"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there." John Buchan


Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films' Leadership Team, both in the US and Belgium, consists of industry leaders from the polymer sciences, film manufacturing, packaging, packaging machinery, printing, and business finance sectors.
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Michael DuFrayne
Michael DuFrayne
CEO and President

Mr. DuFrayne has over 40 years of experience in C-level positions and providing financial and operational advisory services to companies during periods of transition.  Prior to joining Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films, Mike was a Managing Director in an international financial advisory firm.  Mike joined Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films in 2016.

Bart DeKeyser
Bart DeKeyser
Managing Director

Bart DeKeyser has more than 30 years of experience in finance and general management.  Prior to joining Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films in 2004, he held positions with Arthur Andersen and ConocoPhillips.  He is currently managing the European & ROW division of Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films. 

Harvi Basko
Harvi Basko
Chief Financial Officer

Harvi leads global Finance, IT and Human Resources. Prior to joining Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films by PSI, Harvi served 12 years in leadership roles in automotive manufacturing and healthcare. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA with a focus on corporate finance and project management.

Guenther Winnerl
Guenther Winnerl
Chief Commercial Officer

Guenther Winnerl is the Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for the Americas and EMEA commercial teams and is based in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films in 2018, he held successive Business Development and Commercial Operations roles within the global flexible film industry. Guenther has an MBA of Science from Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

David Compton
David Compton
Vice President of Operations

David joins Earthfirst® Films with 25 years of extensive background in operational leadership in the plastics industry with strengths in safety, quality, facilities management, and Lean Six Sigma. David’s leadership covers all functional groups of the two site operation, based in our Columbus’ global headquarters.  Most recently he served as Manufacturing Director at Avient where he held responsibility for multiple sites.

Tim Austin
Tim Austin
Vice President, Sales - The Americas

Tim Austin is the Vice President, Sales - The Americas. Tim has 30 years of Sales and Marketing leadership experience within the packaging and specialty materials industries, including extensive responsibilities within Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. Tim is a graduate of Bucknell University.

Jim King
Jim King
Sales Management / US West

Jim King has over 40 years of experience in the packaging industry. Prior to joining Earthfirst® Biopolymer Films by PSI in 2021, King held key sales positions with Alcan, Bemis, and Mobil Films. Currently, Mr. King is the Western Region Sales Manager.