Our Founders


Ali Kaylan
MAAK Solutions co-founder Ali Kaylan has over 25 years of broad innovation and product development experience in automotive (GM), appliance (Whirlpool), and packaging industries (Tetra Pak). Previous to his consulting career, Ali was the Director of Consumer Concepts at Tetra Pak, leading 20 professionals in consumer-centric packaging innovation. He also has a decade of experience in product strategy, in both appliance and packaging industries.

Ali led many projects globally in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to his 20+ year experience in the U.S., Ali worked as an ex-pat in Italy for 5 years.

Ali holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ali has multiple patents.