About

Board of Directors

Johnny Humphreys, Board Chairman
Prior to becoming CEO and Board Chairman for GenPrime, Mr. Humphreys was the Chairman of the Board at Linesoft Corporation and President, CEO and Board Chairman at Itron, Inc. Under his leadership, Itron became a leading global supplier to utilities of systems used for collecting, communicating and analyzing utilities usage. Today, Itron is the world's largest supplier of systems for automatic meter reading, with approximately $350 million in revenues. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Humphreys held various executive positions with Datachecker, a subsidiary of National Semiconductor, including serving as President from 1980 to 1986. In 1986, Mr. Humphreys was appointed Senior V.P. of National Semiconductor's Information Systems Group. Prior to his tenure with Datachecker, Mr. Humphreys founded Electronic Laboratories, Inc. He also served as Executive V.P. of Gulf Aerospace Corporation, along with working for Texas Instruments and General Dynamics.

Buck Somes, CEO
Buck Somes is a co-founder of GenPrime and co-inventor of all of GenPrime's products. Buck received his MS degree from Eastern Washington University. He was the principle author of GenPrime's startup business and operations plans. Mr. Somes led the Company's initial sales and marketing efforts as the V.P. of that division. He now oversees all company operations, management and strategic business development. Buck is a lifelong resident of Spokane, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.


John Pariseau, Director
John Pariseau is General Manager of WIN Partners, LLC, an angel fund based in Spokane. Prior to WIN, John was CFO of Brewster Heights Packing, Inc., the largest privately owned integrated fruit shipper in the United States. John has also founded a number of successful real-estate and retail ventures over the last 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, serves on the boards of The Delta Angel Group and Connect Northwest, and is an advisor at the Hogan New Venture Lab at Gonzaga University.

Dr. Tom Tiffany, Director
Dr. Tiffany was former CEO of PAML for a substantial tenure. PAML is one of the top 10 clinical laboratories in the US, with six partnerships, billings over $200 M (US) and 1600 employees. He has been in the biomedical field 39 years – including 23 years with PAML and 10 years with Instrumentation Laboratory (Spokane/Lexington MA), where he led the development of the MultiStat III and Monarch Centrifugal Analyzers; and as Director of R&D, Monarch Program Manager (under Allied/IL) and General Manager of the IL Micro-chemical Division (1985-1986). He participated in two startup companies, was a senior research scientist in biomedical research at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, and had postdoctoral training at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo in clinical biochemistry. He has more than 40 publications and 14 US Patents and has made several presentations to national meetings. He holds a PhD from Oregon State University. He is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemists (ABCC) and is a Fellow of the Academy of clinical Biochemists (FACB). Dr. Tiffany in on the Board of Directors of the American Clinical Laboratories Association (ACLA) and is finishing a term as a board member of The Compass Group, a not-for-profit association focusing on best practices in the clinical laboratory for 19 of the largest Integrated Delivery Health Service Organizations in the US. He has been a speaker at the annual G-2 Lab Institute meetings as well as the Executive War College for leaders in the clinical laboratory.

Tom Simpson, Director
Tom Simpson brings to GenPrime his expertise in raising and managing capital. Tom has over 22 years of experience as an investment banker, a venture capitalist and an angel investor. Most recently, he co-founded GreenCupboards, an on-line retailer of environmentally friendly products for homes and businesses. Tom's investment activities are conducted through Northwest Venture Associates (NWVA). NWVA has raised and invested over $150 million in emerging companies throughout the Northwest. He is President of the Spokane Angel Alliance and serves on the Boards of the Technology Alliance of Washington and the Mobius Science Center and on the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Foster School of Business. "Tom is a great addition to GenPrime’s Board of Directors," says GenPrime's Chairman, Johnny Humphreys. "His experience as an institutional investor will go a long way in helping the Company with its growth-capital-raising strategy."

