Staff

We are a small and agile innovative business staffed by a friendly group of people. Meeting your needs is our top priority, we look forward to working with you!

ALEC ADOLPHSON
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:127
E: aadolphson@innovaprep.com

Alec has worked with this group since 2008. He is involved with research and
development activities and is a co-inventor of many of the InnovaPrep
technologies. His current focus is on the NASA SBIR projects to adapt InnovaPrep technologies for micro gravity.

ANN PACKINGHAM
Marketing Director/ Grants Coordinator

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:109
E: apackingham@innovaprep.com

Ann began working with this group in 2006 as a lab technician when the InnovaPrep technologies were first being developed. Since that time, she has helped with grants, marketing, sales, and business development. Today, Ann is focused on supporting our growing list of customers and distributors, seeking new distribution partnerships and funding sources for development of our pipeline products, and introducing our technologies to a variety of markets worldwide.

ARIEL LEWIS
ASSISTANT BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:104
E: alewis@innovaprep.com

Ariel joined the InnovaPrep lab in 2016 after graduating from Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla with a degree in Chemical Engineering with emphasis in Biochemical Engineering and Minor in Chemistry [1]. She is currently involved in grant R&D projects as well as contract aerosol testing.

BRYAN LONG
STAFF ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:113
E: blong@innovaprep.com

Bryan joined InnovaPrep engineering group in 2016 as a recent graduate from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a B.S. Mechanical Engineering. He is proficient in Solid Works and Lab Flow is already a great asset to the team.

DEBI LONG
CONTROLLER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:106
E: dlong@innovaprep.com

Debi has been with InnovaPrep since 2010. She manages the Accounting and Human Relations office

JD BIRKENHOLZ
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:128
E: jbirkenholz@innovaprep.com

JD joined InnovaPrep in 2013 but had collaborated with the company previously before joining us. JD lead the development of the new SpinCon II having had particular expertise with the previous SpinCon Redbox model. JD also manages the Concentrating Pipette and is currently focused on next-gen
equipment and consumables as well as collaboration projects.

JENN ROBBINS
MULTIMEDIA GRAPHIC ARTIST AND MARKETING ASSISTANT

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:110
E: jrobbins@innovaprep.com

Jenn joined the marketing department in 2016 just in time to be an indispensable asset for the recent website update. She is involved with developing multimedia marketing materials, customer service, and hospitality.

JOANN CAWBY
FULFILLMENT MANAGER


P: 816-619-3375 EXT:101
E: jcawby@innovaprep.com

JoAnn joined the group in 2008 and has worn many hats. She currently manages order fulfillment as well as clean room production and quality control.

JOHN PAYNE
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


P: 816-377-5481
E: jpayne@innovaprep.com

John joined the team in 2012 with a strong business development background in technical sales, sales management, and business consulting. He creates collaborative opportunities with universities, private companies, and government entities across a broad range of markets. John also assists in the authoring of business agreements and provides technical application support.

MATT STIMPSON
CNC MACHINIST

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:133
E: mstimpson@innovaprep.com

Matt joined us in 2016 at the same time we received our CNC machine. Matt is involved in rapid prototyping for our current R&D projects.

MIKE FISCHER
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:131
E: mfischer@innovaprep.com

Mike joined InnovaPrep in 2014 to lead the design and implementation of new
automated manufacturing systems for high-speed production of InnovaPrep’s
hollow fiber concentrating pipette tips.  Mike was previously with MRIGlobal for 27 years, where he conducted research with several of our InnovaPrep team members.  He has expertise in chemistry, engineering, and automation.

MIKE HORNBACK
SENIOR SCIENTIST

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:102
E: mhornback@innovaprep.com

Mike joined the InnovaPrep lab in 2011. He is Director of Laboratory Operations and is involved in product quality testing, contract method development, as well as R&D projects. He is currently engaged in testing of the current phase
I&II NASA projects for liquid, air, and surface sampling for the International Space Station.

PEGGY SAND
ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:130
E: psand@innovaprep.com

Peggy joined the team in 2014 and has become an expert in hollow fiber tip production for the Concentrating Pipette.

STEPHANIE CANTRELL
ASSISTANT BIOLOGIST

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:114
E: scantrell@innovaprep.com

Stephanie joined the InnovaPrep lab in 2011 to aid in contract testing and product quality testing. She wears many hats and is currently involved in manufacturing of the Bobcat modules as well as consumable product production and quality testing.

STEVE GRAHAM
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:108
E: sgraham@innovaprep.com

Steve joined InnovaPrep in 2012, but has worked previously with the team at Midwest Research Institute. Steve was deeply involved with the development of the SpinCon technology, the development of SpinCon II, and currently is involved with integratable systems and development of new automated manufacturing systems for InnovaPrep manufacturing scale-up.

TYLER DAVIS
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:103
E: tdavis@innovaprep.com

Tyler continues to wear several hats since joining the team in 2008. Early on he helped in the establishment of the
manufacturing space. Today his responsibilities include supplies sourcing, vendor management, equipment servicing, and manufacturing, as well as grill master.

ZACH PACKINGHAM
DESIGN ENGINEER

P: 816-619-3375 EXT:126
E: zpackingham@innovaprep.com

Zach has been with this group since 2005 helping to establish the lab and
engineering spaces.  Zach is a co-inventor and engineered the design of
the HSC-40, the HCI-40, the Concentrating Pipette, the Bobcat as well as integratable components. He is proficient in Solid Works as well as
Computational Flow Dynamics. Zach is currently focused on integration projects and new technologies.

SID SPRY
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

P: 816-619-3375
E: sspry@innovaprep.com

Sid joined InnovaPrep in 2017.