The Team

PluroGen is committed to improving the health of patients worldwide.  We will  continue to discover and develop innovative wound, burn and skin care products that benefit patients, healthcare professionals and consumers alike. Our Board of Managers has a shared commitment to industry innovation and establishing a better way to deliver health care. To that end we have assembled a team of dedicated professionals with specialized skill sets to advance that commitment in the U.S. and Abroad.

Neal G. Koller, President and CEO
PluroGen’s President and CEO is Neal Koller, a seasoned industry leader who combines many years of comprehensive pharmaceutical and medical device experience to position PluroGen Therapeutics for growth and success.



glenn2-114x136Glenn D. Warden, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Warden’s distinguished career in burn surgery began with a research fellowship at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Unit . He was appointed to the surgical faculty at the University of Utah and served as Director of the Intermountain Burn Center. He was a Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He served as Chief of Staff of the Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati Burns Hospital. Dr Warden received his M.D. from the University of Utah and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Warden has authored over 600 manuscripts in burn care and serves as Emeritus Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation. He has many accomplishments including President of the American Burn Association (ABA), recipient of the coveted Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award and the American Burn Association Special Achievement Award.

Dr. George Rodeheaver
Dr. Rodeheaver is the Richard F. Edlich Professor of Biomedical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia where he founded and has directed the Wound Healing Research Lab for over 30 years. He has co-authored 3 books, 33 chapters, and 228 scientific articles on the  science of wound care. He has also co-invented two effective wound care products, which are patented. He was the first president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and was a founding member of the Wound Healing Society. He remains active in the Wound Healing Society, the American Burn Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is recognized internationally as a wound care expert.


Lori Kavle, Global Strategy
Lori brings 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to offer a broad-reaching approach to partner, develop and commercialize new technologies and products. She provides expert guidance in the areas of global business strategies for expansion, revenue and growth of the company.  Lori’s skills encompass mobile and web-based strategies, clinical and data analytics as well as innovative sales and marketing programs.



Phil Portrait 150X190Phil Robertson, Global Business Development
Phil has a solid 30 year background in Business Development with major corporations and startups across diverse vertical markets, with high profile clients in Healthcare, Government, Banking and Finance.  Phil has an impeccable reputation for building and maintaining strong, solid relationships and has been an integral part of 3 startups going to successful exit.



Steve Coates

Steve Coates, Manufacturing – Quality & Regulatory
Steve Coates has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, fulfilling a range of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance roles in a global corporation. Experienced in managing departments responsible for various quality functions including quality control laboratories, supplier auditing, validation and verification of manufacturing automation, and information systems compliance. Steve has lead and participated in numerous process improvement initiatives that provided significant cost savings and improved regulatory inspection preparedness. Steve is skilled in the implementation of quality management systems that support global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nutritional businesses.


John Bistline, Jr., Operations and Manufacturing
Mr. Bistline brings to PluroGen over 30 years’ experience in liquid and semi-liquid products manufacturing and R&D including an expertise with sensitive and hazardous materials.  He has managed production, warehousing and distribution operations as well as having detailed R&D experience in product formulating.  Mr. Bistline has significant training and experience in hazardous materials handling, blood borne pathogens and dangerous goods shipments.