Dan Roark, Director
Mr. Roark is a seasoned Life Science entrepreneur credited with starting two successful technology businesses. In 2013, as the CEO and Founder of Matrical Bioscience in Spokane Washington, he sold the business to Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS). He has continued at Brooks in the role as VP for Strategic Business and Market Development. He formerly was the VP and Founder of CCS Instruments based in Torrance California. A business he sold in 1998 to Packard Bioscience (Nasdaq: PBSC) and subsequently into Perkin Elmer (NYSE: PKI) where he worked at VP General Manager until 2002. Prior to these roles he worked at Tecan Group Ltd (SWX: TECN) in their US Group based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina in Product and Sales Management roles from 1988 to 1993. His focus has encompassed development and commercialization of innovative and patented industrial automation and consumables that have fueled several technologies including the Human Genome Project, High Throughput Drug Screening at top tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies, improved food crop breeding operations at leading Agriculture companies, diagnostic biomarker testing for cancer and genetic disorders, blood bank screening for infectious diseases, and provided automated Storage systems holding millions of chemical or biological samples fueling improved new drug development and personal genomics for world leading pharmaceutical and government sponsored academic institutes and clinical hospitals. His leadership spans engineering, business operations, and market development efforts in the USA, Europe, and Asia. He received B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from Whitworth University in 1984 and Washington State University in 1987.


Leaders

Johnny Humphreys, Board Chairman
Prior to becoming CEO and Board Chairman for GenPrime, Mr. Humphreys was the Chairman of the Board at Linesoft Corporation and President, CEO and Board Chairman at Itron, Inc. Under his leadership, Itron became a leading global supplier to utilities of systems used for collecting, communicating and analyzing utilities usage. Today, Itron is the world's largest supplier of systems for automatic meter reading, with approximately $350 million in revenues. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Humphreys held various executive positions with Datachecker, a subsidiary of National Semiconductor, including serving as President from 1980 to 1986. In 1986, Mr. Humphreys was appointed Senior V.P. of National Semiconductor's Information Systems Group. Prior to his tenure with Datachecker, Mr. Humphreys founded Electronic Laboratories, Inc. He also served as Executive V.P. of Gulf Aerospace Corporation, along with working for Texas Instruments and General Dynamics.

Buck Somes, CEO
Buck Somes is a co-founder of GenPrime and co-inventor of all of GenPrime's products. Buck received his MS degree from Eastern Washington University. He was the principle author of GenPrime's startup business and operations plans. Mr. Somes led the Company's initial sales and marketing efforts as the V.P. of that division. He now oversees all company operations, management and strategic business development. Buck is a lifelong resident of Spokane, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.

Darby McLean, COO
Darby McLean has been with GenPrime since its inception. She is a co-inventor of all of GenPrime's current technologies and is a co-author on several patents. Darby's roles at GenPrime have ranged from Research Scientist to Project Manager and Sales & Marketing Executive. In her current role as head of Business Development for the Company, Darby is responsible for discovering business partnership opportunities and developing relationships to help secure the long term growth and stability of GenPrime. Darby has been instrumental in negotiating and executing several long-term contract agreements with large Fortune 500 companies.

Alliances

GenPrime has formed alliances with education, distribution and technology-development partners. These partnerships are a vital component to the technology and services that GenPrime provides for customers. Click the headers below to visit the web sites for these alliance partners.

Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection provides government-regulated technology products and advanced services to security experts and governments worldwide, to detect and identify CBRNE material and other dangerous or illegal objects. We diversify our technology portfolio to benefit other markets.

Nalco – An Ecolab Company
Nalco is the world's leading water-treatment and process-improvement company. Nalco helps reduce its customers' consumption of energy, water and other natural resources, minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line.

Alere, Inc.
Alere, Inc. (NYSE: IMA) is a provider of health information through diagnostic tests. The company operates through professional diagnostics, patient self-testing, consumer diagnostics and, corporate and other segments. The professional diagnostics segment includes an array of diagnostic test products and other in vitro diagnostic tests marketed to medical professionals and laboratories for detection of diseases and conditions within its areas of focus.

Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State.

Mission

About

GenPrime, Inc. is a leading provider of microbial detection and diagnostic analysis technologies. These state-of-the-art technologies are behind today's best analysis products and are forming tomorrow's cutting-edge designs. Users of GenPrime's advanced solutions include government agencies, police and fire departments, municipalities, hospitals, laboratories, ethanol production facilities, and breweries. GenPrime is privately held and located in Spokane, Washington.

