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The OppNex organization is guided by a cadre of experienced and highly qualified advisors from professional industry and academia. Our advisors provide insight on important strategies, as well as mentorship to our management, project teams, and clients.

Chris R. Owens
Founder and President

Mr. Owens started his career as a process engineer in the biopharmaceutical industry which led to a strong foundation for his later role as a business development executive, serving a wide range of technology and manufacturing industries. He sits on multiple boards at Drexel University where he earned his bachelor's in chemical engineering.

Kim Bailey
VP Marketing
Lise Schwartz
Executive Consultant

Lisè Schwartz has helped Fortune 500 as well as small independently owned companies make changes to propel cultural transformations, improve productivity, increase employee satisfaction, increase sales and achieve seamless transitions in major merger and acquisition environments.

Roman Bielski, PhD
Senior Chemist

Dr. Bielski has co-founded several small companies including; Petramec, Petrotraces, Attochrom/Biotraces, Cheminnolab. He currently serves as a partner at Chemventive, LLC and as a partner at Biosynthon, LLC. Also, Dr. Bielski is an Adjunct Professor at Wilkes University.

Giuseppe Palmese, PhD
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Drexel University

Dr. Palmese holds degrees from Princeton and U. Delaware in chemical engineering and has research interests in polymers, biomaterials, composites, and interfaces. He is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and served as the Interim Dean for the College of Engineering at Drexel University.

Joseph Maenner, Esq
Intellectual Property

Mr. Maenner is an Intellectual Property Attorney for technology and design IP; focusing on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. He also holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering from Drexel University.

Doug Kriebel, PE
President, Kriebel Engineered Equipment, Ltd

Mr. Kriebel has 40 years of experience with industrial and process equipment. He uses his experience to assist engineers at consulting firms, as well as chemical, refinery, and pharmaceutical corporate owners. Mr. Kriebel has a bachelor degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech and he was named the 2011 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year.

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