FLUXUS LLC has a multi-disciplinary team of skilled cross-border entrepreneurs and professionals, with a strong consultant base comprised of experienced business executives, financial advisors, top Intellectual Property attorneys, and research scientists. The team has been forming a series of consortia and joint ventures with strategic partners around the world, allowing the Fluxus System to benefit from a global supply chain.
A passionate social entrepreneur, Fanyu Lin serves as the Chief Executive Officer at FLUXUS LLC. Ms. Lin leads a winning team of professionals and entrepreneurs to take FLUXUS SYSTEM, an innovative building system through proof-of-concept and into commercialization. She works with key stakeholders to form strategic partnerships and to create sustainable and scalable business models.
Ms. Lin has demonstrated excellence in management, business development, public relations and fundraising while working at George Maciunas Foundation. She led R&D and re-positioning FLUXUS SYSTEM in the context of today’s urban setting, arguing for an alternative of human habitat, where urban efficiency and social welfare play the leading role. She also works as architecture designer, researcher, curator, and has been curating and lecturing internationally. Her research was featured in several international exhibitions including 14th Venice Architecture Biennial. An exhibition she co-curated was awarded the Excellent Project for Promoting Smart City Construction by Beijing International Design Week Organizing Committee.
Ms. Lin serves as Vice President at the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA Greater New York Chapter, and is selected as a Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center.
Ms. Lin received Master of Science degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in the City of New York, Bachelor in Architecture from China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Ms. Lin was honored with a certificate in Business Administration and Management from Baruch College – The City University of New York, and participated in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School.
Mr. Stendhal is chairman of George Maciunas Foundation. The foundation aims to facilitate greater access to information and materials about Fluxus founder George Maciunas while ensuring intellectual property protection. Since Harry Stendhal re-introduced Maciunas’ work to the contemporary art world through the foundation, the artist has seen a rebirth of interest by critics, scholars, and the public. George Maciunas and Fluxus exhibitions have recently been presented at Straatsgalerie Stuttgart, Cooper Union, Rutgers, and MoMA, among other institutions.
Mr. Stendhal is also playing a key role in the advancement of FLUXHOUSE, a prefabricated modular building system designed by George Maciunas.
Mr. Schwab is a patent attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation, licensing, Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), and advertising law. He was Chairman of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association subcommittee on ADR for 3 years. He has been lead counsel in a number of jury cases resulting in multi-million dollar awards for the Firm’s clients. He is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected for listing for 2013 Top-Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell.
In mid-2014, Mr. Larson took over the role of CEO of The Downtown Detroit Partnership; an organization whose board he has been a member of since 1995. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a private/public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports advocates and develops programs and initiatives that create a clean, safe, and inviting Downtown Detroit community. DDP is involved with a large number of enterprises within Downtown Detroit. The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is a special assessment district formed by property owners that provides cleaning, safety and landscaping services. Examples include safety and security initiatives such as Project Lighthouse and Clean Downtown, which provides litter and graffiti removal and landscape maintenance. The Detroit 300 Conservancy is a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and raised more than $20 million to create, design and construct Campus Martius Park. Opening in 2004, the park was the recipient of the first ever 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award. It has more than 2 million annual visitors and stimulated an estimated $1 billion in new investments downtown. The Conservancy is also activating, improving and programming three other historic downtown parks and public spaces including Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park and Beacon Park. DDP has several other important initiatives/affiliates; the first being the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF), which is a physical storefront, open six days a week, in the heart of downtown Detroit, that connects people to resources that help them live, work and engage in the city. Another is MoGo Detroit Bike Share, which is made possible by a partnership with the City of Detroit Department of Transportation, PBSC Urban Solutions and Shift Transit. MoGo is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Finally, Build Institute helps turn business ideas into reality by providing aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources and support network within the City of Detroit. To date (mid-2017), they have graduated over 1000 participants and provided them with classes, networking events, mentorships and connections to a nurturing community.
