Executive Biographies


Robert T. Winskowicz

 Robert T. Winskowicz serves as Chief Executive Officer and is an executive member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Winskowicz is an accomplished Senior Executive with vast business experience that spans start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Sterilis Mr. Winskowicz spent 15 years as the Managing Partner of Performance Indicator, LLC, a technology start-up he co-founded in 1997. He was the primary business leader directing all aspects of the organization with focus on sales, marketing, and product development. Prior to 1997, Mr. Winskowicz held several executive level sales and marketing positions in the consumer goods industry including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arnold Palmer Golf Company and management positions with MacGregor Golf, Alberto Culver, and DEP Corporation.

Mr. Winskowicz has 25 issued and pending patents and an accomplished platform speaker on start-ups and business strategy. His most recent speaking engagements include Babson College, MBA - Entrepreneurship and Opportunity; Northwestern Kellogg School of Business, MBA - Business Strategy; Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, MBA - Business Strategy; and Patriarch Partners, LLC, Executive Leadership Conference. Mr. Winskowicz is presently a member of Investors Collaborative, a Boston based angel investing group where he also serves as a member of the screening committee. Mr. Winskowicz is a graduate of Husson University.

Jeffrey H. Bell 

 Jeffrey H. Bell founded the Company in June 2011 and serves as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to founding Sterilis, Mr. Bell acted as Chief Operating Officer of an Australian listed medical device company, Norwood Abbey Limited. During this time Mr. Bell was directly involved or responsible for:

  • Capital raise – over $100M raised through various equity debt and quasi debt securities.
  • Licensing – responsible for both in-license and out-license agreements for a variety of medical device technologies.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – negotiated and closed the successful purchase of an ophthalmic product line from Novartis subsidiary CIBA Vision.
  • Spin out of subsidiary technology on the London Stock Exchange achieving a tenfold increase in book value upon listing.

Prior to joining Norwood, Mr. Bell worked as a Chartered Accountant for ten years and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr. Bell has held various Board and Company Secretarial positions in both public and private companies.

Gordon Lewis

Gordon Lewis serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Gordon brings over 25 years of product development and executive leadership to Sterilis, LLC. His diverse product realization expertise spans robotics, consumer, medical device, sports and military markets. He has founded and led 2 ventures to successful exits, including one to a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Lewis holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has 7 patents in technologies ranging from water filtration to physiological monitoring.

Rick S. Barnett

Rick S. Barnett serves as the Executive Vice President of Sales. Mr. Barnett has held many senior level executive positions within the medical device arena. Mr. Barnett is a performance-driven sales leadership executive with expertise in building client relationships, developing and executing winning sales strategies, and the selection and development of top sales teams. Mr. Barnett is recognized as a leader with a reputation for advancing successful business development campaigns, leveraging core strengths, and capitalizing on solid client relationships.
Mr. Barnett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Hawaii. He is a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Barnett has more than 27 years of senior leadership and healthcare management. His background includes building businesses with companies like Stryker and Intuitive Surgical over the past 17 years. Mr. Barnett created the Da Vinci Specialist Program for Intuitive Surgical that produced 150% growth in just 18 months and spent 15 years with Stryker Corp. where he led the group to 646% growth over his tenure. Mr. Barnett served as the U.S. President of Sales and Operations with a U.K. based company Surgical Innovations where he was responsible for developing market share by creating distribution channels throughout the US. While at Surgical Innovations he grew the US sales from $1.2M annually to over $12M in 3 years.

Mr. Barnett is a visionary who commonly recognizes “outside the normal” opportunities while driving the current business to surpass established goals. Mr. Barnett has a proven track record of over 20 years of achieving planned goals in every position.

The Sterilis System provides ease of use, safety, convenience and cost savings features in one remarkable device!
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