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Management Team

Stephen Turner is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, positions he has held since founding the company in July, 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he served as President and CEO of Quorum Sciences, Inc. From 1984 to 1997 he was President and CEO of Oncor, Inc. He founded Bethesda Research Laboratories, Inc. in 1975 and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1975 to 1983, at which time BRL became the molecular biology division of Life Technologies, Inc. Prior to commencing his career in biotechnology, Mr. Turner held the position of Director of Marketing for the Clinical Microbiology Division of Becton, Dickinson & Co. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1967. In 1994 he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Life Sciences for the Washington D.C. Region.

Matthew Powell, Ph.D. is Protea's Director, Research & Development and Chief Science Officer. He received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from West Virginia University in 2005. Dr. Powell's expertise is in the field of biological mass spectrometry and is a co-inventor of certain technologies developed by the Company. Dr. Powell has presented to several scientific talks and seminars to international audiences; most recently as a guest lecturer for AnalytiX 2013 in Suzhou, China.

Greg W. Kilby, Ph.D. is Protea's Chief Bioanalytics Officer. Dr. Kilby has over 18 years of experience in applying advanced biological mass spectrometry to areas of research including structural biology, protein characterization, and proteomics to support drug discovery and development and to support the sales of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS) analytical equipment into the life sciences, government, academic, and applied markets in the Americas. Prior to joining Protea, Dr. Kilby held a position in Thermo Fisher Scientific of Director, North America Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Application and Demonstration Laboratories, leading a team responsible for providing product demonstrations and application services to support quota performance and business growth of the Thermo Scientific life sciences mass spectrometry portfolio in North America. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2012, Dr. Kilby held several positions in Agilent Technologies, starting as a senior Proteomics and BioPharma applications scientist as well as being responsible for developing and implementing two state of the art Demonstration Centers of Excellences (COE) in Wilmington DE and Santa Clara CA, showcasing Agilent's entire breadth of analytical technologies portfolio. In 2007, Dr. Kilby moved to a management position within Agilent responsible for managing the two COE facilities and two satellite laboratories across North America and the respective mass spectrometry applications scientist, administrative and logistics staff. Prior to his work at Agilent, Dr. Kilby held, from 1998 to 2004, several senior positions in the Discovery Technologies Department with Pfizer Global Research & Development, culminating in Research Associate, responsible for leading a team of scientists to provide advanced mass spectrometry support for structural biology and therapeutic area projects and as part of Pfizer's global proteomics center of emphasis (COE). Dr. Kilby received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 1996.

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