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Team

France Hamber

France Hamber, CEO

After a PhD in chemical engineering, France joined Air Liquide group where she held management positions and had the opportunity to bring products from R&D to industrial production. She joined us in 2015 and is focused on building a successful and ambitious strategy, developing our product and technology innovation to meet our customer requirements

Simon Renard, Managing Director of FLUIGENT GmbH

Simon established Fluigent Deutschland GmbH in 2014 in Jena. He always had an interest in experimental fluid mechanics. Many years ago, he moved from France to Germany and graduated in physics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Before founding a start-up for biotech instrumentation, he held the position of R&D leader of the liquid handing group at CyBio and specialist for lab automation at PerkinElmer.

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Robert Pelletier

Robert Pelletier,
President of Fluigent, Inc.

With a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts and a MBA from Suffolk University, Robert has held senior management roles for life science tools companies, including creating North American subsidiaries for European manufacturers. Prior to joining Fluigent in 2014, he was Vice President, Business Development for Harvard Apparatus with responsibility for the global fluidics business.

Sabine Mercier, CFO

Sabine joined us in March 2018, motivated by the Entrepreneurial challenge and the Innovative environment of the company. She has a very international experience particularly in Asia and Europe. Her background of structured group and luxury industry in LVMH will help Fluigent to step-up in its ambitious development.

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Ainata Tamba

Aminata Tamba,
Office Manager (France)

Aminata joined us in 2014. She is responsible for all the human resources and supplier account management. Her degree in Human Resources and her experience in Orange company helps her to be the most organized and kind in her daily job.

Kathrin Willing,
Office Manager (Germany)

Kathrin Willing completed her studies in German at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and enriches Fluigent with extensive professional experience in sales, customer care and social media. She is available to you as a competent contact person in our sales department.

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Maximilien Guérin

Maximilien Guérin, International Distributor Sales Manager

Max joined the Sales team in 2012 after a fruitful experience in stem cells genetic engineering at Cellectis. He worked on application and sales development for Fluigent in Europe and in the USA and is now focused on providing Fluigent technologies in Asia, Oceania and emerging markets. His multicultural past experiences and his Biotech R&D background allow Max to be customer application focused and to support the Fluigent sales networks worldwide.

Nour Yakdi,
Technical Sales Manager

Nour joined the Sales team in 2016 following completion of his PhD in microfluidics, microfabrication and electrochemistry at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. Nour is easy to talk to, and can quickly understand the expectations of scientists in his area, thanks to his experience in academic research at such a high level. Moreover, he is fluent in five different languages!

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Mark Aruda, Product specialist

Mark joined Fluigent in March of 2018 after obtaining his MSE in Mechanical Engineering concentrating in design and manufacturing at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is responsible for customer support, demonstrations, and application development at Fluigent Inc.

Rainer KNOCH,
Technical Sales

Rainer did his MSc in Optometry/ Vision Science at the Ernst-Abbe University in Jena, Germany in 2012. He then worked as a sales engineer and regional sales manager for several companies in the optical industrie. He joined us in August 2018 in charge of sales at FLUIGENT Deutschland and is willing to answer any question you might have.

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Lionel Matthys

Lionel Matthys,
Product Manager & CTO

After obtaining a Biotechnology Engineering degree at Sup’Biotech, Lionel worked at Ikerlan Coop as developing Biological batch-to-chip processes for technology transfer. He joined Fluigent in 2014 as Technical Sales Manager for Western Europe where he introduced new products to the microfluidic market. He then transitioned to the role of Product Manager beginning of 2017 where he directs activities from market analysis through product launch. Since 2018, he has taken the additional responsibility as CTO of Fluigent.

Marine Verhulsel,
Life Sciences Product Manager

Marine joined Fluigent in 2017 after a PhD on organ-on-chips and a post-doc on innovative 3D cellular models at Institut Curie. She is responsible for Life Science applications and develops cutting-edge user-friendly instruments internally and through national and international collaborative projects.

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Bastien Cotte, Marketing & Communication Manager

Bastien joined the marketing team in May 2018. With a master degree in general biology and a mixed background of Communication, Marketing and Sales, he has developped a strong customer focus approach. Working with a reagent supplier in life sciences, he specialized in cellular analysis and has now a goood knowledge of the biological research fields.

