Derek Kane is the Vice President and General Manager. Derek oversees the day to day running of the company as well as development and implementation of the strategic business plan for the company’s growth and market expansion. Derek has over 20 years contract manufacturing experience in progressive leadership roles in high growth environments. He has proven experience on bringing new innovative medical devices to the market and into volume production around the world.
Peter Riefenhauser leads KMC's program management and account management teams. These customer-facing groups ensure that program performance and overall customer satisfaction is achieved. Pete has over 30 years experience in the diagnostic industry and has held several senior positions in marketing, operations and project management at leading IVD companies.
John McCool is a commercial leader with over two decades of experience in the diagnostics and life science industries. John has worked for several industry leading organizations such as Eppendorf, Tecan, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Beckman Coulter. Recognized for managing cross-functional teams within matrixed environments, John has a track record of creating and establishing customer loyalty and satisfaction by providing exceptional customer experiences.
Roger Rhynehart leads KMC’s Manufacturing towards a best-in-class organization, while being committed to establishing a culture of high performance, high quality, lean methodology and continuous improvement that is recognized by KMC’s customers. Roger’s specific focus is on work cell optimization, production scale-up, lean manufacturing, six sigma implementation and developing talent to achieve substantial revenue and profits. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Darlene brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in Quality and Compliance, spanning the Medical Device, Biologic and Pharmaceutical industries. She is responsible for assuring Regulatory Compliance and end to end product Quality to meet Regulatory, Customer and Business requirements.
Douglas (“Doug”) Van Valkenburg is General Counsel for KMC Systems and its parent company, overseeing all legal matters. He advises KMC’s leadership in the negotiation of strategic business transactions and U.S. Government contracts. Doug has a diverse background, with experience in the military, business and law. A retired Army Reserve Officer and combat veteran, he began his career in the active Army where he served in multiple Military Occupational Specialties. He followed his initial active military experience in the civilian sector with nine years of experience managing multi-million dollar sales territories for large corporations on the U.S. West coast. He began his legal career in 2004, after graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and has sixteen years of legal experience, including large firm private practice, in-house counsel, and contemporaneous government legal experience as an Army Judge Advocate. The diversity of experience that Doug brings with him to his legal role provides him with a unique perspective of business and customer needs.
Peter Hagearty leads KMC’s Technical Operation organization. The Technical Operations team collaborates with our partners to deliver Manufacturing methods and processes that exceed our customers’ expectations. The team’s primary responsibilities are to support Operations, Engineer Project Transition, New Product Introduction, Process and Methods, Master Data Management and Supplier Support and Development. Peter has more than 20 years of experience managing Manufacturing Engineering and Technical Operations teams.
As Director of Business Unit Finance, Joseph Freelove is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, and finance. His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.