Dr. Robert Brookins

Dr. Robert Brookins

Chief Executive Officer

Robert (Bob) Brookins, Ph.D., M.A.E. B.A. B.Sc is the Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Brookins has experience in organic synthesis, materials chemistry, and chem/bio decontamination. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in the areas of synthesis and characterization of conjugated poly-electrolytes and polymers with an emphasis on developing new polymerization methods. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he worked at the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall AFB, FL where he developed decontamination methods for chemical and biological threats and developed novel synthetic routes for reactive and functional surfaces.

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

Over the past 22 years, Jason Lewis has worked with ArrMaz, a global specialty chemical company in mining, fertilizer, phosphate, asphalt and oil and gas industries. For the past six years, Lewis has held the position of Vice President of Finance. He joined the company in a senior accounting role with cross-departmental work for sales, marketing and operations groups for seven years. Lewis has a strong track record of value creation by way of revenue growth through pricing, long-term customer contracts, cost optimization through analysis tools, negotiation of services, department restructuring, debt management and working capital reduction through controls and process improvements. He also has strong international experience including greenfield start-ups.

Allen Reihman

Allen Reihman

Chief Commercial Officer

Prior to joining Alexium, Allen Reihman worked for nine years at Invista, the world’s largest integrated fiber, resin, and intermediates company. As Director of New Business Development, Reihman was the entrepreneur for the successful commercialization of new specialty polymers. He led all phases of this innovation program, including product development, manufacturing, intellectual property, pricing strategies, branding, business planning, and strategic alliances. Additionally, Reihman served as Director of Commercial Development for five global specialty chemical businesses at Invista where he led growth initiatives, valuation and decision analysis, market research, and strategy development. Previously, Reihman worked for seven years at Eastman Chemical where he held a range of commercial leadership roles in corporate development, global P&L general management, innovation, and market development.

Board of Directors

Rosheen Garnon

Rosheen Garnon

Non-Executive Chairwoman

Rosheen Garnon (BEc (Accounting major), LLB, FCA, CTA, GAICD) has had a distinguished career in the accounting profession as a chartered accountant and taxation advisor. She was a senior partner with KPMG and held senior executive leadership roles with the Firm in Australia and at a global level. Garnon was a member of the KPMG Australian Executive Leadership Team for six years as the National Managing Partner for a significant client services division. She has extensive experience of working with Boards and C-Suite executives.
Garnon started her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (a predecessor firm of KPMG) in 1987 and was made partner in July 2000. She has extensive experience working with multinational organisations particularly in the mining, oil &gas, and defense industries. Garnon’s prominence in the accounting profession was recently recognized in her appointment to the Board of Taxation, an Independent Advisory Board, that advises the Federal Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer on Australia’s Taxation Policy.

Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret).

Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret).

Non-Executive Director

General Stephen Cheney was a decorated Marine and is the former Inspector General of the Marine Corps and Commanding General of Parris Island Marine Base. He was appointed on April 15, 2015 to Alexium’s board. He is also the former Deputy Executive Secretary to U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and was also a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. General Cheney serves as the chairman of Alexium’s Remuneration Committee.

Claire Poll

Claire Poll

Non-Executive Director

Claire Poll is an experienced corporate director having led, over the past 20 years, strategy and corporate development for startup technology companies through to large multi-billion dollar companies in Australia, the UK and more recently the US as a Founding Executive for the October listing of Verona Pharma plc (Nasdaq:VRNA) for which Poll “rang the bell”. Poll, who originally qualified as a solicitor in Western Australia, has worked as a Director, general counsel and as a company secretary in public listed companies in the US, UK and Australia in the areas of venture capital, mobile satellite communications, internet services, software and biopharmaceuticals. Poll, who is based in Perth WA, started her corporate career with Burns Philp Company Limited, the diversified global company involved in food manufacturing, shipping and general trading. Poll also holds a post graduate diploma in Applied Corporate Finance, M&A and Advanced Industrial Equity Analysis.

Investor Relations

Mark Wise

Mark Wise

Vice President, Investor Relations

Mark Wise possesses more than 30 years of experience in investment markets and previously was a Portfolio Manager in New York, where he managed portfolios of Asian and Australian equities. Wise earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.


  1. 2009
    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.

  2. 2010
    Alexium Lists on ASX and Builds World-Class Team in Three Global Locations

    Alexium lists on the Australian Securities Exchange. Creates a global team with operations in the USA, Australia, and Europe.

  3. 2011
    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.

  4. 2012
    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.

  5. 2013
    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.

  6. 2014
    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.

  7. 2015
    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.

  8. 2016
    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.

  9. 2017
    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. 

We have offices in the US and Australia with distributors world-wide

Alexium | U.S.

350 W Phillips Rd. Greer, SC 29650 1-864-254-9923 Contact

Alexium | Australia

Level 11 125 St George Terrace Perth, WA 6000 Contact


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
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Wellness 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.

2018 Corporate Governance and Directory

Alexium International Group Limited (“Company”) has adopted comprehensive systems of control and accountability as the basis for the administration of corporate governance. The Board of the Company is committed to administering the policies and procedures with openness and integrity, pursuing the true spirit of corporate governance commensurate with the Company’s needs.

To the extent they are applicable to the Company, the Board has adopted the Eight Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations as published by ASX Corporate Governance Council (“ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations”).

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