Management Team

Kirk M. Maxey, MD - President, Chief Executive Officer

MD, University of Michigan ~ BS Chemistry, Colorado State University

After receiving his BS in organic chemistry from Colorado State, Dr. Maxey worked as a medicinal chemist at the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He entered medical school at the University of Michigan in 1980, and after graduation, dedicated his full attention to Cayman Chemical, a research biochemical company he started while still a medical student. Dr. Maxey has been a consultant and expert witness for multiple pharmaceutical companies, as well as a contributing editor and reviewer for Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators.

James M. Militello - Chief Financial Officer

BBA Accounting, Michigan State University, Certified Public Accountant-State of Michigan

Mr. Militello joined Cayman Chemical in August, 2009. Prior to Cayman, he was CFO at National Archive Publishing Company, and has held senior financial positions with the Thomson Corporation, CoreComm Limited (formerly Voyager.Net., Inc.), Bell & Howell, and Baxter International Inc. He provides global oversight for all financial operations, as well as purchasing, inventory control, and shipping.

Jeffrey K. Johnson, PhD - Vice President, Biochemistry

PhD Biochemistry, North Dakota State University ~ BS Chemistry/Biology, Bemidji State University

Dr. Johnson joined Cayman Chemical in 1993 as a Research Scientist. During his tenure at Cayman he has served in various management roles, including Biochemistry Manager and Director, Technical Marketing and Services. Dr. Johnson was promoted to Vice President, Biochemistry in 2003 and provides strategic and technical direction for both current and long-range biochemistry products.

Gregory W. Endres, PhD - Vice President, Chemistry

PhD, Organic Chemistry, Wayne State University ~ BS Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan

Dr. Endres joined Cayman in 1995 as an Organic Chemist in the Research Chemistry Department. Following completion of his graduate studies, he worked at UCB Pharma in Cambridge, MA. He returned to Cayman in 2004 as a Research Scientist, and was later promoted to Manager, Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Endres was promoted to Vice President, Chemistry in 2009 and has oversight responsibilities for the chemistry department, which includes research, production, and GMP manufacturing.

Christine Booher - Vice President of Human Resources

MS Human Resource Administration, Central Michigan University ~ BA Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, University of Michigan

Ms. Booher joined Cayman in May of 2012 as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Cayman, she worked as VP of HR for Busch’s Fresh Food Market headquartered in Ann Arbor. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Ms. Booher provides global oversight for human resources for Cayman, including management development, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and talent management.

Sal Pellerito - Director of Facility Operations

BS Civil Engineering, Lawrence Technological University

Mr. Pellerito joined Cayman in September of 2011 as Director of Facility Operations. Prior to Cayman, he worked in project management and superintendent roles at KRS Construction, Synergy Group and Kirco Construction. Mr. Pellerito oversees global pharmaceutical plant and construction project management and facility operations for Cayman’s multiple buildings in Ann Arbor and Europe.

Frank Cox, PhD - Vice President of Global GMP Operations

PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of South Carolina ~ BS Chemistry, Frostburg State College

Dr. Cox joined Cayman in January of 2013 as Vice President of Global GMP Operations. Prior to Cayman, he worked at Roche Carolina, both domestic and internationally, as Managing Director/General Manager for various sites. Dr. Cox provides global oversight for GMP Operations, Quality, Regulatory and Safety, and GMP Business Development for Cayman Chemical in Ann Arbor and Cayman Pharma in the Czech Republic.

Brian Conkle - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

BA Biology, Kenyon College

Mr. Conkle joined Cayman in April of 2013 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to Cayman, he worked at Axxora as President and VP of Global Sales. Previously he has held sales, marketing, and business development positions with Qbiogene, ALEXIS Corporation, and Calbiochem. Mr. Conkle provides global leadership for the Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Graphic Design teams as well as Cayman Europe.

Bill Goeman - Manager of Information Technology

BS Computer Science, University of Michigan

Mr. Goeman began his career in Cayman's IT Department in 2004. Originally working in infrastructure and systems administration, he was promoted to IT Manager in 2013 where he oversees global IT operations including web development, application development, IT operations and support.

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