A Winning Team.

Experienced Management.

Founded by a management team with a passion for microbial solutions that has guided microbial, IP-based businesses to exits with Private Equity and Strategic Partners at historic multiples.

World-Class Science Experts.

Driven by scientists from the US, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, India, Serbia and China, that are globally recognized as being thought leaders in microbiology and fermentation systems, with hundreds of patents and successful industrial and government engagements.

A Proudly Diverse Team.

Featuring a team of diverse minds from 8 different nations, made up of more than 55% women working in traditionally male-dominated industries. 

Experienced Management.

Andrew (Andy) Lefkowitz

Co-Founder & CEO

Responsible for driving the overall strategic direction of the company and managing its related businesses, including investment and venture capital opportunities.

  • Successful legal career with an entrepreneurial focus
  • Leader in company growth and capital raising
  • Experience in prosecution of patent portfolios
  • Supervised OTC product placements in 60,000+ retail outlets
  • Oversaw licensing into over 60 countries
  • Working relationships with FDA, FTC and regulatory bodies in 30+ countries
  • Highly involved in local community

World-Class Science Experts.

Dr. Amir Mahmoudkhani

VP of R&D and Innovation

Taking our research team to the next level through R&D projects and new technology development

  • Responsible for product formulation and testing
  • Global Head of Flow Assurance at Clariant Corporation (2013 – 2019)
  • Adjunct Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton (2011 – 2015)
  • Inventor and co-Inventor of 38 patent applications in oil & gas
  • Author and co-author of 126 publications in peer-reviewed journals

Dr. Ken Alibek

Executive VP, R&D

Spearheads all scientific R&D projects and new technology development

  • Former lead scientific administrator of the Soviet Union’s biological research & development program
  • Oversaw 32 facilities and 40,000 team members
  • Involved in over 150 patents and patent disclosures
  • Authored 70+ published articles and a NY Times bestseller book, Biohazard
  • Named by the BBC as one of the most influential people in the world for 6 years straight
  • Awarded the Barkley medal for his distinguished public service and contributions to world peace
  • Doctorate of Medicine from Tomsk Military University, a PhD in Microbiology and a DSci in Biotechnology

“In the past, the terms “green” or “environmentally-friendly” had drawbacks. When a technology was green it was assumed to under-perform compared to its chemical equivalents. This was the price to pay for having a technology that didn’t further pollute our planet, poison the population, or waste our natural recourses. 

With Locus FS, it’s different. For us, green is secondary to efficacy. We understand that while green is crucial—for an industry to embrace a green technology it must be as effective as it chemicals counterpart and cost effective.  

Chemistry is often used to replace biology. In the industries that Locus FS is involved in, users will soon be able to revert to green solutions at lower costs, with greater efficacy.”

-Andy Lefkowitz, Chairman & CEO of Locus Fermentation Solutions