Our Leadership Team

Together, we create winning products!

Eric Bruner

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Bruner founded Aculon in 2004. At Aculon he has helped develop and commercialize numerous products and helped Aculon grow from a start-up into a profitable company. Eric earned his Master of Science degree in 2000 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 2002. Prior to Princeton, Eric earned a B.S. degree in Biochemistry with Honors from UCSD, where he also distinguished himself as an 8-time All-American Swimmer and served as the President of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates.

Eric Hanson

Vice President of Technology

Coinventor of Aculon’s underlying science. Author of core Aculon patents and lead Aculon technology development. Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. B.S. in 2001 from Rutgers.

William Aw

Vice President Sales, Asia

William has more than 30 years of solid track record in sales, marketing, and design-in within the electronic component, specialty chemical, automation and nano technology industries.

Prior to joining Aculon Inc, William drives the water proofing businesses for Semblant with the world’s top mobile phones makers.  AS A founding member for Indium China, William has been instrumental in building up high performance sales, technical and customer service teams which fuel the company’s future growth.

William earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from University of San Francisco.

Rosalinda Laguna

Director of Business Administration

With more than 30 years in business management, Rosalinda's leadership manages the day to day operations within Aculon.

Rosalinda earned her Bachelor's in Quantitative Economics and Decisions Sciences with minors in Mathematics, Physics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.  She earned her JD/MBA from University of San Diego with an emphasis in International Economics.  She has her Real Estate Certificate as well as her US/Mexico Business Certificate with experience in Real Estate Acquisitions and Construction. Rosalinda has also served in several board of directors and committees as well as received several awards for her volunteer services.

Dean Potter

Director of Operations

With more than 20 years in management and 10 years in quality assurance, Dean's leadership manages the flow and tempo of operations within Aculon.

Dean earned his BA in Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Many collegues endorse his skills in quality assurance, manufacturing, supply chain management, chemistry, and much more!

Paul Lord

Director Business Development, Energy Market

Paul is a seasoned oil and gas professional with 26 years of experience working with top tier technologies for operators and service companies. He has spent over 12 of those years focused exclusively on product management, where he has taken technologies from the initial proof of concept stage to full commercial development.

Prior to Aculon, Paul worked for Halliburton as the Senior Product Manager in charge of the Production Enhancement global chemicals portfolio.  Other roles he held at Halliburton include Sr Product Manager of Multi-Chem external chemical sales, Product Manager of Halliburton Water Solutions, and Research and Development Manager of Sand Control product service line.  Paul has numerous patents and publications related to the field of the oil and gas industry.

Paul earned his Master of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.

Jens Kohnert

Global Business Development Manager

With more than 20 years of experience, Jens´ career spans across research, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and customer support for the industrial adhesives, polymer films, man-made fibers, engineering plastics, and compounding markets.

Prior to his work for Aculon Jens worked for Henkel (industrial adhesives), cph (medium-sized industrial adhesive producer), Dynea (polymer dispersions), Sachtleben (today known as Venator, Titanium dioxide and other inorganic additives and pigments), Kraton (specialty polymers), and Polymer Chemie (compounding). He also successfully ran his own consulting business.

Jens earned his Master of Science degree with focus on organic chemistry in 1997, and after collecting industrial work experiences returned back to Duesseldorf university in Germany for his Ph.D. graduation in Chemistry in 2002. During his Ph.D. thesis research Jens focused on colloidal sciences, in particular he worked on Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on metal surfaces; one of today´s Aculon´s core technologies.

In addition to him acting as Global Business development manager being the project lead for some of Aculon´s global programs Jens is taking care of the development of Aculon´s European business as he is located in Duesseldorf / Germany. He also acts as Managing Director for Aculon GmbH, Aculon´s German legal entity.

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