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Felix Ware

President and CEO

When Lee Williams founded Capitol Scientific in 1963, little did he know he was building a company that would span multiple generations. Lee’s future grandson, Felix Ware, would expand the business far beyond what Lee built those 60 years ago. Felix joined Lee at Capitol Scientific in 1993, running sales and operations until purchasing the company from his grandfather in 2000. Over the last two decades, Capitol Scientific has flourished under Felix’s vision and leadership, especially in technology-related improvements. The company has been ranked in the Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50 and has made Inc. 5000’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for several consecutive years. The Austin Business Journal has also honored Felix as one of the Best CEOs in Central Texas. It is a testament to the business he owns and the legacy he leads.

Dean Leipsner

Executive Vice President

Dean leads Sales and Marketing operations for Capitol Scientific. He has decades of experience in C-Suite positions of national b2c companies, allowing him to contribute to other areas of Capitol Scientific including: operations, finance, legal, HR, and IT. Dean’s expertise in transforming mid-market businesses was well received when he joined the company in 2021. He has created and retooled key staff positions to prepare Capitol Scientific for rapid growth and strategic expansion. Dean’s team of outside sales, inside sales and customer support professionals are hyper-focused on Capitol Scientific’s “Customer First” mission.

Mysti Raz

Financial Controller

Mysti heads the finance and accounting operations for Capitol Scientific, bringing a wealth of expertise and leadership beyond her financial acumen. With a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership, Mysti has established a successful track record for fostering rapid growth in small to mid-market businesses. She is particularly adept at developing and leading high-performing teams, and she knows how to get ‘more’ done with ‘less’. Additionally, Mysti handles the company’s payroll duties and manages HR operations. Outside of work, Mysti's passion lies in animal rescue initiatives. She loves positively impacting both the people and the animals she works with.

Jennifer Hewgley

Marketing and Website Manager

Jennifer started her career with Capitol Scientific in 2008 in the Customer Service department. Through the years, she has worked in many different areas of the company before moving into her current role as Marketing & Website Manager. Jennifer’s expertise in IT systems, programming and data management makes her a perfect fit for what she does today. She strives for continual process improvement, building relationships, and embracing change and growth. She is a true “data junkie” and runs her areas of our business via sophisticated KPI's. Jennifer is constantly seeking input from our employees, customers, and industry leaders to better herself and the company.

Meghan Pace

Procurement Manager

To have the reputation as a top-tier Procurement Manager takes a very special combination of skills and experience. Meghan brings the mix to Capitol Scientific. After a successful career in the oil and gas industry, she joined Capitol Scientific as a supply chain professional ensuring cost-effective purchases of all materials. Meghan runs her department by reducing risks to ensure safe, secure, and timely deliveries. She takes pride in managing more than 300 vendor relationships, and she is a master of logistics. Meghan’s natural ability to forecast, plan, negotiate and execute has made for thousands of satisfied customers and dozens of happy employees within Capitol Scientific, not to mention millions of dollars of products arriving on budget and deadline.

Sean Meier

Warehouse Manager

Sean joined Capitol Scientific over a decade ago and has helped modernize the company’s supply chain process with state-of-the-art ERP technology. He’s a hands-on manager, who continues to improve fulfillment, shipping and receiving processes. He carries a wealth of information and assists in all logistical decisions and works closely with the company’s Procurement department. Sean oversees the safe loading, unloading and storage of all Hazmat chemicals and supplies, a position that requires a great amount of specialized training. He is responsible for all aspects of Capitol Scientific’s safety protocols and compliance. Sean’s expertise is shared with multiple warehouse locations.


Jennie Ream

Outside Sales Manager

Jennie joined Capitol Scientific in 2020 utilizing her background in biochemical academic research to find solutions for customers during the height of the supply chain disruption. A former laboratory manager, she understands the urgency of finding products to keep labs and manufacturing facilities running, especially during unprecedented times like supply chain delays and the global pandemic. Jennie's ability to understand her customers’ needs allows her to offer creative solutions and alternative options for any chemical or laboratory product. Jennie works closely with our logistics teams to ensure clients have access to the products they need, when they need them, and at competitive prices.

Wilson Tao

Outside Sales Manager

From the time he was young, Wilson knew that he wanted to be a scientific professional. Step one was to earn his BA and MS in Biomedical Sciences. Next, he jumped right into Outside Sales, building a dedicated customer-focused strategy that led him to consistently exceed sales goals. Wilson then brought that combined experience of scientific knowledge and sales acumen to Capitol Scientific in 2021. He continues to deliver unprecedented customer service to his clients, putting their needs first, and striving to get them the best pricing and fastest delivery options. Wilson is based in Dallas, Texas, but he handles customer accounts all over the country with a special focus on Silicon Valley.

Hannah Krajewski

Outside Sales Manager

Simply put, Hannah loves everything about science, making her perfect for her position with Capitol Scientific. A recent graduate of North Carolina State University, Hannah majored in Polymer and Color Chemistry with a concentration in Medical Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences. Hannah spent time after college in an outside sales role, where she regularly exceeded quota. In addition to her impressive education and sales background, Hannah also worked in a research laboratory so she would understand the needs of scientific customers. Hannah prides herself on doing everything she can to exceed her customers’ expectations.

Caleb Smith

Outside sales Manager

Caleb’s professional journey began as a pharmacy technician, where he cultivated a passion for science, medicine, and outstanding customer service. Subsequently, he achieved an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in physical therapy assistance. Upon the completion of his academic pursuits, Caleb became a Physical Therapist Assistant, while studying neurology. As a clinician, he honed his skills in critical reasoning and catering to the individualized needs of his clients. Today, Caleb is expanding Capitol Scientific’s footprint in Houston, Texas. His enthusiasm for science and dedication to exceptional customer service converge in a perfect role for him and the clients he serves.

Destiny Thibodaux

Customer Support Manager

Destiny proudly manages Capitol Scientific’s team responsible for all Internal Sales efforts and Customer Support. Just one interaction with Destiny, and you’ll see that helping the customer is her passion. Whether it is locating a simple part number to coordinating a highly challenging HazMat shipment, Destiny does it all. Her outgoing, yet calming personality, combined with her “let’s solve this” attitude comes from her time as a Customer Service leader with Tesla. She completed technical course work while attending Blinn College. Destiny is a proud US Army Veteran where her experience in teamwork and problem solving pays big dividends for her internal team, as well as customers at Capitol Scientific.