Dirk Van Hyning
Chief Executive Officer
Dirk is responsible for Alexium’s ongoing operation, leadership management and direction of the business amongst all departments working directly through the Executive management team. Dirk works with the Board of Directors on strategy and development focusing on the continued growth of the company.
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron is responsible for leading global business operations at Alexium. As the company continues to grow, Aaron provides leadership ensuring our customers receive the highest quality and customer service possible. Aaron is responsible for all aspects of efficiency within the business.
Dr. Robert Brookins
Vice President, Research & Product Development
Robert (Bob) is now responsible for the research and development and product development labs. Bob continues to work with the R&D team on new and existing chemistry as well as the PD team in leadership and development as well as maximizing efficiency in production, moving chemistry faster from lab to client.
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Mark is responsible for overall management of Alexium’s IR and Communications work. Mark works closely with institutions and retail shareholders along with media and PR firms ensuring that the company’s positive message is being communicated accurately to the market.
Vice President, Finance
Brian is responsible for the day-to-day fiscal management of the business. Brian manages the finance team and is responsible for all aspects of budget management as well as debtor and creditor management. Brian also works on best practice with our logistics team. Working closely with the CFO, Brian also oversees the auditing and financial reporting.
Vice President, Human Resources
Jessica is responsible for all aspects of human capital management, including talent management, employee relations, benefits and compensation, as well as oversight of Alexium’s safety, security, and environmental efforts. Jessica collaborates with business leaders to organize and implement strategic human resources initiatives while supporting company strategy and growth objectives.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Scott is responsible for leading sales and marketing strategies and initiatives to increase Alexium’s market share while growing existing sales to support our overall business strategy. Scott works cross-functionally with our technical teams to ensure our sales executives are well prepared to accelerate growth through solution selling.
Board of Directors
Gavin has been a CEO or Chairman of a number of successful public listed and private technology companies operating in the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore. Gavin was formerly an Investment Banking Director of the HSBC Group with regional roles in London, Sydney, and Dubai. Gavin has previously been a Director of Iluka Resources, Department 13 International and Metalysis Plc.
Mr. Metz has over 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs. He served as Chief of Staff to the late U.S. Representative Floyd Spence (R-SC) and held staff positions in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Metz serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret).
General Cheney was a decorated Marine and is the former Inspector General of the Marine Corps and Commanding General of Parris Island Marine Base. He is also the former Deputy Executive Secretary to U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and currently sits on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. General Cheney serves as the chairman of Alexium’s Remuneration Committee.
FMR. Congresswomen Karen Thurman
Karen was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1992 and consecutively re-elected four additional terms. Karen is an expert on healthcare, veteran’s affairs, and tax reform. Karen served on the House Ways and Means Committee, where she fought for affordable prescription drugs, increased access to health insurance, and tax relief. Congresswoman Thurman has also served on both the House Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Government Reform & Oversight. Karen continues to advocate on issues in D.C. and is well regarded on both sides of the House. Karen serves as a member of the remuneration committee.
Mission. Vision. Values.
Alexium’s mission is to create value for shareholders. We do so by leveraging unique assets within our company to satisfy growing needs in the flame retardant marketplace.
To provide the global marketplace with a portfolio of quality, eco-friendly Flame Retardant (FR) solutions that satisfies and anticipates the needs of our customers.
As we continue to grow as a company, it is important to define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies. These are the core values we live by:
Make A Difference
We make a positive impact by empowering our teams to create breakthrough products and provide exemplary service to our customers. We act with purpose and accept the risks to bring innovative yet practical solutions to our markets.
We trust and support one another. We act as owners of the company with a passion for action and a can-do attitude. We contribute our best to the team and the company and accept personal responsibility for our performance and development.
Be Open and Honest
We believe open and honest communication builds trust, which is the foundation of any positive relationship.
Embrace and Drive Change
We embrace change. Those who lead change are in the best position to shape our bright future.
We work efficiently and are focused on accomplishments that propel us forward while also increasing the quality of our results.
Our actions match our words. We do the right thing at all times.
