Larry Nichols, Chief Operating Officer
Bob Starrett, Chief Technical Officer
Bob was Nutek’s first employee, joining the company in October, 1990. He has over 30 years of experience working with radiation processing systems. Bob oversees the Technical Services Group, which is responsible for performing dose mapping, quarterly dose audits, precise dose deliveries, radiation tolerance series and all other special projects that customers may require. He also advises the linear accelerator operators when there are questions as to how a product should be run. Bob holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland.
Sergio Bravo, Facilities Manager/Engineer
Sergio Bravo joined NUTEK Corporation in 1996 and is responsible for all the facility management and engineering at the company. Sergio managed the construction of four irradiation bunkers and conveyor systems. He is also co-inventor on the cross-linking patent. Prior to coming to NUTEK, Sergio worked at Danville Engineering and United Airlines. Sergio graduated with a technical degree with a specialty in mechanical engineering from the State University of Chile and continued his engineering education at San Francisco State University.
Jeff Sauter, Business Development Manager
Jeff Sauter joined NUTEK Corporation in 2012 as Business Development Manager. Jeff is focused on collaborating with medtech innovators, incubators and investors and helping NUTEK’s customers on their way towards successful commercialization by achieving optimal E-beam sterilization and processing throughput of their medical device, combination device, drug/biologic device or health care product. Jeff has 15+ years’ experience in consulting multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies and helping them to achieve their aims by providing solutions to complex technical needs. Jeff hold a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Cheryle Ohlsson, Regulatory/Quality Manager
Cheryle Ohlsson manages all aspects of medical device and sterilization quality assurance, including product sterilization, calibration management, supplier qualification, CAPA management, NCR system, quality training, and document control management. With 19 years experience within the Medical Device Industry and 12 years experience in Sterilization (both E-beam and Gamma), Cheryle is responsible for maintaining the quality management system to ensure compliance to 13485 and 11137 standards, and the FDA requirements. She is the management representative and hosts audits by NUTEK customers, BSI, FDA, State of California, and NUTEK’s internal auditor.