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Lou has the overall responsibility for all of HighRes' operations, research, and business strategies, with the objective of making HighRes the most innovative life sciences automation provider. Lou has 15 years experience creating groundbreaking automation in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held management positions in automation, informatics, high-throughput screening and sample management at OSI Pharmaceuticals, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Novartis.
Lou co-founded HighRes Biosolutions in 2004 with the aim of creating cutting-edge robotic systems, devices and consumables for life sciences research and drug discovery. He holds patents in the areas of modular automation and consumables. Lou holds both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Responsible for HighRes’ global marketing efforts, Michael is a veteran of both fast-growing startups and large-cap global companies. Michael has 15 years experience developing instruments, software, and robotics automation in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries at such companies as LifeCell, Genometrix, Novartis, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals.
Michael co-founded HighRes Biosolutions in 2004 with the aim of creating cutting-edge robotic systems, devices and consumables for life sciences research and drug discovery. He holds patents in the areas of modular automation and consumables. Michael earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ira leads project management, sales and support at HighRes. Ira personally ensures every customer and every project receives a high level of attention and support.
Prior to joining HighRes, Ira was Director of Research and Development at Freedom Sciences, where he developed innovative robotic hardware for people with limited mobility. Before that he was at Merck for six years, where he led many successful projects for various screening groups at Merck, including the integration of systems capable of screening 1 million samples in less than a week, the development of an enterprise data warehouse for capturing and reporting screening results, the development of analytical approaches for combining screening results with chemical structure, and the implementation of real-time, automated quality control monitoring of screening processes. Ira graduated with a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Vermont, and an MS in Computer Science from Villanova University.
With HighRes since its founding, Vlad leads the development and support of the company’s industry-leading software products.
Prior to his position with HighRes, Vladimir was at Enabling Technologies where he led software development and commissioning of robotic systems for research. Vladimir has 20 years experience leading various automation and software efforts within the pharmaceutical industry. He holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Obninsk Institute of Atomic Energy in Russia.
Jon leads HighRes' product design, development, and manufacturing teams. He has over 30 years experience with machine design, and device and systems integration in a wide variety of fields including pharmaceuticals, genomics, aerospace, nuclear, automotive, and military.
Jon has developed a number of instrumentation and platforms such as high-throughput protein crystallization systems and automated labware storage for an array of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
With HighRes since 2008, Jack has progressed through the company to assume the overall management responsibility for HighRes’ European office and is leading HighRes’ expansion throughout the UK and mainland Europe.
Jack joined HighRes after five years at AstraZeneca where he worked as a Research Scientist responsible for laboratory automation and assay development. Jack graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics from The University of Nottingham.
Matt Kiley joined HighRes in 2010 as Director of Finance. Matt has 20 years of accounting and financial management experience serving in senior roles in high-technology companies ranging from development stage to $2 billion in annual revenue.
Prior to joining HighRes, Matt was Director of Finance at Kalido Inc., a venture capital-backed provider of data governance software with operations in Burlington, MA, London, England and Bangalore, India. Matt also held positions at Andrew Corporation, Arbortext Inc and PictureTel Corporation. Matt holds a BS in Finance from Providence College in Providence, RI.