Innovation and Technology

Led by Donald Beeman, former CEO of LigoCyte, and Jason Corbally, President of Edulog, the Innovation and Technology (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s technology industry. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives to facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Innovation and Technology KIN Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • Don Beeman, Retired, Former CEO of LigoCyte (now Takeda Vaccines), Bozeman (Co-Chair)
  • Jason Corbaaly, President, Edulog, Missoula (Co-Chair)
  • Tom Acevedo, CEO, S&K Technologies, St. Ignatius
  • Sherri Davidoff, Founder, LMG Security, Missoula
  • Brett Baker, President/CEO, Microbion, Bozeman
  • Kevin Davis, President, Big Sky Commerce, Missoula
  • Rob Bargatze, Vice President Science, Takeda Vaccines, Bozeman
  • Chad DeLong, Executive Vice President, Sustainable Efficiency, Inc., Hamilton
  • Kathy Boelter, Owner, Arrow Solutions Group, Billings
  • Chris Dimock, Co-Founder, Elation Corp., Billings
  • Bob Clay, Chief Technology Officer, onXmaps, Missoula
  • Andrew Hull, President, Elixiter, Bozeman
  • Phillip Curtiss, Founder, Siafu Technology, Butte
  • Curt Jacobson, CEO, Corporate Technology Group, Missoula
  • Larry Johnson, President, Montana Photonics Industry Alliance, Bozeman
  • James Stephens, Co-CEO/Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Marble Biomaterials, Missoula
  • Mike Knauf, CEO, Rivertop Renewables, Missoula
  • Tom Stergios, VP, Advanced Technology Group, Missoula Solutions Center, Missoula
  • Chris Nelson, CEO, Zoot Enterprises, Bozeman
  • David Taylor, Consultant, Bozeman
  • Alex Philp, President, GCS Research, Missoula
  • Lance Trebesch, CEO, Ticket River, Harlowtown
  • David Poulsen, Chief Scientific Officer, Sinapis Pharma, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions & Biomedical Science, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Jeff Trom, Chief Technology Officer, Workiva, Bozeman
  • Anne Marie Quinn, CEO, Montana Molecular, Bozeman
  • David Vap, Group Vice President, Oracle, Bozeman
  • Diane Smith, CEO, American Rural, Whitefish
  • Walter Wunsch, CEO, SPECTEC, Emigrant