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About Us

Unveiling a new era of health and hygiene innovation.

About Us

RayVio Corp. is an advanced health and hygiene company that delivers clean water and environments. RayVio helps protect billions from germs and creates new markets and revenue streams by enabling a new class of products. Its powerful and efficient UV LED technology can be integrated into a variety of applications, powering versatile on-demand solutions that give consumers control over health without chemicals or costly consumables.

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Leadership

DR. ROBERT C. WALKER / CEO

Dr. Walker is CEO of RayVio, serves on its board of directors and also speaks for the company’s mission at healthcare and consumer wellness events. Dr. Walker has 20 years experience in the LED and compound semiconductor world, particularly in Asia, and 6 years of venture capital experience. He was formerly a Partner at Sierra Ventures and CEO of BridgeLux. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech.

DR. YITAO LIAO / CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Dr. Liao is CIO of Rayvio and also serves on its board of directors. Dr. Liao is responsible for driving overall strategy and development of RayVio’s business; with a particular focus on RayVio’s UV-LED healthcare and consumer products and partnerships. Dr. Liao co-developed RayVio’s core material technology at Boston University. He was formerly an epitaxial growth scientist at Philips LumiLeds. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.

DR. DOUG COLLINS / CTO & VP OF ENGINEERING

Dr. Collins is responsible for all aspects of technology and technology development across RayVio. Dr. Collins has more than 20 years experience in semiconductor device design and development, encompassing epitaxial materials growth, device fabrication, manufacturing, test and reliability. He held a variety of positions at EMCORE, including Principal Scientist, reporting to the CTO. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech.

LEON PIKAAR / VP OF SALES & MARKETING

Leon Pikaar is responsible for the sales and marketing at RayVio. With more than 20 years of core experience in lighting, including the UV and LED industries, Mr. Pikaar has a proven record of leading world-class commercial organizations and building sustainable customer relationships. Mr. Pikaar was previously VP of Sales for Philips Lumileds and has led multi-cultural teams around the globe.

BRIAN GIBSON / CHIEF OF STAFF & SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Brian Gibson is responsible for RayVio’s global operations including administration, finance, procurement and manufacturing. Mr. Gibson has over 25 years of experience ensuring operational efficiency and project coordination at companies including Emcore, Enable Energy, and Sharp Solar Systems. Mr. Gibson earned an MBA in Finance as well as degrees in MIS and Marketing.