SAMPS was previously Association of Commercial Professionals for Life Sciences (ACP-LS)

Management Team

Chuck Drucker

Mr. Drucker is a results-driven leader with over 20 years of experience in selling and marketing scientific products and services. In addition to his role as President of the Association of Commercial Professionals – Life Sciences (SAMPS), Mr. Drucker is Head of Alliance Management at Q-Squared Solutions, a Quintiles Quest Joint Venture.

Prior to founding the SAMPS Mr. Drucker led marketing for Covance’s Strategic Partnering and Integrated Drug Development business unit, was Vice President of Marketing and EU Business Development at Kaplan EduNeering, a life science compliance and knowledge management company, and led marketing at AAI, a Contract Research Organization providing pre-clinical, clinical, and manufacturing services. Prior to AAI Mr. Drucker was employeed in sales, marketing, and communications roles at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare Life Sciences), a world leader in systems, reagents, and solutions for disease research, drug discovery, development, and manufacturing.  Chuck has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Jack Ball
Vice President, Product Company Membership

Jack Ball is CEO and a board member at Solulink Inc. He is President of Tyball Associates, LLC. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Aquaro Histology, Carterra, Celsee Diagnostics, NanoCellect Inc., Swift Bioscience and DNA Software. Most recently he was CCO at Accuri Cytometers, which was sold to Becton Dickinson in March 2011. Prior to Accuri Cytometers, he was CEO of Amnis Corporation, and has also served as CCO for Molecular Probes, Inc. Prior to that he was with Orchid Biosciences as Sr. VP and General Manager and with Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Inc., where he rose to President for North America.

Walter Lentfert
Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Lentfert has a long and proven record of combining life science sales and marketing with information technology excellence to enable enhanced customer communications. In addition to his role with the SAMPS, he is the Founder of Razor Profiles, LLC, a Consulting/Software As A Service company that provides business process improvement consulting and project management services as well as unique software as a service solutions.

Most recently, he was Director of Commercial Operations at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, where he optimized many processes that improved commercial effectiveness. Previously, he was Director of Global E-commerce at Amersham Biosciences, where he transitioned 75% of the company's clients from manual phone and fax ordering to e-commerce. Additionally, he spent 8 years in business development roles, selling equipment and reagents to life scientists working for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Academic organizations.

John Dahler 
Treasurer and Secretary

Mr. Dahler  has over 30 years’ experience with a diverse business background in biotechnology, manufacturing and service environments ranging in size from Fortune 500 to start-up companies. As a CFO, John led the successful exits of two biotech companies, Ambion (Austin, TX) and Accuri Cytometers (Ann Arbor, MI).  Prior to entering life sciences, he worked for Fiskars, Pillsbury/Grand Metropolitan and KPMG in senior financial leadership roles.  He graduated with a BS in Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin and is a CPA and CMA.

John lives in Ann Arbor and currently serves as a private financial and operations consultant with multiple start-up companies with a special focus on medical device companies.

Tony McCook
Director of Business Development

Mr. McCook is a Global Sales & Marketing Executive for the Life Science/Diagnostic and Medical Device markets. With more than 30 years experience, he is known for transforming innovative products and services into market leading brands.

In addition to contributing to SAMPS as Director of Business Development, Mr. McCook is Director of Sales for Masy BioServices. Masy BioServices provides Calibration, Validation and cGMP Biostorage services for life science companies to analyze and improve the quality of their research laboratories and production environments, playing a focused role in the development and delivery of leading drugs and devices used to improve patients' lives.

Prior to Masy, Mr. McCook provided his expertise in Commercial Leadership to leading Life Science companies through consulting and roles in sales and marketing management of increasing responsibility at leading Life Science suppliers including: Brooks Life Science Systems, Bioscan Inc., both Affymetrix, Inc., Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) and PerkinElmer Life Sciences.

Tony has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a BS in Medical Technology from Framingham State College.

Andy Bertera

Andrew Bertera is a the Executive Director of Marketing and Sales at New England Biolabs. Andy joined NEB in 2009, having previously worked in a variety of R&D, marketing, and senior management positions at Amersham, GE, and Promega. As Executive Director of Marketing and Sales at NEB, Andy is responsible for the development and implementation of NEB’s global marketing and sales strategies and tactics, across its entire product portfolio. His role includes the direct management of NEB’s US-based customer service, marketing, and sales professionals, covering the disciplines of market research, product management, channel and order management, digital marketing, scientific and marketing communications, and sales. Andy has been a member of SAMPS since its conception and joined its Board of Directors on 2017.

Olga Torres
Director of Marketing
Joanne Dimitrakopoulos
Annual Meeting Program Chair

Joanne is the CMO and founder of Kinetogram Marketing, a subscription-based agency. She is an avantgarde, scientific marketer with an entrepreneurial spirit, who saw an opportunity to provide skilled marketing, to startups and small life science companies, at affordable rates.  She began her career at Millipore as a technical writer before moving on to several startup companies where she handled technical support, sales and marketing. In 2012 she joined eBioscience where she turned around multiple product portfolios through her innate market sense. This earned her the reputation as a fearless spirit with the “Midas touch”. She held
leadership positions at Affymetrix and ThermoFisher Scientific where she was awarded Marketeer of the Year. Joanne holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology and Masters in Digital Marketing which enables her to develop innovative, integrated campaigns, measure their effectiveness and ensure quality leads are generated.

Hamid Ghanadan
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tom Sellig
SAMPS, Sales And Marketing Professionals in Scientific research, is the first and only organization dedicated to sales and marketing professionals within the life sciences.

The association’s goal is to serve its members who work in commercial roles for life science products and services companies and associated businesses, globally.
SAMPS was previously named ACP-LS. We feel that SAMPS more clearly describes the membership, and will form a better foundation from which to expand this membership globally. 
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