Aspen Research Corporation is a materials manufacturing and analytical services company. With ISO 9001 accreditation in manufacturing and ISO 17025 accreditations in laboratory services, Aspen applies a collaborative process to develop and commercialize specialty polymer compounds. We also provide highly specialized materials analysis and analytical studies for customers in various industries.

Management Team

Rick Burnton

Along with being the voice of the company, Mr. Burnton has focused on the strategic realignment and culture of Aspen and the execution of its mission and vision. He brings over 22 years of investment and commercial banking experience. Burnton received his Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Richard Burnton

President and CEO
Roger Pearson

Dr. Pearson is responsible for overseeing the analytical lab operations. He is instrumental in developing testing programs to support both third party clients and Aspen’s own materials group. Pearson is an industry recognized expert in extractables and leachables testing along with food migration studies. He brings over 30 years of experience in the industry and has both a MS and PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

Roger Pearson

President - Analytical Services
Gregory Patterson

Mr. Patterson is the Executive Vice President. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of Aspen’s operational groups and new business development. He brings over 20 years of experience in founding and managing startup companies. Patterson studied economics at Saint Cloud State University.

Gregory Patterson

Executive Vice President
Kenneth Zigrino

Mr. Zigrino is responsible for all legal aspects of the Company, including contract negotiation and formation, securities issuances and strategic transactions. Zigrino is also responsible for managing the company’s Intellectual Property and HR matters. For over 25 years, he has been a corporate attorney and entrepreneur, and received his J.D. from Syracuse University.

Kenneth D. Zigrino

Senior Vice President / General Counsel

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You can make an impact at Aspen Research Corporation. We feel that contributions are made from each and every employee and network partner, regardless of their role in the organization. Through a teamwork approach, we work with our customers to innovate and meet their business goals and objectives. Success at Aspen is when our customers are satisfied. Aspen is an equal opportunity employer. Aspen stays current with cutting edge technologies and methods through company sponsered training and workshops.