Team

Roy Paul Prosise

Managing Director
Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Roy is the Managing Director of Be Known, a product development and manufacturing company which offices in Austin Texas and in Asia. Be Known provides a “Turn Key” development solution for U.S. customers in development and manufacturing of plastic injection molded based products. Experience includes: product concept design, engineering, rapid prototyping, testing, injection molds, injection molding, packaging, logistics and global sourcing. Roy has Experience with all scopes of projects from inventor start up products to Fortune 500 company projects. He also has extensive experience in DFM – Design for Manufacturing and reducing manufacturing cost.

Derek Litteral

VP of Operations
Austin, Texas U.S.A.


As Beknown's VP of Operations, Derek is responsible for Be Known day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy in both USA and Asia. Derek holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Trinity University. He specializes in program management utilizing company assets to champion product design, procurement, global manufacturing and supply chain activities worldwide.

Jarod Barnett

Customer Support In China
China

Jarod is from the UK born in the West Midlands, married to a Chinese National, speaking fluent mandarin. He’s been based in China for the last 10 years, and travels throughout Asia. Working with engineers on projects for companies the likes of Hoover US, Hoover UK, Dyson, Electrolux, Miele, Karcher, and VIASYS Health but to name a few. He understands Asia culture, very well, and knows how to get things achieved. With his Engineering Degree, and a background in Manufacturing, Automotive and Quality Management.

Connie Prosise


Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Accounting, Book Keeping, Finanacial Planning, Logistics U.S., Managing Global Shipping along with Sophie.

Darren Bentz

​Lead Project Manager/Engineer
Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Darren is Be Known’s head Project Manager and Engineer.  He is responsible for management of the design process, production, client relations, marketing and prototyping.  Darren has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Trinity University and has years of experience running a custom metal fabrication business.  His strong points are product development, marketing strategy, and team management.

Guiyum Zhang (Zhang)

China Operations Manager Drosun
Shipai Town, China

Zhang is the President and owner of the Asia Drosun office. Zhang is responsible for managing the industrial design, engineering, prototypes and scheduling teams to provide the highest quality products and on time schedules for Be Known. Zhang is also responsible for product sourcing and production, from our China office. He will utilize our staff and resources to foster the best manufacturing base, negotiate the best pricing, and produce goods to our high standards.

Dan Caputo

Senior B.A. Designer
Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Over 25 years Design experience, Manager, Start-ups, Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, Pro-engineer Master, R&D Product Development, Project Management, Schedule Planning, Costing Budgeting.

Johnny Urbaitis

Sales and Marketing
San Antonio, Texas

Manages sales effort to large retail outlets.

Guihua Zhang

Production Manager
Shipai Town, China
Drosun

Zhang Qian

Lead Project Manager
Shipai Town, China

Qian is the Senior Mold Maker for the Drosun office. Qian is responsible for the Mold Design, Mold Materials, Mold Construction, Molding, and assembly of all plastic parts and components.

Se Xin (Art)

Senior Industrial Designer
Beijing, China

Se Xin is responsible for creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.
Se Xin developes concepts and specifications through collection, analysis and synthesis of data guided by the special requirements of the client or manufacturer. He is able to prepare clear and concise recommendations through drawings, models and verbal descriptions.

Xu Ji Xin (Jason)

Chief Product Designer
Beijing, China

Jason is responsible for creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.
His understandings of physical products and draft expression are improved. Jason catches market orientation of products and is good at application of products materials and machining process and using various software.

Li Rukang (Region)

Mechanical Engineer
Shipai Town, China

Li is the Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager at Drosun. He is responsible for managing the Mechanical Design effort in Asia. Li has extensive design experience in many industries with an expertise in the consumer electronics field.

Liu Chunhua (Sophie)

Global Distribution Manager
Shipai Town, China

Liu Chunhua is the Global Distribution Manager at Drosun. She is responsible for managing all product imports and exports in Asia, the U.S. and other Countries.