GenPrime, Inc. is a leading provider of microbial detection and diagnostic analysis technologies. These state-of-the-art technologies are behind today's best analysis products, and are forming tomorrow's cutting-edge designs. Users of GenPrime's advanced solutions include government agencies, police & fire departments, municipalities, hospitals, laboratories, ethanol production facilities, and breweries. GenPrime is privately held and located in Spokane, Washington.

GenPrime has formed alliances with education, distribution and technology-development partners. These partnerships are a vital component to the technology and services that GenPrime provides for customers. Click the headers below to visit the web sites for these alliance partners.

Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection provides government-regulated technology products and advanced services to security experts and governments worldwide, to detect and identify CBRNE material and other dangerous or illegal objects. We diversify our technology portfolio to benefit other markets.

Nalco – An Ecolab Company
Nalco is the world's leading water-treatment and process-improvement company. Nalco helps reduce its customers' consumption of  energy, water and other natural resources, minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line.

Alere Inc.
Alere Inc. (NYSE: IMA) is a provider of health information through diagnostic tests. The company operates through professional diagnostics, patient self-testing, consumer diagnostics and, corporate and other segments. The professional diagnostics segment includes an array of diagnostic test products and other in vitro diagnostic tests marketed to medical professionals and laboratories for detection of diseases and conditions within its areas of focus.

Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State.

Johnny Humphreys, Board Chairman
Prior to becoming CEO and Board Chairman for GenPrime, Mr. Humphreys was the Chairman of the Board at Linesoft Corporation and President, CEO and Board Chairman at Itron, Inc. Under his leadership, Itron became a leading global supplier to utilities of systems used for collecting, communicating and analyzing utilities usage. Today, Itron is the world's largest supplier of systems for automatic meter reading, with approximately $350 million in revenues. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Humphreys held various executive positions with Datachecker, a subsidiary of National Semiconductor, including serving as President from 1980 to 1986. In 1986, Mr. Humphreys was appointed Senior V.P. of National Semiconductor's Information Systems Group. Prior to his tenure with Datachecker, Mr. Humphreys founded Electronic Laboratories, Inc. He also served as Executive V.P. of Gulf Aerospace Corporation, along with working for Texas Instruments and General Dynamics.

Buck Somes, CEO
Buck Somes is a co-founder of GenPrime and co-inventor of all of GenPrime's products. Buck received his MS degree from Eastern Washington University. He was the principle author of GenPrime's startup business and operations plans. Mr. Somes led the Company's initial sales and marketing efforts as the V.P. of that division. He now oversees all company operations, management and strategic business development. Buck is a lifelong resident of Spokane, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.

Darby McLean, COO
Darby McLean has been with GenPrime since its inception. She is a co-inventor of all of GenPrime's current technologies and is a co-author on several patents. Darby's roles at GenPrime have ranged from Research Scientist to Project Manager and Sales & Marketing Executive. In her current role as head of Business Development for the Company, Darby is responsible for discovering business partnership opportunities and developing relationships to help secure the long term growth and stability of GenPrime. Darby has been instrumental in negotiating and executing several long-term contract agreements with large Fortune 500 companies.

Johnny Humphreys, Board Chairman
Prior to becoming CEO and Board Chairman for GenPrime, Mr. Humphreys was the Chairman of the Board at Linesoft Corporation and President, CEO and Board Chairman at Itron, Inc. Under his leadership, Itron became a leading global supplier to utilities of systems used for collecting, communicating and analyzing utilities usage. Today, Itron is the world's largest supplier of systems for automatic meter reading, with approximately $350 million in revenues. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Humphreys held various executive positions with Datachecker, a subsidiary of National Semiconductor, including serving as President from 1980 to 1986. In 1986, Mr. Humphreys was appointed Senior V.P. of National Semiconductor's Information Systems Group. Prior to his tenure with Datachecker, Mr. Humphreys founded Electronic Laboratories, Inc. He also served as Executive V.P. of Gulf Aerospace Corporation, along with working for Texas Instruments and General Dynamics.

