Dr. Doug Van Thorre
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Van Thorre is co-founder of TekGar.
Previously, he spent six years working in research and development on the extraction and manipulation of carbohydrates related to a range of renewable resource applications.
This research and subsequent discoveries led him to found Biorefining, Inc.
, a company devoted to the maximum processing and utilization of renewable resources.
At Biorefining, Inc.
, Dr. Van Thorre
was issued two patents and had 14 patent applications pending.
Previously, Dr. Van Thorre served as Vice President of Science and Technology, and later as a consultant to Biopolymer Engineering, Inc. (now Biothera, Inc.).
He has served as a consultant to several medical-injection plastic molding companies, and also served as a consultant to several environmental recovery and reclamation companies.
Dr. Van Thorre
career by building a successful private dental practice that he
operated for 11 years.
was one of the first private dentists in the nation to be named a clinical investigator for the FDA
, regarding the application of dental lasers in private dental practice.