Russell Bierbaum, MST
Russ co-founded ReproTech in 1990 and retired as its President in 2013. Russ has more than 40 years of experience in the cryobanking industry beginning in the early 1970s with the world’s first commercial sperm bank and later serving for many years as its Technical Director. Russ has served as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Reproductive Council and was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Tissue Banks. Russ has also been a member of many of their committees including Accreditation, Program, Finance, and Public Relations, and currently is serving again on the Finance committee. In his role as Vice-Chairperson of the AATB Reproductive Council, Russ was active in drafting revisions to the AATB Standards to ensure compliance with FDA Regulations. Russ holds degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of North Dakota. Prior to working in the cryobanking industry, he taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the Minnesota public schools. An avid Minnesota Gopher fan, he enjoys college football and basketball and spending time Up North fishing, reading, doing projects, or just relaxing.