Dave Klein founded Gener8 in 2002. Dave is involved at all stages of Gener8’s customer engagement and pulls from his deep experience in electromechanical development and vast medical, biotech, and industrial market knowledge. With this background, he advises clients on solid technology strategies while also assuring that their needs are met throughout development, manufacturing, and beyond.
Before launching Gener8, he held leadership roles at HDI Instrumentation, and Gemfire Corporation. Dave earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dave’s life philosophy to always consider himself a craftsman never a master craftsman as “it is an ideal that cannot be reached” rings through in his personal life as well as business life.
He has progressed through his aviation hobby going “from model planes as a kid, to hang gliders since I was in grad school, to small airplanes (and hang gliders today).” We’re all very curious to learn what comes after small planes.
Jerry is an accomplished, dynamic leader who has managed complex, world-class organizations and driven strong results, helping them reach notable financial and operational goals. His distinguished career has spanned leadership roles in a broad array of industries including the life sciences, medical devices, analytical instruments, industrial development, and defense.
Before joining Gener8, Jerry served as CEO at Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, a private equity-backed orthopedic implant and instrument contract manufacturer with international sites across the U.S., EU, and Asia. He oversaw more than 2000 employees and grew the value of the company’s organic revenue quickly, accelerating the overall growth of the company.
Jerry has led new product development, global growth initiatives, and strategic operations as CEO at Highway Technologies, Bolttech Mannings, Inc., IDEX Corporation, and several other large companies. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at PerkinElmer as VP of global operations and quickly rose within the company to run the optoelectronics groups as VP and general manager. Jerry is a proud Michigan native and earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Phil Beck has led or served as a key team member in successful initiatives to acquire, integrate, and grow entrepreneurial businesses. Phil has more than 30 years of experience with manufacturing companies in a variety of industries during which he has served in a range of senior management positions, including CFO, COO, and General Manager, VP of IT & Senior Consulting Manager while establishing a track record of helping each company grow both organically and via M&A.
Phil is a highly pragmatic, hands-on operational executive who builds strong management and operational teams that help companies grow both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
Phil’s home state is Minnesota. Phil is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Accounting and is a certified public accountant (license in good standing and inactive). Phil’s hobbies include remodeling homes and enjoys spending time at his lake home in Wisconsin.
Dan Chandler began his career as a research scientist designing novel polymers and electronic materials. This work lead to the creation and patenting of circuit protection devices used in virtually every lithium ion cell in the world and culminated in projects that have generated over a billion dollars in revenue.
Before coming to Gener8, Dan held senior executive roles at Fairchild Semiconductor, Tyco Electronics, and TE Connectivity where he variously managed international new product development teams for electronic interconnect, high performance wire and cable, connectors, sealing and thermal interface technologies. He has also taken a turn at running marketing, quality, operational excellence organizations. At Gener8, he is back to his “old tricks” of building and maintaining a first-rate engineering community.
Dan earned his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and has a B.S. in Polymer Engineering. He has two, very artistic daughters. He is a native-born Californian but spent much of his youth in a small town on the Gulf Coast. In his spare time, he rides and repairs motorcycles.
Kimberly Subrahmanyn began her career as a systems engineer designing semiconductor equipment. Her passion for medicine lead her to get involved in the development of medical and pharmaceutical devices. Her career focused on robotics and instrumentation including designing a benchtop scara robot for pharmaceutical research that is still an industry standard.
Before coming to Gener8, Kimberly held management roles at ESI, Agilent, Abbott and Paramit. She held technical project management positions for a large part of her career and developed a deep understanding of the FDA for the medical products that she supported. At Gener8, she has been both a technical project manager, as well as, she has run the NPI group.
Kimberly earned her M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT, and has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She has two daughters in college and enjoys getting to see them when they aren’t busy. Kimberly likes remodeling homes and currently is building a house on a small farm.
Mark Chatfield boasts thirty years of experience in specialized x-rays, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy. Mark has extensive experience manufacturing complex instruments in Life Sciences. He is an Ops professional proficient in modern manufacturing techniques like Lean, Six Sigma and Class A planning and scheduling. Mark leads Gener8’s global operations transformation across our multi-site manufacturing footprint contributing to the growth and expansion of Gener8’s teams and locations.
