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Our Team

The team at FloDesign Sonics is pioneering a revolutionary approach to particle manipulation in a fluid flow, using acoustic technology to generate multi-dimensional standing waves, waves that make it possible to capture, filter, separate, and concentrate particles in fluid – all without traditional techniques.

Leadership

Stanley Kowalski III
Stanley Kowalski III
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Stanley Kowalski III
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • Founder & CEO: FDWT/Ogin, FDH2O,CEO-FloDesign Inc.
  • Team Building Expert
Bart Lipkens, PhD
Bart Lipkens, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Bart Lipkens, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, lead research and product development teams

MS Penn State, PhD University of Texas at Austin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

Avid cyclist

Walter Presz, PhD
Walter Presz, PhD
Co-Founder & Senior Fellow of Fluid Dynamics
Walter Presz, PhD
Co-Founder & Senior Fellow of Fluid Dynamics

B.S. Lowell Technological Institute

M. S.--Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Ph.D.--University of Connecticut

Professional Engineer, MA-33214
Professor Emeritus, Western New England University

Twenty years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft--40 years Aerospace Experience Including Managing Engine Installation Technology

Founder, FloDesign Inc.--Co-Founder of Stage III Technologies, FloDesign Wind Turbine, FloDesign Water Turbine & DaVinci Arms

Enjoys Fishing, Gardening, Hunting & Grandchildren

Louis Masi
Louis Masi
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Louis Masi
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

BS—Engineering, Western New England College
Advanced Engineering Fellowship--MIT

Director, Mentor Corporation (Acquired by Ethicon/JnJ,--Director, Competitive Intelligence and Technology-- Senior Director, Inamed Corporation (Acquired by Allergan) & Unit Manager, Technology & Genzyme Corporation (Sanofi/Genzyme)

Riding motorcycles and spending time with my beautiful wife

Chris Leidel
Chris Leidel
VP of Business Development
Chris Leidel
VP of Business Development

Product and business strategy

BS--Mechanical Engineering & MBA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Design Engineer at Texas Instruments

Co-founded a medical device spun out of an academic research lab

Enjoys playing basketball (poorly) and brewing beer

John Rozembersky
John Rozembersky
VP of BioPharm & Life Science Applications
John Rozembersky
VP of BioPharm & Life Science Applications

VP - Biopharmaceutical & Life Science Applications--Lead the efforts to launch acoustic wave separations into the upstream and downstream biopharm purification applications and cell/gene therapy applications

BS & MS--Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

RGI BioFiltration--President, Biopharm DFF& TFF Consulting , WaterSep BioSepartions--VP,  Membrane & Applications Technology, Pall--VP, Global TFF Technologies, Filtron Technology--Co-founder & Exec VP of Technical Support & Millipore & Waters--Dir. of PD & Engineering

Enjoys Soccer, Running, Biking, Skiing, Carpentry & Travel

Jeff King
Jeff King
VP of Product Development
Jeff King
VP of Product Development

BS—Mechanical Engineering, Western New England College

FloDesign Inc., Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. & Stage III Technologies

Enjoys time with the family, mountain biking with friends, and fixing/driving old cars

Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
Chief Innovation Officer
Tom Kennedy
Chief Innovation Officer
Enda Bloomer
Enda Bloomer
Chief Financial Officer
Enda Bloomer
Chief Financial Officer

BA & MBA--Ulster University, Belfast, Ireland

20 years of start-up company experience

Enjoys Gaelic Football

Dave Bianchi
Dave Bianchi
Director, Applications & Technical Support
Dave Bianchi
Director, Applications & Technical Support

The Applications Group generates a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between the customer and supplier.

B.Sc--Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

18 years in process filtration and purification at companies including Ceramem, Pall Corporation, Spectrum

Laboratories, High Purity New England, FloDesign Sonics

Enjoy spending time with my wife and teenage son. Favorite movie: The Usual Suspects.

Michele Burch, PhD
Michele Burch, PhD
Director of Operational Excellence
Michele Burch, PhD
Director of Operational Excellence

Consulting services focused on continuous improvement and organizational development activities within the FDS team

BS-- Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

MBA --University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. --Management Science, minor Organization Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Faculty Member - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Operations & Information Management

Adjunct Instructor Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Industrial Engineering

Interim COO for FloDesign Wind Turbine & Product Engineer/Sales Engineer at Springfield Wire

Enjoy coaching and playing any competitive sport with a team - Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Golf. Love Word Jumbles!

