Stephen B. Román, Vice President Research & Development

Mr. Román has over 10 years experience in new product development, process engineering, and project management. Prior to founding Dreamspan, Mr. Román held management positions for Wm. Wrigley Company, Gum Tech International, and Dial Corporation. As Senior Product Development Engineer at Wrigley, Mr. Román managed the regional R&D laboratory, which focused on prototype development of confectionary, thin film, and functional food products. He also coordinated the process engineering services associated with Wrigley’s Flash Strips launch. As R&D Engineer at Gum Tech, he coordinated project management and R&D activities for numerous OTC and confectionary product launches and joint venture projects, including the Procter & Gamble joint venture to make oral care gum and the Swedish Match joint venture to make smoking cessation gum. As Process Development Engineer at Dial, Mr. Román coordinated process engineering support for new OTC and personal care products.