Prior to joining Gener8, Mark was responsible for running operations in the fields specialized x-rays, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He studied Business Administration at San Jose State University during his tenure there.
When Mark is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Brian is a results-driven sales and marketing professional focused on enabling medical, life science, and semiconductor instrument manufacturers to advance technology and performance. Brian has a passion for our customer’s goals of providing better patient outcomes for diagnosing and treating cancer and medical conditions.
Before joining Gener8, Brian spent over 20 years with PerkinElmer Optoelectronics (now Excelitas) and IDEX Melles Griot holding global leadership roles in sales and product management. The team at PerkinElmer changed the industry standard for endoscopic lighting with the Cermax Xenon brand and enabled better patient surgical outcomes.
Brian is a Dayton, Ohio native and earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Outside of the office, Brian enjoys traveling with his wife Jen, a good sci-fi book, and a game of pickup basketball.
Alfred Macha directs Gener8’s contract manufacturing, design transfer, and new product introduction services. Among his accomplishments is transforming a prototype EMV chip card into 10 fully automated high-volume production lines that increased annual revenue from $5 million to $150 million within a twelve-month period. He has held executive leadership positions at HEI Medical Device Manufacturing, Anaren (now TTM Technologies), and Sanmina Corporation.
Alfred has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. He believes learning is a lifelong journey and derives inspiration from studying how the world’s greatest leaders have achieved success through perseverance. In his spare time, Alfred writes articles on operational excellence in contract manufacturing. He does this for several magazines including being a regular contributor to SMT-007 online.
He additionally loves watching his kids play competitive soccer and taking the family to the beach for vacations. His favorite travel destinations have been Playa Del Carmen, Maui, St Thomas, and Puerto Vallarta.
Dana brings a wealth of experience to Gener8. Having led HR as a full-service organization, she partnered with executives and business leaders, implementing long-lasting change while driving corporate initiatives, including workforce scaling, portfolio alignment and entrance in new geographies. Her professional career spans semiconductor and life science industries.
Prior to joining Gener8, Dana served as Global VP of HR at OSRAM for 8 years and was responsible for over 1500 employees globally. Previous roles included Global HR Director at Marvell Semiconductor for 3 years, overseeing the Corporate HR Business Partners, Organization Development and Immigration and held various Management HR roles at PerkinElmer for 11 years. She spent 2 years with AMD where she started her HR career.
Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with minor in Nuclear Physics from the Bucharest Polytechnic University in Romania, and a Highschool Chemistry Teacher Degree from the same. She attended Dimitrie Cantemir Law University in Bucharest for 3 years prior to relocating to the Bay Area, California. Dana loves spending time with her friends, hanging out with her daughter, bike riding and travelling.
Stephanne Flint has over 20 years of experience designing and developing medical device software, as well as leading distributed teams of software engineers, systems engineers, test organizations, and other experts. Stephanne’s strong software engineering background and her ability to collaborate successfully with clients are what makes her able to repeatedly deliver successful projects.
Prior to joining Gener8, Stephanne acted as Vice President of Software at The RND Group, which was acquired by Gener8 in 2021. Stephanne specializes in medical device software development that adheres to Gener8’s stringent quality system. Her understanding of FDA compliancy for software makes her an excellent partner for bringing medical devices to market. As Vice President of Software Development, General Manager at Gener8, Stephanne oversees software development efforts and supports technical sales of software.
Outside of the office, Stephanne enjoys spending time with her family and husband Kent.
Fred Trimble has directed Gener8’s product quality, customer satisfaction, and regulatory compliance functions since 2018. He leads a team that serves customers across a broad range of industries, including medical device, biotech, and defense. Fred has held executive-level positions in quality, regulatory, and clinical affairs for over 20 years at major medical device companies, including Fresenius Medical Care, Philips Healthcare, and Medtronic.
Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Clarkson University and an MBA at Regis University. He grew up in Upstate New York and has lived in all four corners of the continental United States, as well as the eastern and western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, before finally settling in California.