Emiliano Aloi is our interim CEO and has served as President from June 2019 to March 2020, and previously as a member of our Advisory Board since January 9, 2019. Prior to joining Exactus Inc., Mr. Aloi co-founded Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”) in 2014 a global sourcing and distribution platform for industrial hemp and industrial hemp-derived products. From January 2017 to November 2017, Mr. Aloi served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Development for GenCanna Global, Inc., where he initiated a go-to-strategy, recruited the commercial leadership team, developed compliance, executed product launches, and advanced manufacturing in European markets. In 2016 Mr. Aloi achieved the first country-wide agricultural permit for flower cultivation in Uruguay. In addition, Mr. Aloi co-sponsored research programs for Stevia and Aloe Vera extraction methods from 2012 to 2013 and participated in the insertion of Chia as a novel crop in Paraguay in 2011 in a program later merged into Cargill. Mr. Aloi also co-developed the agricultural solid biofuels program for Camargo Correas Cement company, a Loma Negra subsidiary from 2009 to 2011.
Troy Rhonemus currently serves as Sr. Director of Operations at Bolt Threads, Inc., where he started in December 2018. At Bolt Threads, Mr. Rhonemus provides strategic vision and leadership of Operations, Quality, Regulatory & Development, and Analytical R&D for the company. Prior to Bolt Threads, Mr. Rhonemus served as ChromaDex Corp.’s Executive Vice President since January 2018, Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 to January 2018, and Director of New Technology and Supply Chain from January 2013 to February 2014. Mr. Rhonemus has served on the board of directors of Mazza Innovation Ltd., a Canadian company specializing in the extraction of plant-based ingredients, since 2016. Mr. Rhonemus is responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s operations including all aspects of sales, marketing, supply chain management, distribution, and new technology development. Mr. Rhonemus also consults with customers to improve the supply chain management of raw materials to meet government regulations, which includes developing supply chain strategies, auditing manufacturers and developing an understanding of how to manage supplies from countries outside the United States. Mr. Rhonemus has extensive experience in managing operations and supply chain, business strategies, and the roll-out of new processes, technologies, and products. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Rhonemus held several positions at Cargill, Inc. As Truvia® Business Process Manager, he served as the product line lead for managing the operations and supply chain of the Truvia® enterprise from leaf to consumer products. As Technology Manager, Mr. Rhonemus served as technical lead for process and product development for Truvia® consumer products and ingredient business. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rhonemus served as Principal Research Scientist at E&J Gallo Winery, where he developed experimental designs to ensure that all project work was statistically valid in the lab, pilot and production wineries. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Rhonemus served as Senior Research Scientist and as Process Technology Manager at Cargill, Inc. In these positions, Mr. Rhonemus solved technical problems and implemented new technologies into production. He identified potential tolling facilities, coordinated tolling efforts, directly supervised and developed new processes and solved technical issues in existing business units in Cargill. Mr. Rhonemus earned an M.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University.
Our plan is to expand our board of advisors with additional experts that will assist us with CBD, FDA regulatory and product development.
Mark Alouf was a founder and COO of P1 Technologies, an IT consulting firm focusing on the Southern California market, from 2009 to 2018. Mr. Alouf served as a Data Domain Account Manager from 2006 to 2008, a Unisys Account Manager from 2004 to 2006, and an EMC Account Manager from 2003 to 2004. In these positions, he was responsible for new customer acquisitions, working closely with networks of channel partners, developing account strategies, and overseeing implementation of customer solutions. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Business Development Manager for NQL, Inc. From 1995 to 200, he served as a Sales Specialist with IBM. Mr. Malouf earned a B.S. from East Carolina University.