Management team

Gyros senior management includes several team members with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of research and development, sales and marketing and business development. They have all held senior positions in small to multinational companies and global organizations within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and life science supply sectors.

 

Dan Calvo

CEO & President

Dan Calvo, CEO & President

Dan Calvo has over 30 years of experience in the life and health sciences industries. Most recently, Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Oncimmune (USA) LLC, a leading early cancer detection company.

Prior to joining Oncimmune LCC, Dan was CEO at two private companies, Cellomics and Assay Designs, which were sold to public companies Fisher Scientific (now Thermo Fisher) and Enzo Biochem, respectively. Dan has also held executive positions with PerkinElmer and NEN Life Sciences.

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Erik Wiberg

CFO & VP Business Support

Erik Wiberg has over 20 years of diverse operating finance and M&A experience at global high tech firms.  Erik joined Protein Technologies as CFO in November 2014. 

Before joining Protein Technologies Erik held various senior financial management positions at the Chamberlain Group, ThermoFisher Scientific, and AlliedSignal/Honeywell.  Erik earned a MBA degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.

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Katherine Flagg

VP American Sales & US Operations

Katherine Flagg, VP Global Sales & US Operations

Ms. Flagg joined Gyros in 2009. She has vast experience in leading sales, service and application teams in the biotech supply industry.

Ms. Flagg began her career in life sciences at Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare) in 1988 and has since then successfully held several key roles in sales and market development at BioVeris/IGEN, ForteBio and most recently at BioScale. Her in-depth knowledge of the process involved in the development of protein therapeutics is of significant value for researchers who employ Gyrolab technology to accelerate their drug development process. Helping customers identify and implement relevant new tools that bring value to their research is the focus of her efforts.

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David Sharp

VP Sales Europe and Asia/Pacific

David Sharp

David Sharp has over 25 years experience of selling capital equipment, software and consumables into the life and health sciences industry. He brings vast experience in building successful sales, service and application teams in Europe as well as distributor management in Asia. Prior to joining Gyros in November 2013 David held a number of executive positions with Cellomics and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

 

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Ivan Kamensky

CTO & VP Technical Affairs

Ivan Kamensky

Ivan Kamensky leads the R&D and product supply teams at Gyros. His responsibilities include driving strategic and operational decisions as well as managing product development, intellectual property, manufacturing and QA/QC, and overseeing the existing product line.

Previously, Ivan was Business Leader at GE Healthcare where he led teams in the AKTA instruments and media group, which included the successful development and launch of a new generation of AKTA instruments. Prior to that, he was Director in the Proteomics Business Area for Amersham Pharmacia Biotech. Ivan has worked for several other instrument companies including Malvern Instruments and Applied Biosystems. Ivan earned his Ph.D. in Ion Physics at Uppsala University.

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Maria Hjortsmark

Director Global Marketing

Maria Hjortsmark, Director Global Marketing

Ms. Maria Hjortsmark joined Gyros in 2012. She has vast experience in leading marketing and support teams in the biotech supply industry. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and 2nd line support. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she directs media relations, branding, advertising and website development.

Ms. Hjortsmark began her career in life sciences at Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare) in 1991 and has since then successfully held several key roles in marketing at Personal Chemistry (now Biotage), Pyrosequencing (now Qiagen) Phadia (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) and most recently at Halo Genomics, now a part of Agilent Technologies.

Ms. Hjortsmark holds a BSc. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology.