Global Green Products LLC (GGP) was established in 2004 by co-founders Larry Koskan and Dr. Gale Martin as a company that manufactures, markets and sells specialty polymer products. These polymer products, based on advanced catalytic process technology, are biodegradable and environmentally friendly and solve mineral scale problems in the general water treatment, oil and natural gas production markets.
In 2008, GGP acquired two patents and two patent applications utilizing a new process technology to develop “end-cap” polymers that increase both performance and biodegradability of its standard polymer series.
Since then GGP has filed several patent applications covering a variety of conditions for halite scale control, oil spill clean-up and application extensions of its “end-cap” technology.
GGP utilizes several ISO 9001 manufacturing partners in the production process and has developed a global presence with sales to Africa, Europe, North and South America.
GGP is an international “green chemical” company that provides cost saving solutions to oil and gas well production and water treatment industry problems while answering the growing global concern about the environmental impact of chemicals used in these industries. GGP’s vision is to supply cost saving green chemicals to the global water treatment, oil and natural gas markets.
GGP Team (from left to right) Rick Van Dyken, Larry Koskan, Abdul Meah
GGP is led by co-founder Larry Koskan, a well-known research and marketing executive in the water treatment and agriculture industries and a recognized leader in the field of green chemistry. He worked for the world’s largest water treatment company, Nalco Chemical Company, for 23 years in a variety of manufacturing, research, marketing and management roles. Mr. Koskan was vice president of Nalco’s water and waste treatment research and development operations for eight years. Leaving Nalco to found Donlar Corporation, Mr. Koskan established Donlar as a premier developer of new green chemical products where he was an inventor or co-inventor of 18 patents and several publications in green chemistry. During his 15 years as CEO, Donlar Corporation was a recipient of the first Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award and became a public company. Mr. Koskan is an Eagle Scout, has a BS degree in Education and Chemistry from the University of Kansas and a MS degree in Organic Chemistry from Loyola University of Chicago.
Abdul Meah is GGP’s principal chemist. Mr. Meah served as a development chemist for twelve years at Donlar Corporation and is a co-inventor on 15 patents in the area of green chemistry processes and uses. Prior to Donlar, Mr. Meah held a variety of research positions at Akzo and CheeseBorough Ponds where he specialized in personal care and cosmetic formulations and products. He has a BS degree in Chemistry and a MS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Rick Van Dyken is General Manager for GGP and is responsible for marketing and sales in the oil and gas markets. Mr. Van Dyken spent many years in missionary work in Africa and New Mexico where he built and administered the mission business in diverse cultures and economies. More recently, Mr. Van Dyken was the Executive Associate to the President of Trinity Christian College for 15 years in heading up the development effort. He secured funding for most of the college’s more recent buildings and many student programs. Mr. Van Dyken has BS degree in business from Trinity Christian College and a Masters in Philanthropy and Development degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
GGP has a competitive advantage due to its independent research, development and technical service laboratories. GGP’s laboratories were established in 2005 and are located in the science center at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, a southwest Chicago suburb. GGP also utilizes the college’s fully-equipped laboratories and employs several students as research and marketing interns.
|Trinity Christian College Science Center||GGP Synthesis Laboratory|
|Analyzing for polymer molecular weight||College’s FT NMR and IR instruments|
|GGP Laboratory Team||GGP Laboratory Team|