Eric is also the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Larson Realty Group (established in 1999), a privately owned, Michigan based company engaged in real estate investment, development, asset management and leasing. Mr. Larson has over 30 years of experience in real estate and prior to establishing Larson Realty Group, served as vice president of a global real estate company, Hines, and as a partner and senior vice president with Bruce S. Brickman and Associates in New York. During Mr. Larson’s career he has developed, financed, owned and managed over $3 billion of real estate including; General Motor’s purchase and redevelopment of the Renaissance Center (5.5 million square feet) and Millender Center, the development of One Detroit Center (1 million square feet) and The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (1 million square feet) in downtown Detroit.
In addition to owning Larson Realty Group, Mr. Larson served as managing partner at Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC (Bedrock) between February 2013 and February 2014. Bedrock is a Detroit-based full service real estate firm affiliated with Dan Gilbert’s Family of Companies which includes, Quicken Loans, Rock Ventures, The Jack Casinos and The Cleveland Cavaliers.
Immediately prior to joining Bedrock, Mr. Larson served as Non-Executive President for Olympia Development of Michigan. Olympia Development of Michigan is a Detroit-based full-service real estate company owned by the Detroit entrepreneurial Ilitch Family. The company is responsible for developing and investing in some of Detroit’s most recognized and visited venues, including the nationally acclaimed Comerica Park. As head of Olympia Development, Mr. Larson led the real estate development projects which included the planning, designing, financing and development activities for the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons (The Little Caesar’s Arena). He was also actively involved in the organization’s economic development activities, while simultaneously leading the management, development, parking and security divisions.
Mr. Larson also founded, and is now serving on the board of the Community Investment Support Fund (CISF) which is a Michigan Non-Profit Corporation. The purpose for which CISF was organized is multi-faceted, but it engages exclusively in such charitable and educational activities as may qualify it for exemption from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The primary purpose of CISF is to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income communities. This is being accomplished by promoting and facilitating the investment of both private and public capital in the form of equity or loans and providing operational assistance with commercial real estate projects, retail and wholesale businesses, service providers and business incubators.
A resident of Bloomfield Village, Michigan, Mr. Larson serves as chairman of The Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Detroit Governance Committee. In the past he served as chairman of The Parade Company, Detroit Downtown, Inc., The ULI Detroit District Council, Detroit Downtown Partnership and The Detroit Business Improvement District. He is currently a trustee, governor and/or member of the board of The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, M-1 Rail, The Detroit 300 Conservancy, MoGo, Detroit Bike Share, The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone, Jefferson East, Inc., The Parade Company, Recovery Park, The Urban Land Institute, The Urban Land Institute’s Leadership Council, LOCUS, Grand Jester of The Distinguished Clown Corp, The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Larson is a past trustee and/or member of Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital Oncology Campaign Committee, Develop Michigan, Inc., the Detroit Institute of Arts Junior Council, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Pewabic Pottery Board of Directors, Detroit Historical Society Board of Directors, The Detroit Eastern Market Advisory Services Panel, The Building Operators Management Association (BOMA), The Real Estate Roundtable, Harvard School of Design Advisory Panel, mentor at The University of Michigan School of Architecture, Marian High School Dad’s Club, University of Michigan – ULI Real Estate Forum Committee, The United States Green Building Council and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Mr. Weinkle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Florida, and Master of Arts in Architecture in from the University of Florida.
An international collaboration with National University of Ireland and Queens University of UK sponsored by NSF focuses on next generation Bridge Weigh-In-Motion (BWIM) System to effectively manage the nation’s aging bridge infrastructure, and national collaboration with University of Florida and Tuskegee University supported by NSF focuses on flood and hurricane resistant design. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on research projects whose cumulative funding exceeds $6.0 million, and directed numerous Doctoral and Master’s theses based on the sponsored research projects.
Dr. Uddin has been actively involved in all aspects of the Department including ABET Assessment and Senior Design Projects. Dr. Uddin is the author/co-author of 4 books, over 150 publications, and received NSF Grants to organize 1st international workshop on wind storm and Storm Surge Mitigation Construction, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE and Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Council on Disaster Reduction Management (CDRM). He is the Engineering Editor of the ASCE Journal of Natural Hazards Review.
Mr. Gallagher is an executive advisor of FLUXUS LLC leading technology and business innovation.
Michael Gallagher is a recently retired executive from Covestro LLC, (formerly Bayer MaterialScience). In his most recent position, he headed the North American Innovation Office. In this role, he was responsible for the development and management of the region’s innovation strategy working closely with all business units. He centrally managed external collaboration with consultants, startups, academia, research institutes and national labs; regional intellectual property strategy; open innovation services; knowledge management resources; and new business incubation. With peers in other regions, Mr. Gallagher and his team helped Covestro successfully launch many high impact innovations including low carbon footprint polymers, novel lightweight composites, high performance protective coatings and advanced insulation materials. These innovations are integrated within a broad spectrum of industries such as, fuel efficient automobiles, energy efficient buildings, LED lighting, and others.
He began his career as a research chemist at BF Goodrich in 1979. Following acquisitions by Polysar and later Bayer, he gained experience as an individual contributor in technical service, sales and product development. Through the 1990’s, he managed core groups within the global synthetic rubber industry including marketing, business development and specialty products. In 2002, he became a founding member of the business innovation team and community.
Passionate about sustainable innovation, Mr. Gallagher has served as an executive advisor in a variety of public/private sector partnerships focused on developing and bringing energy efficient, low environmental impact innovations responsibly into the marketplace. He has worked with interdisciplinary teams to improve building energy efficiency, electrochemical technologies, automotive fuel efficiency and water resource management.
Dr. Xia is an expert in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, with focuses on medical robot, multi-functional intelligent service robot, hotel-service robot, restaurant-service robot, super-capacitor module, standing medical-service robot, etc. He is leading the research and development to apply advanced AI and Robotics to the Fluxus Prefabricated Building System.
Dr. Xia is a faculty member and senior scientist of Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, leading the AI Lab to continue developing, applying, and evaluating computer vision and machine learning technology.
Dr. Xia is the author of many patents and publications. He is the founder and CEO of Boston PT Info LLC, Shanghai PT Info Co., Ltd, Shanghai Passiontech Technologies Co., Ltd., founder and Manager of Technology Department at Beijing Jingle Hirain Technologies Co, Ltd. Dr. Xia received Ph.D. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, MEng and BSc in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science Dual Degree from School of Mechanical Science and Engineering.
Ms. Galilee is the Chief Curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer. She was co-
Ms. Galilee’s writing has been published in a number of international magazines and books as well as daily newspapers, including Domus, Abitare, MARK, Tank, Pin-
Lu Xun is the cofounder and director of the Sifang Art Museum and its surrounding architectural park in Nanjing, China. He is a contemporary art collector and sits on the board of the acquisition committee of Tate Modern, London. Since 2003, he has commissioned more than twenty award-winning architects and artists to promote contemporary art and architecture in China. His collaborators include Steven Holl, Irata Isozaki, Ettore Sottsass, David Adjaye, Mathiaz Klotz, Ai Weiwei, as well as Pritzker prize winners Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, and Wang Shu. He received master degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.
Angela Topacio is the co-founder, Managing Partner at G Y R O Creative Group. Ms. Topacio is advising FLUXUS LLC on business strategy and development.
G Y R O is a team of strategists, designers, researchers, writers, technologists, and account managers. They engage with executive teams to strengthen clients’ brands through the integration of business strategy, brand storytelling and design. The result is brand and business clarity—internally and externally—leading to sustainable and manageable growth. As a specialist in B2B and B2C brand development, they have partnered with companies like Delphi, Olympia Development – The District Detroit, Aborlight, Shinola, Detroit Athletic Club, M1-Rail, Detroit Future City, Comerica Bank, GKN Automotive, Clek Inc, Magna International, MacLean-Fogg.
