Cerahelix designs and manufactures ceramic picofiltration products used for high purity filtration. Our filters meet our customers needs for energy and water conservation and they improve process efficiency for a wide range of industries.

A Brief History

Cerahelix was founded in 2011 by current CEO, Susan MacKay, Scientific Advisor, Karl Bishop, and Donald MacKay. The three founders combined their expertise in chemistry, biomaterials and business to launch a company with the goal of commercializing an innovative, bio-derived filter product. Cerahelix was quickly recognized as an innovator in its first year and was selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge accelerator.


Alex Crowell
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Bill Paulus
Chief Operating Officer
Judith Herschell Cole
Chief Commercial Officer
Tracy Bantegui
VP Product Management

Jutta von Dirke CFA
VP Business Development

Tyler Kirkmann PE
Director of R&D



Richard SchotteMatthias WagnerSissi Liu
Alexander CrowellJohn Chahbandour
Dr. Karl BishopChinh Pham,
Jeff Spaulding,


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