Bryan Bozsik, President
Bryan Bozsik currently is serving in his second term as President of the Board of Directors of BAM, having served on the board since 2009. He has spent over a decade working with Maine businesses large and small in a variety of roles, including export development consulting, regulatory affairs, quality, and international sales coordination. He is passionate about advancing the ingenuity and capability of Maine researchers and manufacturers to develop cutting edge and bringing together academia, government, and industry to grow the bioscience and medical device industry in Maine. Bryan works for Alere, a global leader in point-of-care in vitro diagnostic medical devices. In addition to his volunteer role with BAM, he is appointed to the Maine District Export Council and as vice-chair.
Zeynep Turk, Vice President
Maine International Trade Center
Zeynep Turk is the Director of Development and the Senior Trade Specialist for the Maine International Trade Center.
A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Zeynep earned her BS in Business Administration and Behavioral Science from the University of Maine at Machias and an MBA from the University of Maine, Orono. She joined MITC in 2005. Zeynep worked in the banking industry, specifically in commercial lending and small business lending areas. Zeynep worked for the United Way of Greater Portland as a fundraiser prior to joining the MITC team.
At MITC, Zeynep works with the life sciences industry which includes biotechnology, medical device, laboratory equipment, veterinary sciences, and diagnostics industries. The other primary industry she works with is education which encompasses the StudyMaine initiative. Zeynep has worked with wood products, pulp and paper industries and continues to assist Maine companies in these sectors.
Zeynep has traveled extensively in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. She has led the “Best of New England” col-laborative partnership to MEDICA, World’s largest medical trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the past 10 years. She has helped Maine companies participate in trade shows in Germany, UK, UAE, Vietnam, and China.
Zeynep serves as the Vice President of the Bioscience Association of Maine Board, and the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. Formerly, she served on the Board of Directors for the English as a Second Language Scholarship Fund.
David Eagleson, Treasurer
Baker & Co.
Mr. Eagleson, a Maine native, is President of The Baker Company, a manufacturer of equipment used in life sciences laboratories and clinical environments. Baker is the world’s leader in the design of microbiological safety cabinets, laminar flow benches, isolators, and fume hoods. The company has also broadened their product range to include the design and production of precision microbiological incubators and oxygen controlled workstations with the purchase of UK-based Ruskinn Technology Ltd. Based in Sanford, Baker sells its products through a network of sales representatives, agents, and dealers worldwide.
Tony Perkins, Director
Bernstein Shur/Tech Ventures
Tony Perkins is a shareholder at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, a 110 attorney firm with offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine and Manchester, New Hampshire where he is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Tony’s work includes day to day counseling and transactional assistance to start-up, growth and established businesses involved with intellectual property based products and services in many different industries. Tony is a member and Vice Chair of the Board of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and a member of the Board of the Bioscience Association of Maine. Tony is also an active mentor and speaker for the MCED’s Top Gun business accelerator program.
Janet Yancey-Wrona, Ph. D., Director
Strategic Bio Business
Janet currently provides strategic business consulting to early stage biotechnology companies. From fund-raising to marketing, Janet’s expertise comes from a broad range of experience at a variety of life sciences companies. She served at CEO for Bar Harbor BioTechnology which provided tools for gene expression research, as Marketing Manager for Maine Manufacturing (now GVS North America), which makes consumables for the life sciences industries, and as Chief Operating Officer for AIKO Biotechnology, a start-up company focused on the discovery and development of unique treatments for pain and addiction management. Janet re-entered the private sector after a seven year tenure with the State of Maine, first as the founding President and Director of the Maine Technology Institute where she oversaw more than $40 million in investments that support research and development leading to commercialization from Maine-based companies, and then as Maine’s first Director of the Office of Innovation and the Science Advisor to the Governor where she was responsible for the Science and Technology Action Plan for Maine. Janet’s background includes Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees in biology from Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina, respectively, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Janet came to Maine in 1997 as a research scientist with IDEXX Laboratories, a world-leading veterinary biotechnology company.
Keri Seitz, Director
Medical Device Industry Consulting
Keri is a medical device industry consultant and just recently left a position of Managing Director at Optimum Imaging Diagnostics, LLC (OIDx). OIDx is a point of care diagnostics start-up, bringing to market optimum rapid point of care diagnostic technologies, created with the goal of trusted and accurate results with unprecedented accessibility. Keri has more than ten years’ experience in the medical device industry. As President and CEO of FHC, Inc., a neurosurgical medical device manufacturer located in Bowdoin, she moved from regulatory affairs through quality system management to overall business leadership while bringing significant company growth. Her extensive experience in product development from concept to commercialization, through post-market surveillance, including quality management system compliance and regulatory clearance worldwide has allowed her to assist several Maine-based medical technology businesses with their needs. In each position, Keri has enjoyed assisting biotechnology entrepreneurial minds bring their ideas to market. Keri also serves on the board of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership, is a Director of the Bath Area Family YMCA and serves as an advisor to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics as well as the University of Maine Graduate School of Bioscience and Engineering. A proud Maine native, Keri is a graduate of the University of Maine and resides in Brunswick.
Dennis Leiner, Director
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Dr. Leiner is the president of Leiner Optics, an engineering company that assists startups and Fortune 500 companies who are incorporating visualization into their medical devices. Dr. Leiner received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Optics from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He is the founder of Lighthouse Imaging Corporation, a leader in medical optics design and manufacture. He is listed as inventor or co-inventor on more than 20 patents and has published numerous papers in the areas of medical optics and optical instrumentation. Dr. Leiner is a Director of the Optics and Electro Optics Standards Council, the team representing the United States in international optics standards where he leads the U.S. technical group developing ISO endoscope standards. Dr. Leiner is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine International Trade Center (MITC).
Gary Goodrich, Director
Gary was the President of Bioprocessing, a specialized diagnostic reagent company that he founded in 1991. He was responsible for business development and planning, contributed to new product and services development as well as sales and marketing. In 2012 Bioprocessing was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories. Currently Gary continues to pursue his relationship with Bio-Rad as a consultant. Gary has over 35 years of diverse biotechnology related industrial experience including cancer research, clinical lab work and management, biochemical industry R&D, and diagnostic reagent development and manufacturing. He holds an MBS in Clinical Chemistry from Northeastern University and a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont. Gary also holds an ASCP (SC) certification as a technologist in Chemistry.
David Goggin, Director
David Goggin is the Executive Director of State Government Affairs & Policy for Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. He has been with Amgen since 2003.
Prior to joining Amgen, David served for over ten years in Massachusetts state government. From 1999 to 2003, David worked in the administrations of three consecutive governors – first serving as director of legislative affairs and later as assistant secretary of public safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to that, David worked in the Massachusetts legislature for seven years, serving as chief of staff to a senior member of the House of Representatives.
He is a co-founder and the current chair of the New England Biotech Association, a regional biopharmaceutical trade association. David also serves on board of the Arthritis Foundation of New England and the New England Council. David is also active in organizations such as the Providence Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
David earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School.
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