Our Team

About The Team

THE EMPIRICAL TEAM IS YOUR
PARTNER FOR SUCCESS.

We employ the most skilled and knowledgeable mechanical testing experts, regulatory consultants, engineers, machinists,
lab technicians, and project managers in the industry. Our combined knowledge is your knowledge! We are dedicated to providing the most
efficient and accurate services possible to help your team’s project through the pipeline faster. All of our team members provide the best
customer service and communication and are trained to find comprehensive solutions.
We have over 100 + years of combined expertise ready for you to harness as your own.

Empirical's Founder

Dawn Lissy, MS
Founder & President
Dawn Lissy is a biomedical engineer, entrepreneur, and innovator. Since 1998, Empirical Technologies has operated under Lissy’s direction. Empirical offers

Empirical's COO

Kevin Knebel
COO
My dual degree of Biomedical Engineering combined with Mechanical Engineering has given me a great foundation of knowledge in both

THE EMPIRICAL TEAM

SALES & MARKETING

Karen Nease
Director of Services and Marketing
Susan Holmes
Program Manager
Bonnie Winsett
Program Manager
Pamela Crouse
Program Manager
Brian Buck
Marketing Coordinator

REGULATORY, QUALITY, & VALIDATION SERVICES

Meredith May, RAC, CQA
Director of Consulting
Nathan Wright
Engineer & Regulatory Specialist

Operations

David Johnson
Test Engineer
Stacey Barber
Technical Manager
Keith Harper
Lab Operations Manager
Marcus Martinez
Senior Test Engineer
Michael Krause
Test Engineer
Kristine Happach
Senior Test Engineer
Brooke Levine
Deputy Quality Manager and Test Engineer

Manufacturing

Andy Witt
Machinist

Finance

Laura Murdock
Accounting Specialist

Finance

Randy Simons
Controller

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT US

Let’s have a look on it!

Adam Rogers at Spine Simplicity Very smooth process….test blocks and testing was done quickly, and exceeded his expectations of time frame. The fact that the test engineer offered to have a recap conference call to review the testing, this was very useful, was very appreciative of that opportunity to have that conversation after the testing was complete.
Andrew Rogers at SpineEX The Empirical Team has once again proven instrumental to our business and RA/QA efforts by assisting us with yet another successful 510(k) submission and clearance!
Frankie L. Morris at Bone Solutions, Inc. Empirical does a great job that is why [I] keep coming back. Why would I go anywhere else?
Sr. Engineer at Integrity Implants Inc. Empirical has been a knowledgeable and responsive extension of our Regulatory Affairs team. We are looking forward to our future collaborations.