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About VGC Chromatography

The concept of variable geometry columns for gas chromatography was invented by Dr. Willie Steinecker. After establishing the concept, he and his team worked for two years to develop and validate the proprietary methods used to manufacture VGCs. Three different methods were developed and patent applications were submitted in 2010. Column sales began in 2011.

NoBull Innovation, an Ohio based innovation and commercialization expert, worked with Dr. Steinecker to form the joint venture VGC Chromatography. Both companies are associated with the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Center for Innovation,
the Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST)

VGC Chromatography Team

Dr. William Steinecker, PhD
Dr. William Steinecker, PhD
Inventor, Founder & CTO
Specialties: Analytical Chemistry, Electronics
  • 17 years experience in sensors and analytical systems
  • 13 years experience in portable/mini/micro GC systems.
  • 5 years experience working with ad/absorptive sensors and sensor arrays.
  • 3 years experience as a Graduate Student System Integrator in the University of Michigan's WIMS Center working in their MicroGC Program.
  • 2 years working with MicroAnalytical Systems for Harsh Environments at Schlumberger-Doll Research.
  • 5 years leading the MicroGC Program at IDCAST.
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Todd Dockum
Todd Dockum
Co-Founder (via NoBull Innovation), Director of Business Operations
Specialties: Business, Finance
  • Earned his MBA from Miami University.
  • Gained over 25 years experience with financial management and business operations.
  • Spent 15 years at Ford Motor Company.
  • Founded Miami Heritage Technology Park in 2005 in collaboration with Miami University.
  • Has experience with large public corporate having worked as Finance Director for Ford Italia,
    to medium public having worked as CFO of Teleunit Italy, to small subsidiary having worked as
    CFO at Brand Experience, to small private as CEO of Innovative Fiber Middletown, to start-up
    as the current Director of Business operations at VGC.
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VGC Chromatography

531 E. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Phone: (888) 678-6972
Fax: (937) 476-7230


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