Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer
John Knorpp is Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer at Merit Medical Systems. In this role, he directs all global Regulatory and Medical Affairs activities which includes worldwide regulatory submissions and clinical trials. John completed a Bachelor's of Science degree at Brigham Young University specializing in Statistics- Quality Science and an MBA from the University of Utah. Previously he was employed by CR Bard as Director of Regulatory. He has been in the medical device industry since 1996.
Clene Nanomedicine, Inc.
CEO and President
Rob Etherington has held a variety of roles in 20+ years in the pharmaceutical industry. Rob is former senior VP, commercial operations at Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. helping grow it into a $7+ billion market-cap company with nearly $2 billion in annual sales. Rob also served as an officer of Actelion and on the US Executive Board. Before joining Actelion, Rob served as a marketing leader at Pfizer with key responsibilities in the launch years for Lipitor and Rezuliin. Rob is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School General Management Program, and he holds an MBA from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University. He joined BioUtah's Board of Directors in April 2016.
University of Utah
John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH completed his surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center and completed advanced training in Space and Aerospace Medicine with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. He has specialized expertise in the treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, biliary tract and endocrine system. He currently serves as Chief of General Surgery at the George E Wahlen VA Medical Center and Executive Director for the CMI at the University of Utah.