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Biobent Holdings, LLC (dba Biobent Polymers)

Biobent Polymers™ is radically changing the thermoplastics landscape with an award winning line of price competive bio-composite polymers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Columbus, OH, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Biobent Polymers’ products are a revolutionary innovation that replaces up to 40% of the petroleum content in plastics with abundant low-cost agricultural co-products without degrading performance. Other bioplastics on the market have had limited markets due to their high price and compromises in performance. We have exited both our R&D phase (with Battelle) & scale-up phase and are actively accelerating our commercial production phase.


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    David Miller
    Vice President of Operations

    Mr. Miller joined Biobent in June of 2013 to take over and lead the Company into it commercialization stage. His first major task will be raising the necessary capital to fund Biobent so that it can move quickly and effectively into full production. David will provide both vision, solid operational foundations and fund raising guidance to Biobent using his years of startup and Angel Investment expertise.

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    Willian E. Tanner

    William E. Tanner leads Biobent’s financial activities and is instrumental in its fund-raising while providing fiduciary guidance for the Company. Mr. Tanner has over 25 years of broad based experience in corporate finance, venture capital and business valuation. Bill founded W.E. Tanner & Associates in 1996 and has since served as CFO for numerous emerging growth companies, assisting with raising capital, and executing sound business plans.

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    Keith J. Masavage
    Chief Executive Officer/Founder

    Mr. Masavage has over 25 years of entrepreneurial startup-experience combined with significant tenure in Fortune 50 corporations. His areas of expertise include corporate development (business planning, fund raising and exit strategies), business development (sales and market research), marketing communications (advertising, PR, tradeshows, etc.) and product management (product design, development and comercialization).

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    F. Thomas Krotine
    Chief Technical Officer

    Dr. Krotine leads product and process development efforts and oversees on-going R&D, both internally and with our partner scientists at Battelle Memorial Institute. Tom has over 40 years of advanced materials experience serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Sherwin-Williams, Chairman at CV Materials and VP of Gould Laboratories. Tom has extensive experience in electrochemistry, polymers, ceramics and metallurgy.

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    Curtis D. Crocker
    Board Chairman/Executive Advisor

    Mr. Crocker brings over 20 years in venture investing experience to Biobent, currently serving as Managing Partner with Reservoir Venture Partners. Prior to Reservoir, he was a partner at Alpha Capital Partners and the Northwest Ohio Venture Fund. He has extensive experience as an investor in health care, communications, IT and materials companies. Key strengths include sourcing capital, finance negotiating, building value and exit strategies.


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    Tom Washbush, Bricker & Eckler
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    Stephen Smith, Holbrook and Manter

Previous Investors

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    Univenture, Inc.