Our Team

Our team is comprised of six students all of whom have different interests and skillsets. This diversity facilitates innovation and unique perspectives, while our distinct backgrounds enable us to effectively and creatively approach the different facets of creating the Wilox finish.

Wilox fosters a positive, motivating work environment, assuring all members recognize their value to the company. A shared interest in entrepreneurship brought Wilox together, but it is the camaraderie, leadership, and collective vision that makes us a remarkable, enduring team.

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Paul Wiley, President and Co-Founder

Paul Wiley is currently at the College of the Holy Cross, majoring in chemistry. Using his chemistry background, he started Wilox in January of 2018. Prior to Wilox, he founded PW Industries (wileyind.com) which specializes in making hand crafted corporate gifts for large companies. He was the youngest student to win the Holy Cross Shark Tank Competition in 2017 with PW Industries, and won again in 2019 with Wilox.

His business experience includes learning how to run a large manufacturing company as well as understanding the supply chain at Safe Fleet in Charlotte, NC. He attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth during the 2019 summer.

He is from Bow, New Hampshire.


Luke Knox, CEO and Co-Founder

Luke Knox is currently at the College of the Holy Cross. He co-founded Wilox in January of 2018 along with Paul Wiley. From a young age, Luke was always interested in business. From shoveling neighbors’ driveways in the winter to hosting lemonade stands in the summer, he has always had a passion for client interaction. In addition to being an inventor of the Wilox finish, Luke is the head of research and development, and employee management at Wilox. Luke won the 2019 Holy Cross Shark Tank Competition. Luke’s goal is to make the world a cleaner and healthier place for all.

He is from Falmouth, Massachusetts.


Nicholas Bourgoin, Head of Product Research

Nicholas Bourgoin is currently seeking a degree in engineering as well as physics from Saint Anselms College. Nicholas specializes in identifying the ways in which the Wilox Finish can be utilized in communal environments. Simultaneously, he is researching other possible application processes that Wilox could have to make the world healthier for all.

He is from Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Samuel Koss, Leading Consultant

Samuel Koss is currently at the University of Miami Business School seeking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Samuel focuses on establishing analytical and communicational skills that can be utilized in the workforce. Samuel has began to explore the fields of Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Health Sector Management. Samuel will apply these critical skills to help further Wilox and its business development.

He is from Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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Chris Shakespeare,

Chris is a member of the class of 2020 at The College of the Holy Cross. He is majoring in Chemistry and a member of the cross country and track teams at The College. 

Chris is an enthusiastic learner with experience in and curiosity for the physical sciences, biological sciences, and the technical field. His careful forethought and patience allow him to confidently approach the most daunting of challenges. Chris is receptive to critique and proactive in expanding and refining his technical skillset.

He is from Johnston, Rhode Island