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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William Doyle, the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Vystar in 2004 as Vice President Sales & Marketing.  He became President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2005.  He became Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vystar in March 2008.  Prior to that, Mr. Doyle served as Vice President of Marketing, Women’s Health, for Matria Healthcare, Inc., a disease management company, from  1999 to 2004. Mr. Doyle spearheaded the initial branding efforts at Matria as well as held responsibility for sales development, training, public relations, and marketing. He has worked in many aspects of healthcare industry for over twenty years encompassing manufacturing, sales, marketing and advertising. In addition to Matria, he has experience with such companies as Isolyser Company, Inc., McGaw, Inc., Lederle Laboratories (now Wyeth), and in an advertising capacity for Novartis Ophthalmics. Mr. Doyle is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Penn State University and Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.



Mitsy Y. Mangum, Director. From July 2009 to present, Ms. Mangum has been Vice President, Investments, WMS, RPC at American Capital Partners, LLC., an independent investment banking firm in Atlanta, GA.  From July 2004 to July 2009, Ms. Mangum was a Vice President-Investments, Financial Advisor WMS, RPC with Raymond James & Associates in the Atlanta area. Ms. Mangum is an accomplished investment professional with over 24 years of financial service and industry experience both from the retail side as well as the institutional side. Ms. Mangum maintains an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, professional money management and managing portfolios. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Management from College of Charleston.

Michael X. Ianacone, Director, has over forty years of successful experience in leading large organizations and improving performance of operating units across the US.  He has a proven track record of growing revenue and profit, forming executive teams and working cross organizationally to deliver results.


He recently retired from Xerox Corporation where during his 38 year tenure he held senior executive management positions in sales, marketing, operations and strategy in the US. These positions included both headquarters and field locations.  He was a key member of the US senior team during Xerox’s turnaround in the early 2000s.  

Michael holds an A.B. degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.


Ranjit K. Matthan, Ph.D., Director, an internationally renowned latex and rubber expert, joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Matthan has been a consultant to Vystar Corporation since 2008 and has played a significant role in the manufacturing scale up of reduced-protein Vytex® natural rubber latex (NRL) in Malaysia and refining the research and development of manufacturing processes for applications using Vytex NRL, such as latex foam, condoms, adhesives, medical devices, etc. 

Dr. Matthan has been associated with the development of natural rubber and rubber based industries manufacturing in South Asia since the 1970s and introduced technically specified natural rubber into India. He has advised national and international companies and research bodies including the Government of India, the Malaysian Rubber Research and Development Board, Asian Development Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India, Revertex (Malaysia) as well as many private companies engaged in latex production and manufacturing. A founding Director of the Bangkok-based Asia Pacific Elastomer Science and Technology (APEST), he has played a key role in sustainability initiatives for natural rubber. He has also been associated with the development and commercial introduction of several eco-friendly natural rubber grades, including Vytex NRL.  

Dr. Matthan has received numerous industry awards, including: the prestigious 2014 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, U.K.’s Hancock Medal for his contributions to the development of the environmentally friendly sustainable growth of the global natural rubber industry, and the 2006 KMPhilip Award from the All India Rubber Industries Association for significant contributions toward the development of the Indian Rubber Industry. Dr. Matthan has published over 50 scientific and technical papers on natural rubber and lattices and is an invited speaker at several international conferences including the International Latex Conference.

Dr. Matthan holds an undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India and he earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the National College of Rubber Technology, London, England, where he was the first Ph.D. student of Dr. D.C. Blackley whose books and high polymer lattices and emulsion polymerization are the industry standard references.


Dr. Keith Osborn Dr. Osborn is a board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with 30 years of experience after completing his Spine Fellowship at Harvard University. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Osborn currently specializes in Spinal Surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta with a focus on adult spinal disorders and total disc arthroplasty.


Jason Meggs Mr. Meggs, is currently Senior Vice President, Business Finance for INC Research Holdings, Inc., and leads a global team with responsibility for all business unit financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting and global customer pricing and contracting. Previously he was Global Vice President, Internal Audit for Quintiles Transnational Corp. after holding other senior global financial roles within the company. Prior to that, he was an Audit Manager and Senior Auditor for Deloitte and Arthur Andersen LLP. He received his bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Western Carolina University.

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