Michael Usey leads PlastiPure with more than 20 years of experience in driving and successfully growing technology companies, specializing in the commercialization of breakthrough technologies. His work at PlastiPure has resulted in key industry and retail partnerships licensing PlastiPure’s EA-Free patents for use in a variety of infant feeding, food packaging, beverage, and personal care products. Multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have allowed for additional growth of the company’s capabilities. Before joining PlastiPure, Usey was president and CEO of Delta Add-Power Systems, where he turned a once unprofitable business into the software leader for multi-location optical retailers. Previously, Usey served as a senior manager and technical consultant for several companies, including Marchon Eyewear, Accenture (consulting, technology and outsourcing), Entergy, and SAIC (scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions), and worked as an engineer for Siemens AG and Baylor College of Medicine. Usey earned his B.S. in bioengineering and his M.S. in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University.