About Us



Catalyzing the Future ®

Activated Research Company® (ARC) was founded in 2014 with a mission to make the world a better place using our expertise in catalysis. Catalysts act as molecular highways that speed and direct chemical reactions to occur advantageously. Our first product, the Polyarc® system, is a breakthrough innovation that combines catalysis with chemical analysis to revolutionize 60 year old GC/FID technology. Launched in 2015, the Polyarc is the world’s first commercial 3D printed reactor.

2017 Cleantech Open Midwest Semifinalist 2016 R&D 100 Winner MN Cup 2016 Division Winner The Analytical Scientist's Innovation Awards 2015 GCC Best New Product Award

Andrew Jones
CEO & Co-Founder

Andrew sets the strategic direction of ARC through product innovation and team leadership. He holds B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Brad Cleveland
Co-Founder

As Co-Founder, Brad served as a mentor and led business strategy for ARC. An experienced business leader, he was the former CEO of Proto Labs and held degrees in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.

Kim Herzog
Dir. of Strategy & Market Dev.

Kim leads strategy and market development at ARC. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has 5+ years of business experience at Target and Upsher-Smith.