Our Leaders

Our Leaders Thrive on Teamwork, Collaboration with Intellectually Curious Scientists, and Leveraging Sensor Data for Cell Culture Insights

Reinhard Vogt

Reinhard Vogt

Chairman

Reinhard is the Chairman of Scientific Bioprocessing Inc. and serves on the Board of our parent company, Scientific Industries. He joined Sartorius in 1983 and was instrumental in building and transforming their filtration business from $30 million in revenue in the 1990s to a $2 Billion revenue business today with a market capitalization of over $22 Billion. He served as the Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Sartorius AG for over ten years. He has a unique talent and a proven track record of value creation by targeting companies and technologies that when integrated create a solution aimed at speeding up the development and commercialization of therapeutics.

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John Moore

President

John is President of Scientific Bioprocessing and Chairman of the Board of our parent, Scientific Industries (SCND-OTCQX). He is a magnificent amateur — sometimes the emphasis on amateur and sometimes magnificent. His 2002 acquisition of interests in sixteen drug delivery businesses from Elan Pharmaceuticals really sparked his interest in life sciences.

He is an avid student of science and art. He is a blogger on how art can amplify science education at www.theageofwonder.com. He recently participated in the citizen scientist American Gut Project. John is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned a History degree. He loves to play cards and beat his girlfriend at Gin.

Bucky Polk

James "Bucky" Polk

Chief Commercial Officer

Bucky joins SBI with an extensive track record of commercialization excellence. Having spent over 24 years with Boston Scientific, Abbott and Philips in numerous roles, he brings a unique perspective to the team. He enjoys tackling brand new opportunities and putting process and procedures in place, especially when many don't think it can be done! In his most recent role for Philips, he was responsible for the customer relationships of the most important Interventional Cardiologist, Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists around the globe. Colleagues and customers have said that his authenticity, candor and ability to connect with people are what set him apart from many. Bucky holds a Bachelors of Science from Skidmore College, where he played Ice hockey for all 4 years. Originally from Long Island NY, he has called San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago home before moving to Colorado in 2013. He lives in the south Denver area with his wife, two children and two dogs.

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Joseph G. Cremonese

Chief Scientific Officer

Joe Cremonese has worked to improve the tools and equipment used by cell biologists and molecular biologists for 42 years. Prior to joining Scientific Bioprocessing as Chief Scientific Officer, he was Vice President of Corporate Planning for Fisher Scientific Company, Founder and President of Laboratory Innovation Company, Ltd., President of Proteomics, Incorporated, and a Director of Scientific Industries, Inc. In July of 1992, Joe Cremonese licensed one of his patented technologies to Aastrom Biosciences for development into an ex-vivo stem cell growth and differentiation system.

In 2006, working with the late Dr. Joseph Qualitz, a co-founder of Fluorometrix, Inc., and Dr. Govind Rao of UMBC, Joe Cremonese endeavored to establish a commercial pathway for UMBC patented technologies utilizing bioprocessing methods and equipment developed by Fluorometrix. In 2013, as a director of Scientific Industries, Joe Cremonese recommended and assisted Scientific Industries in the acquisition of the assets of Fluorometrix. As Chief Scientific Officer of Scientific Bioprocessing, Joe Cremonese continues his efforts to implement improvements in the applications of improved tools and protocols for modern bioprocess endeavors.

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Dr. Sandy Williams

Marketing & Product Manager

Dr. Chrysanthi (Sandy) Williams is a biomedical engineering expert focused on regenerative medicine. Dr. Sandy completed her B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1998 from the National Technical University of Athens and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her doctoral thesis was focused on the development of bioreactors for small diameter tissue-engineered vascular grafts. She continued her postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota in heart valve and vascular graft tissue engineering while consulting for ElectroForce Systems Group of Bose Corporation on the development of the BioDynamic Test Instrument product line. Dr. Sandy joined Bose Corporation in 2005 and spent 10 years in various roles and positions. She worked as an applications engineer, market manager for tissue engineering and biomaterials, biologics business unit manager and director of market/product vision development and customer satisfaction.

Dr. Sandy has authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals, is co-inventor on five tissue engineering bioreactor patents, and has presented at numerous international conferences. Dr. Sandy is very actively engaged in volunteer professional activities in the biomedical field: she co-chaired the development of an ASTM standard guide for characterization of tissue engineered vascular grafts, is an invited reviewer of submitted manuscripts to the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering journals and Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, is a program evaluator for biomedical engineering programs for ABET, and a grant reviewer for NSF. Her consulting company, Access Biomedical Solutions, provides product development and marketing strategy support to medical devices, regenerative medicine and biotech companies.

