Bertram J. Polan
President, Gemini Bio-Products
Bertram Polan was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He lived in Baltimore through high school and after graduation he studied Business at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. While at Babson, Bert also played on the varsity tennis team. After receiving his Bachelor of Science and starting his work career, he attended the University of Miami and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration.
Bert’s second job after his undergraduate degree was with a public company, North American Biologicals (NABI), where he managed their cell culture division, among other responsibilities. After 11 years there and working his way up to VP of Sales & Marketing, he decided that it was time to start his own business. In 1985, Gemini Bio-Products was born.
Bert is happily married with three school age children. His wife Alice works with him at Gemini handling special projects. His oldest daughter Betsy works as a media stylist in Southern California, his daughter Natalie is a senior at Chapman University, and his son Brett is a sophomore at USC. The Polan family resides in Carmichael, CA, which is about 20 minutes from the Gemini office and manufacturing facility in West Sacramento.
He enjoys sports immensely, whether it’s watching or playing. He currently enjoys working out, biking and golf; he had also coached his son’s youth basketball team for eight years. When he’s not involved in sports, Bert likes to read, watch movies, and travel. He considers himself fortunate that his job allows him to travel extensively as he has traveled all over the world. His favorite destinations have been Singapore and Hong Kong.