Cerillo names Eric Mayton as Chief Executive Officer

Expansion of leadership expected to accelerate commercial growth opportunities and R&D

CHARLOTTESVILLE, December 22, 2020 — Cerillo, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company with the Stratus, a novel plate reader for life sciences applications as its lead product, today announced Eric Mayton, MBA, M.Sc., as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mayton, most recently a Senior Manager at IT management consulting firm CapTech Consulting, joins Cerillo after successful roles in consulting, private equity, and over a decade in life sciences industry. He steps into the CEO position to replace founding CEO Dr. Jason Papin. Dr. Papin will transition to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer, allowing him to focus on his passion for developing innovative technologies with his pursuits in academia.

“The founding team at Cerillo is excited to welcome Eric as our new CEO as the firms transitions into high growth in order to scale and see broad adoption of our suite of products for life sciences applications,” said Dr. Papin. “Eric’s unique professional background and strong leadership experiences make him the perfect person to lead Cerillo through the next phase in our corporate life cycle and beyond.”

Says Mr. Mayton, “The team has done a phenomenal job bringing the Stratus to the commercial market and with a strong product pipeline Cerillo is well-positioned for explosive growth. I look forward to building Cerillo as a leader within the local biotech community and providing our global customer base with innovative technologies that will simplify their scientific work and lives.”

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2007, Mr. Mayton began his career in scientific research at Virginia Commonwealth University. His time at VCU included hands-on experience within research laboratories and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Upon completion of his Master’s of Science in Biochemistry from VCU in 2011, Mr. Mayton held technical and business leadership roles in the laboratory diagnostic industry before returning to academia to achieve his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Richmond in 2017. Successful stints in healthcare-focused private equity and management consulting followed. Mr. Mayton resides in Glen Allen, Virginia with his wife and daughter and has been an active member of the Central Virginia business and biotech communities for many years.