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Scott Anderson

Principal Engineer, Controls and Automation

Scott serves as the synapse between hardware and software development and brings a unique blend of creativity and technical expertise to Scientific Bioprocessing. He is as comfortable with a set of wire cutters and soldering iron in his hands as he is with a keyboard and compiler. Some of Scott’s experience includes programming a database for calculating ocean freight shipping and tariff rates, displaying 3D graphics for facial recognition software, industrial automation involving PLC and motion control in manufacturing settings, and the creation of scientific instrumentation hardware and software systems for hyperspectral imaging.

Scott has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from West Virginia University and a M.S. in Communications and Information Systems from Robert Morris University where he graduated with Alpha Iota Mu Honors. Scott enjoys health and fitness topics, weight lifting, qigong, playing guitar and bass, and RV camping with his wife and two sons.

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Jake Boy

Senior Application Scientist

Jake is on the ground floor at SBI, testing products and problem solving for each customer’s unique application. His role at SBI includes relating the world of the scientist to the world of engineers and product designers. He is dedicated to improving the science surrounding cell culture, which aligns perfectly with SBI’s goal of creating and maintaining physiologically-relevant and accurate target culture conditions.

Jake earned his B.A. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He has a professional background in research labs, genetics, and cell culturing. When he is not at the SBI lab, Jake enjoys playing outside, bluegrass music, recreational sports, and collecting acoustic instruments. He is currently growing his hair long to help fit in with the trendy biotech crowd.

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Kenneth J. Kato

Senior R&D Scientist

Ken gained his sensor and business experience at Fisher Scientific Company where he held a number of positions including Application Chemist in the analytical instrumentation and electrochemistry product areas, Product Development Chemist/Engineer in pH and ion selective electrode products and General Manager of the Electrochemistry business unit. In 1990, Ken and several Fisher Scientific colleagues founded Excel Technology Inc., a contract product development company in laboratory and medical instrumentation, where he served as president and general manager. Ken has been instrumental in the development and refinement of SBI’s sensor technology and in building up our laboratory capabilities.

Ken has degrees in Chemistry and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Murrysville PA with his wife Kathleen and their wonderful Shih Tzu Brandi. They enjoy traveling to Oregon and Philadelphia to visit their grown children and five grandchildren as well as frequent vacations to Hawaii, Myrtle Beach SC and Florida.

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Ian Sarad

Senior Bioprocessing Application Scientist

Ian is an industrial microbiologist and fermentation scientist specializing in process optimization and upstream modification of cell culture parameters for increased yield, viability, and productivity. Experienced with a variety of fermentation technologies including hollow-fiber bioreactor systems, industrial stirred-tanks, and shake-flasks, Ian is excited to lend his background in cell culture to the SBI team. Ian earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Georgia State University where he worked with a research team on the development of volatile organic compounds produced via fermentation of Rhodococcus rhodochrous for treatment of fungal pathogens, specifically Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of White-Nose Syndrome in bats. Though originally from Bakersfield California and having resided in Atlanta since 2007, Ian considers Seattle his hometown, the town where he lived for a decade and met his wife. When not working, Ian enjoys traveling the world; he and his wife have traveled to more than 20 countries, including a three month backpack tour of South America. If they aren’t traveling, Ian and his wife spend a copious amount of time planning their next adventure.

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Jim Clancy

Research Scientist

Jim is a manufacturing technician for SBI and is responsible for sensor production as well as line assembly of ID products.

He is a continuing student from the University of Delaware, working on his Biology degree. When Jim is not hands-on at the lab, he enjoys working on cars, fishing, hiking, and going to the gym with his friends. He once won a high school track race with only one shoe on.

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Abbie Underhill

Application Scientist

Abbie earned her BS in Engineering with a concentration in Bioengineering from Walla Walla University. During her undergrad she engaged in several research projects including an analysis of the activity of a limb-specific enhancer and cytocompatibility testing of bio-printed scaffolds. Whether in the lab or discussing results at poster sessions, Abbie delights in participating in the scientific community and is excited to play a part in improving cell culture. In her free time Abbie loves being outside; biking, backpacking, boating, skiing, or simply basking in the sunshine. She also enjoys baking and is known to make drool-worthy cinnamon rolls.

