David Lupyan began his career as an R&D manager for the building products division of the Sandoz Chemical Corporation (now BASF). During his tenure, his team introduced the DELVO system of concrete hydration control which was recognized at the 1989 CanMat conference as one of the most significant innovations of the decade in the area of concrete and construction. He was then asked to transfer this technology to the Japanese market in 1990 where it then became adopted as an environmentally friendly way to re-claim excess concrete at the job-site.
Later, he became the V.P. of R&D for the combined Blue Coral/Quaker State/Pennzoil Companies. Through new product introductions, his teams significantly grew the top line of all brands under the Pennzoil Company’s family of automotive brands, e.g. Axius™, MEDO™, Blue Coral™, and Gumout™. These business units averaged 10-15% new product revenue to total product sales for six straight years.
Prior to the Shell acquisition of the Pennzoil Corp., David spent three years as the Director of Business Development for a nano-technology startup in the Cleveland area.
David recently retired from the Scott Fetzer Company (a subsidiary of the Berkshire-Hathaway Company) as a Business Unit Manager for the Scot Laboratories division and has started Lupyan & Associates to help others with new product development and commercialization.
David holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Duquesne University and John Carroll University, respectively.