James R. Musick, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Dr. Musick founded the Company in its present form and has served in various management capacities since joining the Company in 1988. He earned a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences with a specialty in neuroscience from Northwestern University and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Utah. His academic career included the position of Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine.
He joined Vitro Diagnostics in 1988 and directed all operations involved in the establishment of a diagnostic product line that included about 30 different purified antigen products. His direct responsibilities included research & development, manufacturing, intellectual property development and maintenance, marketing and sales. He was also responsible for the development & initial commercialization of the fertility drug VITROPIN™ as well as the cell immortalization program of the Company. He is an inventor or co-inventor of all issued and pending patents owned by the Company.
In 2000, he orchestrated the successful spin-off of the diagnostic operating division allowing the Company to focus on development of the Core technology of cell immortalization, stem cell line generation while establishing and commercializing initial the stem cell products for use in research and clinical development.
Pete Schuster, Director
Mr. Shuster is a seasoned and experienced sales executive. He is the current owner of Neuromics, Inc., a privately held and profitable business focused on sales of numerous (>2500) specialty life science products including stem cell products manufactured by Vitro Biopharma.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Lawrence University in Wisconsin during 1981 and performed graduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. He was in Sales and Sales Management with Teltech from 1985 to 1994 where he was a top producer. He was a sales representative at Connect, Inc from 1994 to 1995 where he sold systems integration solutions. He was a Major Account manager at SDRC from 1995 to 1999 and Senior Account Manager at EAI for sales of Product Visualization Software. At both of these firms, he achieved significant sales success including completion of several large transactions. In 1998, he was recognized as the #1 sales person worldwide for total sales of Metaphase Product Data Management solutions with multi-million dollar sales to Harley Davidson, Baxter Healthcare and Sauer Sundstrand. From 1996 to 2002, he was the founder and owner of Kingdom2.com, an online reseller of re-manufactured satellite systems. From 2000 to 2002 he was Large Account Sales Director of PTC, a company that sold product data management and CAD software, where he lead teams that sold to heavy equipment manufacturers, including Caterpillar, John Deere and Case. The team achieved sales > $15,000,000 in FY2001.
In 2003, he founded Neuromics, Inc, his present business that is a web-based marketer of reagents to accelerate discovery in Neuroscience, Diabetes/Obesity and Cancer offering products including antibodies, proteins, transfection reagents, stem cell and primary cell lines, cell culture media and apoptosis measurement kits. He maintains a strong presence in various social media and is responsible for several blogs related to life science products. He has considerable expertise and experience in strategic selling.