Don Kania 


Don Kania was the Chief Executive Officer of FEI Company, a world-leading manufacturer of electron microscopes, from 2006 until the company was sold in 2016 to Thermo Fisher over four billion dollars. In addition to serving as the Board Chair at Gandeeva Therapeutics, Don is a board member at Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Nanostring (NSTG) and venture funded DNA Script and Lumicks BV. He serves on the non-profit boards of the United Way of Jackson County Oregon and the Family Nurturing Center. Prior board experience includes director roles at Leupold & Stevens, Inc., FEI Company, American Science & Engineering Inc. (ASEI), and Aldevron. Don received his PhD in engineering and MS in physics from the University of Michigan and currently serves on the advisory board of Michigan’s College of Engineering.