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With over 160 years’ combined experience among our principals and partners, our team includes highly qualified subject matter experts in our respective fields. 

Michael Geanous, President

Decontamination Specialty Equipment



B.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

MBA,  Pennsylvania State University 



More than 38 years of experience working with steam, Ethylene Oxide and other decontamination methods including 14 years developing and implementing Hydrogen Peroxide technology equipment and solutions for DSE and STERIS. Was the lead engineering manager in the development of DCON chambers Deep Vacuum hydrogen peroxide sterilizers and the interface of VHP with freeze dryers. 



National Society of Professional Engineers 

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers

Packaging Machinery Manufactures Association


James R. Rickloff, Vice President/Scientific Director Advanced Barrier Concepts



MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

BS, Gannon University



More than 40 years of experience providing direct technical assistance to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries regarding the microbiological aspects and validation requirements for sterile isolator applications. Expertise includes project management, process design reviews, document generation (validation master plans, user requirement specifications, FAT/SAT/IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, SOPs, final reports), protocol execution, and regulatory support regarding process application. 



  • U.S. Patent No. 4,648,978: Process for the Continuous Preparation of Sterile Depyrogenated Solutions

  • U.S. Patent No. 4,863,688: Method for Decontaminating Surfaces on or Near Living Cells with Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide

  • U.S. Patent No. 4,935,371: Sterilizable, Gas Permeable Container for Use in Culturing Living Cells

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,445,792: Optimum Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Sterilization Method

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,508,009: Optimum Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Sterilization System

Kevin C. Cooney, Professional Engineer

Founder & Co-Owner, TechSource Engineering, Inc. 



B.S., Electrical Engineering, Gannon University, 1980

Coursework toward MBA, Case Western Reserve University, 1989

ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Assessor training, A2LA, 2006



Over 40 years of experience in the fields of test, measurement, control, and automation; 19 years of experience in projects specifically related to bio-decontamination including development of novel bio-decontamination equipment, related peripherals, and engineered systems for the bio/pharm industry.  

William C. Little, BME, President/Technical Director

Advanced Barrier Concepts, Inc.



BS, Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University 

MBA Coursework, Gannon University 



More than 40 years of experience in providing direct technical assistance to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries regarding process equipment design, hydrogen peroxide gas decontamination process, and the integration of process equipment with isolator systems for sterility testing and advanced aseptic processing applications. 



  • U.S. Patent No. 5,275,310: Vented, Non-Reusable, Multi-Dose Cartridge

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,534,221: Device and System for Sterilizing Objects


International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)

Iain McVey, Vice President, Science and Technology 

M2DCON Solutions, Inc.



BSc (Hons), Applied Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, The University of Huddersfield 

MS, Analytical Chemistry, University of Denver 

Ph.D. Studies, Environmental Chemistry, Kent State University 



Over 32 years of experience providing engineering and technical support to the decontamination industry. Holds 30+ patents related to decontamination systems and processes, chemical vaporization and other related technology.  

Brian Snyder, President

Cheshire Controls, Inc.



BS. Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology 



More than 35 years of experience in integration of custom PLC controls and data collection systems, working with most US and International medical device and pharmaceutical Companies. Areas of expertise include: Control integration and PLC controls, Allen Bradley, Siemens and Mitsubishi, Good Manufacturing Practices (GAMP5) and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

Roman Stienss, President,

Sterile Technologies, Inc.



MS, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Post graduate Studies, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick

Post Graduate Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Columbia University - School of Pharmacy

BS, Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy, Saint Peter's University


Over 40  years of experience in the development of capital equipment and consumables products with a demonstrated history of working in the machinery industry. Skilled in Medical Devices, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Business Process Improvement, Validation, and GMP.


Tim Meilander, President,

M2DCON, Inc.



BS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron



Over 25 years of experience in the development of capital equipment and consumables products for defense and commercial markets. Strong program and project management skills in international project management, budgeting, budget analysis, master scheduling, engineering and sales. Tim currently holds 5 patents including the process for dispersing vaporous hydrogen peroxide, decontamination dispenser suitable for use as a projectile, transportable decontamination unit and decontamination process, decontamination unit with collapsible decontamination enclosure and decontamination process.


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