Management Team


Bruce Richardson – Founder & President

Accel Biotech’s founder Bruce Richardson brings decades of innovative design and management experience to the organization. Bruce holds numerous patents and has worked in the medical device, life science instrumentation and biotechnology industries for over two and a half decades. He has earned a reputation for overcoming technical challenges and delivering products that succeed in the marketplace.


Brian Lewis – Vice President & Program Director

Brian is a talented team leader with over two and a half decades of engineering experience. He holds degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The majority of Brian’s career has focused on the design and development of sensors, biotech and medical products at companies of all sizes. He has extensive experience working with regulatory agencies and understands the development process and importance of strong documentation from concept through production.


Dick Rubin – Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Dick is an industry veteran of life science instrumentation companies and global contract manufacturers servicing the industry. He combines strategic thinking with a strong customer support philosophy. In addition to direct experience in the genomic, proteomic, cell analysis and drug discovery markets, Dick has formal training in regulatory compliance. Dick plays regularly in tennis leagues in his spare time and enjoys other fitness activities.


Wayne Hopp – Vice President of Software & Electrical Engineering

Wayne is an accomplished Electrical Engineer with extensive software development experiences in a wide variety of programing languages, operating systems and development environments. Wayne has successfully led our Software & Electronics department for the last several years. He was one of Accel Biotech’s earliest employees and has prior experience in rapid-paced contract development roles. His professional focus has been on embedded system design for regulated medical and biotech devices.


Michael Robards – Director of Business Development

Michael was born to be a salesman and marketer and exemplifies the attitude of the “go-getter.” Michael holds a degree in Administration, Entrepreneurship and Communication and has been in sales and marketing his entire life. Michael spends his free time as a life coach for challenged youth, outdoor adventure guide and leadership facilitator.


Kelly West – Director of Quality

Kelly brings 15 years of medical device experience as Director of Quality to make sure Accel has a robust and continuously improving Quality Management System. With experience in medical device quality and the regulatory process, Kelly is a strong resource for both Accel’s customers and internal teams. As the newest addition to the management team, Kelly is already increasing Accel’s efficiency, particularly in manufacturing operations.