Donald R. Drew is President of Austin Rubber.

Over his career, Mr. Drew has been Chief Operating Officer of an energy technology development company, the managing member of a commercial real estate fund, Chief Operating Officer of a civil engineering firm and a real estate development firm, and Senior Vice President of Loan Origination for Criimi Mae Inc., managing six national production offices.  He has also held numerous senior positions in the banking industry.

Mr. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shepherd College located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and a Masters of Business Administration and Finance from the American University located in Washington, D.C.


Shahram Shafie is Vice President for Technology of Austin Rubber.   Mr. Shafie has extensive industrial experience in the fields of chemical and petro-chemical processing and design.  His fields of expertise include chemical reaction engineering, process systems engineering, energy resources conversion and metabolic engineering and biotechnology.

Previously, Mr. Shafie co-founded an energy technology development company, was a consultant to the U.S. Government, specializing in the development of agricultural value added businesses and food industry projects in Central Asian countries, and served as a chemical engineer and process designer for several major international oil and gas companies.   Mr. Shafie also worked as a design engineer for B.F. Goodrich Tires.

Mr. Shafie received his BS in Chemical Engineering with additional graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Kansas State University.  He has more than 30 national and international technical refereed journal articles and presentations and is credited with several U.S. and International patents.