About Dry Surface Technologies
Dry Surface Technologies LLC, located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, was founded by Stewart Kennedy and Christian Guzzy. Through one of their prior entrepreneurial ventures, the founders recognized the challenges faced by energy producers operating in extreme environmental conditions and realized that harnessing the power of superhydrophobic technology was the best way to protect surfaces from water, ice, and corrosion. Today, DST makes custom formulations of Barrian™ in both powder and liquid forms to improve the performance of a wide range of paints, coatings, and other materials.
Stewart Kennedy received a master’s degree in economics and international trade from Oklahoma State University in 1996. Stewart has extensive experience facilitating successful business startups, including an innovative program for the conversion of diesel-powered school buses to compressed natural gas operation. Stewart is also the principal contractor on 14 newly constructed CNG refueling stations in Oklahoma.
J. Christian Guzzy
Christian Guzzy received an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University in 1992 and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1996. Christian’s extensive experience in large corporate finance and tax transactions includes arranging more than $1 billion of financing for established businesses and start-up companies utilizing various state and federal tax-credit programs.
John T. Simpson, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee professor John Simpson is the inventor of our superhydrophobic technology and holds 25 issued patents, with 17 more pending. Before joining DST, John served as senior research scientist for 13 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, where he made his most important discoveries. John has garnered many prestigious awards and professional distinctions during his distinguished career.