Eugene “Gene” J. Zurlo

Title: Founder, Chairman, Managing Partner
Company: Plasma Technologies LLC
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Eugene Zurlo, Founder, Chairman, and Managing Partner at Plasma Technologies LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of health products.

As a student, Mr. Zurlo attended Fordham University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1958. He continued his education at Long Island University, earning a Master of Business Administration in 1961. From a young age, he had a strong interest in science, and benefitted from strong parental guidance—his mother was a homemaker and his father was an executive and inventor. Mr. Zurlo worked in various positions for Baxter Healthcare and served as the senior vice president of Millipore Inc.

Mr. Zurlo served as the chief operating officer for NYPRO Inc. in Clinton, Massachusetts, and worked in real estate development in Charleston, South Carolina, before he became the chief operating officer for New York Blood Center in 1989. Mr. Zurlo remained in this position for five years, until 1994, when he founded Alpine Biologics Inc. He served as chairman of the company for more than a decade, until he transitioned to Plasma Technologies LLC, which he founded in 2005. He continues to work for the company as chairman and managing partner.

Throughout his career, Mr. Zurlo is most proud of leading the development of the production process for the anti-hemophilic factor, which was used to treat boys with hemophilia. In addition, he is proud of his faith, and role as co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Catholic Radio Association. He has served the organization since 2000, which has grown from five radio stations to more than 500, across the United States. He is a knight grand cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice—the highest Vatican award—from Pope Benedict XVI.

Mr. Zurlo holds several patents in the health products field and is very proud of his work in hemodialysis, and the development of the salt diafiltration process for the extraction and purification of therapeutic proteins. He is a member of the Heritage Foundation, and the Harbor Club of Charleston, and was the co-convener of the Charleston Meeting. As a testament to his success and experience in his field, Mr. Zurlo was featured in the 55th, 57th, and 58th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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