RCRI has announced the position of President is being transitioned from Mandy Klosterman, JD to Lisa Olson, MBA. Mandy has made many wonderful contributions to RCRI over the years and is now retiring. We thank her for her dedication and leadership and wish her much happiness.
RCRI was fortunate to pass the scepter to Lisa Olson effective April 27, 2015. Lisa previously held several leadership positions at WuXi AppTec, most recently as Vice President, Marketing and Technical services, working with the business and technical teams to develop new markets and services in the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. She started her career at the University of Minnesota developing monoclonal antibodies and later joined ViroMed Laboratories for the development of new testing services as well as serving as Study Director for all genotoxicology assays. In her tenure with WuXi AppTec, she oversaw facility operations and laboratory workflow, development of new methods and SOPs, test protocols, and staff training. After WuXi Pharmatech’s acquisition of AppTec Laboratory Services, she led efforts to implement biocompatibility testing programs in China, including the development of testing programs and staff training.
Lisa received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. She has co-authored numerous ISO Biocompatibility Standards, served as a Co-Chair of the AAMI/ISO Technical Advisory Group on Cytotoxicity, and sits on working groups related to materials safety for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM).
We look forward to Lisa’s business leadership experience from complimentary scientific and FDA-regulated service industries. As noted above, she has held numerous executive positions within which she has been responsible for directing research and business management in accordance with FDA regulatory requirements for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries.
Should you have an opportunity to visit RCRI’s Minneapolis office, Lisa would appreciate the opportunity to meet you.
Stephan Norsted, PhD