Buck Somes, CEO
Buck Somes is a co-founder of GenPrime and co-inventor of all of GenPrime's products. Buck received his MS degree from Eastern Washington University. He was the principle author of GenPrime's startup business and operations plans. Mr. Somes led the Company's initial sales and marketing efforts as the V.P. of that division. He now oversees all company operations, management and strategic business development. Buck is a lifelong resident of Spokane, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.


John Pariseau, Director
John Pariseau is General Manager of WIN Partners, LLC, an angel fund based in Spokane. Prior to WIN, John was CFO of Brewster Heights Packing, Inc., the largest privately owned integrated fruit shipper in the United States. John has also founded a number of successful real-estate and retail ventures over the last 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, serves on the boards of The Delta Angel Group and Connect Northwest, and is an advisor at the Hogan New Venture Lab at Gonzaga University.

Dr. Tom Tiffany, Director
Dr. Tiffany was former CEO of PAML for a substantial tenure. PAML is one of the top 10 clinical laboratories in the US, with six partnerships, billings over $200 M (US) and 1600 employees. He has been in the biomedical field 39 years – including 23 years with PAML and 10 years with Instrumentation Laboratory (Spokane/Lexington MA), where he led the development of the MultiStat III and Monarch Centrifugal Analyzers; and as Director of R&D, Monarch Program Manager (under Allied/IL) and General Manager of the IL Micro-chemical Division (1985-1986). He participated in two startup companies, was a senior research scientist in biomedical research at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, and had postdoctoral training at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo in clinical biochemistry. He has more than 40 publications and 14 US Patents and has made several presentations to national meetings. He holds a PhD from Oregon State University. He is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemists (ABCC) and is a Fellow of the Academy of clinical Biochemists (FACB). Dr. Tiffany in on the Board of Directors of the American Clinical Laboratories Association (ACLA) and is finishing a term as a board member of The Compass Group, a not-for-profit association focusing on best practices in the clinical laboratory for 19 of the largest Integrated Delivery Health Service Organizations in the US. He has been a speaker at the annual G-2 Lab Institute meetings as well as the Executive War College for leaders in the clinical laboratory.

Tom Simpson, Director
Tom Simpson brings to GenPrime his expertise in raising and managing capital. Tom has over 22 years of experience as an investment banker, a venture capitalist and an angel investor. Most recently, he co-founded GreenCupboards, an on-line retailer of environmentally friendly products for homes and businesses. Tom's investment activities are conducted through Northwest Venture Associates (NWVA). NWVA has raised and invested over $150 million in emerging companies throughout the Northwest. He is President of the Spokane Angel Alliance and serves on the Boards of the Technology Alliance of Washington and the Mobius Science Center and on the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Foster School of Business. "Tom is a great addition to GenPrime’s Board of Directors,"  says GenPrime's Chairman, Johnny Humphreys. "His experience as an institutional investor will go a long way in helping the Company with its growth-capital-raising strategy."

Dan Roark, Director
Mr. Roark is a seasoned Life Science entrepreneur credited with starting two successful technology businesses. In 2013, as the CEO and Founder of Matrical Bioscience in Spokane Washington, he sold the business to Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS). He has continued at Brooks in the role as VP for Strategic Business and Market Development. He formerly was the VP and Founder of CCS Instruments based in Torrance California. A business he sold in 1998 to Packard Bioscience (Nasdaq: PBSC) and subsequently into Perkin Elmer (NYSE: PKI) where he worked at VP General Manager until 2002. Prior to these roles he worked at Tecan Group Ltd (SWX: TECN) in their US Group based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina in Product and Sales Management roles from 1988 to 1993. His focus has encompassed development and commercialization of innovative and patented industrial automation and consumables that have fueled several technologies including the Human Genome Project, High Throughput Drug Screening at top tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies, improved food crop breeding operations at leading Agriculture companies, diagnostic biomarker testing for cancer and genetic disorders, blood bank screening for infectious diseases, and provided automated Storage systems holding millions of chemical or biological samples fueling improved new drug development and personal genomics for world leading pharmaceutical and government sponsored academic institutes and clinical hospitals. His leadership spans engineering, business operations, and market development efforts in the USA, Europe, and Asia. He received B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from Whitworth University in 1984 and Washington State University in 1987.


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