Leonidas “Leo” Kyriazis, PhD Chemistry, MBA

Leo Kyriazis, Senior R&D Scientist at ChromaScape, is responsible for new product development, all technology transfer within the company and for building our new chemical synthesis and technical support lab in Piedmont, South Carolina.

During his career at ChromaScape, Leo has spearheaded global chemical projects, created complex formulations and strengthened our relationships with raw material suppliers. He has personally designed and managed state-of-the-art R&D laboratories in Europe and the United States and is ensuring our new Piedmont Tech Center will be a major achievement. Leo has a strong record of scaling lab formulas to production and improving production processes. Adept at regulatory compliance and ERP integration, he has overseen the successful integration of company-wide processes while optimizing operational efficiency.

Leo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Master of Business Administration from UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/National Hellenic Research Foundation.

Leo was born on the picturesque Euboea Island in Greece. He and his wife Anna live in Huntersville, NC, and they have two grown daughters, Christina and Pinelopi. He is also the proud grandfather to two, cherished grandchildren.

Leo is an enthusiast of sea activities, he finds solace and excitement in exploring the open waters. His love for the ocean parallels his fascination with history; he is an avid history buff, delving into the stories and lessons of the past.