About Us

Board Members

President, Co-Founder – Paul Winslow, PhD

Paul is the President and Co-Founder of Students 2 Science (S2S). He and co-founder Richard Meyer were the driving forces behind the founding of S2S Technology Center in East Hanover, NJ; the development of the Virtual Laboratory Program; and the curricula for S2S programs. Paul was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Quantitative Technologies, Inc. (QTI), an analytical testing laboratory with over 20 years of experience providing analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry. He is a frequent author for scientific publications, and has presented his works for both pharmaceutical and chemical industry groups. A dynamic advocate for STEM study and careers, Paul also holds 15 U.S. patents.


Vice President – Larry Fox, President, Fox Valve Development Corp


Larry is the Students 2 Science Vice President and Chairperson of the Recruitment and Fund Raising Committee. A Princeton graduate in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Larry is President of Fox Valve Development Corp., a high technology engineering and manufacturing firm. His technical expertise coupled with fine business sense have enabled him to diversify his company’s customer base from primarily aerospace to include broader industrial markets such as food, chemicals, paper, power, and plastics.Larry has been committed and active in science education for forty years. He spent a year as a science teacher in Caracas, Venezuela and is a frequent guest teacher in the New Jersey public schools. His lectures, at various high school calculus and physics classes, show students how the math they are learning has real world applications, such as theoretical aerodynamics. Larry has served as a Trustee for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (2000-2008; 2011-2013) and was appointed to the Small Business Advisory Committee under Timothy Geithner at the New York Federal Reserve Bank (2007-2009).

Secretary – Gary Pieringer, Chairman & CEO, Viscot Inc.

Gary Pieringer, Chairman & CEO, Viscot, Inc., graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and achieved an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has achieved patents in Medical Devices. Viscot Medical has become a leading global manufacturer of surgical skin markers, medication labels, and patient safety products offering the widest variety of surgical marker tips and sizes. Surgeons around the world use surgical markers to clearly mark the surgical site prior to surgery to prevent “Wrong Site Surgery”, limiting a leading cause of medical malpractice losses and preventable patient pain and suffering.


Treasurer – Ted Kesten, Chairman & CEO, Scent2Market

Ted is the Chairman and CEO of Scent2Market (S2M), Inc. which is a design and supply chain management company specializing in air care products for retail and institutional markets. S2M is a subsidiary of Belmay Holding Corporation. He has spent the past 25 years with Belmay, formerly a global designer and manufacturer of Fragrances. Over the past 25 years, the business has grown from 3 locations in 2 countries to 8 facilities in 7 countries on 5 continents. Approximately 45% of sales are in the USA and 55% are manufactured in the USA. The business assets were sold in March 2013. Prior to that Ted worked in commercial real estate for 11 years, ultimately acting as a general partner in investment partnerships. He was Co-founder of Net Realty Inc. (no longer trading). Board Affiliations: 13-year member of the Board of Directors of the Fragrance Materials Association (FMA now IFRA NA); Vice Chairman and the IFRA NA Board liaison to IFRA global; currently on the Board of Directors of Brandaroma, a Hong Kong based company in the business of fragrancing commercial space. Previously – member of the Board of Directors of Trinity Partners Acquisition Corp. TPAC; Board of Directors of BioLaurel Composites; Chairman of the Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Board to the President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank from 2007-2009. Ted has a B.A. in Psychology and M.B.A in Finance.


Board Member – Debbie Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer, BioNJ

Debbie Hart, is the founding President and CEO of BioNJ, and is committed to the mission and work of BioNJ. She worked alongside New Jersey’s biotechnology industry leaders to establish BioNJ in 1994. Ms. Hart was recently named to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships and appointed to the New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force. She is also a founding board member and officer of OpportunityNJ, a non-profit organization working toward a strong and sustainable State economy; is on the board of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors for Choose New Jersey. Most recently, Ms. Hart was named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Biotechnology by Scientific AmericanWorldview, one of New Jersey’s top CEOs by COMMERCE, one of New Jersey’s 2015 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs by LWE and for the fifth time in 2017 to the NJBIZ Power 100.


Board Member – Probi Kapur, Vice President,Finance- R&D, Allergan

Probi Kapur, Probi brings a wealth of experience in health care supporting diverse functions, including R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, In-Licensing, Capital Planning and Strategic Planning. In addition, he brings significant leadership skills in achieving complex business objectives in matrixed, global, and multicultural organizations. Most recently, he served as Vice President & Global Head R&D Finance for Daiichi Sankyo, where he led the worldwide financial management of global R&D operations. Prior to Daiichi, he was with Merck where had financial responsibility for Merck R&D Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Emerging Markets. Probi also held roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of finance functions at Schering Plough, including Head of R&D Finance from 2004-2009.
Probi received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Boston University where he graduated with high honors and was nominated to Beta Gamma Sigma.
“Probi has been an avid supporter of S2S and a mentor of its students since 2012. He brings a passion for promoting STEM education, which he believes is foundational for sustained value creation and prosperity in our society”.


Board Member – Stan Nelson, Director, Food & Agriculture Markets, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Stan is a passionate professional who has a heart to serve others and especially those who are less fortunate. He is the North American Director, Food and Agriculture Markets at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Current responsibilities include but not limited to driving corporate relationship management, strategy development, program management and strategy execution within the food and agriculture markets. Stan is an educated product of a Historically Black College and University, St. Paul’s College and spends meaningful hours mentoring youth of all ethnicities through his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi.

Stan has been an active and committed member of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s diversity and inclusion strategies since its inception over 5 years ago. He serves as Co-Chair of the African Heritage Employee Resource Group and has been instrumental in supporting a number of meaningful STEM related programs and none better that S2S. He has assisted with donations to S2S’s East Hanover analytical lab, as well as, the “state of the art” lab being built in Newark. Stan has been an active participant at science days and excited about the opportunity to assist S2S with meeting all of its strategic plans and objectives in the near future..


Board Member – Rengarajan Ramesh, PhD, Partner, Wasserstein & Co.

Dr. Ramesh has consulted for Wasserstein & Co. on water investments since early 2009 and formally joined W&Co. in 2010. He has over 25 years of global operating, acquisition and technology experience. From 2003 to 2009, he held several senior management roles at GE Water & Process Technologies, including four years as Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure as CTO, Dr. Ramesh played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy that led to the creation of GE’s $2.5 billion global water platform, managing engineering and technology organizations of over 700 engineers and scientists while leading the technical and operational due diligence and integration efforts of GE Water’s major acquisitions. Prior to serving at GE, Dr. Ramesh served numerous management roles, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager of Asia and General Manager of Mexico and South America, over a two-decade career with A. Schulman Inc., a global, multi-billion dollar specialty chemicals manufacturer.

Dr. Ramesh received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He served as a member of the International Advisory Board to the Ministry of Environment and Water for the Government of Singapore from 2006 to 2009. He also served on the Executive Board of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (a Homeland Security center at the University of Minnesota). He is also on the Board of Imagine H2O, a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley that supports entrepreneurs.