The upcoming 19th Annual Lab Design Conference and Lab Design News is led by a team of business-to-business media veterans.


Don Grennan is vice president, overseeing marketing, content, and client creative services to serve the hundreds of architects, engineers, lab planners, facility designers, and construction professionals who gather together for this industry-leading event.  He was a member of the original team that launched the Lab Design Conference nearly 20 years ago and his experience in serving the Lab Design, R&D, and its many related fields is unmatched.   He has spent more than 30 years in business-to-business media and information industries, holding marketing and client media services leadership positions at Gordon Publications, Cahners Publishing, Reed Elsevier, and Advantage Business Media. Grennan holds a B.A. in Journalism and Marketing Communications from Rutgers University.


Robert Nakao is the publisher of the Lab Design Conference and Lab Design News, with also more than 30 years of media experience. He previously managed the Lab Design Conference up to 2017.   He has launched and managed more than 20 publications, events, and related products in industries ranging from contamination-controlled environments, R&D, animal experimentation facilities and laboratory design.  Nakao has a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Northridge, and an MBA from the University of LaVerne.