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Justin Sturkie

Quality Assurance Scientist

Justin is a manufacturing technician for SBI and is responsible for sensor production as well as line assembly of ID products. Justin graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology. Since college, he has worked in various labs focusing on quality systems, method development, and process efficiency. Outside of the lab, Justin enjoys hiking, arguing over college football, and carving Christmas ornaments.

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Ken Kaiser

Marketing Coordinator

Ken Kaiser graduated in 2010 from the New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and continued his education focusing on marketing, having been certified by organizations like HubSpot, Google, and Digital Marketer. He started his career in broadcast, began transitioning into full focused marketing roles within global companies like Hanna Instruments, User Interface Engineering, and has consulted for businesses large and small. Ken loves what he does and shows it by taking on any problem that comes his way. When he’s not at work, he’s playing with his kids, checking out new restaurants with his wife of 10 years, or writing music. He has been a musician for over 20 years and loves sharing that gift with people. If you ask him about other hobbies, you’ll probably hear about fantasy football, or he’ll chat endlessly about his involvement with his kids' activities. He would have you know that his daughter is a national champion dancer and his son is a baseball champion.

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Nico Summaria

Outside Sales Manager

Nico graduated in 2016 from Slippery Rock University with a background in environmental science and geoscience. His professional background started in his family’s Italian restaurant when he was 9 years old - doing everything from mopping the floor to managing a team for the Friday night rush. From then on, Nico has worked in the industrial equipment space where he helped build a process to sell a new product line. His favorite aspects of business development have been coming up with creative marketing procedures, working in a team environment, and building meaningful relationships with new customers. Outside of work, Nico enjoys creating fishing videos, hiking, watching Star Wars, and critiquing the front office decisions of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Reinhard Vogt

Reinhard Vogt

Chairman

Reinhard is the Chairman of Scientific Bioprocessing Inc. and serves on the Board of our parent company, Scientific Industries. He joined Sartorius in 1983 and was instrumental in building and transforming their filtration business from $30 million in revenue in the 1990s to a $2 Billion revenue business today with a market capitalization of over $22 Billion. He served as the Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Sartorius AG for over ten years. He has a unique talent and a proven track record of value creation by targeting companies and technologies that when integrated create a solution aimed at speeding up the development and commercialization of therapeutics.

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John Moore

President

John is President of Scientific Bioprocessing and Chairman of the Board of our parent, Scientific Industries (SCND-OTCQX). He is a magnificent amateur — sometimes the emphasis on amateur and sometimes magnificent. His 2002 acquisition of interests in sixteen drug delivery businesses from Elan Pharmaceuticals really sparked his interest in life sciences.

He is an avid student of science and art. He is a blogger on how art can amplify science education at www.theageofwonder.com. He recently participated in the citizen scientist American Gut Project. John is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned a History degree. He loves to play cards and beat his girlfriend at Gin.

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Daniel Grünes

VP of R&D and Operations

Daniel was born in Bonn, lives in Cologne and is a Rhinelander at heart. After graduating from high school, Daniel completed his Bachelor's degree in Medical Science at Maastricht University and went on to work at the WHO, as an assistant to the President EMEA at Merck and at the German Pharmaceutical Industry Association in Brussels, whose interests he represented towards the European Parliament, - Council and - Commission. Having developed a particular interest in entrepreneurial aspects in the life sciences there, Daniel then decided to do his Master’s at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where he also met aquila biolabs co-founder Jens. Together with Konrad and David, they co-founded aquila biolabs in 2014 and Daniel has served as the company’s CEO ever since. As part of our SBI family, Daniel has assumed the role of VP R&D and Operations and turned his attention to realizing our company’s vision and mission by product innovation. Away from the job, Daniel loves to spent time with his family, enjoys a round of golf and anything remotely related to good food and great company.

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Jens Bayer

VP of Marketing

After completing his B.S. in Biotechnology from RWTH Aachen and working for Miltenyi Biotec in product development, Jens decided to switch his focus from science to business. He graduated in 2014 from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with a Master of Science in Bioentrepreneurship, a program addressing the central themes of how to found, develop and manage life science companies. Putting this knowledge into practice, he in 2014 co-founded aquila biolabs and besides being heavily involved in the company’s strategy and fundraising, he was responsible for the global commercialization of its portfolio. Jens has both, a strong scientific background and commercial understanding. Hence, he was elected as VP of Marketing & Product Management for SBI after the successful acquisition of aquila biolabs in 2021. When he’s not at work, he loves to spend time with his dog and as a food and wine lover you will often find him in his kitchen, restaurants or wine cellars.

