When all is said and done, TerMir is our people—the best and brightest bring their experience together to create earth miracles… one solution at a time
President and Chief Technology Officer
Chad Brommer, PhD, an award-winning and well-published scientist, is President and Chief Technology Officer of TerMir. Chad earned his doctoral degree in crop science and plant physiology from the University of Kentucky, and his master’s degree in weed science and botany and bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Mississippi State University.
Chad was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship for postdoctoral research and education at Emory University, where he focused his research on the pharmacology of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system and toxicology. Chad is also the author of numerous abstracts and publications, and holds a number of patents in the areas of agriculture and pharmacology. Prior to joining TerMir, Chad was a research and development leader for herbicides at BASF.
David Swintosky has more than twenty-five years of professional experience in providing business and financial consulting services. His background includes mergers and acquisitions, capital advisory services, initial public offerings and secondary offerings of debt and equity, private debt and equity transactions, restructuring, corporate development, business strategy, financial audits and internal financial controls evaluation. Prior to forming Dunning Capital, David operated a financial consulting practice from 2000 to 2002. From 1995 to 2000, he worked in the Corporate Finance and The Entrepreneurial Services Groups of Ernst & Young LLC in Raleigh, NC. From 1992 to 1995, he held positions with Price Waterhouse, LLP and Concours, Inc., both located in Milwaukee, WI.
David holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from Wisconsin State University at Oshkosh. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the NC Association of CPA’s. In 2006, David was recognized as one of the 40 most influential young business professionals in the Triangle market.
R&D Global Executive (Ret.)
Principal, Cottrell & Cottrell Consulting
Ian W. Cottrell, PhD, is an experienced executive with extensive business and technology expertise in specialty chemicals and animal health consumer products. Ian began his career as a guar chemist at Stein, Hall and Co. From there, he spent 13 years as Director, Research & Development, at the Kelco Division of Merck & Co, Inc. After Kelco, Ian worked with a number of global companies to help expand their offerings in polymer-based products; his last full-time corporate position was as Vice President, Chemical Product Development, at the Hartz Mountain Corporation, where he oversaw the development of pet specialty products. As Principal, Cottrell & Cottrell Consulting, Ian provides his expertise to numerous clients advising on challenges with product formulations and innovative solutions to new industry challenges.
Ian received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the inventor on 45 patents and patent applications and has authored over 25 publications.
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