President of BioPharma Services, MT (ASCP)
Scott Mattivi is the President of Eurofins Viracor Biopharma Services. He is responsible for the daily oversight of logistical, operational, and quality laboratory operations leading the lab to an expanded footprint and growth in testing volume and complexity over the years. Mr. Mattivi joined Viracor Eurofins in 2009, and has held positions as Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Operations Director. Notable accomplishments during his tenure include moving the lab operations from a single day shift to a 24 x 7 operation, continual improvement in the lab including expansion of automated and other cost saving improvements for the company. Mr. Mattivi also lead the successful implementation of a QMS plan resulting in CAP accreditation for Viracor Eurofins. Prior to joining Viracor Eurofins, he served as a Laboratory Manager at Quest Diagnostics. Mr. Mattivi graduated from the university of Kansas with a BS in Medical Technology and from Pittsburgh State University with a BS in Biology.
Vice President of Business Development
Mike Bunkers is the Vice President of Business Development of Eurofins Viracor Biopharma Services. He is responsible for the daily oversight of the commercial team of the Biopharma Services division. Mr. Bunkers has 20 years of experience in the CRO industry and joined Viracor Eurofins in 2018. Prior to joining Viracor Eurofins, Mike served as a Senior Director of Business Development for a Global Contract Research Organization. Mike has had held several roles in the CRO industry with a primary responsibility for selling laboratory solutions to the Biopharma industry. Mr. Bunkers graduated from Minnesota State University with a BS in Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry.
Director of Research & Development
Mark Wissel, Ph.D., MB (ASCP)CM
Mark Wissel is the Director of Research and Development at Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services, where he is responsible for oversight of assay development & validation and Scientific Affairs. He led a restructure to improve quality and capacity as well as scientists’ career advancement opportunities. Prior to his current role, Dr. Wissel led assay development projects, two of which led to clinical evaluations in high impact factor journal publications while supporting business development and client education.
Dr. Wissel earned a PhD degree in Microbiology from the University of Iowa and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences typically related to biologics clinical trials testing. He has a strong interest in statistics.
Dr. Wissel hopes to see the reach of Viracor’s high quality science expand to the benefit of many more patients. When he’s not doing science, he enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, running, biking and DIY projects with friends.
Director of Research & Development, Oncology Diagnostics
Karina Eterovic, Ph.D., MSc
Dr. Karina Eterovic is the R&D Director, Oncology Diagnostics, responsible for leading the development of oncology clinical diagnostic solutions for the Eurofins U.S. Clinical Diagnostics group. Dr. Eterovic joins us from MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was the Associate Professor and Director of the Cancer Genomics Laboratory, as well as a driving force in the implementation of precision medicine at the prestigious institute — establishing a genomics laboratory for NGS research, and enabling the discovery and identification of new biomarkers for personalized cancer care. Dr. Eterovic has authored many publications in oncology journals, and holds both her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Medical School, in Brazil.
Director of Laboratory Operations
Crystal Marti is the Director of Laboratory Operations for Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services. She provides oversight and leadership for the biopharma laboratory including sample management and testing and is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction as well as quality and regulatory compliance in operational support of clinical trials. Ms. Marti has held many leadership positions within the laboratory since joining the company in 2007 and has contributed to the onboarding of numerous technologies and platforms specializing in implementing new workflows and process improvements. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance
Donna Steve is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services, overseeing the regulatory and quality needs of the division including Audit programs, Nonconforming Event program, regulatory training, and document review to name a few. Prior to joining the company in 2019, Mrs. Steve held positions in the laboratory as a scientist, in quality as an auditor or manager of quality control, and regulatory affairs for GLP laboratories, GCP Phase I clinic, GMP manufacturing facilities, and USDA manufacturing facility for animal vaccine production. Capitalizing on her expertise, Mrs. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge about laboratory compliance and quality standards to help build out our Quality Management System and guide the company through hosting client audits and conducting audits of the facility. Donna graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and from Kansas State University with a M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science.
Manager of Information Technology
Tara Sullivan is the Manager of Information Technology for BioPharma Services. In her role, she leads a group of software engineers and business analysts to develop and validate leading-edge technology to improve processes within the company.
With more than two decades of service within the laboratory and 10+ years within the BioPharma industry, Tara started her career as a clinical laboratory scientist on the microbiology and molecular diagnostic bench at LabOne/Quest. Prior to returning to Viracor in 2019, Tara held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Associate Director of Laboratory Operations at both IQVIA and then at Altasciences in their Early Clinical Development sites.
Tara holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from Missouri State and is a certified medical technologist (ASCP).
Scott Pellman is the Controller of Viracor Eurofins Biopharma Services. He is responsible for the oversight of the daily financial operations within the Company including reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts, and preparing financial budgets and forecasts. Mr. Pellman joined Viracor Eurofins in 2008 and has held positions as Financial Analyst and Accounting Manager having been responsible for managing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing processes and preparation of financial statements to ensure compliance with US GAAP and Company policies. Prior to joining Viracor Eurofins, he served as an Assistant Controller at Black & McDonald and a Financial Analyst at Sprint. Mr. Pellman earned a BA in Business Administration and Finance from Kansas State University.
Dan Shepherd is the Program Manager for Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services. He is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the project management and data management teams. Prior to joining Viracor Eurofins, Dan held positions as an associate research scientist and study director in a GLP laboratory as well as a project manager for clinical supply services within a GMP facility. During his tenure with Viracor Eurofins, Mr. Shepherd has contributed heavily to restructuring and implementing improved processes within the project management team. Mr. Shepherd graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.
Sr. Marketing Manager
Doug Irving is the Marketing Manager for Eurofins Viracor BioPharma, where he is responsible for leading the marketing team, developing and executing our marketing strategy to drive growth and achieve organizational objectives. He oversees all integrated marketing deliverables; in addition to collaborating with leadership, business development, R&D, and operations to define market requirements and develop commercialization strategies. Doug has 20+ years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical/ CRO and medical device industries, and joined Eurofins Viracor in 2018. Prior to joining us, Doug held multiple marketing leadership roles with global CROs, biopharma and med device manufacturers. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan, as well as an MS in Microbiology and a BS in Zoology from Miami University.
Scientific Affairs Leader
John Holtzclaw is the Scientific Affairs Leader for Eurofins Viracor Biopharma Services. He provides technical consultation to staff and business development leaders to support BioPharma clients and is a member of the Research & Development team. John oversees the contracts and proposals process for R&D assay development opportunities and serves as a liaison for collaboration across multiple business units. Mr. Holtzclaw has 15 years of scientific experience in the CRO industry and is also a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt who has led the implementation of several successful process improvements while at Eurofins Viracor. John joined Viracor in 2013 as a Research Scientist in the R&D department. Prior to joining Eurofins Viracor he served as a Research Scientist in Molecular Diagnostics at Clinical Reference Laboratory. Mr. Holtzclaw graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science with a specialty in Molecular Biotechnology.
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