About Us

Meet the team responsible for transforming industrial metallurgy.

Our Story

Steel is a trillion-dollar industry ripe for disruption. The process for producing metal alloys has remained the same for more than a century. Steel mills and product manufacturers alike have been playing a game of compromises and trade-offs. With stainless steel, corrosion resistance comes with reduced formability. In electrical steels, it is difficult to attain combinations of high induction and core loss for more efficient electrical motors. After 25 years of working in the steel industry, Arcanum Alloys’ founder, Dan Bullard, began to explore ways to eliminate these trade-offs.

Arcanum Alloys breakthrough process uses state-of-the-art vapor deposition techniques to decouple surface properties from the bulk properties of metals. After perfecting the process at a research laboratory in Silicon Valley, we are actively pursuing partnerships with multiple steel manufacturers in the Midwestern United States and Canada. Large manufacturing customers in the home appliance, commercial kitchen, and architectural industries have validated our products. Our process is already transforming industrial metallurgy, and we are ready to meet a plethora of new challenges.

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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

DANIEL BULLARD, PHD

CEO & Founder

DAVID KEIFER

DAVID KEIFER

VP of Sales, Marketing & Founding Team

ADAM THOMAS

ADAM THOMAS

Dir. NPI, Marketing & Founding Team

JARED WARRICK

JARED WARRICK

Senior Director Operations & Quality

ZACHARY DETWEILER, PHD

ZACHARY DETWEILER, PHD

Research Director

AL SANTUCCI

AL SANTUCCI

Engineering Director & Founding Team

MIKE POWERS

MIKE POWERS

Maintenance Manager & Welding Engineer

Fred Jauss

Fred Jauss

Chief Operating Officer

ETHAN LEE

ETHAN LEE

Laboratory Technician

JACK KINDRED

JACK KINDRED

Metallurgical Laboratory Manager

RICH JOHNSON

RICH JOHNSON

Senior Process Engineer

NOEL AVERILL

NOEL AVERILL

Office Manager

CHRIS KLEIN

CHRIS KLEIN

Strategic Account Manager

JONES BARTON

JONES BARTON

Research Associate

MATTHEW WINTERS

MATTHEW WINTERS

Process Engineer

DIANE SAMPSON

DIANE SAMPSON

Laboratory Technician

Lindsey Besson

Lindsey Besson

Marketing Associate

Luis G. Vecchio

Luis G. Vecchio

Strategic Account Development

Ashley Kanasty

Ashley Kanasty

Product Marketing Analyst

Tadas Anuzis

Tadas Anuzis

Strategic Account Manager

Brenden Benoit

Brenden Benoit

Laboratory Technician

Noah van Hartesveldt

Noah van Hartesveldt

Quality Control Technician

Katie Murphy

Katie Murphy

Laboratory Technician

Ryan Bullard

Ryan Bullard

Intern

Lily Dog

Lily Dog

Barketing Manager

Nala

Nala

Pawject Manager

Board of Directors

ARCANUM ALLOYS’ BOARD IS MADE UP OF PASSIONATE LEADERS, ADVOCATES, AND VISIONARIES THAT ARE CRITICAL TO ARCANUM’S STRATEGIC GOALS AND SUCCESS.

George Gogolev

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.

George Gogolev

FRED JAUSS

 

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.

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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.

dan bullard

khosla ventures

 

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.

Our Values

Act Like An Owner

  • Every team member is an owner of Arcanum Alloys.
  • We trust our employees.

Demand High Performance

  • Build the best team possible.
  • Open and honest communication at all times.
  • Vigorously debate ideas, but focus on the merit.
  • Encourage innovative thinking by all employees, but decide and act by consensus.
  • Focus on outcome, not effort.

Enjoy The Ride

  • We are a team on and off the field.
  • We have fun.
  • We celebrate wins.

Operate Safely and Ethically

  • Everyone goes home at the end of the day.
  • Protect the environment.

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.

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