John P. Gandolfo, Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer
John has 23 years of experience as chief financial officer of rapidly growing private and publicly held companies with a primary focus in the life sciences, healthcare and medical device areas. Mr. Gandolfo has had direct responsibility over capital raising including 4 public offerings, financial management, mergers and acquisition transactions and SEC reporting throughout his professional career.
Darrel L. Holmes, Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Tissue Bank Director
Mr. Holmes has over 25 years of experience in the medical device, biologics, and diagnostic industries. He previously served as Operations Executive for American Qualex, HYCOR Biomedical and Stratagene, and as Executive Vice President and COO of Big Spring Water Company. Since joining Bacterin International, Inc. in 2003, Mr. Holmes has assumed responsibilities for all aspects of medical device and biologic product design and development, process scale-up, and production. He is also responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an FDA CFR Title 21 Part 820 and 1271-compliant quality system. Mr. Holmes has worked with numerous regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local level and coordinates Bacterin’s ISO 13485 compliance and environmental health and safety programs. He is the primary regulatory interface for Bacterin’s operations and he oversees production, facility management, engineering and information technology (IT) to produce Bacterin’s medical devices and biologic products, and to accommodate business growth. He directs the design, purchase, validation and implementation of capital assets and facility expansions for the company, and is responsible for strategic planning as well as the development and administration of division-level budgets. Currently, Mr. Holmes serves as the Tissue Bank Director and on Bacterin’s Medical Advisory Committee, as a member of Montana State University’s Employer Advisory Board, and as a Scientific Advisory Board Member for Montana Molecular in Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Holmes graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Biological Science.
Gregory A. Juda, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Juda joined Bacterin International in 2005 and has played an integral role in the growth of Bacterin’s orthobiologics business. During his time with the company, Dr. Juda has been responsible for guiding the development, commercialization, and marketing of three revolutionary, life-enhancing allograft products; Bacterin's OsteoSponge® allograft family, OsteoSelect® Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty, and hMatrix® Acellular Dermal Matrix. Dr. Juda is an expert in the design, manufacturing, regulation, and marketing of biologics and biologic based medical devices. He was responsible for directing equipment, facility, and process validation efforts for Bacterin’s state-of-the-art allograft tissue processing facility. These efforts included the design and validation of programs for tissue processing and decontamination, facility cleaning and monitoring, and sterilization of finished product. Currently, Dr. Juda directs research and development efforts for Bacterin’s orthobiologic product lines and serves as the primary source of technical expertise for Bacterin’s direct and indirect sales initiatives. Dr. Juda received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Montana State University-Bozeman.