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Management Team

Proveris Scientific management team brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and leadership.

Dino J. Farina, MS, EME

Founder & CEO

Dino Farina founded Proveris in 1995 shortly after completing two graduate degree programs at Stanford University in mechanical engineering. He was awarded the prestigious NASA Student Fellowship grant to study advanced fluid dynamics at the NASA-Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California and was a co-author on two groundbreaking journal articles related to his work with temperature and shear-stress sensitive liquid crystal coatings. His second Stanford thesis led to a U.S. patent that motivated him to move back home to Boston and start Proveris with a focus on image-based methodologies for understanding complex fluid flows.

Dino is an entrepreneur at heart. His 20 years of business experience and technical expertise with optical measurements of fluid flow and thermal phenomena, signal processing and advanced algorithm development, mechanical design, experiment design and analysis, and pharmaceutical regulatory science, keeps him very much involved in all facets of Proveris’s development and customer related activities. He is a named inventor on over 40 U.S. and international patents, and has published numerous articles and a book chapter related to orally inhaled and nasal spray drug products (OINDP). He drives the company’s overall vision for customer success in the complicated OINDP market.

Education:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1989
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1991
Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1994

Susan H. Farina

President

Susan Hanmer Farina is president of Proveris Scientific Corporation. She is responsible for driving the company’s strategic goals for quality, customer-focused growth. Prior to her appointment to serve as president, Sue served as senior vice president and general counsel, overseeing a wide variety of the company’s day-to-day operations and financial activities, as well as the company’s legal affairs, which she continues to guide. Combined, Sue has more than 30 years of business and legal experience, and is an accomplished leader.

Sue has been the recipient of the following awards:
Honoree, Top Women of Law (MA), 2014
Leadership in Action Award, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), 2011
Exceptional Achievement Award, as Chair on behalf of TIPS ADR Committee, 2008-2009
Exceptional Achievement Award, as Chair on behalf of TIPS Business Litigation Committee, 2006-2007

Education:
B.A. cum laude, Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982
Boston College Law School, 1994

Chip Leveille

Chief Commercial Officer

Chip is responsible for driving our commercial strategy in core and related markets.  He is an accomplished senior executive with over twenty-five years of diverse, global management experience in both the public and private life science sector.  His broad background includes responsibility for product research and development, operations, corporate development, regulatory affairs, sales, and marketing. He has a reputation for building and leading strong, multidisciplinary teams and has particular expertise in driving the development and commercialization of new technologies for use in research, clinical and diagnostic applications. Prior to joining Proveris Scientific Corporation, Chip managed a successful executive consulting business and held senior executive and commercial leadership positions in biopharmaceutical technology providers including Affymetrix, BioScale, Helicos, and Zymark Corporation.

Ben Okorodudu

Vice President of Sales

Ben is responsible for implementing Proveris’s global sales objectives and managing its Commercial team.  He joined Proveris in 2011 with a focus on expanding the company’s customer base in North America, successfully increasing Proveris’s footprint in this strategic geographic market.  Ben has more than 20 years of experience in sales and sales management roles with biopharmaceutical technology providers, including Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), Molecular Devices, Beckman Coulter, and Sarstedt.

Education:
B.S. Chemistry, Bucknell University, 1982

 

 
"Together with Proveris's instruments and software, the complete solution provides the scalability Aptar Pharma needs to perform robust, high through-put product testing." Salim Haffar, President, Aptar Pharma
 
 
"Proveris Scientific Corporation provides expert support for nasal developers. They are fast, reliable and are professionals at installing of their equipment and supports in demanding challenges." Dr. Peter Svete, Head of Physical Analytics, Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d.
 
 
"Proveris provides insightful and thorough test services. We would recommend working with Proveris. Proveris has great expertise in spray analysis." Elaine Schutte, Chief Development Officer, ProFibrix
 
 
"I want to express my sincere gratitude towards Proveris and the service team for being there to make sure our study goes well. The study just completed few minutes ago and thankfully everything went well.......while we conducted SAC study. It was a great display of professionalism by Proveris." ,
 
 
"As customary, Proveris's service team provided excellent service and was able to answer my questions." ,
 
 
"Thank you for the thorough training on our new equipment. I wish more companies would implement your hands on approach when it comes to training. Thanks again." ,
 
 
“We really appreciate the creativity and work conducted at Proveris for their Test Services (Proveris by Design®). Their knowledge, experience, and insight with OINDP’s was very helpful. Thanks to the Proveris team, we have a wonderful solution that we can use for commercial products!” Mic Iwashima, NDS Division, Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd