Larry Thompson, PhD, managing partner of the IPSS Consulting Company has joined the board of directors. Dr. Thompson brings 35 years of materials research and capital equipment experience and has held CEO, president, CTO, and board member positions through his career. Dr. Thompson holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri and has over 160 publications to his credit, is a past member of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society and a past Bell Labs Fellow.
Roger Lipton joins the company as senior vice president, sales and marketing and has a history of building early stage companies. Mr. Lipton’s background includes being a former CEO with 30 years of sales, marketing and corporate development experience focused in medical devices and tissue engineering. Mr. Lipton currently serves on the board of directors of SpineSelect, LLC.
Chris Ellison, PhD, has accepted an invitation to join FibeRio’s Technical Advisory Board. Dr. Ellison is currently an assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His experience with nanofiber production methodologies, material’s characterization and interest in advanced polymer and ceramic fiber development makes Dr. Ellison an invaluable addition to the TAB. Dr. Ellison received his PhD in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.