ABOUT CORREA LOGISTICS
Meet the Team
Our team is a diverse group of exceptionally talented professionals with over 75 years of combined experience across multiple industries.
We are based in California but have operations and staffing in multiple states across the US and internationally. With our combined medical, supply chain, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing background, we provide products and services of exceptional quality direct from well-vetted manufacturers to ensure that they meet the highest quality, safety, and reliability standards.
Kwasi Mensah - Co-Founder And CEO
Kwasi is a Navy veteran with 8 years of service in the United States Submarine Force. Kwasi Mensah is a Co-Founder and CEO of CORREA Logistics, LLC. He has been in BioPharma, Life Science and Medical Device industries for 25 years, as a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations Executive. Kwasi started his career with Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and then went on to Bio-Rad Labs, Cepheid, Relypsa and Vifor Pharma (Switzerland).
Kwasi is passionate about supporting causes in preventative care, so he is also the president of Health Solutions International Inc (HSI) where he provides Strategic Leadership and Operations Management for the organization. HSI is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit formed to provide healthcare solutions internationally to developing countries around the world. The group provides training, products, and services through funding from major foundations across the US.
Kwasi graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Electronics Engineering, He has an MBA in Technology Mgt; and Executive Business Development from Haas Business School, UC Berkeley. He also has a Master’s Cert from Michigan State University.in Global Supply Chain Mgt.
Sean Correa - COO & CFO
Sean Correa is the Founder and CFO of CORREA Logistics, LLC. His passion for helping others started during his days as an orthopedic physician assistant. Sean enjoyed 21 years in private practice, and his love was Surgery of the Hand and upper extremity. Sean helped countless individuals with acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and malformations. He was privileged to work alongside world-renowned orthopedic surgeons during his journey. Sean’s favorite memories were when he worked alongside his friend, John J. O’Hara, M.D. Together at UCLA Harbor, Grand Rounds, and Research Team; they concentrated on pediatric congenital hand deformities and upper extremity disorders. Together, they helped develop programs and organized speaking engagements to further the clinical research into these disorders.
His passion for helping people didn’t end there. Sean is the Business Development Officer/Managing Director and Global Strategist for a Medical Device Start-up company, Sanverbos, Inc. They have developed an innovative solution that will forever change the way surgeons operate and provide safety measures that exceed current standards in the operating room.
At CORREA Logistics, LLC., Sean assists in the development and expansion efforts into high-growth, emerging markets both domestically and internationally as well as its supply chain, logistics, and regulatory side.
CORREA Logistics, LLC., is a manufacturer-direct supply chain provider specializing in the procurement and delivery of personal protection equipment for the institutional market, including but not limited to federal and state agencies well as the medical and corporate industry at large. His goal is to provide hospitals, first responders, and Front-Liners with the proper safety equipment to safely do their jobs during this unprecedented global pandemic. With all this in mind, Sean founded Genesis 1 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sean desires to continue his love of helping his fellow citizens of all levels of society, especially those suffering from the rarest forms of disease that afflict 1% of the population. Sean’s history of medicine and his passion for helping others has maintained throughout his life. He asserts his medical background and upbringing, is the reason for his success. Sean has the highest respect for his Father for his duty in the United States Navy and his family of first responders.
When Sean isn’t working, you’ll find Sean playing with his kids and enjoying his family time. He is an avid kayaker, loves the golf course, and playing his guitar. Sean believes strongly in giving back to his community and supports many local charities with his wife.
Bob Weston - Director Emeritus
Bob graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, and began a 45-year career in Health and Beauty Care industries. He worked for Baxter Laboratories and Procter & Gamble for over 35 years, and has been consulting for over 10 years,
He has held positions in a broad array of Supply Chain functions, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management, Warehousing/Fulfillment/Distribution, Global Customs Compliance, and Human Resources Management.
Bob has extensive industry experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, over-the-counter drugs, personal beauty care products, and household consumer goods.
He has a proven track record of strategic and tactical leadership focused on customer satisfaction and business results, and possesses management and communication skills to lead and direct teams to meet and exceed quality and timeline expectations, using these key strengths:
- the ability to build strong, genuine relationships quickly to leverage the organization’s talents efficiently and effectively
- the ability to quickly assess situational issues, identifying root causes and developing subsequent resolution plans
- the discipline of managing the course of direction through constant challenges and changes, yet continually assessing at high and low levels for the need of appropriate course adjustment
Thom Lobe - Senior Medical And Scientific Advisor
Dr. Thom Lobe was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. It was during his early childhood that Dr. Lobe developed his life-long interest in learning about the complexities of medicine as well as its abilities to transform lives. He credits this to his battle with Legg-Calve’-Perthes, a disease of the hip which is still poorly understood today. The disease exposed him to a diverse range of doctors and hospitals, exposure an average child never acquires so early on in life. Not only did this experience ignite Dr. Lobe’s passion for the sciences, it also taught him patience and persistence for he had to learn how to walk again at the age of 5.
