Dr. Edward "Ned" Davis and four colleagues founded the Maui Innovation Group in 2013. The team has worked on magnetic valves, gearing, couplings, and related technologies for over eight years. This work culminated in the creation of the Zero Leak Magnetic Valve, with the capability of being able to handle high temperatures and corrosive working fluids and to completely prevent valve leaks for the working life of the valve. In 2020 the team was expanded and ZL Innovations was formed to optimize the potential of the Zero Leak Magnetic Valve. The laboratory and machine shop are located in the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei, Hawaii.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering; Masters in Electrical Engineering. 20 Years Defense Research experience -- Northrop Grumman; Westinghouse; Trex Enterprises Maui Advanced Systems.
Former CEO of Northwest Analytics, Inc. Former CEO & Founder of Acclivity Photonics (funded by TPG & CrossPoint). Founded and managed Capybara Ventures and the Oregon Venture Fund (OVF). Founding team member at LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTHA)
Founder and CEO of Plexis Healthcare Systems. Former CIO of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. Director of Administration at U.C. Berkeley Law School. Consultant with Price Waterhouse
Founder and Managing Director of Pluritas, a leading IP Strategy and Commercialization advisory firm. 33 years experience in IP, strategy, product, and business development for companies from Fortune 500 to start-ups. Former COO of Brandera Inc (NASDAQ/TSE: BRND). MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School.
Creators of the Sustainable Zero Leak Magnetic Valve