Christiaan Engstrom, MBA


Christiaan Engstrom draws on 15-plus years of experience in marketing, operations and management across life sciences, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Since joining the company in March 2014, the organization has reinvested record growth into its core operations.

Mr. Engstrom received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a Lean Process Improvement leader and continues to guide aggressive growth strategies at C3.

Teresa Markoe, M.S.

VP, Finance and Human Resources

Teresa Markoe joined C3 in 2015. She has continuously improved C3’s financial fundamentals and oversees the building of C3’s greatest asset – its people.

Ms. Markoe went to the University of St. Thomas where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting. Prior to coming to C3, she was working in public accounting at Ernst & Young and Target Corporation.

Rebecca Thompson, Ph.D.

VP, Quality

Dr. Rebecca Thompson joined Cell Culture Company in 2015. She took on the role of Vice President of Quality in 2017. She oversees quality functions related to FDA, ISO, GMP, and other global regulatory standards. Prior to joining C3, Dr. Thompson was the Technical Supervisor of Cellular Immunology for Pharmasan Labs, a CLIA-certified laboratory. Rebecca earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Toledo Health Science Campus and her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toledo.

Curt Gleiter

VP, Technical Services

Curt Gleiter has been with C3 since 1993. As the Vice President of Technical Services, Mr. Gleiter is the global technical expert in customer support for C3’s instruments and cultureware. He supports direct customers and international distributors in training, protein production, Quality System Regulation-compliant operations, Installation and Operation Qualification (IOQ), and annual contracts.

David Schumann

Director, Instruments Division

David Schumann joined C3’s team in 2015. He has over sixteen years of experience in technical and customer service-facing roles at several leading biotechnology organizations. Mr. Schumann oversees product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and customer relations at C3. He holds a B.S. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Minnesota.