Founder and CTO
Robert Olivier, Founder of GrubTubs, Inc (2008) invents, and develops all aspects from conceptual design work, to prototyping, and final fabrication oversight for the BioPod™ Plus and other insect based technologies. He sold over $500,000 dollars of BioPod™s in 22 countries. Currently he is engineering a bioconversion facility in Austin, TX to transform food waste into Animal Feed. Olivier is experienced at collaborating with colleagues, industry experts and equipment manufactures to effectively propose a sensible solution tailored for a specific client with a unique environmental and engineering challenge.
In the past Olivier served as the president of ESR International, an environmental research and development company focusing on industrial separation and recycling technologies where he aggressively grew annual sales from 500,000 to 3,000,000 in 4 years. In 2008, Olivier sold the patents for the industrial separation technologies and has used his proceeds from the sale to fund GrubTubs' Research and Development efforts.
Olivier holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and business administration from Southern Methodist University. He received the Departmental Academic Excellence Award in Geological Sciences upon graduation.
Chief Operations Officer
Ashley King is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in growing early-stage start-up ventures. Most recently she founded Dysh App, a mobile application connecting food lovers worldwide, and was previously one of the first employees at The Honest Company, ShoeDazzle, and Ed Hardy Clothing. With a JD/MBA background, Ashley brings legal expertise and business acumen to help build new companies in the technology, e-commerce, and restaurant space.