Ronald L. Stotish – Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

RStotish-(90x120-web)Ronald L. Stotish, Ph.D. was appointed an Executive Director, President and CEO of AquaBounty Technologies in May 2008. Dr. Stotish joined AquaBounty Technologies in 2006 as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, and most recently was Senior Vice President for R&D and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining AquaBounty, Dr. Stotish was Executive Vice President for R&D at MetaMorphix, Inc. He has served as Vice President for Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health, and held a variety of positions at American Cyanamid. He began his career in research at Merck. Dr. Stotish has degrees in biochemistry and over 40 years experience in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new animal health products.

 

David A. Frank – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

DFrank-(90x120-web)David Frank was appointed CFO in October 2007. Previously he served as President and General Manager of TekCel LLC, a subsidiary of Magellan Biosciences, after serving as Magellan’s CFO since the company’s founding in 2004 and as TekCel’s CFO since 2003. Mr. Frank has over 28 years of financial-management experience, including as CFO of SmartEnergy during its period of rapid growth from less than $1 million in revenue in 2000 to more than $45 million in 2002. He served as the corporate controller for Moldflow when the company completed its successful public offering and his earlier experience includes financial roles at PerSeptive Biosystems, Lotus Development Corporation, Apollo Computer, and Honeywell. He has a BS in finance and accounting from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College.

 

Henry Clifford – Vice-President of Marketing & Sales

HClifford-(100x140-web)Henry Clifford was appointed Vice-President of Marketing & Sales in June 2005 and is responsible for the commercial deployment of the company’s product lines. Mr. Clifford is an internationally recognized authority on aquaculture and genetic improvement programs with a career spanning more than 30 years in the industry. He has provided technical services in aquaculture to more than 250 clients in 20 countries. In addition to implementing sales and marketing strategies for the company and overseeing customer relations, Mr. Clifford directs domestic and international field trial evaluations of the company’s products, including the successful introduction and production of AquAdvantage Salmon in Panama. Mr. Clifford has a M.S. degree in aquaculture nutrition from Texas A&M University.

 

Alejandro Rojas, DVM – Chief Operating Officer

ARojas-1Alejandro Rojas joined AquaBounty as the Chief Operating Officer of its AquaBounty Farms division in February 2014. He formerly was the Production and Technical Manager for Marine Harvest from 1988 to 2000. Mr Rojas has a doctorate in veterinary medicine and for the past 14 years has been a technical advisor and consultant to numerous global aquaculture and biotech companies working with marine fish.

 

 

Christopher Martin – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Martin has served as our General Counsel since June 2015 and as our Corporate Secretary since July 2015. Prior to joining AquaBounty, he was Assistant General Counsel at athenahealth, Inc. from 2012 to 2014 and Senior Corporate Counsel from 2008 to 2012. He also served as Corporate Counsel at LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and practiced in the areas of commercial, corporate, finance, and intellectual property law with Hemenway & Barnes LLP in Boston and Cummings & Lockwood LLC in Connecticut. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).