Dr. Lobe remained in the sciences and completed his undergrad in zoology at The George Washington University. His medical school years were spent at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, The University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. The former Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, mentored Dr. Lobe. He graduated Cum Laude from University of Maryland School of Medicine and received many additional honors for his distinguished studies.
Dr. Lobe completed his General Surgery training at The Ohio State University Hospitals and his Pediatric Surgery Training at The Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (now called Nationwide Children’s Hospital). From there he took his first academic position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where he served as Chief of Service for 8 years and developed one of the earliest programs applying laser therapy to children’s disease. During that same time he worked as an attending surgeon at the Shriner’s Burns Hospital where he acquired a great understanding of advanced nutrition, metabolism, hormone therapy, skin care and regenerative wound healing.
During his 20 years in Memphis he trained over 40 surgeons from both the United States and around the world
Recognized early in his career for his remarkable work, Dr. Lobe was recruited to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis to develop and lead the first pediatric surgery residency-training program in the Mid-South. During his 20 years in Memphis he trained over 40 surgeons from both the United States and around the world, many of whom stand as leaders in their field today. In addition to leading the residency-training program, Dr. Lobe was the Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There he continued to be an integral part of many innovations and advances in cancer care. One of his most recognized advances was his development of minimally invasive surgery for children in conjunction with the development of one of the leading programs in the country dedicated to perfecting the new method of surgery. Dr. Lobe was then recruited to Iowa to lead an advanced minimally invasive and robotics surgery program once more.
Over the years, Dr. Lobe’s strong interests in nutrition, metabolism, wound care, and regenerative medicine continued to expand. He is recognized internationally in his field and has been honored with lifetime achievement awards on three continents. Dr. Lobe has over 250 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and books to his credit. He continues to lecture and teach around the world and has completed his advanced fellowship, receiving his boards in anti aging, regenerative and functional medicine.
In 2008, Dr. Lobe opened his first dream clinic, an anti aging practice in Beverly Hills, California. In 2013, Dr. Lobe moved his main practice to Chicago, Illinois where he focuses on advanced hormone therapy, anti aging medicine and regenerative medicine. There are few physicians that hold up to Dr. Lobe’s extensive training and expertise. His broad range of experiences and depth of knowledge within the medical field uniquely position his practice. Dr. Lobe’s patients appreciate his genius for quickly and efficiently unraveling complex healthcare issues and making dramatic improvements to their quality of life. While some patients swear Dr. Lobe is a magician, he attributes his success to good old-fashioned medical intuition, experience, and common sense.
Dr Lobe is currently a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Gerald Palecki - VP, Quality And Regulatory Affairs
Gerald Palecki is the Principal at Palecki Enterprises, a consulting practice specializing in medical device Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.
Gerald has more than 25 years experience developing and managing medical device quality assurance/regulatory affairs systems; both FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485, for development, manufacture, and distribution of a broad range of medical devices. Prior work includes laser surgery and therapy systems, brain activity imaging systems, orthopedic implants, and respiratory therapy/pulse oximetry devices.
Mr. Palecki’s medical device related activities include preparation and filing of FDA premarket notifications for product clearance to market and corresponding communication with FDA during the application review process.
His background also encompasses development of electronic systems for deep space communication at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
He has a BA in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles and an Associate Degree in Electronics.
Debora Haas (Corporate Controller)
Manu Kapapa (Manu Kapapa, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Asia)
William Ampofo (Senior Scientific Advisor, Infectious Diseases and Virology)
His research interests include molecular and serological investigations of viruses, prevention of viral infections, anti-viral therapy and viral disease burden. Much of Prof Ampofo’s work is related to basic virology, epidemiology and prevention of virial infections and capacity building of laboratory medicine practioners.
Career milestones include the laboratory discovery of the first Ghanaian case of HIV in 1986, oversight of initial avian influenza investigations in poultry in Ghana and senior investigator in the first phase 3 clinical trial in Ghana of a microbicide to prevent HIV infections in women. He has participated in various studies and has 104 publications covering medicine, immunology and microbiology.
Prof. Ampofo was focal point for the national influenza center and the national HIV Genotyping laboratory and coordinated participation of the NMIMR in the emerging dangerous pathogens laboratory network for the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. He spearheaded efforts to utilize advanced molecular diagnostic applications for disease surveillance in Ghana.
He has served on temporary assignments throughout Africa with the WHO, Commonwealth Secretariat Health Division, US Department of Defense, German International Development Agency and the US Agency for International Development.
William represented Africa on WHO advisory groups for influenza vaccine production, immunization and pandemic influenza preparedness. He was also an Advisor of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola from 2014 to 2016.
Prof Ampofo recently coordinated capacity strengthening of ECOWAS countries to monitor diseases at border districts resulting in improved abilities to rapidly identify diseases of public health importance and outbreak potential. He also helped in the establishment of zoonotic and public health laboratory services in Sierra Leone for effective investigations of priority zoonotic viral diseases Post- Ebola Resilience.
He is currently Chair, African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative and Ghana Ambassador, African Society for Laboratory Medicine. He also serves as Secretary, Presidential Committee for Vaccine Development and Manufacturing in Ghana.
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