E. Court St.
Janesville, WI 53545-4015
Michael is an excellent public speaker, enjoys people and has a strong technical background. His core capability is laboratory automation. Work experiences have drawn out various facets of the core capability, including:
Capital equipment &
July 2001 to Present
MBA in marketing while working here. GPA
genotyping of mice using laboratory automation of PCR.
technicians on laboratory automation techniques
capitalize on people skills
LLC (Madison, WI)
Manager, Nucleic Acid Products
Product manager for high-throughput automation.
The premiere application was automated bacterial plasmid purification.
equipment and consumables to pharmaceutical and academic research organizations.
Sales calls included cold calls and visits to qualified customers.
Closed sales with laboratory managent
product development phase, managed a multifunctional team including two
engineers, a scientist and a graphic artist
Inc. (Middleton, WI)
Technical representative for the Gilson line of
liquid handlers and chromatography equipment. Responsibilities included:
sales: qualified, educated, and followed up with potential customers
sales staff, distributors and service personnel
for marketing brochures
troubleshot technical issues regarding product mechanics, electronics, software,
products at key accounts
applications for instruments
“Optimization of Automated Solid Phase Extraction
Methods.” Urban-Piette, Michael
and Paul Bouis. Podium presentation
at Pittsburgh Conference 1999, Orlando, Florida
“Automated SPE of Tricyclic Antidepressants”.
Urban-Piette, Michael, Gary Lensmeyer and Lynn Stroede.
From poster session 200 “Sample Handling/Automation/Polymers and
Plastics”. Pittsburgh Conference 1999, Orlando, Florida
Lurie Cancer Center, Dr. V. C. Jordan
September 1995 to September 1997
several papers and a book, a list of which is available upon request
clinical samples for the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen, using High Pressure
Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
communication between blood diagnostic instruments
designing products were ISO 9000-certified and the final product was approved by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Marketing emphasis. University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater, completed August 2002.
biology and genetics coursework at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
Science, Chemistry. Biochemistry
Illinois. August 1994. GPA, 3.2/4.0
networking and troubleshooting Microsoft NT” course, May 2000
Certificate, UW-Madison School of Business, 2000
Memberships and Other Personal Information:
the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA)
American Chemical Society
§ Plays classical and jazz piano
§ Reads and speaks German