Executive Team

Jim Schepp
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Jim Schepp has extensive experience in the clinical IVD, biotechnology and life science industries. His business background includes work with Coulter, Beckman Coulter, and Luminex.

Istvan Lacik
General Manager and Board Member

István Lacik has more than twenty one years experience in number of operational leadership positions in the automotive industry. Among his roles he has been managing director of a JIS plant of a TOP 5 automotive supplier in Hungary and his most recent position was as business line manager for a Swiss automotive supplier performing injection moulding and stamping. He studied in Germany and he has a degree in mechanical engineering.

Georg Böcker
Director Finance and Board Member

Georg Böcker started his professional career as a consultant, specialized in international accounting, finance and taxation, working with mid-sized and stock-listed companies for more than 5 years. After joining the STRATEC Group, he led the Corporate Control function with his main focus on the implementation of regulatory requirements and compliance to international financial standards plus developing structures and reporting processes within internal and external accounting.

Ronald Backes
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Ronald Backes has extensive international sales and marketing experience in the clinical IVD and life science areas working as part of European and International organizations such as Hitachi (UK), Hycor (Germany) and Eli Lilly (Belgium).

Gabor Farkas
R&D Director

Gábor Farkas has more than 10 years of experience of managing projects, designing and developing instrumentation. At Diatron, Gabor has held a number of positions which include project manager and production engineering manager. His current role is as leader of the Hematology R&D team.

Andras Vamos
Quality Director

András Vámos is responsible for Quality and Regulatory. András has considerable professional experience both in the medical device and the pharmaceutical industry. During the last 10 years he has held responsible positions in Quality and Production Management at Coloplast, Becton Dickinson and ThalesNano. He is a firm advocate of Lean Management and focuses on process improvement based on these principles. 

Peter Zsoka
Finance and Business Administration Manager

Peter Zsoka has more than 10 years of experience in a number of financial leadership positions. Peter spent 9 years at Procter and Gamble manufacturing  in the FMCG sector, gaining significant experience in capital investment planning, project management, production financial planning and financial control. Peter has also experience in the retail sector and sales companies with financial responsibilities in preparation of annual statements, accounting in statutory and US GAAP processes and HR Control.

Julio Freyre
Director, Clinical Chemistry Business Unit, Commercial Management Latin America

Over 25 years commercializing In-Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences systems across international markets with a primary focus on Latin America regions, including business development, dealer management, regulatory compliance and strategic planning.

Frank Matuszak
General Manager North America

Frank Matuszak has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and service within the IVD and Life Sciences industries. He has held key roles within such companies as Beckman Coulter, Escalon Clinical Diagnostics and Thermo Fisher Scientific.