Engineer, Pixel Artist, Upcycler
A key team member on many cell therapy automation projects, Andrew comments “I think about the birthday cakes that wouldn’t have been if not for technology we’re developing.” Apart from saving lives, Andrew sets the standard in saving the environment, from making tables out of old packing crates to creating decorative made from hard-rubbish and garage sales finds, and beyond.
Visionary, Innovator, Engineer, Everywhere Cyclist
Peter, an everyday and everywhere cyclist, is devoted to improving healthcare in the diagnostic market. A long-time member of our IVD leadership team, Peter spends much of his time in front of clients translating their needs and desires into tangible concepts and program plans.
“My motivation comes from creating a vision for new clients and showing them how their product could work, what it could look like, and how we will craft it into reality.”
Human Resources Partner, Nationally Ranked US Tennis Player
“As an HR professional, I love to build rapport with people, as well as assist and deliver extraordinary customer service for our employees. My passion is to share my positive outlook on life with people.”
Outside of work, Stepanka’s love for tennis sees her actively playing in World Team Tennis and United States Tennis Association (USTA) leagues. Nationally ranked #1 in West Region for 2016 and 2017, Stepanka has played for the past 30 years and is a member of the Board of Directors for the USTA, San Diego.
Biochemist, Software Tester
Inge’s experience in diagnostics instruments has come full circle. Originally a biochemist developing ELISA and amplification tests, she transitioned to specialist software testing at both the application and instrument control level. “I feel my deep understanding of the instrument chemistry and function is so critical in ensuring reliability, and usability.”
Marketing and Sales Operations Manager, Sometimes Gardener
An integral member of team Invetech, Jennifer manages to crunch substantial amounts of data to keep the sales and marketing teams supplied with key metrics.
When she steps away from her spreadsheets, she gravitates to the outdoors where she also indulges her gardening passion. In her own words, “succulents are hard to kill.”
Electronics Engineer, Author, Antiques Collector
Among many projects, Ian has been the leading light of our RoHS offering–a role that calls for extraordinary attention to detail. Naturally, this trait is evident in Ian’s private pursuits including spending 10 years writing a definitive text on the history of Roman coinage, in his spare time.
“One of my more memorable projects was developing a molecular diagnostic platform for detecting tuberculosis in 3rd world countries. From a technical perspective, it was challenging integrating so much technology into a compact instrument including sample preparation, ultrasonics, rapid PCR, electrophoresis, optics and microfluidics. How we whooped with delight when a perfect electropherogram first appeared on the screen!”
Software Engineer, Educator, Singer
From managing the transition of a POC hematology instrument from development to manufacture, to mentoring female high school students on clean energy projects, Lauren’s driving passion is improving lives. “I’m passionate about improving people’s lives, through education, through better health outcomes.”
Engineer, Innovator, Trouble-shooter, Sports Fanatic
Ajay brings multifaceted abilities from innovation process to systems integration experience and more.
“I’m not content with sticking to engineering; I’m beginning to dabble a bit in conversion, resource management, innovation process and more.”
Outside of engineering, Ajay’s loves sports – playing, watching, following, and traveling to catch games. In 2014, he went to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.
Software Developer, Mechanical Interface Engineer, Marathon Runner
For Arun, there is a strong parallel between his work and long-distance running, “every achievement makes me see that this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. And the wins, little and big, challenge me to do even better next time.”
Arun started running long distance because he wanted to pursue a personal challenge, “I think distance running requires mental strength along with physical strength, determination and perseverance. I have completed many marathons and look forward to more.”
Manufacturing Engineer, Jet Engine Designer, Automotive Restorer
Coming to Invetech by way of Rolls Royce aviation where he designed jet engines, Richard is passionate about manufacturing high-technology products.
“I get great satisfaction in knowing every single product we deliver is going to a customer somewhere around the world to be used to improve or save lives!”
Embedded Software Engineer, Golfer, Chorister
From telecommunications (including, mobile telephony, mobile hotspot and base-station technology) to in vitro diagnostics (specifically Point of Care biomedical instrument workflow development), Kevin’s career has been varied.
In his free time, you can find Kevin playing golf with his family or singing bass in a choir (though not at the same time).
Mechatronics Engineer, Field Hockey Player
Ashleigh plays a leading role in the development of our clients’ cell therapy technology. “For me, there is no greater driving force than knowing that the work we are doing will save lives, will help cure cancer.”