Chief Executive Officer
DR. LOCKETT WOOD Dr. Wood has held positions as CEO, Marketing VP, Senior Scientific Manager, and Chief Scientist. He has significant experience in founding and managing startup technology companies. Before founding Avivid Technologies Group, Dr. Wood was a Chief Scientist for Covidien Inc. a $10B medical device manufacturer. Dr. Wood founded Colorado MEDTech to automate medical diagnostic instrumentation and took the company public in 1983. In FY2000, CMED sold $75 million in medical products and services and employed over 500 engineers and technical support people. Prior to founding CMED, Dr. Wood was a Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the National Institutes for Science and Technology. Dr. Wood holds BS degrees in Physics and EE with General Honors from the University of New Mexico, and also MS and PhD degrees in EE from The University of Colorado. Dr. Wood holds fifteen patents, numerous patents in process and has authored over thirty published scientific papers.
Executive Vice President-Finance
MR. WILLIAM STOPPERAN is one of the founders of Avivid Technologies as well as Avivid Water Technology. Prior to his current position, he served as President/CEO of WPCI, a drug and alcohol testing company with over 3,000 clients across the United States. Prior to WPCI, Mr. Stopperan was the CFO and Controller for Cybermedic, a publicly traded respiratory testing equipment manufacturer. Mr. Stopperan was instrumental in the acquisition of Rela Corporation by Cybermedic to form Colorado MEDtech (CMED). After the acquisition, he became Sales and Marketing Manager of Cybermedic, then a products division of CMED. Mr. Stopperan served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for California Devices, Inc. (CDI). CDI was a venture capital funded start up semiconductor manufacturer of which he was part of a team to start up its microelectronics facility. Mr. Stopperan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Iowa.
MR. WILLIAM LOWSTUTER is co-inventor of the TurboCoag© system. Mr. Lowstuter is founder and President of Kaizen Consulting Group (KCG) and has developed a successful career over the past 30 years by maximizing productivity through the development and implementation of Kaizen lean manufacturing principles in a variety of industries. He has served as a Corporate Officer and a Director of R&D for several major companies including Bartlett Machinery Group, Culbro Machine Systems, Pressed Steel Company, Grimes AeroSpace and Mark VII Equipment Company. Mr. Lowstuter has had complete P&L responsibilities for over $100 Million in revenue. He has successfully directed product engineering, manufacturing, finance, quality assurance, materials management, purchasing, environmental, health/safety, loss prevention, and human resources functions. Mr. Lowstuter is the inventor of a unique solar thermal collector and holds 6 patents. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
MR. WILLIAM CROSS, prior to joining Avivid, was founder and President of Crossconcepts Construction, a multifaceted general contractor for over 25 years. Bill directed all aspects of operations, sales, procurement and design for between 125 to 160 construction projects annually. Bill has managed relationships with hundreds of subcontractors over the years. Prior to establishing Cross Concepts, Mr. Cross was a sales executive for Colorado Doorways, Inc., the state’s largest door wholesaler where he contributed over $5 million in new customer revenue annually. Bill developed positive customer supplier relations by ensuring products were delivered on time, on budget and installed properly. No job was complete until approved by Bill and the end user. Mr. Cross attended Denison University.
Dr. Kenneth Ogan has been involved in the analytical and chemical instrumentation business for over 30 years, first with Perkin-Elmer, then with Hitachi Instruments, Hach Company (& Danaher Environmental Group), and lately with several start-up companies. Most recently, he was President of Advanced MicroLabs, a spin-out from Colorado State University, which was acquired in late 2014 by a large, multi-national instrument company. Ken is the co-author on 20 peer-reviewed publications, and holds 6 patents. He is currently continuing to consult with several start-up companies in the water technology sector.