Executive Team

The management team assembled by GeneSTAT Molecular Diagnostics, LLC has a wealth of experience in the field of medical devices, as well as specific and highly relevant expertise in developing diagnostic instruments and tests. The management team also has a strong performance record in taking clinical diagnostic products through the FDA regulatory process and successfully bringing products to market.

David Taus
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Taus has over 40 years experience in the medical device, IVD, and biotech industry. He has a proven record in executive management and directing product development, sales, marketing, operations, and manufacturing in medical product regulated markets.
Ernie Sumsion
Regulatory Director
Mr. Sumsion has a 35-year track record in management, operations and regulatory affairs in the medical device industry. He has successfully brought medical devices through the FDA approval process. While Senior Vice President, Vice President of Operations, Chief...
Michael Wood, PHD.
Consulting Senior Director Research & Development
Dr. Wood is GMD’s consulting Senior Director of Research and Development. He brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the molecular diagnostics industry. Prior to joining GMD, Dr. Wood was Senior Director of Research and Development at DxNA, Senior Director of...
Roger Jensen
Chief Financial Officer
President of Centennial Capital Corporation, a financial advisory firm specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Reorganization, and Strategic Growth Planning. Roger has over 35 years senior management experience in a variety of industries including life...
Martina Gaspari, PhD
Consulting Cell and Molecular Biologist
Ray Cracauer
Chief of Platform Technology
Ray Cracauer serves as GMD’s Chief of PlatformTechnology. Prior to GMD, Ray served as DxNA’s Chief of Platform Technology. Ray was also the founder and general manager of MTB&G, LLC, a product development consulting firm and has over 40 years of engineering, development...
Jim Maples
Director of Administration
Mr. James Maples is the Administrative Officer of GMD and operated as Chief Financial Officer for GeneTec LLC and other preceding related companies. He has lectured at Dixie State College on Entrepreneurship and at Utah State University has taught upper division Marketing...
Sam Sampson
Director of Sales & Business Development
Sam has over 18 years of demonstrated experience in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries. Sam’s sales career began working for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals across many disease states. While working for these...
Bryson Despain
Vice President of Marketing
As the Principal of Rukkus Communications, Bryson Despain serves as the Senior Marketing Lead for GMD. Bryson heads teams of creative thinkers, artisans and businesspeople to engineer sound, innovative strategies to advance the GMD brand and marketing vision...
Steve Carwell
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Carwell has over 20 years’ experience in various executive management positions in the medical device and industrial products industries. His management experience includes serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded (NASDAQ) medical equipment...