Team

enzymes made possible by our experts

Collaboration is key in our corporate culture. Every team member represents the character of our company: dedicated, creative, and our willingness to grow as a team. We all bring diverse experiences and skill-sets to the table in order to produce a well-rounded and complementary team that dreams big and delivers analytical grade enzymes to a wide variety of users. Contact us to learn more about our team and how to join us.

Ellen R. Campbell
CEO & VP
ELLEN R. CAMPBELL
Ellen is head in charge for all things company strategy, business development and financial management. She's an expert in proposal preparation, marketing strategy, and following industry trends. She and Bill co-founded NECi in 1993 to commercialize nitrate reductase to make nitrate testing safer, more accurate and reliable. Ellen holds a BS in chemistry from The New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has previous experience working with monoclonal antibodies, and has set up and directed commercial and academic biochemistry labs.
Bill Campbell
PRESIDENT & PROFESSOR EMERITUS
BILL CAMPBELL
Bill is the brains behind the enzymes. When he's not watching baseball, he's thinking about biochemical reactions and protein structures, and how they interact. After teaching biochemistry at Michigan Technological University, he retired to start NECi with his wife, Ellen. He was on the editorial board of The Journal of Biological Chemistry from 2000 to 2005, and has published over 100 scientific journal articles from his research.
Troy Kinnunen-Skidmore
LABORATORY MANAGER
TROY KINNUNEN-SKIDMORE
Troy has been with NECi since 1995, running day to day operations, performing assay development, ensuring products pass our internal quality control measures, and so much more. He earned his B.S. in Zoology from Northern Michigan University and fell in love with the upper peninsula winters. When he's not in the lab, you can find him cross-country skiing, road biking, or exploring the wilderness.
Justin Walbeck
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DEVELOPER
JUSTIN WALBECK
Justin joined NECi's team to design and build the internals and hardware for the handheld photometer. He also assists with developing the software for the photometer, attending trade shows, and researching project initiatives for research and development grants. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, but attended a different university the year that hurricane Katrina hit.
Sabrina Swanson
OFFICE MANAGER
SABRINA SWANSON
Sabrina joined NECi's team in March 2015. Since then, she's taken a lead role in organizational systems, accounting, kit assembly and order processing, also coming to assist with web, ordering, and lab functions. Her joys in life are: puns, using post it notes, color coding, and taming clutter!