Centice Names CEO, Adds Bridge Financing
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 30, 2013 — Raman spectroscopy technology provider Centice Corp. has named John Goehrke as CEO and negotiated with current investors to provide up to $1.5 million in bridge financing, the company said this week.
Centice was founded in 2004 from technology created at Duke University. Its Raman spectroscopy technology is used primarily by law enforcement and security agencies for chemical identification of narcotics, cutting agents and controlled prescription drugs.
Goehrke brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience to Centice. Most recently, he was CEO of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, which was sold to Laird Technologies in February. He also served as CEO of siXis Inc. and chief operating officer of Luna Innovations, where he was part of the executive management team that successfully completed an initial public offering. He earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and master’s in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Prasant Potuluri, Centice's co-founder, who has served as CEO and president since 2011, will continue as president and as a member of the company's board. He will focus on leading international expansion and business development and on driving the innovation of Centice's core technology. (Editor's note: Potuluri was a featured speaker in Photonics Media's June webinar on Raman Spectroscopy for Research and Industry, along with David Brady of Duke University.)
The additional financing provided by investors will further product manufacturing and drive additional sales and marketing programs, Centice said.
For more information, visit: www.centice.com