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Who We Are.

Our Story.

Our Mission.

Our Team.

As a young boy growing up, Dr. Shantu Patel would find himself surrounded by an atmosphere of disease and sickness over the people of his homeland of Zambia, Africa. Those images of suffering along with the drive to help people would inspire him to become a physician and perhaps change the world into a better place. During his time as a physician he witnessed the massive accumulation of plastic medical waste and its negative impact on the environment.  Seeking a solution to reduce the harmful waste, he would utilize his training as a Bio-Scientist Engineer to develop a plastic alternative that would save the environment while leaving a minimal carbon footprint on our planet. 

After many attempts and fine tuning Bio Based Resins, his persistence would pay off. He developed a renewable technology to manufacture Prescription Pharmacy Bottles. These bottles consists of a material that are 99% plant based with its main component being Polylactic Acid (PLA). This patented blend of PLA called InnovPLA, instead of the polypropylene (PP) which is normally found in standard bottles, was a major breakthrough and superior alternative material in reducing the harmful waste associated with conventional plastic . Outside of being an annually renewable feedstock material made from plants, PLA is biodegradable in compost in 3 to 6 months. It is non-toxic in nature and reduces Greenhouse Gases by 42% while using 32% less energy in production, thus dramatically reducing the overall Carbon Footprint compared to plastic.

This breakthrough by Dr. Shantu Patel, coupled by a passion to solve the problem of plastic’s harmful impact on the environment was the genesis of what would become Innovative Bottles, Inc.

Innovative Bottles, Inc is the first to market a plastic alternative for the prescription pharmacy vial and single use medical device markets in the USA. They continue to develop renewable solutions with high performance levels that leads to zero waste.

We are passionate about what we do and are experts in the field. We believe that consumers ultimately care about doing the right thing for the planet. We believe that our efforts are best served when we strive to better the condition of people and planet not only for today, but for all those who would come after us.

By RETHINKING PLASTIC and creating RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS, we drive to REDUCE WASTE and RESTORE OUR PLANET.

Equipped with an array of patents and FDA patent pending products that are 100% plant based and ready for commercial launch, our aim is to provide superior plastic alternatives to customers as well as partner with strategic environmental agencies to educate and bring awareness to people everywhere on how our material technology can make lasting positive impact on our world.

Meet Our Team

Danen T. Butler

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Butler is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the CEO role. He has been involved in start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational re-structuring.
Danen T. Butler

Shantu Patel, MD

Chief Innovation Officer – Founder – Chairman
Dr. Patel’s business and entrepreneurial experience is the foundation of Innovative Bottles. He has served as Internist and bioengineer at Scripps Coastal Medical since 1994.
Shantu Patel, MD

Scott Palka

Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Palka is an experienced and effective executive leader with 16 years of C- level experience and ten years of Big 4 consulting experience. He is a dynamic leader employing system thinking, six sigma methodology, and horizontal alignment to bring people, process, and procedure together to translate strategy into realized action.
Scott Palka

Don Rindell

Advisory Board Member / Business Development
Mr. Rindell has more than 25 years of senior executive experience in the life sciences industry. He has held executive roles in global corporate development, business development and device/technology strategy for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the US and Europe.
Don Rindell

Tony Milando

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Milando is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience at Stanley Black & Decker.
Tony Milando

Joyce Grosvenor

Advisory Board Member / Business Development
Mrs. Grosvenor is a seasoned entrepreneur, shepherding start-ups while orchestrating profitable growth practices in the venture capital, branding, health care, biotech and cybersecurity spaces. She has become a trusted corporate facilitator and leader, creating personalized business and market development programs, securing venture capital acquisitions for start-ups, private/public equity brokering, and orchestration of joint ventures, mergers and buyouts.
Joyce Grosvenor

Veejay Patel

Chemical Engineer - Sustainability Manager
Mr. Patel, has 25 years’ experience in plastic manufacturing. Including, processing as a plastics engineer. He conducted the first ECO Vials™ prototypes in PLA with Dr. Patel in 2010. He previously owned his own plastics injection molding operations for six years. Specializing in Medical plastic molded device with high tolerance measurements techniques. SPC analysis, ISO QMS and EMS expertise. Sustainability Certificate – Harvard University Ext., Masters in Chemical Engineering – Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Veejay Patel

Tracy Francis

Director of Operations
Mr. Francis comes to Innovative Bottles with more than 25 years of plastics manufacturing experience for the medical sector. Formerly with Husky Injection Molding Systems as a regional manager, managing product solution teams. Throughout his career he has held positions managing manufacturing operations and business development groups for US and Asian based plastics manufacturing enterprises. College of San Mateo – Computer Science and Business Administration. Hecht and Associates AJI Network – Sales Professional Two Year and LEIP - Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Power Five Year Business Study.
Tracy Francis