Leadership 2018-05-08T19:06:10+00:00

Experienced and Innovative Management

Tsutomu Kojima
Tsutomu KojimaChairman
Mr. Kojima is the Founder and Chairman of ADSTEC which was established in 2002 in Japan, with the mission to develop and market advance technology and instruments and products. He has worked in Robotics and Automation since 1997 and has founded several successful companies, and won multiple awards for his work in technology and business development.
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.
Yuki Kojima
Yuki KojimaVice President of Engineering
Mr. Kojima is responsible for technology strategy and product development. He has extensive experience in Robotics, Automation, Bio-Technology and also have skills in AI (Deep Learning). He has led the design and development of our Hanabi product line for the past several years, resulting in highly innovative and patented technology for lab automation. He graduated from the Chiba Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering in Japan, and then worked at Honda Automobiles developing engine parts before joining ADS Biotec.
Stavros Papadimitriou, Ph.D.
Stavros Papadimitriou, Ph.D.VP of Global Marketing and European Sales
Dr. Papadimitriou serves as VP of Global Marketing and European Sales 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.
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.