Executive Team

lmm Lori McKannay Matthews
President

Lori Matthews graduated in 1978 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science of Commerce degree in marketing. During her professional career, she has held positions in sales and marketing, managing accounts such as Crocker Bank, Bank of America, Chevron Oil and Wells Fargo. Ms. Matthews’ entrepreneurial career began in 1989, leading to ownership and management of a multi-million-dollar retail franchise business, which was sold in 2002. She joined ISOFLEX USA in 2007 as investor and president. She is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business, with an emphasis on new product development in the nuclear and medical sectors.

RHM Founder of ISOFLEX USA Richard H. McKannay Jr
Managing Director

Richard McKannay’s experience in the isotope business dates to 1994, when he first discovered that Russia offered substantial isotope production capacity.  He saw isotopes as a “market opportunity” where inherent Russian technical capability and production cost advantages could be leveraged to compete on a global scale. Since 1994, Mr. McKannay has witnessed firsthand all Russian isotope production methods including gas-centrifuge, electromagnetic and laser-enrichment technologies. He has made more than 60 visits to Russia and is responsible for business development activities with ISOFLEX USA.

tht Teck Hing (“Joey”) Teo
Vice President & Operations Manager

Joey Teo joined ISOFLEX USA in 2000. During her tenure she has played a role in every aspect of the business and assumed the title of Vice President, Operations, in 2007. Ms. Teo currently manages all non-sales functions, including inventory management, order fulfillment, accounting, and banking relations.

 

peh Patrick E. Hardy
Vice President & Director of Sales

Patrick Hardy graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in molecular, cellular and development biology and political science. He then worked in laboratories investigating brain development and breast cancer. Mr. Hardy joined ISOFLEX USA in 2004 and now oversees all sales-related activities. His background in science gives him a strong interest in developing the nuclear medicine sector.

clf Camille L. Franicevich
Director, Marketing

Camille Franicevich graduated from Wells College, Aurora, NY, in 1985, with a degree in English. During her professional career, she has served in editorial positions with magazines and newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she was affiliated with San Francisco's St. Anthony Foundation as its communications and public relations officer. While raising her children she was a teacher and freelance editor. She joined ISOFLEX USA in 2009 in the Marketing Department, focusing on the company's online presence. In 2011, she was promoted to Director of Marketing, and now she oversees all marketing efforts.

jvw James V. Waugh
Director, Nuclear & Semiconductor Products

Jim Waugh graduated from Pittsburgh State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He worked for Eagle-Picher for more than 20 years in a variety of positions, from Analytical Chemist to Plant Manager. He joined ISOFLEX USA in 2010 and specializes in the elements, compounds and isotopes of boron, gallium, germanium, helium, iridium and lithium, along with their applications in the nuclear and semiconductor industries. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society for 25 years.

vnk Vasily N. Kornoukhov, PhD
Corporate Liaison for Russia & Senior Technical Advisor

Vasily Kornoukhov graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1979 and defended his doctoral thesis at Moscow’s Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He was employed with the All Union Institute for Agricultural Radiobiology before returning to the Institute for Nuclear Physics. Since 1993, he has been affiliated with the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INR). In addition to his native Russian language, Dr. Kornoukhov speaks English and French. Dr. Kornoukhov joined ISOFLEX USA in 2007 as its senior technical advisor.

vls Vitaly L. Salamatov
Director, Helium-3 Operations

Vitaly Salamatov graduated from Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, in 1995, with a degree in physics. He worked at Electrochemical Plant, Zelenogorsk, Russia, as both a quality control inspector/engineer and then manager of the Commodity Stable Isotope Department. In his current role at ISOFLEX USA he designed and managed the construction and implementation of a proprietary precision gas trans-fill manifold for helium-3.

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