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Board, Senior Management and Medical Advisors

Senior Management

John J. GormallyChief Executive Officer

John Gormally is an experienced medical technology specialist with a career spanning more than 30 years with the global medical technology company Becton Dickinson. He has considerable experience of managing large distribution networks as well as direct sales to hospitals and reference laboratories. Prior to joining Akers Bio in 2015, John served as Vice President, US Region Business Leader of Preanalytical Systems at Becton Dickinson where he led a multi-functional team of 92 associates in a business unit which contributed annual revenues of over $650 million. Prior to that role, John was Vice President, Worldwide Sales of Preanalytical Systems, leading a global sales function with 256 associates and annual revenues of $1.1 billion. John first joined Becton Dickinson in 1979 and climbed the sales and management ranks over twenty years within the Medical Surgical, Microbiology/Diagnostics and then Healthcare Systems divisions. John left Becton Dickinson in 1999 for several years to join Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global biopharmaceutical business focused on pharmaceutical and nutritional products. There he was accountable for a sales force/operations team of 226, with $450 million in annual revenue. He later joined BEI Medical Systems, a medical device start up, as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. John developed a successful commercial strategy and established a profitable business which was sold two years later, in 2003, to Boston Scientific for $95 million. Following the sale, John was recruited back to Becton Dickinson. John holds a B.S. Biology from DeSales University, PA.

George J. AwadDirector, Corporate and Legal Affairs

George Awad has 20 years of broadly based strategic corporate and legal affairs advisory experience. As a registered patent attorney, he has substantial experience in IP portfolio creation, management, and deployment experience in the USA, Europe and Asia. George has undertaken substantial IP portfolio strategy development and monetization, corporate transactions (M&A) and in/out licensing. He has collaborated with various technology companies ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups (public and private) in a range of corporate and legal affairs matters through every stage of the corporate life cycle. George received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Hexagon Honor Society and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. George has also completed executive coursework in Accounting and Finance at the Wharton School of Business. He is a licensed attorney in PA and CA, and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Doug CarraraVice President, Global Marketing and Commercial Operations

Doug Carrara has over 25 years’ experience in the clinical diagnostics arena, particularly within sales, marketing and global operations. Doug joined Akers Bio in 2016 from Quest Diagnostics where he was the Senior Director of Strategic Accounts that led a team of directors responsible for developing and implementing strategic relationships within the acute care market. Prior to Quest Diagnostics, Doug worked for Becton Dickinson for 22 years in various leadership positions. In his last role there, as Director of Customer Solutions, Doug led a team that produced growth in revenues from a zero base to over $23 million in annual sales within a 3 year timeframe.

Tony SaporitoVice President, US Sales and Distribution

Tony Saporito has a track record of building and leading high-performance businesses in the medical device and clinical diagnostics arenas for two decades. Prior to joining Akers Bio in 2016, Tony held the role of Strategic Account Executive with The Midmark Corporation, where he was responsible for driving new business through group purchasing organizations, integrated health systems and distribution. Prior to this role, Tony spent 10 years at ConvaTec, a former division of Bristol-Myers Squibb. In his last role there, Tony was responsible for an organization of 63 employees, generating annual revenues in excess of $65 million and averaging annual sales growth of approximately 20%.

Gary M. RauchVice President, Finance

Gary Rauch has over 35 years of experience in accounting, financial and information systems consulting, discrete manufacturing, distribution and administration. He founded DataSys Solutions, LLC in 2004 specializing in financial and information systems consulting and technical support services. From 2002-2010, he was the controller for Cold Star, Inc., a manufacturer of dairy dispensing equipment and a dairy products distributor. Gary served as Vice President of Information Systems for FYI, Inc. from 1992-2001, with responsibility for software design and development and other technical services to more than 600 hospitals utilizing FYI’s medical copy services. He was a consulting manager with Deloitte Touche from 1986-1992, providing financial system selection, development and implementation services for their small to middle market clients.

Richard E. McKeeVice President, Engineering

Richard McKee has over 40 years in product design, development and consulting for automated manufacturing equipment in the medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, food, glass, and automotive industries. He is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering.