Our International Scientific Advisory Board

  • Joseph G. Gho (Chairman of ISAB)
  • Professor Norman Billingham
  • Professor Nikos Katsaros
  • Dr. Graham Swift
  • Dr. David M. Wiles

Joseph G. Gho (Chairman of ISAB)

Mr. Gho founded EPI in 1991 and since that time has served as its Chair, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Not only has Mr. Gho been EPI’s primary business leader, he has also been instrumental in the development of EPI technology. He holds patents for TDPA®, as well as the Machine and Method for laying film on the face of landfills, which is an approved cover for use in Subtitle “D” Landfills by the US EPA. EPI’s landfill covers have been continuously deployed for over 10 years at Puente Hills Landfill, California, North America’s largest landfill. In addition, the world’s largest (Veolia) and second largest (Sita) Waste Management companies are users of EPI’s environmental landfill covers. Mr. Gho’s patented biodegradable Agricultural Plastic (AGP) additives are used in films that cover numerous cash crops and are currently licensed to manufacturers in Asia, Europe and North America. Mr. Gho was able to garner the interest of Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now BASF), resulting in a multi-million dollar worldwide distribution contract for biodegradable additives for agricultural films over a five year period, which expired in December 2007, and then was further extended to Europe and Japan until June 30, 2010. Under Mr. Gho’s guidance, EPI has grown to be a world leader in oxo-biodegradable technology. 

With his extensive experience in entrepreneurial business transactions, negotiations, and the development of management teams, Mr. Gho provides the overall direction for EPI’s activities. Mr. Gho brought to EPI a broad base of management experience in international trade, high technology R&D projects, property development, product manufacturing and marketing. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Gho worked in public practice with Ellis Foster & Co., a chartered accounting firm in Vancouver, Canada, now Ernst and Young. Mr. Gho served as controller for Stevenson Construction Co. Ltd and as Principal of the Flagstaff Group of Companies from 1972 to 1982. During that time, he developed, owned, and operated numerous real estate investments in British Columbia and he also acted as a financial consultant to over seventeen development and investment corporations with construction developments amounting to over $200 million per annum. During the same period, he developed, managed and assisted in marketing a comprehensive on-line, interactive, computerized cost accounting package for general contractors. Since 1982, Mr. Gho was associated with a number of international companies providing financial and marketing services including private placement and public financing for high technology, property development and computer software companies.