Rodney Grubb serves as the Chairman and COO of 4M Carbon Fiber Technologies. Grubb has more than 32 years of experience in operations and project management, energy and facility management and upgrade, program development and implementation, technology development and transfer, strategy and business development, engineering management, and staffing and administrative functions.
Rodney holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and did doctoral work in Engineering Management at the University of Alabama. He is a Tennessee Registered Professional Engineer and has received Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute and Professional Engineering Manager Certification from the American Society for Engineering Management.
Josh Kimmel serves as the Chief Executive Officer of 4M Technologies. Kimmel has 20 years of executive level expertise in multiple sectors including public company finance, private equity and large scale commercialization. In addition, Josh holds multiple patents related to vaporization and other alternative inhalation delivery methods for dispensing medications that include advanced device security technologies. Kimmel is experienced in commercializing concepts, brand development and digital marketing to turn ideas into a profitable and sustainable business. Kimmel’s catalyst to achieve a high level of success was his tenure with mentor Mr. Harold Katz, the founder of Nutri systems, prior owner of the NBA Champion 76ers, and LA Weight Loss who instilled his core value that losing is not an option.
Dr. Truman Bonds (41) currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and Director of 4M Carbon Fiber Technologies. In addition, he serves as the President of RMX Technologies. At 4M, he oversees the transfer of core plasma technology invented by RMX and leads the design and manufacturing work for the successful commercialization of its plasma oxidation technology.
Prior to this he served as the Vice President of Research and Development at RMX Technologies, LLC where his duties included leading the experimental research group and operations focused on developing new technologies based on proprietary plasma technology from November/2011 to December/2016. From January/2017 to present, he began serving as President at RMX Technologies, LLC where his duties expanded to general company leadership, growth, and new product development. Dr. Bonds is leading the effort to develop new carbonization and surface treatment technologies for carbon fiber production, both of which are in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Doug Mentzer (age 43) is a financial advisor, educator, and speaker, and currently serves as President of The Mentzer Group, LLC, a full-service, independent investment advisory firm located in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Mentzer’s duties include financial planning and investment supervisory services, as well as business planning, development, management, and operations. Doug teaches financial classes through the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning, and his financial presentations have been widely attended all over Tennessee.
Mr. Mentzer has received the Certified Funds Specialist and Certified Income Specialist designations from the Institute of Business and Finance, and is a member of the National Ethics Association. The Mentzer Group is a Registered Investment Advisor and insurance agency. Doug founded The Mentzer Group in 2008, and prior to that served as an investment advisor for Brogan Financial, Inc. from 2004 to 2008.
Mr. Mentzer is a founder and board member of RMX Technologies and was instrumental in fund raising and commercialization of the plasma oxidation technology.