About Our Team

RURO is dedicated to providing you with a professional and friendly experience every time you connect with us. Whether you are in the U.S. or overseas, we would love to hear from you! RURO has offices in the United States, China, and Italy: we also have clients all over the world. If you wish to speak with a specific department, please contact us at info@ruro.com. We hope to speak with you soon!

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Management Team (USA)

Vlad Lebedev

Chief Executive Officer CEO

Vlad Lebedev is a visionary with a unique and extensive background in laboratory software engineering and design lasting over 20 years. He founded RURO after his work at the National Institutes of Health and Invitrogen led him to realize a gap in bioinformatics. After the initial success of RURO’s first system, it was his second design, FreezerPro, that earned RURO a firm place in the market.
 
Today, he continues to inject RURO with energy, ideas and overall leadership. His blended understanding of science, technology and customer service allow him to contribute valuably to almost every area of RURO. Vlad also has nearly 10 years of experience using RFID, including several certifications for work with the technology.

Tom Dolan

Chief Operating Officer COO

With a background in banking and hospital software systems, Tom Dolan began working for RURO in 2011. Tom spent years as RURO’s Director of Sales before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He has long been the top business development presence at RURO, contributing to corporate and partner growth worldwide.
 
As COO, Tom has led several initiatives to formalize and expand RURO processes, including ISO 9001 certification in 2015.
 
 
 
 
 

Max Didenko

Chief Technical Officer CTO

Max Didenko has been a professional software engineer for more than 20 years and was responsible for the success of major system deployments, integration projects and software lifecycle management efforts at Scaleform, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Invitrogen before cofounding RURO in 2006. Max is responsible for much of the technical foundation of RURO’s systems and has led many of the company’s efforts to improve its software frameworks over the years.
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Managers

Ellen Volkmar

General Manager – RURO, Inc.

Ellen Volkmar joined RURO in 2016 as the General Manager of our U.S. office. With over 15 years of Project Management experience, Ellen institutes processes to facilitate high customer satisfaction and establish KPIs to support economic growth while building and maintaining a high functioning team to meet customer expectations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Francesco D’Angelo

General Manager – RURO Europe

With 10 years of scientific and industry experience, Francesco is responsible for RURO activities in Europe. Prior to joining, Francesco served Angelantoni Life Science s.r.l. where he held various Marketing & Sales positions for the launch of robotic product lines. Francesco received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Perugia, and a Master degree in Biomedical Products management from Luiss Business School in Rome.
 
Francesco now combines his passion for regenerative medicine, robotics and software trying to facilitate the transition from research to clinical through the use and marketing of highly innovative solutions.

Elyn Yin

General Manager – RURO China

Positive thinking, good business sense, and high loyalty. Elyn Yin is the general manager of RURO China. As general manager, she is leading the sales, implementation, and service teams. She also drives the overall business and financial performance to assure the profitability and the sustainability of the business growth in China market.  Elyn graduated from FuDan university business administration management and has over 10 years of solid working experience in multi-national IT corporations.
 
“I am a leader who uses leadership development as my entrance into the lives of others. This is why I love helping people and organizations succeed.” – Elyn Y.

Quality & Compliance

Garrick Tomlin

Quality & Compliance Officer

Garrick’s main focuses are the management of quality assurance and testing for our software products and projects, industry procedure and policy compliance, and influencing continuous improvement as a whole. He’s been with RURO since 2011, during which he has had the opportunity to be involved with nearly every aspect of the growth of our products, projects, customers, and the company as a whole.

“I am a very proud member of the RURO team and I look forward to every step we take moving forward, be it with involvement in new programs, new technology, or the growth of the bioinformatics world.” – Garrick T.

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