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The ALine Team

Our exceptionally talented and dedicated employees

The ALine team is comprised of experienced, seasoned professionals qualified to provide the most successful microfluidics solutions.

Leanna M. Levine, Ph.D.

President And CEO

Dr. Levine, founder of ALine, Inc., is an entrepreneur, technologist, and inventor. She has a unique blend of technical expertise in bioanalytical science and manufacturing process development. She conceived and developed ALine’s proprietary microfluidic platform and has seen the company through many transitions during the last two decades.

Stefano Begolo, Ph.D., PMP

Director Of Engineering

Dr. Begolo is a key technical and business leader at ALine.
He has successfully lead teams of engineers to manage several development programs in parallel during his tenure at ALine. He has created and implemented business and operational strategies to enable ALine’s growth while spearheading the development of patented technology.

Arie Shen, MBA

Director of Business Development

Mr. Shen has a diverse background in business development and strategic growth. He builds successful and enduring relationships with clients, leading to stable growth. He is engaged with the investor and start-up community at UCI Irvine. He contributes to ALine’s business acumen by provide insight and expertise for ALine’s various growth avenues.

Esther Sahagun-Soto

Operations Manager

Ms. Sahagun-Soto has brought discipline and a culture of excellence through team work at ALine. Bringing skills from her previous positions managing manufacture in a start up environment, Ms. Sahagun-Soto builds team skills through structured training and the development of SOPs and operational processes that are user-friendly, lowering barriers to routine implementation. This has enhanced ALine’s ability to meet its quality objectives and operate at higher margins.

Jenny Furst


Ms. Furst manages the company finances and has been supporting ALine in this role for several years. She excels at detail and ensuring the team has what they need to get their jobs done!

Antonio Pineda, ME

Technical Sales Engineer

Mr. Pineda is an effective and results driven professional who engages customers and prospects to learn how ALine can best serve their needs. He started as a Fabrication Technician, and moved quickly into Sales, where he enjoys blending his technical expertise with his strong focus on customer service. He brings enthusiasm and discipline to the technical sales role.

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