Ms. Pam Frigo is an expert in investment origination and financial strategy. She has over 20 years experience working in financial services at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch trading emerging market foreign exchange currencies, and working closely with a broad array of institutional investors. Ms. Frigo is a serial entrepreneur, and most recently, she has been investing in Blockchain, Renewable, and Real Asset Investments. She has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Peter Knitzer is on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Business School’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, and is advising FLUXUS LLC which was part of Columbia University Business School’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. Mr. Knitzer has extensive experience of running big financial institutions. He spent 14 years at Citigroup in many roles including the Chairman & CEO of Citibank North America. He was on the Board of Directors and served as President at the E*TRADE Bank. He was the Executive Vice President at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Toronto, CA. He is a Board Member of Regional Management (NYSE: RM), and Managing Director at Carldan Capital LLC.
Mr. Knitzer is on the Board of Directors, and was the former Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity New York City – an organization that transforms lives and communities by building quality, affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
Peter Knitzer received his M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and completed his undergraduate work at Brown University.
Mr. Redfearn was the creator of Y:Cube Housing – a ground-breaking approach to delivering a genuinely affordable and aspirational housing product using modern methods of construction. He formed a partnership with world renowned architects, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, along with the international consultants, Aecom, and leading European manufacturer, SIG plc, to develop a new, volumetric housing product that out-performs traditional forms of construction in both quality and performance. The first of many schemes has recently opened in London, UK. Mr. Redfearn is seen as a leader in this field of work, speaking at many national events. In 2015, Y:Cube was awarded the silver award by the Edison Awards in New York, a global initiative that promotes innovation and creativity.
Mr. Redfearn has developed significant knowledge, experience and partnerships within the housing development sector, with focus on the use of modern methods of construction to deliver housing products that meet the huge need of affordable housing both in the UK and globally.
John Hamilton is a business advisor at FLUXUS LLC, providing ongoing supports towards building the business. Mr. Hamilton is an accomplished executive with over 25+ years experience managing early stage startups to large company IPOs.
Hamilton has vast sales and marketing expertise that has spanned several well known Boston based companies from Stratus Computer, EMC, FTP Software, Concord Communications, Phase Forward, XKoto and Viewfinity. His ability to prepare companies for acquisition and or IPO has yielded significant returns for shareholders across the board.
Mr. McGregor is a creative consultant and producer specializing in bringing a human touch to all things digital. As Vice President of Communications, Mr. McGregor oversaw Kickstarter’s global communications initiative and shared Kickstarter’s unique story in over 17 international markets — developing it into the foremost source of crowdfunding for artists, producers and creatives, in any timezone. Mr. McGregor now works out of Mexico City as an international creative consultant working to better create a better future for all.
Since Abelman Frayne & Schwab was founded in 1980, the Firm has grown and established itself as a leader, both in the United States and overseas, in the protection and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property. The firm’s clients include major corporations in virtually all industries, including apparel, alcoholic beverages, automotive, chemical, cosmetics, computers, electronics, entertainment, financial services, foods, hotel services, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate, retail, telecommunications, and toys.
The firm’s attorneys have wide ranging experience in many specialties including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, new media law, and Internet law.
G Y R O Creative Group is a team of strategists, designers, researchers, writers, technologists, and account managers. They engage with executive teams to strengthen clients’ brands through the integration of business strategy, brand storytelling and design. The result is brand and business clarity—internally and externally—leading to sustainable and manageable growth. As a specialist in B2B and B2C brand development, they have partnered with companies like Delphi, Olympia Development – The District Detroit, Aborlight, Shinola, Detroit Athletic Club, M1-Rail, Detroit Future City, Comerica Bank, GKN Automotive, Clek Inc, Magna International, MacLean-Fogg.