innovating in vermont since 2013

Meet the team

Erik Johnson

Erik co-founded Synticos in 2013 with Dr. Robert C. Dean Jr. with the mission of improving the physics of abrasive jet cutting. Erik is passionate about pushing the waterjet industry to new levels of both performance and cost through the innovations within SlurryJet. When not in the lab, Erik can most likely be found either hanging out with his amazing family (and chickens) or tinkering with one of his old Volkswagens or motorcycles.

Alex Perkins

Alex primarily focuses on fluid instrumentation and feedback, ensuring that the abrasive and base fluid maintain consistency, cut after cut. He has his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. Before joining Synticos, Alex designed and built various renewable and waste-to-energy systems. In his personal time, Alex enjoys exploring the mountains and lakes of Vermont.

Read Frost

Read graduated with his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Vermont in 2019 and joined the team shortly thereafter. He focuses on hardware interfacing and control systems, mainly with our fluid recycling systems. Outside of work, Read is either building, drawing, or photographing something. Or he is rock climbing.

Get in contact with us


    57 Commerce Ave.
Unit 6
South Burlington, VT, 05403