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Our Team

Larry Nichols, Chief Operating Officer

Larry Nichols is the Chief Operating Officer of NUTEK Corporation. Since originally joining the company in 1996 as Business Manager, Larry has been involved in all aspects of the business, technical, and sales-side of the company. Larry’s cross-functional management background and extensive knowledge and experience in radiation sterilization and its’ various applications, has enabled NUTEK to become a leader in the industry. Larry currently serves as a member on the committee ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137. Prior to working at NUTEK, Larry owned and operated a variety of small consumer businesses. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA.


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.