John Bial, MBA

CEO, Yecuris Corporation

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John is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, and a respected entrepreneurship mentor. In 2009 he joined Yecuris Corporation, a university startup, as president and chief executive officer. He previously held leadership positions at Life Technologies and Molecular Probes in the cell and molecular biology, and primary cells business units where his duties included business acquisition, integration and consolidation, site management, and business strategy.  Prior to unit level leadership, he led production, process improvement, global portfolio management framework development, project management, and new product development methodologies and implementation. 

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and a Masters in Business Administration from the Lundquist School of Business at the University of Oregon.  He holds advanced certifications in project management and Lean Manufacturing.