Company Information

Supercritical Fluid Technologies Management Team

Kenneth J. James, Ph.D.
Director of Technology and Founder

Dr. James is the Founder and the current Director of Technology at SFT.  He is responsible for all research activities, including new product development and developing new applications for supercritical fluid techniques.

Dr. James received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1998 with a concentration in Organic Chemistry and Analytical Spectroscopy.  During his time at the University, he was involved in the design and manufacture of high pressure spectroscopy cells for investigations into the decomposition mechanisms of energetic materials using “T-Jump/FT-IR”, Pyrolysis/FT-IR, Mass Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy.

Prior to founding SFT, Dr. James was Quality Control Manager at Wilmington Chemical Corporation in the polymers group, an applications Chemist at CCS Instrument Corporation where he developed processing methods for both SFC and SFE, and the DuPont Corporation as a bench chemist in their clinical analysis group.

Dr. James founded Supercritical Fluid Technologies in 1994.


Kenneth R. Krewson
VP of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Krewson is in charge of all sales and marketing activities for the company.  He establishes and oversees the company’s network of manufacturer representatives and international distributors.  Additionally, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s marketing plan.

Mr. Krewson graduated from University of Delaware with a BA in Chemistry in 1984, and in 1986, he earned his MBA from the College of William and Mary.

During his career in the scientific and analytical instrumentation industry, he has worked for ABB Bomen, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Thermo-Nicolet Corp. and Mettler-Toledo, Inc.  His past duties included technical sales, service, product management and business development.

Mr. Krewson is a founding partner, and joined SFT’s management team on a full time basis in early 2001.