Our head office and production facilities
are located in Eastampton, New Jersey, USA.
We design, develop and manufacture
innovative and environmentally responsible
biotechnology products and specialty
Our product lines are based on natural
microbes and enzymes and have applications
in aquaculture, agriculture and horticulture,
cleaning and sanitation, food processing
and nutrition, waste water, pollution control
and environmental remediation.
Epicore is a major manufacturer and supplier of biotechnology and nutritional products around the world for diversified industries.
William P. Long
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Long has more than 40 years of experience in the biotech and specialty chemical industries. He joined Epicore BioNetworks Inc. in 1995 as Vice President of Operations and was named Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Mr. Long’s previous experience includes several management and business development positions at the specialty chemical company, Zeneca Inc. Mr. Long holds an MBA from Widener University and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Keith Blackman, Interim Chief Financial Officer
William R. Castner
Mr. Castner has a master degree in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and BA in Chemistry (minor in Physics) from Rutgers University.
Previous experience in the specialty chemicals industry with National Starch and Chemical and in the environmental discipline with Safety Kleen.
Fernando Garcia Abad
Aquaculture Business Development Director
Mr. Garcia, Epicore’s Aquaculture Business Development Director, is responsible for worldwide business development. Fernando has over 25 years experience in aquaculture in both academic and production areas of the business. He has consulted to the industry and has held management positions in production facilities at the three levels of the industry: maturations, hatcheries and farms. Fernando, has worked with Epicore for 19 years in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility.
Dr. Russell J. Jerusik
Dr. Jesurik is responsible for all Epicore laboratory and field R&D projects and will oversee technical service, product quality and process development activities.
Dr. Jerusik earned microbiology degrees from Upsala College and the University of Georgia. He has over twenty years of laboratory and business management experience. He has developed patent-pending test methods for rapid detection of bacterial spores. He has conducted technical service for wastewater microbiology and spent many years technically supporting micro-biocide businesses. His field development experience spans several continents.
Mr. DeMore has 35 years experience in the manufacturing and chemical industries. He joined Epicore BioNetworks Inc in 1994. His mechanical experience was utilized in setting up Epicore’s initial manufacturing facility. He has worked his way up in the company and currently holds the position of Production Manager. Mr. DeMore’s previous experience includes managing the mechanical department at Safety Kleen corporation chemical recycle facility in Clayton NJ.
Fabrizzio Vanoni Armijos
Latin American Sales Manager
Mr. Vanoni, Epicore´s Latin America Technical Sales Manager is responsible for Latin America Sales. Fabrizzio has worked for Epicore Ecuador S.A. in various technical and sales positions since 2004. He studied aquaculture technology at the Espromed Technical Institute in Guayaquil and has over 20 years experience in aquaculture business management. Fabrizzio also owns a very successful 100 hectare shrimp farm in Ecuador.
Lorena Vanoni Armijos
Administrative and Operations Manager, Ecuador
Mrs. Vanoni has an extensive background in the Ecuadorean shrimp industry. She started her career working in the family business “OMARSA”, an integrated shrimp farm group, more than 30 years ago helping create and organize the HR Department. She later was employed by Sort-Rite International, Inc, a Texas based company that manufactures shrimp processing equipment.
She was responsible for all Ecuadorean transactions providing sales and post sales services and providing marketing support at international seafood trade shows. Through Sort-Rite she had the opportunity to deal with many shrimp farm producers and exporters. Mrs. Vanoni joined Epicore in 1996 to provide administrative assistance to Epicore’s trial and commercialization project. In February 1997 Epicore Ecuador S.A. was legally constituted where she has been aboard ever since. She presently occupies the legal position of President of EESA . Mrs. Vanoni holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil.
Nileshkumar R. Vyas
Sr. Fermentation Microbiologist
Mr. Vyas has over 22 years of experience in the research, development, implementation and scale-up of projects involving one or more microbial fermentation for various health care segments. He has held a management position in one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companys and his experience includes fermentation of Anti-infective drugs like Erythromycin, Penicillin, in 200,000 L fermentors and Cardiovascular drugs like Lovastatin in 40,000 L fermentor. His previous experience involved working as a certified lead auditor for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental management systems (14001). He joined Epicore BioNetworks Inc. in 2009 as Sr. Fermentation Microbiologist.
Mr. Vyas holds a Masters degree in Biochemistry from M.S University, India and a Bachelor in Microbiology from Gujarat University, India. Certified Solutions Consultant – my SAP Supply Chain Management - Manufacturing, Certified by SAP AG – Germany and Diploma in business administration.
Michelle A. Smith
Commercial Services Specialist
Mrs. Smith holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. She joined Epicore BioNetworks Inc. in February 2004 to handle customer order processing. In 2007 she took the position of Commercial Services Specialist. She is now responsible for the daily operation of Epicore’s Eastampton sales office, all customer service and order processing functions. She is also responsible for all assigned accounting tasks such as account receivables and account payables. In addition, she also holds the role of Document Control Manager in our ISO 9001 and Global Gap programs.
Jorge Ullauri Solano
Technical Sales Manager, Central America
Mr. Ullauri graduated with an Engineering Degree in Aquaculture from the Universidad Tecnica of Machala. He has over 25 years experience in managing shrimp hatchery production units, raceways, brood stock programs and shrimp farms in Ecuador, Honduras, Belize, Vietnam and Brazil.
Mr. Ullauri joined Epicore Bionetwoks Inc. in 2007 in charge of Sales and Technical Service to all customers in Central America (Belize, Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama). He also provides technical support to customers in Venezuela and Brazil.
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