Our team keeps expanding to ensure that Nima is the best it can be when we ship this fall and to deliver on future sensors for peanut and milk. This week, Nima adds new hires to our operations and R&D departments to do just that. We are thrilled to have two new team members, Bruce and Monica!

Operations

Bruce Brummel Nima senior operations manager

Bruce Brummel, senior manager of operations

Bruce comes to Nima with a deep background in electronics and biotech/medical devices, most recently with a nonprofit tissue bank. He has experience in manufacturing and materials/planning sides of business.

What brought you to Nima?

I had heard about the company and looked into it because the technology sounds exciting and impactful. There are similarities to a previous company I had worked for (diagnostics devices with single-use cartridges; electronics plus plastics plus chemistries) so that gives me a jump-start in getting my arms around Nima technology. It is great to be involved with something that makes a difference in people’s lives. So I could not resist the urge to join the team.

What is your food identity?

I don’t have allergies or sensitivities myself (although I know I should avoid carbs and acids), but I have family and friends who do. I am a fast food junkie. From time to time, I just have to have a burger.

What are you hoping to do at Nima?

I can’t wait to dive in and help make a difference. My involvement in demand and supply planning and business analytics should keep me plenty busy. There are a lot of details to learn and help keep on top of.

R&D

Monica Cipriani Nima research associate

Monica Cipriani, research associate

Monica started as a part-time hire a few months ago, and she was so fantastic, we just had to have her officially on board! Monica recently graduated from the University of Rome Tor Vergata with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and relocated to the United States. Before joining Nima, she completed an internship at La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology in San Diego, where she worked in a research context.

What brought you to Nima?

I’m really excited to join the Nima team. This is an incredible opportunity for me to grow as a researcher and take part in this innovative project where all the aspects of science are experienced together. Now, I’m so happy in being part of this team that is trying to make other people’s lives easier and more fun by getting better food experiences.

What is your food identity?

In Italy, my native country, food is a matter of history and culture. For Italians, food isn’t just nourishment – it is life. I learned from my parents the pleasure to eat well and cook healthy merely using all traditional flavors to enrich the recipes. I’m so lucky to be allergy-free, but I am also very concerned about my diet. Everything has to be fresh and organic, so I love eating a lot of vegetables and fruits. My favorite one is artichokes, and I love the Roman traditional way to cook them!

What are you hoping to do at Nima?

My personal goal is to contribute with commitment and previous research experience to the Nima mission. I’m always understanding better how huge the power of food is in our lives. It affects all. Giving people with nutritional disease the opportunity to eat safely and healthfully while enjoying their food experiences is a great reward.

Interested in working at Nima? We’re still hiring! Check out our open roles in hardware, software, product and marketing.