About Us

An Innovative Materials Science Company

SiO2 Materials Science is a materials science company with deep roots in chemistry and engineering. We use proprietary, advanced, material science, to bring our client’s innovation to life. Our patented technology applies a unique glass-like barrier onto any plastic surface. Our products are engineered to combine the durability and dimensional precision of plastic with the physical and barrier properties of glass. We provide an end to end solution from the design, engineering, molding, barrier coating, to packaging for our clients. Our most prominent solutions take the form of primary packaging for biological drugs and blood collection tubes for genomic testing and liquid biopsies.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Executive Leadership
Robert Abrams
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Abrams provides strategic oversight for the company and focuses on new product invention. He personally looks after our growing patent portfolio and managing key external relationships. Mr Abrams is a seasoned entrepreneurial visionary with over 60 years experience founding and growing industry changing organizations. He has spent more than 50 years inventing safe containers for regulated industries such as Dairy, Drug testing, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. He has orchestrated 3 successful exits as a founder and has established pioneering partnerships with the likes of M&M Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, and Novartis. A graduate of Cornell University with continued support as a member of the University’s various boards.

Mr Abrams personally holds more than 100 patents to his name.

Lawrence Ganti
Chief Business Officer & President of Customer Operations
Mr Ganti looks after the day to day operations of the company. He brings more than 25 years of building commercial organizations, leading billion-dollar P&Ls, creating award winning marketing campaigns, and driving growth initiatives in the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, and Data Analytics space. Mr Ganti brings many unique perspectives to the organization having worked for Pepsi, J&J, McKinsey and Merck across 5 continents. He has lived in Europe, South Asia, North Asia, North America, and South America. While at Merck, Mr Ganti had responsibility for up to 3,500 people across a wide array of functions. He held Country, Regional, and Global leadership roles spanning the spectrum of Business Unit Head, Global Franchise Head, Country President, and Regional President. In such roles, he also held responsibility for two of the groups highest volume manufacturing plants (Brasil & India). While at Serono, he worked in strategic planning, internal audit, and performance management, eventually coordinating the Executive Committee as Head of the CEO Office. As a research fellow with McKinsey & Company, he focused on new managerial models and organizational effectiveness. Mr Ganti is a graduate of Babson College with a degree in Entrepreneurship, holds an MBA from IMD Switzerland, and has certificates from MIT and Wharton.
Management Committee
Our management committee ensure that we deliver on a cross functional, customer focused agenda. All major functions are represented to ensure the customer is always placed at the center of everything we do.
Lawrence Ganti
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER & PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER OPERATIONS (COMMITTEE CHAIR)
Responsible for leadership and oversight of the day to day operations with emphasis on customer delivery
Michael Harrison
Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for the finance, accounting, and controlling functions of the company
Ken Kelly
HEAD OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
Responsible for the design, development, and scaling of our manufacturing technology & assets
Ahmad Taha
HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Responsible for the research & development of our proprietary barrier technology and overall oversight of our laboratories
Chris Weikart, PhD
HEAD OF SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS & CHIEF SCIENTIST
Responsible for scientific affairs and external scientific communications
Patrick Hayes
HEAD OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Responsible for all manufacturing operations
Pete Sagona
Head of Application Development
Responsible for customer application development, customer program development, and market insights
Randy Crenshaw
HEAD OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Responsible for regulatory affairs functions
Jennifer Boehnlein
Head of Quality (QC)
Responsible for quality functions and development of quality management system
Kushal Varma
HEAD OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Responsible for cross functional coordination and project management of our customer's applications
Mark Ostrowski
Head of Special Projects
Meesha Haar
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Responsible for human resources, talent acquisition, and talent development
Heather Vecchiolla
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PHARMA & BIOTECH
Responsible for Business development - pharma and biotech
Marc Tandourjian
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, GENOMICS, DIAGNOSTICS
Responsible for Business development - genomics & diagnostics and performance solutions
John Blalock
HEAD OF IT
Responsible for information technology, data architecture, and data infrastructure
Tim Ooten
Head of Quality Assurance (QA)

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