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StatLab Executive Leadership Team


Sung-Dae Hong
Chief Executive Officer

Dae brings over twenty years of global strategy and general management experience to StatLab. Most recently, he served as President of Laboratory Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific where he oversaw a diversified global business with over twenty manufacturing sites serving life sciences and diagnostics. Prior to that, he held multiple Vice President and General Manager roles and began his tenure at Thermo Fisher as the Head of Corporate Strategy. Dae spent the first decade of his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company in Australia, Korea, and the U.S., where he led projects on growth strategy, M&A, and commercial due diligence.


Todd Baldanzi
Chief Financial Officer

Todd Baldanzi was appointed as CFO in 2021. Todd brings a track record of delivering strong financial results with close to 20 years spent within the McKesson Corporation. Most recently, he had been CFO of McKesson’s largest business unit, US Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions, with annual revenues in excess of $180 Billion. Prior to that role he served as CFO of a variety of other business units, including McKesson Medical Surgical and McKesson Canada. He is responsible for financial oversight of the business as well as leading the Finance, Legal, and IT teams.

 


John Vernasco
Senior Vice President, Sales

John Vernasco is the Senior Vice President of Sales for StatLab. He brings over 32 years of progressive commercial leadership experience in the clinical diagnostics market to the StatLab Corporate Leadership Team. Before joining StatLab, John was Vice President, Commercial Operations, Americas Region, for the Clinical Diagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to that, he worked at Abbott Diagnostics in various commercial development, sales and marketing roles. His leadership will contribute to the growth of domestic and international business at StatLab through established and new channels. 

 


LeAnn Collins
Vice President, Human Resources

LeAnn Collins was appointed as Vice President of Human Resources in 2021. LeAnn has a track record of delivering a clear path for long-term organizational growth while building strong teams through training and development programs. Her experience spans across multiple industries including healthcare, and she joins StatLab most recently from Continental Battery. LeAnn’s skillset and experience in acquisitions will be integral to the culture and care of the StatLab team.

 


Antonio Lizarraga
Vice President, Global Quality and North America Operations

Antonio joined StatLab in 2021, bringing two decades of Quality Management experience across pharma and life science sectors, including Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, CR Bard/Becton Dickinson, CareFusion/BD and Integra Life Sciences. He has proven leadership in regulatory and compliance activities across product categories and in new market expansion. Most recently Antonio served as Global head of Quality Medical Devices for Guerbert, an international pharmaceutical group.

 


Fabio Insalata
Managing Director

Fabio Insalata joined the executive leadership team as Managing Director of the Knittel Glass business post-acquisition in 2023. Fabio brings decades of experience as CEO of Knittel Glass, located in Germany. Over the last twenty years, Fabio supported and led the Waldemar Knittel brand to its current position as one of the largest manufacturers of microscope slides and coverglass worldwide with a reputation for high-quality German glass. Previous to his role at Knittel, Fabio worked in marketing leadership at Coca-Cola.

 


Lindon Hett
Managing Director

Lindon Hett joined StatLab in 2023 as Managing Director of the StatLab EU business unit, bringing over 25 years of experience with distribution networks and franchising in the automotive industry. Prior to his role with StatLab, Lindon held operational leadership roles at Istobal and MSX Automotive, and worked with numerous automotive brands across the globe. He has a proven track record of creating and executing high-impact management strategies to re-energize and re-focus existing businesses, delivering continued growth.

 

 


Glenn Magnuson
Vice President, OEM Sales

As the Vice President of OEM Sales at StatLab, Glenn Magnuson is responsible for managing all Distributor and OEM partnerships. With a wealth of experience in the diagnostics industry, he has held key executive roles in sales and marketing, spearheading several important product launches, such as the (Hologic) Thin-Prep Imaging System and the FAST PBC Prep at Qvella Corporation. Glenn's impressive leadership career includes Vice President of Diagnostic Sales at Sequenom, Director of Sales, Americas in the Anatomic Pathology division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Senior Director of Marketing at Cytyc.

 


Lance Mikus
Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

Lance comes to StatLab with over 25 years in the life sciences and diagnostics field, having started his career performing immunology research and then moving into industry, taking on multiple product management and marketing leadership roles at Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher) and Leica Biosystems (Danaher Corporation). At Leica, Lance led the product roadmap vision and creation of launch excellence best practices as the Director of Product Management for Digital Pathology Imaging Systems (scanners and software applications), synthesized customer insights into breakthrough product designs resulting in multiple patents, and effectively managed global product teams to execute industry-leading new product launches.  Lance most recently built and operated a successful ecommerce company and is energized by collaborating with colleagues to solve complex customer problems and driving commercial growth. 

 

StatLab Histology Leadership Team


Dan Bickel
Vice President, Product Development

Dan is Vice President of Product Development, and joined StatLab in 1986 when his family first acquired StatLab from the original ownership group. Holding many roles throughout his tenure with the company from sales management to customer service gives Dan deep insight into the function of the business and needs of the customer and market. This experience informs Dan's work with both customers and suppliers to develop new products that bring greater efficiency, higher quality, and cost savings to StatLab customers. Prior to joining StatLab, Dan worked in commercial banking and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration.


Gary Wiederhold
Vice President, Research and Development

Gary joined StatLab in 2013, bringing over thirty years of extensive anatomical pathology and healthcare experience in various business settings where he managed and contributed in many different areas of discipline including Research and Development, Product Development, Technical Services, and Quality Assurance. He has either developed or co-developed over 600 end-user products for the anatomical and clinical pathology marketplace. Prior to StatLab, Gary spent the bulk of his career with Richard-Allan Scientific/Thermo Fisher Scientific developing consumable products such as stain and reagent systems and assisted with the creation and production of laboratory equipment. Gary holds degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry and is a certified Histotechnologist (HTL). He is an active member on the histology lecture circuit, with topics generally based on the chemical mechanisms involved in histotechnology and other areas of anatomical pathology.


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