Management, Sales and Technical Team

Peter Meintjes, PhD 
Chief Executive Officer

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A passionate science & technology executive focused on the product-market fit of disruptive innovations to drive commercial success. Peter has over five years' experience in international Business Development, Sales and Marketing of software products for Genomics and Molecular Biology. While at Biomatters Limited, he successfully grew the Geneious product line to become one of the leading DNA sequence analysis software platforms globally. For Omixon, he is responsible for all US deliverables covering in-market activities including product management,   sales and support. Peter has a technical background, with a PhD in microbial genomics from the University of Auckland and is an expert in DNA Sequencing, Microbiology, Genetics/Genomics, Evolution and Bioinformatics Software. Peter's LinkedIn profile

Zoltán Simon, MSc
Chief Operating Officer

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Zoltán received an MSc in Technical Informatics, an MSc in Banking Informatics from the Budapest University of Technology, and an MSc in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest. He has accumulated management expertise at Lufthansa Systems in various positions and at BI Consulting as Consulting Unit leader. Zoltán has worked in Germany and in Hungary. Zoltan's Linkedin Profile

Piroska Hajdu
Chief Financial Officer

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Piroska graduated from Corvinus University of Economics in Budapest. She developed in wide range of financial and general management roles at Unilever and other Hungarian and multinational companies. She is an experienced leader of the financial team, with strong controlling and general management background. Piroska's LinkedIn profile 

Efi Melista
Head of Product

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A geneticist by training with a strong interest and background in research who got won over by biotechnology and the commercial world. After completing her studies, Efi moved to the USA to work on a variety of research projects at Boston University, MA, including the genetic basis of sickle cell anemia disease, β-thalassaemia, cardiac disease, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD and even longevity. Her love and fascination for technology allowed her to accumulate immense expertise in cutting-edge technologies used in genomics and molecular diagnostics, including extensive hands-on work on several Next Generation Sequencing platforms. For Omixon, she is the product leader and is responsible for leading the Field Applications Scientist team to ensure excellent customer field support as well as for the coordination and execution of Omixon's product development plans by the Lab Scientist teams at our partner labs. Additionally, she acts as a Senior Field Application Scientist in the US organizing and carrying out customer onsite trainings and multi-lab workshops. Efi's LinkedIn profile

Richard Pallin
VP Global Commercial Operations

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Before coming into the molecular diagnostics field, Richard was a merchant navy engineer, travelling around the world on a ship carrying iron ore, but finally decided to go into further education in the sciences and then a BSc in Applied Biology. He started his scientific commercial career as a FAS/Engineer with Chiron Diagnostics supporting customers and distributors using the b-DNA viral load monitoring system throughout EMEA. Richard has over 20 years of commercial experience in the molecular diagnostics and research markets of EMEA and the US.
Gaining experience in positions within support, sales as well as marketing. Having worked for large companies including Roche Diagnostics and Bayer, then moving into smaller companies with innovative and disruptive technologies like Luminex, GenMark or Singulex, he has a broad range of experience that will definitely bring value to Omixon. He has led EU and global product launches with replacement or disruptive technology products and systems. Richard's LinkedIn page

Nóra Nagy, MBA
Head of Market Development & Marketing

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Nóra is an experienced sales executive focused on Market Development and Innovation Management. She spent more than 10 years in the Media Sector handling global marketing campaigns of local and multinational executive level clientele in Hungary as well as in Eastern Europe and in the USA. She is ambitious and always curious about disruptive ideas. She joined the Omixon team to improve overall business awareness and increase business potential in the Asia-Pacific region. Nóra received her MBA from the Central European University, Budapest. Nóra's LinkedIn profile

Dan Mancuso
Market Development Director, Americas 

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With 30 years of experience in the HLA field, Dan is excited to join the Omixon team and begin his new role as Market Development Director, Americas with Omixon Inc. Dan received his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. Shortly after, he began working at Cleveland Clinic and spent eight years as Molecular Lead Tech. Right after, he become Molecular Supervisor at Donor Network of Arizona.
From the early 2000’s, Dan shifted his interest to sales roles within the HLA field and worked for a number of leading HLA companies, such as Qiagen, Inc., Olerup, Abbott Molecular, and Illumina as Sales Representative and Transplant Genomics Specialist.
Dan is excited to contribute his knowledge, enthusiasm and extensive experience to Omixon’s team of NGS & HLA experts, and continue to bring Omixon’s leading Next Generation Sequencing Technology to Transplant Centers in Canada, the USA, Central and South America. Dan’s LinkedIn profile

Krisztina Rigó
Head of Software Research

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After receiving an MSc in Zoology, Krisztina spent three years as a post-graduate researcher. During this time, she gained experience with molecular biology methods, experiment design, and statistics. Since she joined the Omixon team as a Junior Bioinformatician in 2011, she has been involved in product development, testing, and validation and participated in a variety of research projects. In 2017, she was appointed as the Head of Software Research. Krisztina's LinkedIn profile

Gergely Tölgyesi, MSc, PhD
Technical Lead of Assay R&D

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Has an MSc in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics, with experience in molecular biology assay development, molecular diagnostics and in Good Laboratory Practice. He published 10 peer-reviewed articles in molecular biology and genetics. Previously as the Regulatory Affairs Quality System Manager, Gergely was responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of our quality management system and planning our validation processes. He has been with Omixon since April 2014.

Márton Pogány, MSc, PMP
Project Manager, Head of Software Development

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Marton received MSc in Electrical Engineering at Furtwangen University, BSc as Electrical Engineer teacher at Óbuda University and BSc as Business Coach at Budapest Business School.
Marton gained more than 10 years of Project Management experience in the field of Telecommunication, Automotive industry and Banking on both software development and infrastructure related projects and programs.
At Omixon, started as Project Manager and after a short time got the Software Development Department management as well. For more information, please visit Marton's Linkedin Profile.

Gabriella Adlovits
Regulatory Affairs Quality System Manager

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Gabriella graduated as a Technical Manager specialized in Quality Management at Budapest University of Technology. She has 10 years quality management experience in various industries (FMCG-, automobile- and bioindustry). She joined Omixon in 2015 as a Quality Engineer and was a major contributor for developing, implementing and maintaining ISO 13485 Quality Management System at Omixon. Thanks to her tenacity and enthusiasm, she acquired huge experience and knowledge in the field of IVD regulation in a short period of time resulting a promotion as a Regulatory Affairs Quality System Manager.

Dániel Horváth
Head of Manufacturing and Logistics

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Dániel has graduated at Budapest Business University in Economics, and started his career as a Supply Chain Manager at a Hungary-based freezer manufacturing company.

He gained expertise handling freights on land, air and waterways. In 2018, he was registered as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor at the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
Since joining the team in 2016, he is responsible for supervising Omixon's warehouse operations, such as managing the growing export demand from more than 30 countries.

Ágnes Simon
HR Manager

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Ágnes completed her studies in the field of Foreign Trade but she has always been interested in the area of Human Resources.
She strongly believes that cooperation based partnership is the only chance to find win-win solutions and to be successful. She loves exploring new opportunities and thinks outside the box, she has natural instinct for spotting trends and future developments – often before others are even remotely aware of them.
She joined Omixon in 2018 and works with the Management Team to strategically plan HR initiatives that will benefit the company and encourage more efficient and beneficial work from employees.