Dr. Fred Voss received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1974. Following his PhD, Dr. Voss carried out academic research in biomedical engineering under an NIH fellowship at the University of California, San Diego for 2 years. Dr Voss has over 30 years of industry experience in the area of medical devices and therapeutics. He has been successful in establishing teams and managed all aspects of organization from R&D, QA/QC, regulatory, manufacturing. Dr. Voss was a member of the management team and the lead technical individual for an early stage cell transplant company that successfully completed an IPO.
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Bernhard Sterling received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Basel in Switzerland in 1975. Following his PhD Dr. Sterling carried out 8 years of Academic research at the Max Planck Institute and the Stanford Medical Center on Human Metabolism. Dr Sterling has over 24 years of industry experience in the area of physiological structures, functions and disorders and medical devices. He was the CSO of Woolsthorpe LLC in Nashville, TN and the CSO of Optiscan Biomedical in Hayward, CA.
Executive VP Business Development
Mr. Hendrikus J. Rutten (Erik) obtained his Master of Science Chemical Technology (Polymer Science) in combination with a MBA program at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in 1985 . Mr. Rutten has over 30 years of international experience in Business Development, R&D Management and Innovation strategy at DSM.
He had leadership positions in DSM Fine Chemicals, Coating Resins, Pharmaceuticals, Corporate R&D and Corporate Innovation Center. During the last 7 years Mr. Rutten was active in DSM’s corporate venturing arm in the USA, investing in start-ups and taking Board of Director positions in areas related to food ingredients, nano-materials, bio-based chemicals, biomedical materials, specialty coatings and cleantech. He is the CEO and Founder at Rutten Consultancy.
Additional members of the management team are being assembled. Watch this page for information on these new members of the PlenSat team.