John D. Ericsson, Chief Executive GMIT Officer and Managing Director
Since 1995, Mr Ericsson has served as managing director of Gulf Marine Institute of Technology, a publicly and federally supported nonprofit marine research institute [501(c)3], which has received numerous equipment and research grants for aquaculture research & development. From 1979 to 1989, Mr. Ericsson was an independent consultant advising in the fields of energy, cogeneration and marine aquaculture to various companies and institutions in the United States. Over the years, he has raised well over $ 22.0 million bringing numerous projects to fruition through investors, donations, and federal funding. These include hydrocarbon exploration and development, electric generation plants, offshore sea farming, and advance marine biological research and development. Mr. Ericsson, is the inventor of the US patent approved "SolarMagnatron™ and the US patent pending "BioStim" Electromagnetic Biostimulation Research System for supercharging the growth of microorganisms grown for food, fuels and drug production. He has considerable expertise in a wide range of industry ranging from oil and gas operation, energy generation, fish farming and advanced biosystems technology R&D. He founded AlgaStar Inc. in 2012 as the licensed commercial developer of his USA patent-approved "SolarMagnatron" technology. Mr. Ericsson received a B.S. degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Tulsa in 1974. He is listed in Who’s Who of American Inventors, holding additional United States patents for the Sea Trek Ocean Farming System and the Sea Star Oyster Relay System. He has been a member of the World Aquaculture Society and the Aquaculture Engineering Society and has been honored by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for “his outstanding contributions to the fishing industry.” Mr. Ericsson was previously featured in Forbes Magazine in the Science and Technology section featuring his space-ship-looking patented “Sea Trek” offshore ocean farming system. The massive barrel shaped sea cages were 1/10th scale built and successfully severe wave tested at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) wave tank.
Dr. Timothy Moore Technical and administrative adviser
A military veteran with extensive administrative, academic and technical team building leadership experience. A proven executive with more than $300 million in R&D program development and execution experience in federal, military, private and academic R&D organizations.
Additional skills and experience include:
Individually conceived, planned, and led Auburn University’s successful capture plan that resulted in a novel Public/Private educational partnership resulting in the establishment of a new medical college at zero cost to the University or the taxpayers of the state. Demonstrated successful Economic Development experience with >$100 Million/year in economic impact in the Auburn area.
Extensive Higher Educational diversity and inclusion experience resulting from senior leadership positions at the nation’s largest public Historically Black College /University (HBCU) – Florida A&M University.
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 1981-1985
NC State University, Raleigh, NC 1989-1991
Auburn University, Auburn, AL 2011-2013
Ph.D. Kinesiology- Exercise Physiology