Gary Owens joined Mesa in March of 2017 as Mesa’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), and then was promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September of the same year. Mr. Owens had previously worked for the Danaher Corporation, joining the multi-billion dollar global science and technology innovator in 2006. At Danaher, he held various VP positions with responsibility for acquiring and integrating a number of new companies as well as leading portions of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences as General Manager. Prior to that, Gary worked in the technology field successfully overseeing the development of several software product lines while expanding sales channels and networks. Mr. Owens received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Tulane University and his MBA from the Columbia Business School.
John V. Sakys joined us in October 2012 as our Chief Financial Officer. From 2009 through October 2012, Mr. Sakys held several positions with The Berry Company, LLC, and its predecessor company, Local Insight Regatta Holdings, Inc., most recently as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Sakys was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Isonics Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company based in the Denver area. From September 2000 to April 2001, Mr. Sakys was Controller of AuraServ Communications. From July 1998 to September 2000, Mr. Sakys was Director of Financial Reporting for Media One, Inc. From December 1994 to July 1998, Mr. Sakys was an audit manager at Ernst and Young LLP. Mr. Sakys received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg DiNoia joined the Company in November 2017 as Senior Vice President. From 2008 through November 2017, Greg held several positions with Danaher Corporation (“Danaher”). During his Danaher tenure, Greg served as Global Vice President at Trojan Technologies, North American Vice President of Sales, Service and Customer Support at Hach, and Vice President and General Manager of North American Sales at Gilbarco Veeder Root all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher. From 1997 to 2008, Greg was Vice President, Americas for Metrologic Instruments.
Brian Archbold joined Mesa in January 2018 as Senior Vice President, Continuous Improvement. From January 2015 to 2018, Mr. Archbold worked for Quadion LLC, a global manufacturer of medical and automotive components, as Vice President of Global Operations. From September 2012 to January 2015, Mr. Archbold was Director of Operations for Beckman Coulter, part of the Danaher Corporation. Prior to Danaher, Brian was with Thermo Fisher Scientific where he held various senior leadership positions of progressive responsibility in Operations. Mr. Archbold began his career with IBM in Supply Chain Management. Mr. Archbold has a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and his MBA from Michigan State University.
Garrett Krushefski is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Mesa’s biological indicator manufacturing facilities in Omaha, NE and Bozeman, MT. He has been involved in the manufacture of biological indicators since 1998 and has held various Laboratory, Technical and Sales positions during his tenure with Mesa. Garrett is a committee member and active participant with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in both the Biological Indicator and Resistometer working groups. He holds a B.A. in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Bryan T. Leo joined Mesa in April of 2012 as Vice President of Operations for Instruments with responsibilities at the Lakewood, CO and Butler, NJ facilities. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Leo has served in senior operations and business development roles for manufacturing entities producing various medical devices, optical assemblies, as well as complex electro-mechanical assemblies for highly regulated markets. Mr. Leo received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the University of Colorado.
Helene R. Leone was appointed Mesa’s General Counsel in January, 2014, having joined the Company in November, 2013 through the Amega Scientific acquisition. As General Counsel, Ms. Leone is responsible for supporting Mesa’s corporate and business-unit legal matters, serving as advisor on contractual, litigation, employment, regulatory, compliance, and other commercial and business related legal issues. Since her graduation from Rutgers University School of Law, Ms. Leone has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, garnering a wide range of tax, litigation, corporate, commercial and business law experience in her 30-year legal career. Prior to embarking on her career in law, Ms. Leone received her BA, with high honors, in Business/Accounting from Rutgers University School of Business, and went on to practice as an accountant, earning her license as a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Leone has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, and Drexel University Earl Mack School of Law.
Peter Jung has served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy since February, 2016 and previously served in various Corporate and Business Development roles at Mesa since 2012. Mr. Jung leads the Mergers and Acquisitions process at Mesa, including taking an active role in most integration projects. He also is responsible for strategic projects and advises on organization structure, strategic planning, and new business initiatives. Prior to joining Mesa, Mr. Jung was with Young Innovations, a public company involved in the dental market. He spent 11 years with Young in a series of roles of progressive responsibility including Business Development, Product Management, Operations Management, and Business Strategy. Mr. Jung holds an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colorado College where he was a Barnes Scholar.
Boden Larson Boden Larson, Vice President of Business Information Services, joined Mesa in 2010 with the acquisition of SGM Biotech where he held the position of Information Technology Manager and Acting General Manager. During his time with SGM Biotech, Boden developed information systems, lead online and print marketing, and was involved in new product development. Upon joining Mesa Labs, Boden was appointed Director of Support Services at the Bozeman Manufacturing Facility where he oversaw a variety of functions including Customer Service, Shipping, and IT. In 2013, Boden assumed responsibility for Information Services at Mesa Labs where he continues to drive competitive advantage through technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Montana State University.
Thierry Dransard joined Mesa in April 2014 as Vice President of Operations – Europe, following the acquisition of the BI distributor for France, formerly known as AMILABO, the first international acquisition made by Mesa Labs. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Dransard held various positions in several international companies. From 1993 to 2011, employed at Charles River Laboratories Inc., he was successively, up to 2000 Director of Finance and European Controller, from 2000 to 2004 Corporate Treasurer & Financial Controller at the headquarters in Wilmington, MA, and from 2005 to 2011 Operational Executive Director for various European sites and European Financial Controller. Prior to these tenures, Thierry Dransard was a Financial Controller in charge of large projects in the Middle East and Africa for PREZIOSO SA an Industrial Painting Contractor. He graduated from ESLSCA, Business School in Paris in 1983.