Barry Holtz
Barry Holtz, Ph.D is a world recognized expert in drug development with bioreactor based cellular manufacturing and plant-based biopharmaceutical systems. One of the founders of: Large Scale Biology, InterveXion Therapeutics, GCon Manufacturing and Caliber Biotherapeutics Barry Holtz brought the Klyo Collaborative together after working and delivering on multiple successful projects.  

Leadership Team 

The Klyo Collaborative team pledges to give you the “A-team,” always. We boast an executive team with a combined 300 years in pharmaceutical and biotechnology process, regulatory, manufacturing and engineering experience. 

About Us 

Susan Stipa
​Susan has twenty years in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, financial services, and healthcare related businesses. Most recently as Commercial Director for Foster Wheeler Biokinetics, she returns to McDay (after a decade at sister company McLaughlin & Morgan in the 1990s), bringing full circle a life sciences career that began at Hoffmann La Roche, where she ran the bulk powders step of the largest Vitamin C plant in the world at that time. Susan’s B.S. chemical engineering background, coupled with right brain creativity and determined focus on client revenue generation, fuels many a client’s success.

Phillip B. Maples, PhD
Phillip B. Maples is a versatile Senior Level Biotechnology Executive / Consultant with almost thirty years of international healthcare and biotechnology industry experience. He has been involved in the development and manufacture of a number of pioneering cell and gene therapies for inherited diseases and cancers. He has teamed to design and construct several cGMP cell and gene therapy manufacturing facilities around the globe and invented / co-created new closed system manufacturing components and processes, single use disposables and other cell processing components. Dr. Maples has significant experience in the preparation of regulatory submissions in the US and abroad and in developing productive collaborative international partnerships.   

Steve Springer, DBIA, LEED AP
Steve leads our life sciences projects nationwide. After joining us straight out of college, Steve quickly built a reputation for understanding complex construction and architectural challenges, finding solutions, and communicating with owners and project team members. His experience delivering technically challenging construction and design-build life sciences and research projects led to his promotion to his current role. Steve notes that an important part of his role is “training and helping our teams to be successful.” He’s able to do that thanks to his depth of on-the-job technical experience. Steve is involved with the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). He is also actively involved with the United Way for Greater Austin and his local church. Away from the office, you can find the Iowa State alum in the river or a salt water flat, trying to perfect his fly-casting.

Morgan Stinson
Morgan interned with EEA when he was in college. When the time came for him to look for a job, he moved to Dallas and chose the firm that felt most like walking down the halls of EEA. In 2001, life presented him an opportunity to move home to Austin and that included returning home to EEA. Morgan has a B.S. M.E. from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has the following certifications: US Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional - Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C), and Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA).