Leadership Team

Arthur T

Arthur Trapotsis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Trapotsis, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Consolidated Sterilizer Systems in 1999.  In 2008, he acquired the Company from the original founder, Mr. William A. Barnstead.  Mr. Trapotsis has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience involving business development, brand building, and strategic planning.  His extensive experience in the sterilizer industry has Mr. Trapotsis presenting at conferences around the U.S., promoting “green” autoclave design features as well as emerging trends in the sterilizer market.  His educational background is in biotechnology and business management.  Mr. Trapotsis received his BS and MS in Biochemical Engineering from Tufts University and his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. Mr. Trapotsis is a strong advocate of finding balance between work, family, and fitness. He is the author of The Everyday Athlete: How to Balance Work, Family, and Fitness for Life.

Bob Young

Bob Young
Vice President, Operations

Mr. Young brings 30 years of experience in operations, engineering, quality and finance within vertically integrated manufacturing environments to Consolidated Sterilizer Systems as Vice President of Operations.  Previously, Mr. Young was the founder and President of a concept metal working business and General/Operations Manager of a leading specialty metal cutting and fabrication company.  Mr. Young graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.


Lissa Davidson

Lissa Davidson
Director, Human Resources

Ms. Davidson began working at Consolidated in 2000, assuming HR responsibilities in 2008.   Ms. Davidson received her B.S. in Public Relations from Syracuse University, and her MBA with a Human Resources Specialization from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Ms. Davidson enjoys putting her education and years of experience at Consolidated to work for the company’s greatest resource – its people.



Amit Gupta
Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Gupta has over 15 years of experience engineering multi-disciplinary systems and brings his passion for engineering, innovation, and quality to Consolidated (where he’s been since 2007.) Prior to joining Consolidated, Mr. Gupta worked on robotics at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories and designed medical devices and scientific equipment such as novel catheters and DNA hybridization chambers for microarrays. A true engineer at heart, Mr. Gupta enjoys tinkering, fixing things by breaking them first and assembling Ikea furniture. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and from MIT with an MS in Mechanical Engineering.


Steven R. van der Veen

Mr. Van der Veen is all about Value – providing insight and analysis in support of growing enterprise value. He brings formal training in the Sciences and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Early in his career, he served as a senior Corporate Planning and Development executive in several Fortune-500 sized industrial companies, both public and private. Since then, he has supported smaller manufacturing and services companies. Most recently, he has focused on the opportunity to build value in the role of contract senior Financial Executive/CFO in a number of enterprises.