Chief Operating Officer

Client Team Lead: John Spencer
COO | 20220622

Client: Codex DNA 

On June 15, 2022, the Board of Directors of Codex DNA, Inc. appointed Eric Esser to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In this role, Mr. Esser will serve as the principal operating officer of the Company. Mr. Esser, 52, will lead all aspects of operations including manufacturing, quality, supply chain, facilities, and services, as well as instrument product development and new product introductions.

Mr. Esser spent the first ten years of his career holding engineering and operations positions at KLA-Tencor designing and building large-scale UV semiconductor wafer inspection instruments. In 2001, he transitioned to the life science industry and joined Molecular Devices as Director of NPI, where he led New Product Introduction and launched many ELISA, cell imaging and analysis products to commercial production. After moving into operations management, he had the opportunity to establish and run Molecular Devices Asia as General Manager, based in Shanghai.

In total, he spent more than nine years in Asia, including time living in both China and Singapore. In 2013, he returned to the U.S. to lead Operations at ProteinSimple and Unchained Labs, and in both cases oversaw rapid growth and expansion to scale, leading to eventual successful acquisitions. He most recently was the Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply-Chain at Berkeley Lights where he oversaw Operations and New Product Introduction, including the establishment and expansion of operations.

Mr. Esser holds an BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry.

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