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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steven Rotman, was originally part of the Vystar Team through a distribution company that licensed Vytex called Natures Home Solutions. His role expanded in December 2017 as he became companies President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors when Mr. Doyle retired.

   Mr. Steven Rotman is President and CEO of Rotmans, New England’s largest furniture and carpet retailer. He holds a BBA from Clark University and an MS in Business from New York University. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Steven was a member of the Executive Board of the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA). He was a past president of the New England Chapter of the NHFA. He was also the recipient of the Home Furnishing Association’s Eastern Region

Retailer of the Year and the NHFA Retailer of the Year Award, as well as several other industry awards and certificates. Steven was Chairman of The Board of the Furniture First Buying Association, a group of hundreds of retailers throughout the United States.

Steven is one of the foremost collectors in the United States, specializing in a Visual History of the United States prior to 1900. He also owns one of the largest collections in the country of Paper Americana. From 1975 to 1990 he and his wife Leslie, owned Rotman Collectibles, the countries largest Sport Memorabilia Company. He was founder of the MCI National Sports Gallery in Washington D.C. Steven is also a founding board member of the Ephemera Society of America and ACE, the Alliance for Collectible Education. ACE was a charitable foundation using memorabilia to help in education. He was also founder and president of the Sports Collectibles Association International SCAI: the industry organization of Sports Collectible Dealers. He was inducted into the American Antiquarian Society in 1984.

Steven is very active in Community Services and is on the Boards of many organizations. He has won several awards and certificates including the David G. Palmgren Outstanding Business Leader Award from the Central Mass Housing Alliance.

Steve is the managing partner in NHS Natures Home Solutions LLC, a company that specializes in Vytex latex foam distribution.



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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