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Dirk Frese


Dirk Frese, Ph.D., uses his passion for science, sales and communication to help organizations and employees thrive. Dr. Frese is a scientist and a sales leader with an uncanny ability to demystify complex ideas, information and processes. He applies his experience as a scientist and his interests in sales, marketing and communication to make complex information accessible and exciting for others. His enthusiasm for what’s possible, in science and business, makes him an inspirational and effective leader for technical, sales-driven organizations.

Currently, Frese leads sales, marketing and service for JULABO USA, Inc., founded in 1993 and headquartered in Allentown, Pa. JULABO is an international company with global headquarters in Seelbach, Germany and operations in 11 other countries. The company is a leading expert in temperature control products used in laboratories, research centers, manufacturing and industry. The company’s fusionchef by JULABO division supplies temperature control products to commercial kitchens. 

Frese also serves as the Executive Director of WISDOM (Women in Science Demonstrating Outstanding Merits), a nonprofit organization founded by JULABO in 2016 to help empower, support and mentor women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Frese was born in Berlin, Germany and received a Master of Science in chemistry and a doctorate in natural sciences and biochemistry from the Technical University of Berlin. He specializes in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, micro-technology and has worked internationally with companies that include CIBA-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, E. Merck, Bio Tek Instruments and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Frese is also deeply committed to breaking down barriers in communication. He understands that the technical and scientific nature of information can limit people’s understanding. As a global sales and marketing professional, he’s also observed gaps in communication between people from different cultures and backgrounds. He believes communication is the key to success and continues to study and share his findings on how to improve communication, including how body language and microexpressions affect outcomes. Frese offers face-to-face and virtual training on how to communicate successfully for JULABO USA, Inc. and WISDOM.