Management Team

Daojing Wang, Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Dr. Wang founded Newomics Inc. in August 2011 while a Career Scientist and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he had worked since 2002. Dr. Wang launched Newomics in September 2013 to further its technology development and commercialization. Dr. Wang has been continuously serving as a principal investigator for multiple research grants from NIH, DOE, NASA, and CBCRP. He has published extensively in highly respected journals such as Aging Cell, Analytical Chemistry, Cancer Research, Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proteomics, and Trends in Biotechnology etc. Dr. Wang is the co-inventor of multiple issued and pending patents including M3 emitters, MEA chips, and senescence chips, which together lay the foundation for Newomics’ platforms and solutions for precision medicine. Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Wang had performed research at SurroMed Inc. and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Wang obtained his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1994, Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1999, and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

Doug Henry, Vice President, Operations

Doug has over 30 years of experience in various sales and operations management roles in the Biotechnology tools space. Most recently, he was North American Director of Sales at Bio-Rad. Prior to that, Doug was North American Service and Support Manager at Bio-Rad, overseeing 175 employees with a $25M budget. Doug launched his biotech career in San Diego, working 15 years in sales and sales management at Thermo Fisher Scientific, winning several individual and team performance awards. Doug has been involved in many operation projects including service automation platform (ServiceMax), SAP implementation, eCommerce and freight management improvements, and a Net Promoter customer satisfaction system. Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Washington.

Allen Zhang, Vice President, Sales

Allen has over 20 years of experience working in the field of LCMS, from his time as an Application Scientist at Bruker to later serving as a Marketing and Application Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Allen then worked at LECO Inc, where he not only was awarded #1 Sales Rep in North America for consecutive years in 2012-2013, but also developed commercial relationships with key customers and partners and successfully organized onsite seminar at major pharmaceutical companies. Allen’s extensive understanding of vertical markets dynamics, applications trends, and rich customer base has equipped him to hold a variety of senior sales positions, with his most recent position being the General Manager at REDSHIFTbio. Allen obtained his master’s degree in analytical chemistry from University of New Orleans.

Chris Wells, Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Wells has served as a senior level business executive for more than 40 years, building a wealth of expertise as a strategist and operations professional. His experience spans various industry sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer products.  He held various executive level positions including vice president, human resources and information technology at XOMA Corporation, senior vice president, human resources at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Syntex Corporation and Epic Healthcare. He also held various human resources positions at PepsiCo/Frito Lay and Burlington Industries. In these roles, he was instrumental in the design and delivery of key domestic and international change initiatives and processes that brought to fruition operational strategies contributing to organization success. Mr. Wells received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

Pan Mao, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Director of Product Engineering

Dr. Mao co-founded Newomics Inc. with Dr. Wang in August 2011. Dr. Mao is the co-inventor of M3 emitters and MEA chips. Dr. Mao has extensive experience in developing micro/nanofluidic technologies to solve biological problems. He has made significant contributions to the application of micro/nanofluidics for biological sample preparation and development of fully integrated micro/nanofluidic bioanalytical systems to perform high-throughput omics analysis. Dr. Mao has published over 15 papers in well-respected journals such as Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, and Lab-on-a-Chip, and has served as principal investigator and co-investigator at Newomics Inc. for several NIH SBIR projects. Dr. Mao obtained his B.S. degree from USTC in 2002, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2009, and completed his postdoctoral training at LBNL in 2013.

 

Tom Kearney, Director of Sales

Tom joined Newomics in November 2020 as Director of Sales. Tom has extensive sales experience with leading instrumentation companies such as Waters, Applied Biosystems and Sciex.  He also led the sales and marketing efforts at Spectra Analysis Inc. which was acquired by DANI Instruments. Tom has experience in selling a wide variety of technologies including liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, proteomics and genomics instrumentation and related consumables. Tom obtained his B.S Degree from WPI and M.S. Degree from UVM. Tom also completed an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Management at Babson College.

 

 

 

Frank Slovenec, Strategy Consultant

Frank has over 25 years of experience in building and growing high performance customer facing organizations for a range of high-tech solutions and services companies. Frank was the President and COO of GTSI, a publicly traded company, now UNICOM. He tripled the value of the company in his 3-year tenure, earning him Business Man of the Year honors in Federal Integrator space. Frank started his career in sales and has been Vice President of Sales for a number of public and private companies. Included in those companies is Ingram-Micro. Today Ingram-Micro is the largest computer products distributor in the world. He started SalesCEO, a sales training and sales consulting firm in 2000. SalesCEO has worked with technology and medical device companies authoring sales and business development plans and building organizations. Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cleveland State University, and is an advisor to Sonitus Technologies and Precise Light Surgical.