Bucky Polk

James "Bucky" Polk

VP of Sales Americas

Bucky joins SBI with an extensive track record of commercialization excellence. Having spent over 24 years with Boston Scientific, Abbott and Philips in numerous roles, he brings a unique perspective to the team. He enjoys tackling brand new opportunities and putting process and procedures in place, especially when many don't think it can be done! In his most recent role for Philips, he was responsible for the customer relationships of the most important Interventional Cardiologist, Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists around the globe. Colleagues and customers have said that his authenticity, candor and ability to connect with people are what set him apart from many. Bucky holds a Bachelors of Science from Skidmore College, where he played Ice hockey for all 4 years. Originally from Long Island NY, he has called San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago home before moving to Colorado in 2013. He lives in the south Denver area with his wife, two children and two dogs.

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Daniela Winzker-Demes

VP of Sales EMEA & Asia

Daniela is a proven senior leader who brings a wealth of experience in international sales, service, strategy and marketing to the SBI team. She spent three decades at Sartorius where she contributed substantially to the transformation from a small family owned enterprise to a market leader in bioprocessing. Her journey included the establishment of a Global Key Account Management group, the acquisition of new technologies, the transformation of teams as well as the lead of corporate projects on board level. Daniela enjoys approaching new business opportunities proactively and building customer centric organizations with a "winning spirit" that generate sustainable growth based on true value creation. She studied nutritional sciences in Muenster, Germany and holds an MBA from the University in Wales. Daniela lives in the heart of Germany with her husband, two grown up daughters and two cats.

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Joseph G. Cremonese

Founder

Joe Cremonese has worked to improve the tools and equipment used by cell biologists and molecular biologists for 42 years. Prior to joining Scientific Bioprocessing as Chief Scientific Officer, he was Vice President of Corporate Planning for Fisher Scientific Company, Founder and President of Laboratory Innovation Company, Ltd., President of Proteomics, Incorporated, and a Director of Scientific Industries, Inc. In July of 1992, Joe Cremonese licensed one of his patented technologies to Aastrom Biosciences for development into an ex-vivo stem cell growth and differentiation system.

In 2006, working with the late Dr. Joseph Qualitz, a co-founder of Fluorometrix, Inc., and Dr. Govind Rao of UMBC, Joe Cremonese endeavored to establish a commercial pathway for UMBC patented technologies utilizing bioprocessing methods and equipment developed by Fluorometrix. In 2013, as a director of Scientific Industries, Joe Cremonese recommended and assisted Scientific Industries in the acquisition of the assets of Fluorometrix. As Chief Scientific Officer of Scientific Bioprocessing, Joe Cremonese continues his efforts to implement improvements in the applications of improved tools and protocols for modern bioprocess endeavors.

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Konrad Herzog

Chief Scientific Officer

While Konrad Herzog attended a special music high school in Germany, he always had a deep interest in math and natural sciences. Following this passion, he finished his B.S. and M.S. in Molecular and Applied Biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University between 2008 and 2013. During his studies he was already working full-time in a bioanalytic research group focusing on protein analysis and structural biology. In 2014 he co-founded aquila biolabs, where Konrad was heavily involved in the development of aquila biolabs’ smart sensor, actuator and software portfolio, with a special focus on early-stage prototyping, data analytics algorithms and IP. After the acquisition of aquila biolabs by SBI, Konrad took over the role of CTO. In his leisure time, Konrad loves spinning, cycling, playing ancient baroque as well as contemporary tango music together with his wife and gardening with his 3 daughters.

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David Frank

Chief Technical Officer

David earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in applied and molecular biotechnology from RWTH Aachen University. During his work at RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecotoxicology, he deepened his experience in the field of bioanalytics. His focus was on microbial fermentations, protein purification and protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography. In his daily lab work, however, he often could not understand why many processes in the life science sector are done manually. This was his motivation to co-found the aquila biolabs GmbH and thus contribute to the field of life sciences through innovative sensor technologies. David's strengths lie in quickly evaluating ideas using modern rapid prototyping technologies and subsequently developing them into products. This includes product development as such as well as the development of production processes. For this purpose, David leads an agile development team. Through his interdisciplinary skills, he speaks both the language of the customer as well as the language of the developers and can thus ensure that products are created that fully meet customer needs. As a result, several patented technologies in the field of optical sensor technology and automation of shake flask fermentations have already been developed and successfully introduced to the market.

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