United Sciences

Sam Kellett, Jr.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Sam Kellett, Jr. is the Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of United Sciences, LLC.  Sam is responsible for establishing and executing the overall strategic direction of United Sciences and is very involved in driving micro-scanning innovations. Before United Sciences Sam was a successful entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in the technology, logistics and healthcare sectors. Sam was founder and CEO of a technology company that he sold to Reed Elsevier.

Sam is also an advisory board member at the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was also appointed by the Governor of Georgia to the Jekyll Island Port Authority Board and Public Schools Retirement Pension Board.  Sam is also a managing member of Arcadia Capital Partners, and American Medical Supply Company. Sam was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Board of Trustees of Georgia’s Public School Employee’s Retirement System (PSERS) and the Jekyll Island Authority. Sam holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia.

Karol Hatzilias
Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder

Karol is co-founder of United Sciences and a co-inventor of the company’s core 3D scanning technology, which includes the first noninvasive “in-the-ear” hole scanner.  Karol\ previously founded ShapeStart Measurement Systems, Inc., a three dimensional imaging technology company and 3D ScanCo, a leading three dimensional scanning service provider.

Karol specializes in three dimensional scanning and imaging, image processing, computer vision, product development and rapid prototyping and leads the overall product development team for United Sciences. Karol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Andy Mathes
Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

Andy is responsible for development and implementation of United Sciences overall corporate strategy, including business development, joint ventures, strategic investments, and acquisitions.  Andy was previously Vice President of Source Capital, LLC, a lower middle market private equity firm, where he was involved in all aspects of originating, evaluating, negotiating, structuring and financing potential investment opportunities, monitoring the performance of existing portfolio companies and advising as to growth and exit strategies.

While at Source, Andy also acted as interim Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Sparus Holdings, a portfolio company of Source Capital and provider of outsourced utility services. Prior to joining Source Capital, Andy worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan, Morgan Keegan & Company and Jefferies & Company.  Andy received his Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

George Hatzilias
Director of Quality and Co-Founder

George is a co-founder of United Sciences and a co-inventor of the company’s core 3D scanning technology. George has over fifteen years of experience in product development, FDA medical devices, three dimensional printing and three dimensional scanning. George founded Slingshot Product Development where he consulted and led development of over 200 products for clients such as Black & Decker, P&G, CR Bard, L3, Craftsman, NASA, Plantronics and many more.

George pioneered three dimensional printing while he was on the research faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-founded the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute. George holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Harris Bergman
Executive Vice President, Engineering Innovation

Dr. Harris Bergman invented the analytical models that enable the company’s 3D scanning technology. Harris has directed the research and development activities in imaging and medical devices in multiple startup companies over the past 15 years, and also developed algorithms used in the areas of cancer diagnostics and dental radiography. Harris specializes in medical imaging, computer vision, artificial intelligence and thermosciences. Harris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Roberts
Director of Software Engineering

Jeremy Roberts is a versatile engineering leader and product developer who brings over a decade of experience in software engineering, robotics, and semiconductor inspection/metrology to United Sciences.  As Director of Software Engineering, his process and production driven approach is improving the customer experience and promoting product quality.  Growing up in South Florida, he was introduced to engineering through his involvement with the FIRST Robotics organization.  Building on that experience, Jeremy took his passion for innovation to Georgia Tech where he completed a degree in Computer Engineering and founded a local organization for K-12 robotics/engineering (GeorgiaFIRST).

Abbey Whitley  
Director of Production Engineering

Abbey provides oversight for all manufacturing operations within United Sciences, ensuring its capability to meet customers’ needs by delivering quality product on time and simultaneously maximizing manufacturing efficiency. She was the creative force in establishing the United Sciences’ production department and directed the team responsible for taking the eFit scanner from the research and design phase to production – and into customers’ hands.

Abbey is responsible for the execution of production plans/schedules, process optimization, inventory, cost performance, and delivery. Prior to joining United Sciences she was an instrumental force at MedShape Inc., where she designed FDA class II medical devices and developed quality testing procedures. She also led the research and development of a patent-pending FDA class III medical device at the Georgia Institute of Technology while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.