Quantum-Si Announces the Appointment of Industry Veteran Johan Denecke as Senior Vice President of Operations

BRANFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 21, 2023–
Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), The Protein Sequencing Company™, today announced the appointment of Johan Denecke as Senior Vice President of Operations, effective June 20, 2023. Mr. Denecke will be responsible for scaling up production and driving operational and quality excellence in support of the commercialization of Quantum-Si’s next-generation, single-molecule protein sequencing platform.

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Mr. Denecke brings more than 20 years of experience as a cross-functional operations executive in engineering, quality assurance and best-in-class manufacturing practices. Having held executive positions in both private and public sectors, including at Illumina as Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering, and Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President of Quality Assurance, he brings a wealth of experience to the table. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Atomica where he scaled the organization yielding significant growth, efficiency, and waste reduction.

“Mr. Denecke has a proven track record of leading high-growth, cross-functional teams that have delivered products with quality, speed and cost efficiency,” said Dr. Patrick Schneider, President and Chief Operating Officer of Quantum-Si. “His expertise across multiple aspects of global operations and integrated supply chain strategically positions Quantum-Si for growth as it continues its mission to solve complex biological problems through accessible protein sequencing.”

“With a passion for driving operations excellence, I am honored to serve as a senior member of Quantum-Si’s executive team as we work to optimize our supply chain and increase operational efficiency to drive higher gross margins. I look forward to leveraging my expertise to help the company achieve its strategic goals and deliver innovative solutions to our customers,” said Mr. Denecke.

Mr. Denecke holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Michael McKenna, Ph.D., whose service and leadership were integral to the Company’s product development and pre-revenue stage, will transition out of his role as Executive Vice President of Product Development and Operations at Quantum-Si at the end of July 2023.

About Quantum-Si Incorporated

Quantum-Si, The Protein Sequencing CompanyTM, is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company’s suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing. Learn more at www.quantum-si.com.

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