We are good agents of our company, our community, environment and world. We are passionate about ensuring success today and for the future.
Alexium Acquires Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) Technology from US Air Force
Leveraging approximately $30M invested by the military to develop the chemical warfare and biological protection technology. Alexium wins 2009 World’s Best Technology.
Alexium Lists on ASX and Builds World-Class Team in Three Global Locations
Alexium lists on the Australian stock exchange. Creates a global team with operations in the USA, Australia, and Europe.
Alexium Builds Relationships and Rolls Out Cleanshell Technology
Alexium continues to build DoD and Natick relationships. Rolls out Cleanshell technology – a water and oil repellent treatment for textiles.
Alexium Announces Move to Flame Retardant (FR) Treatments and Expands Technical Team
After announcing to move into FR solutions, Alexium’s technology evolves and advances in a number of markets. Alexium also begins a global commercial roll-out of its FR treatments.
Alexium Continues to Expand Military Efforts
Alexium wins a contract with US Marine Corps to provide FR NyCo. Alexium experiences developmental breakthrough on FR NyCo, reaching 50-wash durability.
Alexium’s FR Technology Leads to Growth
Alexium prepares for commercialization in 2015, increasing staff to nearly 20. Developments on FR NyCo for military uniforms is underway and Alexium co-brands with iTextiles.
Alexium on the Rise to Optimal Growth
Alexium ramps up commercial growth while developing a team specialized in key roles throughout the organization. Alexium breaks into the plastics market ahead of schedule and passes stringent military FR specs. US DoD selects Alexium to finalize design and specifications for FR NyCo for military uniforms.
Alexium expands FR portfolio and launches PCM technology
Alexium breaks through the Phase Change Material (PCM) market with the successful launch of Alexicool and enhances its suite of Alexium FR products. Alexium continues to work with US Military on FR Uniforms with late-stage testing by Army and Marines. Alexium moves into a purpose-built facility equipped with innovative laboratories and offices as a result of the tremendous growth.
Strategic Growth Transitions Alexium to an Internationally Recognized Specialty Chemicals Developer
Traction in sales leads Alexium on the path towards cash neutrality. Major interest in Alexium’s proprietary chemistry results in a shift for an increase in reoccurring revenues and lucrative licensing deals. A strong shift towards eco-friendly and user-safe FR, alongside a strong presence of Alexium in the US Capitol, places Alexium in a competitive position for FR military uniform contracts. US operational growth and investor demand for Alexium stock results in OTC share conversion to the NASDAQ International Designation, a precursor to a NASDAQ main board listing.
We have offices in the US and Australia with distributors world-wide
Why Work at Alexium?
Alexium is committed to fostering a culture of personal growth and long-term career success. We recognize the importance of diversity and we celebrate our employee’s differences and similarities. We are rapidly enhancing our portfolio of offerings to provide more robust solutions to our customers. We place equal importance on investing in the future of our employees by offering competitive base compensation, comprehensive medical coverage, training and development opportunities.
Benefits / Total Rewards
At Alexium, we provide our employees with more than a salary. Total Rewards is everything you receive as an employee – your pay, comprehensive medical coverage, wellness programs and Employee Stock Ownership plan options.
- Health and Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
Alexium provides you with tools and resources in the form of an Employee Assistance Program to help you achieve your physical, financial, and emotional wellness goals.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Eligible employees may share in the growth and prosperity of Alexium through employee ownership. All contributions to the ESOP are made by Alexium at no cost to employees.
Alexium is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. M/F/Disability/Vet. Alexium is an E-Verify employer
Join the Alexium team and become a part of our growing business. We seek innovators to be a part of our family and are diligently focused on increasing shareholder value and inspiring organizational growth by partnering with our employees.
Current Alexium Job Postings:
Sr. Laboratory Technician – Greer, SC View Job Description
Research Chemist – Greer, SC View Job Description
If you think that you have the right background and drive, and are interested in joining the Alexium team, please send us your resume and contact details by completing the form below. We would like to hear from you. You may also complete the Alexium Employee Application. Once completed, save to your computer and email to Careers@AlexiumInternational.com.