Adam Meziane,
Field Application Specialist

Adam joined the Fluigent in 2016. He graduated from the Telecom Physique Strasbourg Engineering School and obtained as well an MSc in micro and nano electronics. His pluri-disciplinary skills and his open mind are an asset for various projects, from support experiments in microfluidic intrumentation to software implementations.

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Steven Kennedy,
Customer Support Manager

After a Bachelor of Arts in Chemical Physics from Bowdoin College and a Master of Science in Biophysics from Université Paris Diderot, Steven joined the Fluigent team as the Customer Support Manager. Steven’s multidisciplinary background in physics, chemistry, and biology as well as his passion for world languages help him to support our customers from around the world in their numerous applications.

Felix Rogowitz,
Application & Service Engineer

Felix obtained his MSc in Precision Mechanical Engineering from the Ernst-Abbe University in Jena, Germany, and worked as a design engineer developing high-tech industrial instrumentation. He joined us in 2015. He is now responsible for application development, demonstrations and customer service at Fluigent Deutschland GmbH.

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Benjamin Rouffet

Benjamin Rouffet,
R&D Manager

After graduating from the INSA Toulouse Engineering School, Benjamin was hired as software developer at National Instruments to manage new tools in LabVIEW drivers. He joined us in 2012 to manage our software strategy, from architecture to UX and has taken the management of the R&D team in March 2018.

Christian Glavana,
R&D Software Developer

Christian joined the R&D team in 2015. Before that, he worked on various project including test benches and various fields from medical to aeronautics. Graduated from the INSA CVL Engineering School in automated systems, his specialities include embedded systems and (many) computer languages.

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Mathieu Steiner,
R&D Software Developer

Mathieu joined the R&D team in 2017 with a 10 years experience in the testing & measurement field at National Instruments and Safran. He graduated from Grenoble Electronics and Microelectronics Engineering School.

Nicolas Lafitte,
R&D Engineer

Nicolas joined the R&D team in 2018 after 9 years in Japan in the LIMMS laboratory (CNRS/University of Tokyo) and Santec Corporation. He developed silicon microsystems for biology (DNA molecules characterization), telecommunications (integrated RF oscillators) and medicine (tunable lasers for OCT imaging).

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William César

William César,
R&D Engineer

William joined the R&D team in 2016. He obtained his PhD focusing on micro-chromatography at Université Paris-Est and completed his M.Sc. in electrical engineering working on microfluidic 3D-chip cooling at EPFL and IBM. He is now in charge of the development of innovative products, technologies and custom integrated solutions.

Kejian Wang,
R&D Engineer

Kejian joined the R&D Team in 2016 after graduating from the ESPCI Paris Engineering School and the Technology and Innovation M.S. from PSL. He works at the frontier of many fields, as he has multi-disciplinary skills in mechanics, physics and technical design.

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M'Béssi Gakosso

M'Béssi Gakosso,
Quality Manager

M’Béssi joined us in 2011 after obtaining a MS degree in Quality Management in Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris. Open-minded and versatile, he is in charge of our quality strategy to always improve our workflow, with tools such as our ISO 9001 certification.

Krzysztof Kludys,
Production Manager

Krzysztof graduated from the University of Paris-Sud before working on a test bench at EADS on the Ariane space rocket. He joined us in 2008 and is now in charge of the assembly line management as well as the stock management. His expertise and curiosity in logistics is essential to our product quality.

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Geoffrey Quiroz

Geoffrey Quiroz,
Production Expert

Geoffrey joined the production team in 2013. He obtained a Superior Technical Diploma in electrotechnical science and is now in charge of the whole product assembly, from pneumatics to mechanics as well as electronics. His passion for his work makes him a rigorous executive for every manufactured product.

Anthony Fievez,
Purchasing Expert

Anthony has joined the team in 2017. He obtained a Superior Technical Diploma in mechanical engineering and is in charge of the Purchasing department for the Production as well as R&D activities. His senses of rigour and negociation are important for the development of the company.

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