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Our Mission: A Better Footprint

NEUVOTEC LLC was formed in mid 2017 to develop innovative technologies leading to lighter, stronger and more sustainable composite materials and processes to enhance mainstream market products and develop new applications.

We have developed, engineered and patented manufacturing processed and product solutions that are viable and environmentally attractive by incorporating alternative natural fibers, recycled materials and formulating chemical compounds.

The Visonary


Miguel A. Linares


Mr. Linares demonstrated great artistic talent at a very young age studying sculpture in both Granada and Barcelona in Spain before emigrating to the United States.

He is an accomplished artist, and well known by his works in oil, clay, alabaster, wood and bronze. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in the United States and Europe.

He began his manufacturing career in the plastics industry as a tool and model maker.

He started several tooling manufacturing companies in Michigan which were ‘Tier 1s’ in the Automotive Industry,  working for all major OEMs and serving also construction, and home products markets.

Mr. Linares holds +120 patents in Materials, Chemicals (i.e. Polyurea Coatings, Fire Retardants and  other formulations), Medicine, Molding & Coating, Pallets, Construction Materials and other fields.

Advisory Team


Robert Blinstrub

Independent Director at XG Sciences of the Company since March 2019.

Mr. Blinstrub was a founder and President and CEO of AGM Automotive (AGM), a global designer, innovator and producer of engineered solutions for light vehicles, including lighting, overhead consoles, electronics and textiles headquartered in Troy, Michigan with 9 locations globally including the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico, Austria, and China.

As an original founder of AGM, Mr. Blinstrub oversaw its development into a global automotive supplier with OEM customers representing the largest American, European, and Asian OEM's. AGM historically doubled its revenue base every 18 months (profitably).

AGM acquired and successfully integrated two competitors in the North American and European markets.


Daniel Carroll

Daniel Carroll is a private investor based in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Prior to focusing exclusively on his investments, Mr. Carroll was the CEO, President, and Owner of Royal Oak Industries (ROI), a contract machining supplier of close tolerance diesel engine, gas engine, and drivetrain components and assemblies to companies like Caterpillar, Cummins, John Deere, Detroit Diesel, MTU, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Dana, American Axle, and Competition Cams.

Under his leadership from 1996 to 2016, ROI grew its annual sales from $20 million to a peak of $240 million, built 8 facilities encompassing over 3,000,000 square feet, and grew ROI’s workforce from fewer than 200 to well over 2,500 employees.

Dan’s private investments are primarily focused on companies with disruptive technologies and proven management teams.


Sandy Monahan

Partner at The Martec Group, Inc., a global technical marketing research and consulting firm. Based in Detroit, Ms. Monahan operates primarily within the firm’s chemical practice which serves leading manufacturers and suppliers on a global basis through offices in Detroit, Chicago, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Shanghai & Beijing. 

Ms. Monahan has over 30 years’ experience in market research and consulting with a focus on business intelligence involving market, product & technology opportunity assessments together with channel development and business strategy development.

Sandy’s practice involves Fortune 500 clients across a wide array of industries including chemical, construction, transportation, biotechnology, heavy industrial and food & nutrition.


Matthew Gurwin

Shareholder at Top US accounting/consulting firm leading the firm’s business development initiatives.

He is a member of several Advisory Boards in companies across different industries.

Drawing upon more than 20 years of business development experience, he collaborates with multiple firms across all industries to develop and nurture relationships with clients, as well as the external professional community that serves them.

Mr. Gurwin has extensive experience in wealth management and growth initiatives experience; Matt offers a unique perspective to business owners.

Mr. Gurwin worked for Telemus Capital Partners, LLC as a Managing Director. Before that he was an Investment Banker for Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance, LLC.


Ignacio Bonel

Global Automotive and Military/Defense Industry Leader with extensive international executive experience in growing profitable business organically and inorganically.  Strong strategic thinker with lean operational execution.

Mr. Bonel serves as Senior Corporate Development Director of AM General, leading company of Military Ground Vehicles.

Mr. Bonel served in Grupo Antolin for 20 years, leading global company in Automotive Interiors, holding multiple position as the Head of M&A, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and New Business Development, among others.

Prior he held multiple positions in several Global powertrain companies  operating in Automotive and other Transportation markets.


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