Robert M. Mroz

Founder / CEO

Robert Mroz is the Founder of HY-TEK Bio. He oversees the strategic direction of the company.  Bob is CEO and chairs the Executive Committee, He holds the pending patents that allow HY-TEK Bio to mitigate greenhouse gases, and has advanced the company’s development with other complementary technologies.  He holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland College Park in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and has spent 40 years developing and successfully managing large technology projects. Prior to starting HY-TEK Bio, Bob excelled in both the public and private sectors, first with a successful 30-year career with the FCC as its Director of Advanced Technologies before retiring in 1997, and then by creating and growing a performance-based sports software firm, HY-TEK Sports Software, with 59,000 Customers in 36 countries as well as a successful software product that manages Professional Weapons Training Programs for Law Enforcement, Military and Industrial Security organizations worldwide. 

Tim Shaw


Tim Shaw is President and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Tim is responsible for overseeing and delivering on all operational activities worldwide.  Prior to joining HY-TEK Bio, Tim was an Executive Vice President with a California-based Energy Services Provider, where he drove business growth and helped develop new technologies while launching the firm’s east coast operations.  Tim was also a principal/advisor with three successful start-ups – a design firm focused on commercial and residential LED lighting and automation upgrades; a Washington, DC-based consulting practice that integrates process and sustainability improvements for government and private sector clients; and a creative marketing firm.  Tim also spent 25 years with UPS, most recently as its Government & Defense Sector Vice President. Tim earned an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland, and a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Carolyn Mroz
Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Mroz is Chief Financial Officer of HY-TEK Bio, and a member of the Executive Committee.  As CFO, Carolyn oversees the company’s financial strategy, business support, analysis, audit, and tax functions. Prior to joining HY-TEK Bio, Carolyn served as the chairman of the American Banking Association's America's Community Banker Council, during which she represented the interests of hundreds of small banks throughout the U.S. Carolyn was President of Bay Vanguard Federal Savings Bank in Baltimore, MD, where she directed the management of more than $175M in assets while engaging in community and legislative affairs. Carolyn's dual expertise in financial and advocacy matters has been critical to advancing HY-TEK Bio.  Carolyn received her BA from the University of Maryland College Park.

Gary Grudberg 
Gary has run a successful environmental controls company – Creative Construction Services, Inc. – and he applies his expertise to HY-TEK Bio’s innovative technology by technical oversight and operational improvements. As a licensed automation control contractor, Gary's relevant disciplines include design, programming, installation and servicing of analog and digital control systems. With 30 years of construction experience, Gary understands the importance of leadership in energy and environmental design, and has integrated green and energy-efficient considerations throughout HY-TEK Bio’s design, development and operational phases.

Andrew Straka


Andy is a certified electrician, certified welder, and an expert in fabrication in all materials. Andy’s broad expertise in all phases of plumbing, water-tight containment and marine construction (with a specialty in waterproofing), are critical to the operational efficiency of the mitigation process.

Pat DeConcini
Pat brings both legal and political advocacy to HY-TEK Bio's team,, and his experience as an F-22 Fighter Pilot in the Virginia Air National Guard brings management and leadership skills in both technical and industrial processes. Pat is a Member of the BAr in Washington, DC and several other states, was President of a notable software development company,and currently practices real estate law in his own company. His guidance and broad scope knowledge is highly regarded and provides valuable expertise to the HY-TEK Bio team.

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