Samuel M. Lawrence
Chief Executive Officer
Samuel M. Lawrence is the chief executive officer and co-founder of CytoViva, Inc. He led the development of the core, patented optical illumination technology which is the foundation for CytoViva’s products, as well as played a key role in the development of the patented CytoViva 3D Imaging technology. He continues to lead all product development efforts as well as actively support the company’s sales efforts both domestically and internationally.
Sam has worked with dozens of laboratories around the world to help them solve their analytical imaging needs. His knowledge spans all aspects of the CytoViva product catalog, including optical imaging at the nano scale, hyperspectral analysis of images and the application of Raman microscopy in combination with CytoViva’s optical and hyperspectral microscopy techniques. He also has extensive knowledge in working with the FDA on drug approval projects, both as an applicant and as a board member for a drug development incubator.
Prior to CytoViva, Mr. Lawrence was a director at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, WA where he led Supply Chain Transformation for the 737/757 Programs and was factory manager of the Interiors Responsibility Center. Prior to Boeing, Mr. Lawrence worked with Deloitte & Touche, LLC as a management consultant. Mr. Lawrence began his career in 1986 as an engineer on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Aerodynamics staff after graduating from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering. He is co-inventor on two U.S. patents for his work on innovative insulation materials for commercial airplanes.
Mr. Lawrence left Boeing in 1991 to continue his education at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned a masters of management in manufacturing in 1993. Mr. Lawrence also completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France/Singapore) in 2002. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow by the Mississippi State University School of Engineering and is a member of the Auburn University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.