution caused by plastic packaging. We believe our business can improve lives and be good for the environment and we also believe in doing good and helping those around us to do good also.
The BiologiQ Team, is comprised of experienced, focused and highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to delivering customer satisfaction, quality leadership, innovation technology and value.
Brad LaPray, Founder & President
Prior to starting BiologiQ, Brad founded and was co-owner of Zentech Manufacturing, Inc, a premier Electronics Contract Manufacturing company located in Baltimore, MD. Brad has 30 years of experience working at manufacturing companies and held engineering and management positions at Boeing, TRW, Webasto and AlliedSignal. Brad built Zentech from scratch into a well-known and respected company with more than 130 employees. He sold Zentech in April 2012 so that he could dedicate his full attention to BiologiQ.
Prior to founding Zentech in 1998, Brad managed product development teams for U.S. based companies that developed automotive parts for Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Mazda and Mitsubishi. He has worked extensively with Japanese manufacturing companies learning the language, customs and manufacturing practices that he later used as the basis for establishing the manufacturing processes and procedures at Zentech.
As a recognized expert in design for manufacturing and total quality management, Brad played a key role in implementing the Toyota Production System at TRW and Webasto.
Brad holds a B.S. in Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He believes that learning is a life long process.
Micah Scott, General Manager
Micah Scott has 15 years of experience in the plastics industry working in both corporate and plant level positions in operations and finance. He began his career with Huntsman Packaging in Salt Lake City. He led several finance initiatives at the corporate office resulting in significant returns for the company. Micah was part of the transition team that moved to new corporate headquarters in Schaumburg, IL when Huntsman Packaging was sold, and the name changed to Pliant Corporation (now Berry Plastics).
Based on Micah’s job performance while in Schaumburg, he was placed into optimization roles at manufacturing facilities in Harrington, DE and Kent, WA for Pliant Corporation. In these locations, he reduced downtime up to 60% on select assets and played an important role in increasing capacity, throughput and income.
As CEO of a Southeast Idaho manufacturing company Micah oversaw multiple expansion plans and quadrupled income.
Micah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
He worked at Huntsman Chemical, Pliant Corporation and Berry Plastics before joining BiologiQ.
Dale Brockman, Chief Operating Officer
Dale Brockman entered the packaging industry in 1972 following his graduation from Indiana State University. Dale’s 45-year career has spanned six different companies.
Dale began work in flexible packaging at Crown Zellerbach/James River where he spent 22 years holding numerous positions while developing managerial and leadership skills. He spent eight years as the Plant Manager/General Manager of the Bakery Business Unit.
In 1994, Dale joined Huntsman Packaging (later became Pliant Corporation) and was instrumental in supporting the growth (both organic and by acquisition) to achieve $900 million in annual revenue. During his tenure at Huntsman/Plaint Dale had responsibility for 20 plants and helped build a division titled “Key Customer Division” where they focused on their largest customer, Kimberly Clark.
From 2003 to 2016, Dale’s career included Senior Management Positions at Exopack LLC, ISO Poly Films and P&O Packaging. In each of those three enterprises Dale led the organizations through major growth strategies including entering new emerging markets, improving profitability and expanding customer relationships.
In 2016, Dale joined BiologiQ to lead the company’s commercialization efforts for their sustainable bioplastic resins.
Don Allen, Ph.D., Technical Director
Don Allen (Dr. Don) has over 25 years of experience in the research and development of high technology products, including 20 years managing these activities. He joined BiologiQ in November 2015 and has added significant value to The Company by organizing and leading scientific research efforts.
At companies including Texas Instruments, Crystal Technology, CTS Communications Components, and Toko, he has led the development and patenting of numerous technological advancements. By implementing lean methods to design engineering, he improved design speed-to-market and reduced cost for material and product development.
Dr. Allen has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Oregon, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Brigham Young University.
Rod Davies, International Business Development
Rod Davies is a mechanical engineer, business founder, entrepreneur and CEO who has worked primarily in plastics manufacturing, contract manufacturing and consumer product development. He founded owned and operated several small consumer product companies in the USA and Europe where he gained valuable experience in executive leadership as CEO prior to selling that business to industry leaders.
In his student years, Rod was awarded an English Speaking Union fellowship for technical studies in Great Britain, followed by enrollment in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He completed his education in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management at Brigham Young University.
Thanks to a career hiatus devoted to U.S. Presidential political fundraising, Rod cultivated lasting global relationships that span industry, politics and international commerce.
George Brunt, General Counsel
George Brunt is an experienced business attorney and executive who graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law and has practiced law at the firm of Greenberg Traurig. He has also served as internal corporate counsel at several companies including Alcatel USA, DSC Communications Corporation, Citicorp Business Systems and ITT Information Systems over a three-decade career in senior level management.
He also has built multiple businesses, including Controldocs Inc., a document management company serving clients including IBM and Texas Instruments, Gateway Education LLC and PBW LLC, owners and operators of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools. Mr. Brunt also recently published a book on leadership titled “Leading with Integrity.”
Currently, Mr. Brunt maintains his own law practice, Brunt Law Group, and is an investor in several Paul Mitchell Hairstyling Schools.
Shigenobu Miura, Ph.D., CTO
Dr. Miura is a polymer expert specializing in the fields of chemical engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, microbiology and plant operations. He has received awards from the Japanese Society for Biotechnology and the Nikkei organization. His professional career has been spent primarily at Musashino Chemical Laboratory (1983 to 2010), and he served as President of Musashino Bio Recycle Company from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Miura received a bachelor’s of Chemical Engineering from Tokyo University in 1978 and a Ph.D. from the Gifu University School of Agricultural Science in 2004.