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Alan Layton

In addition to his leadership at Dymicron, Mr. Layton has had an impressive career in real estate, construction, industrial engineering, and software development. He served as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Games, and other community boards and activities. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Whitney Clayton

Whitney K. Clayton has served as a VP with Polaroid Consumer Electronics and as a China strategy advisor to the Utah Fund of Funds, practiced law in Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton’s Washington D.C. and Hong Kong offices, and most recently completed five years as the CEO of MSC Aerospace where he closed a significant equity investment with a private fund. As a result of the investment, he assisted in restructuring MSC and is now the General Manager of a new international division, Qingdao SyberJet Industrial Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Clayton earned a BA with Honors in Chinese from Brigham Young University and a JD/MBA from Columbia University.

Duane Madsen

Duane Madsen has served on Dymicron’s Board of Directors since 2006. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he served as a Vice President and Senior Director at Goldman Sachs and Company. Mr. Madsen is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Stratford

The former managing partner and currently senior counsel in the Beijing office of Covington & Burling LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Washington D.C., Mr. Stratford advises international clients doing business in China and Chinese companies seeking to expand their businesses globally. Except for a five-year period when he was based in Washington D.C. and served as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative responsible for U.S trade relations with China, Mr. Stratford lived and worked continuously in the greater China region for the past forty years, including as Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and General Counsel for General Motors’ China operations. He is also chair emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Jeff TaylorJeff K. Taylor, M.D.

A co-founder and Chief Science & Technology Officer of Dymicron, Dr. Taylor has more than 30 years of experience in medical device development in the areas of adult orthopedic reconstruction, spine surgery, surgical robotics, and trauma. He also served as founding director of Consensus Orthopedics, a company specializing in total joint replacement products. A medical graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Taylor is an active orthopaedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstructive surgery.


Dr. Winters brings to Dymicron 30 years of experience developing medical technology. She previously served as a Director of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, as well as the Executive Director for the BioInnovations Gateway. In addition to her role on the Dymicron board, she currently serves as the Utah Science Cluster Director in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.