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Mr. Eugene Kverel, President and CEO

Mr. Kverel has served as the President and CEO of Unique Technology Associates (UTA) since the company formation in 1998. As the CEO, Mr. Kverel oversees all functions of the company including sales, marketing, manufacturing, and R&D. Under his leadership UTA has grown from a bootstrapped start-up to a successful and profitable supplier of unique lubrication solutions for customers across a range of industries such as manufacturing, energy and transportation. UTA counts amongst its 1,500+ users companies such as Airbus, Ford Motor Co., Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, John Deere, Timken, NSK, Koyo, NTN, Alcoa, Caterpillar, J&J and Diamond Power among others. During his tenure as the CEO of UTA, Mr. Kverel led research and innovation efforts for the proprietary Cobra Solid Lubricant, development of specialized industrial machinery, establishment of a commercial scale manufacturing capability, advances in engineering processes and methods and spearheaded the company sales, marketing and strategic licensing agreements.

Mr. Eugene Kverel career spans over 33 years of success as an engineer, operating executive and entrepreneur with industrial, automotive and transportation companies.

Mr. Kverel holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute in Gorky (now Nizhniy Novgorod), Russia. He is also the holder of a number of patents including a patent on the use of nanoparticles in solid lubricants.

Mr. Gary L. Elias, Executive Vice-President

Mr. Gary Elias has been with Unique Technologies Associates since its inception. He has over 35 years of successful sales and marketing track record in industrial technology and electronics sectors. At UTA, Mr. Elias focuses on developing targeted sales, marketing and distribution programs as well as on development of new market opportunities for UTA products and technologies. Mr. Elias steers the company core operational, strategic and licensing initiatives and leads the company sales and marketing efforts.

Mr. Elias has successfully established Unique Technologies Associates as the “go to source” for productivity improving lubrication solutions and achieved product adoption by many of the most recognizable industrial giants such as GE; 3M, Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes, Caterpillar, John Deere, Guardian Glass, Johnson & Johnson, Gerdau AmeriSteel, IPSCO Steel, Nucor Steel, Alcoa, Armstrong, and others.

Mr. Elias attended the University of Massachusetts majoring in Mechanical Engineering and spent eight years in the US Navy. After his naval service, Mr. Elias joined Sansui Electronics Corporation serving as the Vice-President of Special Markets – a role in which he was responsible for identifying and developing new opportunity niches for electronics products.

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