Leadership 2017-03-28T15:14:48+00:00

Experienced and Innovative Management

Tsutomu Kojima
Tsutomu KojimaChairman
Mr. Kojima is a highly successful entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in founding, managing and growing high technology companies. He is the founder and CEO ADSTEC, which was established in 2002 in Japan, with the mission to develop and market advance technology instruments and products. Under his leadership, the company has grown profitably in several business areas including imaging, machine vision and robotics. Mr. Kojima has been working in automation and robotics related to the Bio Technology field since 1997, and established the Bio Technology Division of ADSTEC in 2002. The company has developed the world leading “Hanabi” product line with customers in over 30 countries. Mr. Kojima is the recipient of multiple awards for his work in technology and business growth including recognition by Chiba prefecture of Japan for the past ten years for excellent success as a privately funded technology company. Mr. Kojima holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shibaura Institute of Technology.
Vijay Dube
Vijay DubePresident & CEO
Mr. Dube is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and grown many successful technology companies in North America and Europe. His executive level management experience spans a broad range of technologies including imaging, video, robotics & machine vision, semiconductors, software and embedded security. Most recently, Mr. Dube was President & CEO of Elliptic Technologies which was acquired by Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS). He has also been founder or held executive roles at Wavesat (broadband wireless), Atsana (mobile imaging) and DIPIX (imaging instruments for bio-medical imaging and machine vision). He has also served on the Board of several technology companies, and has played an active role in mentoring and advising CEO’s of startups. Mr. Dube holds a degree in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo.
Dave Hild
Dave HildSr. Vice President and GM
Mr. Hild serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, and has global responsibility for all aspects of manufacture and distribution of ADS Biotec products, including consumables, instruments, reagents, and enzymes used in cytogenetic, amino acid, and molecular genetic analysis. Mr. Hild has over 30 years of industrial and manufacturing experience, having held key positions in process and product development within ISO-9001 /ISO-13485, production and operations management. He transitioned to ADS Biotec after serving as VP of Manufacturing Operations for Transgenomic, where over two decades he held positions of increasing responsibility in technical and management roles for the biotechnology products division. Prior to Transgenomic, he served in engineering roles at a number of companies. Mr. Hild received his BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He holds the status of professional engineer emeritus among registered professional engineers in Nebraska, and serves on the advisory board to the Department of Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska.
Ben Nouri, Ph.D.
Ben Nouri, Ph.D.Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Nouri brings over 30 years of experience in the life science & analytical chemistry industries. He has transitioned to ADS Biotec from Transgenomic, where he was responsible for global sales, customer service and support since 2003. Dr. Nouri previously served as European Director of Sales at Transgenomic from 1997 to 2002. Prior to that Dr. Nouri was the Director of the ABI-PKI sales office in Puerto-Rico, overseeing the sales & customer service for the Caribbean territories. Earlier in his career, Dr Nouri was the international sales manager of Jobin Yvon, division of Horiba Instrument Group. Dr. Nouri was a post-doctoral fellow at the Brookhaven National laboratory in New York and holds a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Paris North University.
Susan Bowie
Susan Bowie Director of Finance & HR
Ms. Bowie serves as Director of Finance & HR, and is responsible for all corporate finance including global audit, treasury, legal and HR related matters. She has over 20 years of broad experience in all aspects of accounting, audit, financial management, strategic and financial planning, operational control, administrative and reporting procedures and human resource management. Susan has worked in a wide range of companies across different industry sector, including small startups and large multi-national corporations. Ms. Bowie has transitioned to ADS Biotec after serving over ten years with Transgenomic, firstly as Treasury Accountant and then progress to UK Controller and Company Director. She brings high level financial, commercial and business acumen to the senior management team, and is actively involved in helping shape the strategic direction of our business. She is based in our European headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and also serves as Company Director. Ms. Bowie has studied at Glasgow’s Central College of Commerce.
Stavros Papadimitriou, Ph.D.
Stavros Papadimitriou, Ph.D.Director of Sales & Marketing
Dr. Papadimitriou serves as Director of Sales & Marketing and has global responsibilities for product strategy & marketing, and also heads European sales activities for the company. Previously, he had held the position of European Customer Support Manager at Transgenomic for eight years, managing the European support team and providing industry leading customer care service to our European customers. Dr. Papadimitriou holds a Doctorate in Molecular Biology from Pavia University in Italy, and an MBA with the Open University of Newcastle.