Our executive team brings proven experience and expertise in developing and commercializing innovative nuclear medicine products and technologies
Bio: George is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, and founder of NorthStar Medical Technologies, which holds several leading technology subsidiaries including NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes. With 30 years of executive experience in the medical industry in roles of CEO or COO, George brings a proven leadership skill set to NorthStar. His expertise encompasses acquisition and development of core technologies, forging relationships with universities and national labs and creation of international joint ventures for the manufacturing and distribution of medical equipment. George has raised more than $200 million in financings to support companies he has acquired and/or technologies he has licensed/acquired. In addition, George has secured $50 million in financial grants from the U.S. Department of Energy in support of NorthStar’s Mo99 program. Businesses under George’s leadership have provided annual compounded investor returns of more than 40 percent. Additionally, George has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense, obtaining a Top Secret Clearance from the US Government in support of projects such as the Fire Control, Radar and Missile Systems on-board U.S. destroyers, the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Program, the Delta rocket and the Viking Lander Programs.
Education: George received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology
Bio: Steve, recently appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer, has 24 years of experience in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences industries where he has held multiple executive positions with leading global companies, including leadership of Nuclear Medicine businesses. He has extensive general management and corporate officer experience, as well as a proven track record of integrating science, engineering and commercial activities to drive complex projects to successful completion. Steve also served in the Royal Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer, where he specialized in Navigation and Operations.
Education: Steve received a BSc (Honors) in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter and an MBA from the London Business School, both in the United Kingdom. He also completed the Nuclear General Course at the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich in the United Kingdom.
Bio: Chris spent seven years in Public Accounting, where he earned his CPA. From there, he transitioned into manufacturing, gaining over 30 years of financial experience. Prior to joining NorthStar in 2014, he held the position of CFO for nine years at Henry Technologies, a Hendricks Holding Co., Inc. company, a global manufacturer of refrigeration components.
Education: Mr. Garver earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Bio: Jim has more than 40 years of design and management experience in the areas of scientific development and business operations. His operational responsibilities have included leadership of laboratory operations in nuclear and mixed waste areas and environmental services. While involved in technology start-up companies, Jim has also been responsible for manufacturing, developing quality assurance programs for compliance to Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy requirements, managing company activities to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, and managing major government contracts involving federal research and development programs. He also served as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force in control of ballistic missiles, and has invented or co-invented several patented technologies.
Education: Jim received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of Arkansas.
Bio: Jim has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 26 years, holding multiple management positions with leading global companies. He comes to NorthStar from Guerbet, where he served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the company’s Liebel-Flarsheim Company LLC business. Prior to that, he worked for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ imaging business for 25 years, holding a series of increasingly responsible positions in both regulatory affairs and research and development. Before joining Mallinckrodt, he held several academic posts at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing research interests involving positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals and the use of robotics to automate radiopharmaceutical production.
Education: Jim earned his BS in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bio: John brings over 26 years’ experience in the medical imaging, healthcare, and radiology sectors where he held several leadership roles in the service, support and training arenas. Prior to NorthStar, John served as Global Director of Customer Service with Accuray Medical and TomoTherapy. He has extensive experience leading diverse, international teams of service professionals, establishing strong relationships with channel partners and designing strategies that deliver strong corporate and customer value. Prior to entering the medical equipment industry, John served nine years in the United States Marine Corps specializing in airborne electronic warfare with the 2nd Marine Air Wing.
Education: John attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Maryland and East Carolina University and completed three years of military technical training.
Bio: Rim has more than 30 years of engineering experience encompassing medical devices, mobile devices and automotive control systems, as well as extensive knowledge in hardware and software engineering. He comes to NorthStar from Baxter International Inc., where he was Senior Director, Global Product Management for the company’s infusion systems business. Before that, he served as Director, Program Management – New Product Development for Baxter’s renal business. Prior to joining Baxter, he worked for Motorola Mobile Devices, Motorola Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group, Tenneco Corporation and General Motors Company’s Saturn Corporation subsidiary.
Education: Rim earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Bio: Lisa has more than 30 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the medical imaging industry. She was most recently Senior Director of Marketing at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, where she held key roles in the successful launch and growth of its oncology diagnostic radiopharmaceutical, from initial FDA approval through several expanded indications. Prior to that, she held roles of increasing marketing and sales responsibility in the cardiology and oncology franchises of Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging and The DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, among others. Lisa has a proven ability to launch, grow and support clinically complex products and deep experience in the nuclear medicine industry. Her strengths in developing, motivating and empowering sales teams and her expertise in applying in-depth clinical knowledge when communicating with customers make her a key asset to the NorthStar management team.
Education: Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Bio: Darcy brings 30 years of Operational expertise to NorthStar where she is responsible for the Company’s Instrument Manufacturing Operations including Customer Care, Supply Chain, Production, and Shipping to nuclear pharmacies. Prior to coming to NorthStar, she was Materials Manager for a contract manufacturer where she led the development and implementation of lean materials practices and production scheduling to support quick turn-around to ensure customer satisfaction. Previously, she was Director of Materials at Burdick/Spacelabs/Quinton Cardiology, a manufacturer of cardiac testing and rehabilitation systems. Prior to that, she was Materials Manager with Marquip, where she established its materials department from inception. Darcy began her career in Materials at Norland Corporation which manufactured external programming instruments for pacemakers. In her progression from Buyer to Director of Operations, Darcy held increasingly responsible positions. Her comprehensive skill set in all aspects of operations provides a valuable resource for NorthStar.
Education: Darcy graduated from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin.
Bio: Dave brings 30 years of radiopharmaceutical manufacturing leadership experience to NorthStar. His expertise in creating and implementing successful operational programs in rapidly growing radiopharmaceutical businesses provides a valuable resource for the Company. Prior to joining NorthStar, Dave was Vice President, PET & SPECT Pharmacy Operations for Triad Isotopes, where he oversaw daily operations of its southeastern U.S. radiopharmacies. In addition, he led all its PET manufacturing sites through several FDA approvals, including F-18 FDG and F-18 NaF. Previously, while at PETNET Solutions, a Siemens company, Dave led multi-disciplinary teams in a dynamic growth environment to establish new PET isotope manufacturing centers across the United States. Dave’s ability to effectively lead diverse functional teams, in addition to his financial skills focused on operational efficiency, are a welcome addition to the NorthStar management team.
Education: Dave is a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the St Louis College of Pharmacy.
Bio: Barb brings 20 years’ experience with development and manufacturing of Class II medical devices along with 15 years’ experience in project and program management. Her technical experience started with roles in quality assurance, technical writing, usability engineering, and systems engineering at Datex-Ohmeda / GE Healthcare. Roles with increasing responsibility in project management and functional management followed at GE Healthcare and Baxter Healthcare. Most recently, Barb worked for Spacelabs Healthcare where she was the Director of Engineering for the Anesthesia business. Her strengths in team building, change management, and aligning groups to focus and execute per defined plans has resulted in several successful product releases and organizational changes.
Education: Barb holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota, a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. In addition, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).