Ted Davis founded Teknova in 1996 and has served as a director since our incorporation in May 2000. He previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer until May 2020 and as our Chief Scientific Officer until his retirement in July 2020. Prior to Teknova, Ted served as Director of Consumables at Genomyx Inc., a DNA sequencing and functional genomics instrument and consumables company, from 1994 to 1996, where he developed a line of DNA sequencing, purification, and differential display products. Ted is also the founder of Sensa, SA, an Italian company, where he led the research team in developing nicotine-free tobacco strains using antisense technology from 1991 to 1993. Before joining Sensa, he worked as a scientist at AGS/DNA Plant Technologies, from 1985 to 1988, where he isolated novel antibiotics, and cloned herbicide resistance and decaffeination genes, and at Ribogene, Inc. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University, Sonoma.