MEET THE RYP LABS TEAM.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Ozgur is an accomplished innovation leader with more than 20 years of experience in global organizations including Hewlett Packard (HP) and Intellectual Ventures. He led the successful launch of more than 20 technology development projects.
DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Over a decade of experience in leading global consumer product enterprises with in-depth knowledge in food regulations and government affairs.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Holds Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Toxicology with cGMP and cGLP experience including GC/MS.
Rachida Bouchikh Zakour
Holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Agrobiology with more than 4 years experience.
J.B. Harmon IV
PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Over 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in the food and beverage industries, including the development of automated pizza making machines, novel water filtration devices, research devices, and food processing equipment.
MME / PE
COO / CO-FOUNDER
A veteran in the engineering and operational roles in Aerospace, Medical Device and Biotech industries, Steve knows the ins and outs of starting up and successfully leading diverse, technical teams to design, manufacture, and launch new products for commercial distribution.
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Professor of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, and Head of Texas A&M's Department of Horticultural Sciences. Serial Agtechpreneur and thought leader in the field of Plant Genomics and horticulture.
SR. MATERIALS ENGINEER
Holds a Master’s Degree in Material Science and Engineering with more than nine years of experience in interface and surfactant chemistry and biomaterials design.
A passionate C-level executive with 15+ years experience and extensive experience working at the intersection of impact and finance, combining expert modeling with values-based financial strategy.
Clara Isabel Mata Martínez
Holds a Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology. Multidisciplinary experience in food technology, molecular microbiology, crop diseases, postharvest technology, plant biochemistry and proteomics.
Curious, self-driven, and resourceful Chemical Engineer, with leadership and startup experience, who is willing to push the “technical envelope” to achieve results.