Key Staff - BIO-CAT Microbials

    Key Staff

    Chris Schuler

    President and Founder

    Chris began helping his father with his enzyme business when he was a senior in high school. With years of historical knowledge and a broad understanding of the industry, Chris controls all aspects...

    Bill Stokes

    CFO

    Bill has over 25 years of experience in commercial financial services and has an in-depth understanding of strategic goals and financial matters. He came onboard in 2009 and has brought profound changes to BIO-CAT’s bottom line...

    Mike Nash

    Vice President

    For nearly 25 years, Mike worked as a district manager at the Sharper Image where he managed over 25 stores and successfully increased sales, hired and built high powered teams at each location. Mike joined BIO-CAT Microbials in 2008 and oversees...

    Mark Walin

    Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Mark has over 30 year's experience in nutrition science, medical device/diagnostics and prescription and over-the-counter drug markets. He has experience in sales strategy, product development, portfolio management, strategic...

    Julie Litz

    QA/QC Director

    Julie brings over 25 years of experience in the biotechnology field. Most of her career has involved basic science research focusing on treatments for cancer and high cholesterol. She has also served as a project manager at a CRO and was the QA/QC...

    Charlie Pettygrove

    Sales Manager

    Charlie brings over 30 years of experience in real estate finance and printing industries. In his former position as president of American Press, he was responsible for the operational and financial management of the company as well as directing...

    Elaine Cooling

    Regulatory Affairs Manager

    Elaine has 20 years’ experience in quality, regulatory and manufacturing support roles in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently with Allergen Pharmaceuticals International. She has a master’s degree in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science...

    Jessica Spears

    Senior Scientist

    Jessica has over 12 years of experience in microbiology and laboratory research. Dr. Spears earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a doctoral degree in Microbiology from Ohio State...

    Marc Jensen

    Technical Marketing Manager

    Marc brings 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with experience in product development, clinical laboratory operations, clinical research, sales, and marketing with International Genetic Engineering, University of Virginia, Miles...

    Michael Hammond

    Technical Sales Representative

    Michael brings over 15 years of business, purchasing and sales experience. He worked as the purchasing manager at PBM Products, the leading global supplier of store brand infant formula and baby/toddler foods. He was director of sales for...

    Erin Steva

    Technical Sales Representative

    Erin graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 where she majored in Food Science and Technology with a Business concentration. She is a Charlottesville native who worked briefly in the wine industry before joining our sales team...

    Jenn Daughtrey

    Technical Sales Representative

    Jenn began her career at BIO-CAT in 2010, working in the customer service department. In May 2016, she was promoted to the sales department. Prior to joining BIO-CAT, Jenn worked for over 10 years at Yves Delorme in ...

    Stephen Schuler

    Technical Sales Representative

    Stephen has worked over a four-year period in various departments at BIO-CAT including Production, Quality Control, R&D, and Sales. He graduated from Towson University in 2014 with dual bachelors of health science degrees and a psychology...

    Karen Engel

    Agriculture Technical Sales Representative

    Karen has an extensive background in agriculture, with over 25 years of experience in the field. Her expertise includes an in-depth understanding of farming practices, agriculture retail management, and sales. Karen managed a large agriculture...