creates and deploys technologies that enhance daily life experiences.
SLP was co-founded in early
2000 by Stephen Parkhurst, Dr. Morey Osborn, Timothy Sullivan, Bill McLellan and Mark Smith to develop a more effective solution for odor
management in bathrooms. The result of this effort was the development of the NOVEXIUM® technology platform and the airNOVUS® Biofilter device. The company shifted its strategy and R&D focus in 2002 when it discovered that its technological innovations in using "Solution Phase Kinetics" for odor elimination had broad capability and significant market potential beyond the bathroom environment. This shift resulted in the development of an array of NOVEXIUM® composites for use in consumer product applications such as disposable diapers, adult incontinence, feminine hygiene personal care, air spray deodorizers, fabric deodorizers, pet deodorizers, as well as product applications in commercial and industrial markets.
SLP is now focused on licensing its patented and patent pending technology and providing bulk supply of NOVEXIUM® products to a targeted group of large manufacturers for use in multi-billion dollar global product applications that span consumer, commercial and industrial markets. SL
Parkhurst Corporation is based in Austin, Texas.
and Management Team
Mr. Parkhurst and Dr. Morey Osborn developed and patented the Novexium® technology. He
is actively involved in NOVEXIUM® research and development, the identification of new applications for the technology and in establishing the company's manufacturing and supply chain processes.
Mr. Parkhurst has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and food services industries. He was previously the Vice President of Business Development with Human Systems Technologies, Inc., and served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves from 1976 to
and former CEO/President-
brings 29 years of prior experience managing technology based startups and providing strategy consulting services for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to emerging companies. He has twenty years of executive level operational experience in managing and growing emerging companies and has played a principal role in launching four successful technology startup companies. He
co-founded INFUSE Corporation, a strategy development consulting firm based in Austin, Texas, serving clients ranging from emerging companies to Fortune 500 organizations in Telecom, Energy, Life Sciences, High Technology (software/internet) and
Education. Mr. Sullivan
has an undergraduate degree in business and physics and a Master of Science in Future Studies from the University of Houston.
Co-Founder and former CEO- Mr. McLellan
attended St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Stanford University School
of Management, and completed the Sales Management Program at Columbia
University. He is a former senior executive with 3M Corporation. During his 36
years at 3M, Mr. McLellan served as Vice President and General Manager of the
Orthopedic Products and Health Care Specialties Divisions, and National Sales
Manager for both the Surgical Products Division and 3M Canada Health Care.
He also served as Staff Vice President of 3M Austin.
Mr. McLellan currently serves as a Director for Treaty Oak Bank in Austin,
Vice President of Research and Development- Dr. Osborn is responsible for research and development of
SLP technology and products. Dr. Osborn has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Texas A&M University, and over
27 years of experience in research and development within the chemical industry. He has served as a Senior Research Associate for Conoco/Dupont/Vista Chemical Company in Austin, TX. He was also a Senior Research Associate for SACHEM, Inc, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Osborn has thirty published articles and
five patents in the areas of organic synthesis, exploratory organic photochemistry synthesis methods, statistical analysis, vinyl polymerization and surfactant chemistry.
Yao, Vice President of Business
Development- Dr. Yao currently serves in an advisory capacity as SLPC’s Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for establishing and managing relationship with strategic customers. He is the product manager for Shell Neodolâ brand detergent alcohol and derivative products at Shell Chemical Company in Houston, Texas. Dr.
Yao is responsible for marketing, sales and business operations for the Americas region, including North, South and Latin America countries, and export to Asia market, in particular to China and Taiwan.
Dr. Yao graduated in 1982 from Wuhan University in China with a BS Chemistry Degree. He graduated in 1987 from University of Houston with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and received his MBA degree from the University of Texas in 2001. Dr. Yao was an assistant professor at University of Houston from 1987 to 1990. His tenure with Shell started in 1990 and included assignments as a research chemist in environmental chemistry, an industrial process chemist, and quality assurance manager. His academic and research career generated more than 40 industry publications and five patents.
Dr. Arthur West, Vice President of Technical
Services- Dr. West serves in an advisory capacity as SLP's Vice President of Technical Services and is responsible for managing and delivering
technical services for preferred product development and joint development projects with
customers. Dr. West has twenty years of experience and was previously the Senior Technical Director at 3M Corporation where he was responsible for aligning technology development with operating divisions for the accelerated commercialization of products.
Dr. West has managed
over one hundred people in 3M's global technical organization with laboratories in Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Belgium. Dr. West holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Texas A&M University.
Vice President of Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Management- Mr. Kressin is responsible for managing
SLP's supply chain including relationship with key supply partners, process manufacturing and quality assurance.
Mr. Kressin was previously with 3M Corporation for twenty years where he held a variety of operational
management positions and led process improvement teams that helped to establish 3M as industry leader in manufacturing lead time reduction, on-time delivery and cost reductions. Mr. Kressin holds an MBA from Southwest Texas University.
wish to say thank-you to those who have served in times past as a member of our
Board of Directors or as an Advisor.
Smith- Co-Founder, Director and Advisor
Horton- Director and Advisor