Fuentek Names Julie Markoski Technology Transfer Consultant

Raleigh, NC, August 18, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com), has announced that Dr. Julie Markoski has joined the firm as a technology transfer consultant. As a consultant, Markoski uses her industry knowledge to screen and assess new technologies for their commercialization potential. Markoski was a co-founder of INI Power Systems, a fuel cell research and development company launched in 2002 and served as vice president of operations. Prior to the launch of INI Power Systems, Markoski interned with the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she analyzed the commercial potential of university inventions.

“Dr. Markoski is an intelligent and innovative scientist and business woman,” said Schoppe. “She also has a great understanding for technology markets and commercialization abilities. We are thrilled to add her to our team and to have our clients benefit from her experience.”

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- In 2001, Markoski and her team received the first place award in the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition at UIUC for ChroMax Chromatography Solutions.

- Markoski received her doctoral degree in chemistry and her master’s of business administration from UIUC.

- She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va., and her master’s degree in science in chemistry from UIUC.

- A native of Williamsburg, Markoski resides in Raleigh with her husband, Larry, and their three children.

About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is the largest NASA contractor in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need. Led by Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks and Web sites to help clients improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. DiversityBusiness.com has recognized Fuentek as a top women-owned, diversity-owned and small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Fuentek was most recently named a finalist in the NCTA 21 awards in the category of most innovative technology company. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at http://www.fuentek.com.

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