Our Story

In 1990, Mark and Royce Gussack set out to create a different kind of company. Mark, a chemical and metallurgical engineer, worked with numerous metal processing and high-tech manufacturers, contributing to projects such as Gruman's Lunar Module and F-14 Tomcat. Both Mark and his wife Royce, a math teacher, shared a love of difficult challenges and a desire to develop a company focused on innovation and sustainability.

Together, the two traveled from New York to Pompano Beach, Florida to set up a small recycling facility focusing on the most rare and exotic metals. With that, Exotech was born. As the name suggests, Exotech specializes in processing exotic metals such as Tantalum, Niobium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Zirconium, Hafnium, Germanium, Vanadium, Indium and their alloys. As Exotech grew, Mark and Royce continued to invest in advanced technology and Exotech's team of experts. Today, Exotech is a family of 50 employees from 11 different nations. Mark and Royce's son, David Gussack, leads the company as Exotech's president. True to Exotech's early days, Exotech continues to operate debt-free and fully self-funded.
Mark and Royce Gussack found Exotech in Pompano Beach, Florida
Exotech PURCHASEs its first 20,000 sq. ft. facility
Receive first conflict free certification
Expand to a second 25,000 sq. ft. building, Totaling 45,000 sq. ft
achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification
Advance to ISO 9001:2015 certification
Celebrate 30-year anniversary
Expanded into our 3rd 13,000 sq ft. building, Totaling 58,000 sq. ft

meet Our TEAM

At Exotech, we're engineers, chemists, analysts and logisticians. We're parents, coaches, community advocates and environmental champions. More than just a team or a company, we're family. We work together to deliver exceptional service and experiences to our customers and suppliers each and every day.
Exotech owners
OWNERS David, Royce and Mark Gussack
Sales and purchasing team
Administration departments
Chemical department
People from the production department
Facilities department
Chemical department


What makes us different from other companies? It starts with our people and a fundamental philosophy that we call The Exotech Way.

The Exotech Way focuses on excellence, integrity and doing what's right for our customers, suppliers and one another. We do what we say we're going to do, and pay attention to the details. If we make a mistake, we own up to it and make things right. We're relentless about growth, and we openly pursue new opportunities that offer greater value to our partners.

At Exotech, we're constantly seeking out innovative solutions, and better ways of doing things. We're passionate about the work that we do, but also mindful of the challenges the world faces. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we work to keep things fun. We also invest in the community, supporting dozens of local and national nonprofits with an annual budget range of $50,000 for charitable organizations.
Two Exotech employees


Exotech was born from the desire to make an impact. We're proud of our efforts to reduce the conflict mineral trade, protect the environment and safeguard human health.

Responsible Minerals Sourcing
Exotech was one of the first companies to be validated as a conformant  smelter / refinery with what is now known as the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process through the Responsible Minerals Initiative. Our policies and training ensure that our metals are responsibly sourced, in line with global standards.

Committed to Environmental and Human Health
Our facilities are designed for full compliance with air, water and soil regulations. We look to environmental benchmarks to reduce our footprint, and adhere to the European Union's REACH regulations to reduce hazardous chemicals and animal testing.