Our Management Team
Kent D. Krueger, CPA | Chief Financial Officer
Graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.
Certified Public Accountant in Arizona since 1992
Arizona State Society of CPA – Tax Steering Committee Member
Arizona State Society of CPA – CPAs in Industry Steering Committee Member
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Keith Bjork, MD | Sales Assistant
Jaehyun Kim, Ph.D. | Principal Scientist
Jaehyun Kim, Ph.D. is a Bioengineer with over 20 years of expertise in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a focus on wound healing and orthopedic research. Dr. Kim joined Amnio Technology, LLC as Principal Scientist in 2015 where he is responsible for leading the scientific research and development of novel products and technologies derived from human placental tissues.
Prior to his work at Amnio Technology, Dr. Kim served as a Research Fellow at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) for 6 years, which is one of the leading institutions for developing replacement tissues and organs. In this role, Dr. Kim managed interdisciplinary teams and directed multiple projects. These include developing a novel scaffold for dermal wounds, establishing in situ bioprinting techniques for skin substitutes to clinical studies, and generating stem cell-based therapy for orthopedic applications. Through 3 years of post-doctoral research in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kim developed a novel controlled delivery system of osteogenic factors and unveiled the mechanism of cell-biomaterial interactions for osteogenesis. In recognition of his outstanding research, Dr. Kim received 7 awards.
Dr. Kim holds a B.S. in Biology and M.S. & Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Iowa with a focus on Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Ron Hinton | Quality Manager
Ron served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as a Base Hospital Laboratory Supervisor/Technical Sergeant for 6 years before beginning his career in Quality Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Maryville University – St. Louis and has been certified with the ASQ as a Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, and Quality Manager.
Sarah West | R&D Laboratory Technician
Sarah joined Amnio Technology, LLC as a research & development Laboratory Technician in 2019 where she is responsible for conducting studies and producing high quality data used to develop innovative amnion-derived technologies.
Previously she worked with a team at Arizona State University on the development of a breath-based diagnostic assay for bacterial infections common to cystic fibrosis patients. Specifically, she worked on the identification of potential metabolic biomarkers for pathogens found in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. She has presented her research at different symposiums across the state.
Having successfully defended her thesis entitled “The Effects of Staphylococcus aureus on Quorum-regulated Phenotypes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa,” Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University with a BS in Microbiology.
Larry Macal, MBA | Director of Operations
Larry is the Director of Operations at Amnio Technology, LLC.
Larry has been in the medical products industry for over 25 years, serving in leadership roles related to new product development, operations, supply chain, supplier management, and continuous improvement. Larry also has had previous responsibility for manufacturing-based IT implementations, product transfers, and supply chain systems.
Larry has held other senior leadership roles within medical device companies in Minneapolis, MN, Flagstaff, AZ, and Switzerland along with, Puerto Rico, as Project Leader for Manufacturing Technology Transfer.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Arizona State University, an MBA with emphasis in Operations from Ashford University, and is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt.
Rachel L. Schwartz-Olson, CPA | Controller
Since 2001, Rachel has managed a corporate fiduciary business and a CPA business started by her and her husband. She has successfully managed relationships with clients of both these companies and has numerous dealings with insurance companies, attorneys and banks as well as preparing client financial statements and tax returns.
In 2015, Rachel started in the accounting area with Amnio Technology and accepted a Controller position in November of 2016. Rachel is dedicated to making Amnio Technology one of the premier businesses in their industry.
David Kennedy | Sales & Account Manager
David has been in healthcare for over 25 years, with a focus on sales and sales management for the last 15 years.
In his last role, David was the Western U.S. Sales Manager for a large Pulmonary Diagnostics medical device company.
He has successfully negotiated and won multi-site, enterprise level sales, as well as winning sole source GPO contracts during his career.
David holds a B.S in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma.
William Brown, CQA, CQE | Manufacturing Manager
William has over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry, specializing in quality assurance roles for manufacturing facilities in the Midwest.
Throughout his career, William has held roles with Quality, Compliance/Regulatory, Engineering and Validation responsibilities, including Manufacturing Support. Leading projects with Research/Development, Process Development, Clinical Manufacturing and Commercial Manufacturing applications, in both Proprietary and Contract Manufacturing Environments, has provided William with insight to differing approaches in regards to process and industry best practices.
Throughout his career, William has worked closely in Aseptic Formulation, Fill and Finish, as well as other sterilization and depyrogenation methodologies. William has experience with various Parenteral Products, Medical Devices, Ophthalmic Solutions, Inhalation Solutions, and Nutritional Products.
William holds undergraduate degrees in the Arts and Business, and is currently studying Biochemistry at the University of Arizona.