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Chris Couper 

President/Founder

In 1993, Chris founded Liquidyne and has been involved with manufacturers and customers working to provide solutions for fluid transfer, measurement, and control challenges. Chris earned a B.A. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as a scientist in academia and later at a pharmaceutical manufacturer. He later joined a South San Francisco manufacturer and distributor of purification skids in technical sales and later management. As president, he enjoys personal interactions with his team and business partners, working on strategic leadership and problem-solving. If not at the office, he can be found at home with his family and animals, in an ice rink or golf course, or serving on the local companies' advisory board.

Bryan Boettiger

Chief Experience Officer

Bryan joins the Liquidyne team to help support the continued growth of the company. His 20+ years of founding and growing an award-winning marketing agency that he sold in 2018 added another vital team member to an already experienced staff. Bryan has been tasked with focusing on overall business health as it relates to Customer Experience. This includes all internal and external customer touchpoints. His operations, sales, and marketing experience will enhance an already strong foundation at Liquidyne.

Dave Couper 

Business Development Director

Dave Couper manages the business development activities at Liquidyne. He is also responsible for the quality management oversight of the Design Group for Single-Use and in-house fabrication for new product development and document systems. As a Liquidyne's ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems team member, Dave guides within each area of Liquidyne's business. At Liquidyne, Dave has developed several startup companies providing operational, financial, and product development leadership, taking several companies globally. It is this drive that he shares to support the work of Liquidyne's customers.

Holly Carlson 

Operations & Customer Service Manager 

With over a decade in the industry, Holly currently supports Liquidyne and our customers as the Operations and Customer Service Manager. She came to Liquidyne with a B.A. in Business Administration. She works passionately with our Operations and Quality teams and is instrumental in maintaining Customer satisfaction. Her love of and desire to help people are her greatest assets. Holly is instrumental in maintaining quality standards and managing our cleanroom operations. Holly enjoys hiking in beautiful Colorado outdoors and is passionate about the game of tennis.

Kylee Scardello

Senior Accountant 

Kylee Scardello is Liquidyne's Senior Accountant. She is in charge of all aspects of Liquidyne's bookkeeping, working on everything financial for the company. Not afraid to roll up her sleeves and help out wherever is needed, Kylee has been known to assist in the cleanroom, process sales orders, and generally tackle any challenge placed before her. With over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience in small businesses and corporations, Kylee has had prior exposure to working in manufacturing, which gives her a solid foundation in understanding Liquidyne's needs and the needs of our customers. She is very detail-oriented and, even though her role is mostly internal, is dedicated to making sure that customers are taken care of on time and within budget. When she's not working, you can catch her enjoying the great outdoors or spending time with her family and friends.

Seth Staggs 

Customer Service Representative III

Seth Staggs is part of Liquidyne's Customer Service Relations team. In his role as a CSR III, Seth wears many hats, all of which are designed to develop and maintain stable, lasting relationships. From generating quotes, managing projects, and acting as a liaison between suppliers and the customer, Seth's number, one priority is customer satisfaction and project success. He is passionate about people and solutions and takes pride in his work. Before working at Liquidyne, Seth has held roles as a manager, supervisor, and field consultant in several industries, including key customer service roles with major pharmaceutical industry players. By taking the time to listen, learn, and truly understand the unique needs of different customers and projects, Seth can coordinate with the internal sales team to create solutions that go above and beyond. Those close-knit relationships are what makes going the extra mile possible.

Sylvie Harlan 

Quality Manager 

Sylvie has been involved with quality control for more than 30 years. She has an M.Sc in Management from the University of Montreal. She wrote a thesis on quality and interned during her studies in Japan with the Japanese (TC176) ISO 9001 Committee. Sylvie is very involved in sharing her passion for quality in different forums. She has been the Quality Manager for Liquidyne since 2016. In parallel, Sylvie performs Internal and Registrar ISO 9001 and 13485 audits as she likes to remain abreast of the best practices, risks, and changes in industries.

Tom Weller 

Technical Sales Representative

Tom Weller holds a Senior Sales Representative role with Liquidyne. He primarily supports pharmaceutical and food and beverage customers, expanding business and creating and maintaining relationships. From his humble roots as a metal finisher in a stainless-steel filter housing manufacturing plant, Tom has worked his way up to senior sales through various customer service and sales roles. With over 25 years of industry experience, Tom brings valuable expertise to every interaction. He is passionate about success, both for Liquidyne and all our customers. The longer and more complicated the project, for Tom, the more rewarding it is. Tom also takes a very hands-on approach to his relationships. From meeting customers in person (when possible), supporting their needs and ensuring deadlines are met, to personally solving any problems that arise, Tom is genuinely invested in every customer and project.

Evan Ottenweller

Technical Sales Representative

Evan Ottenweller is part of the expert sales team at Liqudyne. As a Technical Sales Representative, Evan uses his years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and biopharmaceutical world to provide honest guidance to his customers. He values building relationships and has a balanced view of the sales cycle. Before coming to Liquidyne Evan operated directly in a pharmaceutical lab, held a position as a field services engineer, worked in customer service, and was promoted to a sales role. This varied expertise makes Evan a relatable, knowledgeable, and valuable member of the Liquidyne team. He understands the inner workings of both maintaining a positive customer relationship and interacting with the technical side of the business. Outside of work, Evan loves dogs, especially his mini goldendoodle named Cru, and enjoys spending time in nature. You can find him snowboarding, boating, wakeboarding, or doing anything in the great outdoors.

Guy Ross 

Cleanroom/Hose Fabrication Lead 

Guy Ross is a crucial part of Liquidyne's team as our Cleanroom/Hose Fabrication Lead. Working mainly with custom orders, Guy spends most of his time in the cleanroom building assemblies and fabricating different hoses. This process requires specific expertise for each industry and application. Guy takes the time to understand the requirements and quality standards for each build. He enjoys the intricacies and technicalities involved with creating a product that meets customer needs and stands up to stringent quality standards. Before joining Liquidyne, Guy worked for himself doing remodeling, home maintenance, and installing commercial equipment. That technical knowledge, natural talent for building, and entrepreneurial spirit serve Guy well in his current role. He is a hard worker and a self-starter who is always up for a challenge. Being a part of the positive, dedicated Liquidyne team is one of Guy's favorite aspects of his work.