Yuri Ilinskii, PhD
Yuri Ilinskii, PhD
Acoustics Scientist
Yuri Ilinskii, PhD
Yuri Ilinskii, PhD
Acoustics Scientist
  • Particle and Acoustics Expert
  • Army Research Lab
Evgenia Zabolotskaya, PhD
Evgenia Zabolotskaya, PhD
Acoustics Scientist
Evgenia Zabolotskaya, PhD
Evgenia Zabolotskaya, PhD
Acoustics Scientist
  • Non-linear acoustics expert
  • “Z” of the KZK equation
Jason Dionne
Jason Dionne
Founding & Senior Engineer
Jason Dionne
Founding & Senior Engineer

Principal Engineer for Oil & Gas Industry Investigation for NSF Phase I/II SBIR & Project Lead for Concentration/Washing Application within Cell Therapy

MSME Western New England University 2015, BSME Western New England College 2007

FloDesign Inc. --CFD for Wind Turbine Design, Prototype Design & Assembly Line Automation

My favorite movie is Boondock Saints

Jason Barnes
Jason Barnes
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Jason Barnes
Senior Mechanical Engineer

R&D Product Development Teams

BS—Mechanical Engineering, Western New England College

FloDesign Inc.--Wind/Water Turbine Design and Testing; Assembly Line Automation & Engine Exhaust Nozzle Suppression

Happiest when I am spending time doing anything outside with my two boys

Dane Mealey
Dane Mealey
Senior Mechanical/Control Systems Engineer
Dane Mealey
Senior Mechanical/Control Systems Engineer

Develop Test/Control Systems and User Interface Software & Mechanical Design

BS—Mechanical Engineering, Western New England College

Mechanical Engineer at FloDesign Inc.--Mechanical design and control system development for: DOE water turbine grant, FloDesign/Ogin Wind Turbine & Engine exhaust nozzle suppression systems for Rolls-Royce

I enjoy grilling and relaxing with my family on the weekend.

Erik Miller, PhD
Erik Miller, PhD
Senior R&D Engineer
Erik Miller, PhD
Senior R&D Engineer

Perfusion Applications Project Lead

BS, MS & PhD--Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UMass & WNEC; Senior Engineer, Eastman Chemical Co.; Vehicle Engineer, Ford Motor Co.

Resident and supporter of technology growth in Western MA

Kedar Chitale
Kedar Chitale
Senior R&D Engineer
Kedar Chitale
Senior R&D Engineer

Expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Simulations, Acoustics Modeling, High Performance Computing on Supercomputers

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Originally from Pune, India. Loves Astronomy

Goutam Ghoshal
Goutam Ghoshal
Senior Ultrasonic R&D Engineer
Goutam Ghoshal
Senior Ultrasonic R&D Engineer

Develop Novel Transducer and Acoustic Resonator Designs for Optimum Performance of the Acoustic Separation Systems & Cell Therapy Application

M.S. & Ph.D. - Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.E. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune

Senior Research Engineer--Acoustic MedSystems Inc., Postdoctoral Research Associate--Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Enjoys spending time with his daughter and son

Board Members

Boris Ryabov
Boris Ryabov
Board Member
Boris Ryabov
Board Member
Nety Krishna
Nety Krishna
Board Member
Nety Krishna
Board Member
Steve Davis
Steve Davis
Board Member
Steve Davis
Board Member
Jim Waters
Jim Waters
Board Member
Jim Waters
Board Member
Rob Roy
Rob Roy
Board Member
Rob Roy
Board Member
John Davis
John Davis
Board Member
John Davis
Board Member
Kevin Delbridge
Kevin Delbridge
Board Member
Kevin Delbridge
Board Member
Michael J. Harsh
Michael J. Harsh
Board Member
Michael J. Harsh
Michael J. Harsh
Board Member

Mr. Michael J. Harsh, also known as Mike, joined FloDesign Sonics Board of Directors on February 20, 2015.

Mr. Harsh has served as Manager of Imaging Technologies at GE's Global Research Center since July 2004. Mr. Harsh led the global Science and Technology Organization for GE Healthcare, focusing its research and development teams on creating and sustaining innovative diagnostics, healthcare IT and life sciences product offerings that reduce healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality and increase patient access to healthcare globally. 

He served as a Vice President of Technology of GE Industrial, a business of General Electric Co. since October 2006 and an Officer of General Electric Company since November 2006. 

From 1998 to 2000, he served as General Manager of Global Technology at GE Healthcare Information Technologies. 

He has been a Director of Endra, Inc. since July 2015. 

He has been a Member of Science and Technology Advisory Board at Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. since March 2016. 

He is a Member of the Marquette University National Advisory Council to the College of Engineering. In November 2008, he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, for his significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering field. 

Mr. Harsh holds numerous U.S. patents in the field of Medical Imaging and Instrumentation. 

Mr. Harsh graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1978. 

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