Meet Our Team

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is an incredibly reliable and viable alternative to chemical disinfection methods. We have assembled a team dedicated to protecting your workforce.


Rear Admiral John Palmer, U.S. Navy (Ret)

Chief Executive Officer

As a former supply corps officer, Mr. Palmer brings a wealth of logistics experience to UVSheltron.   Throughout his naval career, he deployed globally on four ships, and he also served ashore at a variety of locations including U.S. Pacific Fleet, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command and multiple Joint Duty assignments.  He was entrusted with command over four units culminating in his most recent tour as Commander of DLA Land & Maritime where his teams procured nearly $6 billion in parts annually.  Mr. Palmer is a graduate of The Citadel, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program.



Mr. Steve Todoverto

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Steve Todoverto has over 24 years’ experience in design and manufacturing of electronic products for Military, Aerospace, Automotive, Test, Industrial and Consumer sectors. He has managed teams of engineering, manufacturing professionals to drive projects through conceptualization, specification, design, implementation, manufacture, and technical support. Mr. Todoverto is the Chief Technical Architect behind the design and development of UVSheltron suite of products. He has a Bachelor’s in electrical engineering, with strong expertise in hardware design, manufacturing engineering, and software development. He is experienced with ISO/QS/TS policies and procedures, MRP / ERP Systems Implementation, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) system selection, implementation of Lean Process Development, capacity analysis, scheduling, statistical process control.



Bridget Varughese  
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Bridget Varughese earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular biology from Wayne State University after graduating with a masters in Life Sciences. Her research doctoral and post-doctoral research included the de-regulation of signaling pathways during nervous system development and breast cancer, respectively. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from St. Xavier’s College. Dr Bridget  works closely with the engineering and manufacturing team to provide scientific and technical guidance. She  brings 15 years of experience in  scientific guidance, data analysis, and report writing on microbiological quality standards, compliance with disinfection, sterilization, environmental monitoring requirements, microbiological identification and testing. She has published scientific research papers, won Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community Research Fellowship and Excellence in Teaching awards. She is a peer reviewer for international journals related to cancer therapies. Passionate about education, Dr. Bridget has supervised and supported over 1000 students and lab instructors to ensure efficient running of microbiology and biochemistry labs and compliance with Biosafety procedures.



Jacob Wichlacz
Outreach Specialist

Experienced Human Resources graduate and current Outreach Specialist at Unified Business Technologies, Inc. Skilled in market research, project management, team dynamics, and planning and coordination. He is a strong educational professional with a Bachelor of Science in Human Capital and Society and a minor in Leadership of Organizations from Michigan State University.




Jeremiah Brown 
Senior Designer/Brand Manager

With a BFA from Western Michigan University and over 15 years of Industry experience, Jeremiah brings a wealth of knowledge in the digital/print design and brand management space. His experience spans various areas such as ad agencies, community and non-profit organizations, as well as fortune 500 corporations in the automotive sector. Jeremiah has a passion for implementing creative-cost effective solutions for the client, while maintaining a flare for design! He currently works diligently to align our branding strategies across all platforms, continuing the progression of the team.