Board of Directors
Acting President (CFO/COO)
Mr. Vinnie Favia
Mr. Favia joined Bio-Chem as the Vice President, Finance IT and HR in November 2014. Prior to joining Bio-Chem, Vinnie was the Corporate Controller at Inrad Optics, a publicly traded manufacturer of custom crystalline and metallic optics from 2009 to 2014. From 1999 to 2009, he was the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and part owner of Signature Badges and Accessories, a private manufacturer of custom metal badges for police, fire, EMS and security personnel. Prior to that he was Chief Accounting Officer for Compass International Services Corp. from 1998 to 1999 and Corporate Controller for The Union Corporation from 1991 to 1998, both companies were publicly traded companies that provided outsourcing business services. Vinnie began his career with Ernst & Young, a global leader in audit, tax and advisory services, from 1984 to 1991. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Pace University.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mr. David Metrena
David joined Bio-Chem in 2019. He brings over 20 years of lab and OEM experience to Bio-Chem. Most recently, he was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics North American business. He developed a new market segment and the team he led over-delivered against their commitments. David has built organizations and teams with the right capabilities to deliver on the short-term and long-term strategic objectives of the business. His experiences will provide us with insights and opportunities on how we can further grow Bio-Chem. Prior to Siemens, David held leadership sales and marketing roles for several lab device development and distribution companies. David received his Bachelor’s in Medical Technology from College Misericordia and completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Western Connecticut State University.
Vice President, Operations
Ms. Linsey Holden-Downes
Ms. Holden-Downes joined Halma through the Halma Graduate Development Programme in April 2013, and completed rotations at Palintest, Apollo, Texecom, and Cosasco. Following the programme, Ms. Holden-Downes joined Diba Industries as Production Manager at their Cambridge, UK facility before eventually being promoted to Plant Manager, managing all the activities of the UK business. Ms. Holden-Downes left Halma briefly to work at Amazon where she had responsibility for all inbound and outbound operations within the UK-EU Fulfillment Centre. She rejoined Halma in August 2017 as Director of Operations at Bio-Chem before being promoted to Vice President. Ms. Holden-Downes has a Master of Chemistry from Newcastle University and a Diploma in Law from Northumbria University.
Vice President, Digital Business
Mr. Chris Murphy
Mr. Murphy joined Bio-Chem in December of 2014 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to his arrival, he spent more than a decade as the President of the US subsidiary of the Zapi Group, which designs and manufactures power electronics and electric motors, where he lead that organization to grow sales by more than 400% and establish its brand as a major force in the global market. He has a broad background in OEM Sales, Accounting, Operations and Management. Mr. Murphy possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University.