Dr. John MacKay

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer/ Founder
Company: NewBridge Global Ventures/ Synergistic Technologies
Specialization: Extraction
Location: Boston, MA
Website: synergistictechassociates.com


  • John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University (SLU), and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont (UVM), in Inorganic Chemistry.  After positions teaching at Davidson College, Lyndon State College and University of Vermont (UVM), John joined Waters Corporation in 1983.

    Dr. MacKay founded Synergistic Technologies Associates, LLC that has helped many of the major brands optimize their extrication processes operations based on Six Sigma principles.  In January 2019 joined New Bridge Global Ventures as the Chief Technology Officer to expand the unique extraction and analytical tools the company will use across its vertical platform.

    With the expertise and desire to spread the science throughout the industry, John has taken on roles as contributing journalist and science editor for Terpenes and Testing Magazine and was the editor of the early issues of Extraction Magazine and now is contributing journalist and scientific advisor.    He has also been appointed the Educator Assistant Professor on the Volunteer Pathway, Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicines.