Our mission is to be the premier global supplier of custom, integrated process solutions for manufacturing in the life sciences industry.
We will provide the highest quality value-added products and services to enable our customers' success, while operating in accordance with our
Chairman of the Board
Jack Wilson, Founder
Jack Wilson, founder of ABEC, started his career in the Life Science industry as President of Fermentation Design. He founded ABEC in 1974
to produce commercial scale fermentation and bioprocess equipment. In the early 1970s, he designed the first commercial computer controlled
fermenter in the world which is still in operation today at the Institute for Protein Synthesis in Moscow. Jack later designed and built a
production facility for TPA, a surgical anticlotting factor that became the world's first commercially successful mammalian cell produced
Jack holds three patents in the control and instrumentation field and has authored several papers and textbook chapters. He often states,
"In this industry, staying ahead is what creates and maintains your value as a company. It's also what keeps it interesting."
Scott Pickering, President & CEO
Scott joined ABEC as President and COO in 2001 following almost a decade with General Electric and Danaher Corp. His GE career included
increasing responsibility in operations management, six sigma quality and general business leadership. Scott was responsible for focusing GE
Lighting on process changes and business improvements that would most impact both internal and external customers. This background fits
particularly well in leading initiatives designed to increase the value of products and services delivered to our customers. Scott believes,
"what will enable ABEC to grow is the creation of partnerships with our customers that provide value to their operations through quality,
innovation, and service."
Jim Lynch, CFO
Jim joined ABEC in 2013. He has over 25 years of finance and operations experience leading organizations through periods of significant
growth and change. Jim's prior roles include CFO positions with national manufacturing and construction companies, Director of Operations for
a global healthcare manufacturer and Director of Finance with a multibillion dollar consumer products company. Jim is founder and co-chair of the
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group, an international network of senior financial executives and is a board member
of the Business Executives Networking Group.
Dick Bonyun, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Europe
Dick is an experienced and recognized customer oriented professional with extensive executive management background in creating world-class Customer
Response organizations. His background has been in the sales and support of medical systems and other high-technology products. Dick came to ABEC from
the semiconductor equipment industry, starting and managing award-winning organizations in Zylin, Varian and Mattson Technology.
Brady Cole, Vice President, Commercial Operations
Brady has over 20 years of technical and commercial experience in high technology industries. He began his career developing plasma deposition and
etch processes for advanced microelectronics. He later moved on to product management roles in the semiconductor capital equipment industry at Mattson
Technology and MKS Instruments. Since joining ABEC in 2002, Brady has held leadership positions in sales and product management. In 2012 he established
ABEC's China business unit, and he currently oversees global sales, marketing, and applications.
Scott Brady, Vice President, Technical Operations
Scott joined ABEC in 2005 with 19 years of project management and engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry previously working for Merck & Co.,
Bayer USA/Miles Laboratories and G. D. Searle & Co. Increasing roles of responsibility at ABEC have included managing projects as well as leading the Project
Management, Engineering, Automation and Design departments. Scott's customer focus, technical leadership and project execution experience guides the ABEC team
to design and provide proven world-class custom process solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.
Eric Rudolph, Vice President, Product Development
Eric has over 30 years of experience in the development, design, installation, operation and commercialization of chemical and biopharmaceutical processes.
Eric joined ABEC in February of 2012. Prior to that, Eric was responsible for the commercial and technological development of FMC's innovative Oral Dose and
Biomedical Solutions and spent 21 years with Millipore Corporation in capacities of Director of Corporate Strategy, Program Director of Purification Solutions, and
varied field position working with customers in the design, installation and operation of bioprocess technologies. Eric has a B.S Degree in Chemical Engineering
from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Administrative Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.
Joe Munley, Vice President, Global Manufacturing
Joe Munley joined ABEC in 2014 as Global Vice President of Manufacturing responsible for manufacturing facilities and supply chain activities worldwide.
Joe spent the last 33 years in progressive management leadership assignments within the Specialty Gas and Chemical Industry, previously serving as Vice President
of Operations for the Praxair Distribution Mid-Atlantic organization from 2011 to 2014. Joe is a graduate of the University of Scranton where he earned a Bachelor's
of Science in Chemistry and Business.
Matthew Fetherman, Global Director of Quality
Matt joined ABEC in 2013. He has over 20 years of Quality Management experience setting up Quality Management systems and achieving QMS certifications in ISO9000, ISO13485, TS16949, and AS9100. Prior to coming to ABEC, Matt served as Quality & Technical Director in the metal forming & finishing industry supplying components to high technology customers in the medical device, aerospace, electronics and automotive markets. Matt is a graduate of Wilkes University where he achieved his Bachelor's degree in Biology & Chemistry.
Sally White, Vice President, Biopharm Services
Sally joined ABEC in 2016 with 25 years' experience in business development and the delivery of critical response services globally. Over the course of 18 years she held a number of leadership roles at Smiths Group PLC including Vice President Global Services where she was responsible for leading a team of over 500 service professionals in delivering to the military, government and commercial customers. Her experience includes international assignments in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her services career includes tenures in both the semiconductor and pharmaceutical sectors.
Joel Hanson, Vice President, Engineering & Automation
Joel joined ABEC in 2016 with 18 years of project delivery and process engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry previously working for Johnson & Johnson and Siemens Energy & Automation. His span of responsibility at ABEC includes Engineering, Automation and Design (Vessel, Mechanical and Electrical) departments. Joel’s experience in biopharm processes and automation system design/build guides the ABEC team to design and provide proven world-class custom process solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.