Meet the Team
Arcanum Alloys founding members are supported by a team of talented engineers, technicians, research associates, and office staff. Our small but powerful, eclectic team boasts three PhDs, nine Masters, and over 250 years of collective experience. The majority of our team comes from outside the steel industry, so we offer a diverse problem-solving technique.
DANIEL BULLARD, PHD
CEO & Founder
VP of Sales, Marketing & Founding Team
Dir. NPI, Marketing & Founding Team
Senior Director Operations & Quality
ZACHARY DETWEILER, PHD
Engineering Director & Founding Team
Maintenance Manager & Welding Engineer
Chief Operating Officer
Metallurgical Laboratory Manager
Senior Process Engineer
Strategic Account Manager
Luis G. Vecchio
Strategic Account Development
Product Marketing Analyst
Strategic Account Manager
Noah van Hartesveldt
Quality Control Technician
Chief Happiness Officer
DR. GEORGE GOGOLEV
Dr. George Gogolev currently manages Corporate Venturing and Disruptive Innovations for Severstal Group, the largest steel producer in Russia. He is responsible for finding disruptive opportunities, threats, and opportunities in material markets. Prior to joining Severstal, George served six years in a VC Fund of Funds, and held sales, marketing, and PR positions in 3 startups. George received his PhD from the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he holds a degree in Environmental Management from Moscow State University and a MS in International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Fred is an experienced steel industry executive, holding senior positions in research and operations during his 40-year career in the integrated steel industry. During his tenure he has seen the industry from all sides: product and customer application development, research, mill operations, and business development. Fred has practical knowledge of all aspects of steel finishing and product quality. He has experience in developing advanced high strength and highly formable steels for use in the automotive and appliance industries. Fred’s unique skill set is fundamental to the current Arcanum effort.
Dr. Dan Bullard
Dan is an accidental entrepreneur. Prior to starting Arcanum Alloy Design, Dan spent 18 years within the integrated steel industry performing various tasks ranging from fundamental research, pro ess improvement on the manufacturing floor, quality control, and sales and marketing. Throughout his career in integrated steel, Dan looked for ways to innovate by building bridges between technology silos; however, he was continuously frustrated by the lack of vision within the organization. Dan often found himself wondering what he would do if he were running “Dan Bullard Steel”. In February of 2011, through a series of serendipitous meetings, Dan seized the opportunity to found Arcanum Alloys. Dan recieved his MBA from Northwestern University, his PhD in Engineering from the University of Arizona, and his BS in Chemistry and Metallurgy from the University of Wisconsin.
Khosla Ventures is a venture assistant for breakthrough technologies. Founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, they are focused on a broad range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.
More Than Just A Great Team
We do more than revolutionize the future of steel manufacturing. One of our company values is to have fun, empower creativity, and generally make Arcanum Alloys a great place to work. Our team building activities are part of what makes us such a cohesive team.
Talk to a Team Member
Interested in learning more about our revolutionary process and what it can do for you? Whether you want to discuss current products or potential applications, we have team members ready to talk through the possibilities.