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Our Mission

CVAC Systems, Inc. is the creator of CVAC (Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning), a patented fitness modality. As a pioneering process for supporting cellular conditioning, CVAC is a solution for overall well-being in conditioned and de-conditioned individuals representing all activity levels. CVAC Systems, Inc. is committed to scientific rigor as the basis of all our explorations.

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Optimal Cellular Conditioning

People First

Everyone on Earth should have a proper way to exercise to avoid age-related diseases.


We are interested in partnering with U.S. and International Universities and other research organizations.


Lifelong dedication to studying the effects of cellular conditioning.


CVAC values knowledge and experience…with over 30 years of research and design invested in our technology.

Allen Ruszkowski
President & Chief Executive Officer

Allen has over 30 years of experience within the health care industry. During his 11 years at GE Medical, he led the then-new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service business. Allen’s strategy helped create a $400m per year revenue business with 80% market share and 70% margins within two years after product introduction. Allen was Vice President of Global sales and marketing for Imatron, Inc. a public company where he returned 25X to investors in less than four years and stewarded the company through the initial stages of its acquisition by GE Medical for $200M. BSEE, (cum laude) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Terre Haute, Indiana; MBA, San Jose State University.

Carl Linton
Founder, Vice President

As Inventor of the CVAC Process, Carl has spent more than 30 years researching and developing the CVAC technology and its applications. He conducted the first four years of his research under Dr. Joseph Bellanti, Dean of the Interdisciplinary School of Medicine at Georgetown University.

Formerly, Carl founded and was President of Omni Health Systems, Inc., a respiratory home health care and Durable Medical Equipment business. He was a former Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department at Fauquier County Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia. Carl attended the University of Tampa under scholarship. Carl was credentialed as a respiratory therapist in 1976. Northern Virginia Community College.

David Tenney
Chief Financial Officer

David Tenney has over 24 years’ experience in public and private finance and accounting positions in the manufacturing and distribution, aerospace, real estate development, medical management and renewable energy industries. He has completed financing arrangements including initial public offerings, secondary placements, project finance, direct and asset based lending. Throughout his career, David has developed a visionary approach to deal structure and has become a dedicated leader with proven execution capabilities.

David is a CPA and earned his bachelor of science in Accounting from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in Utah.

James Chapman
Chief Athletics Officer

Jim has been integral to the building and implementation of functional CVAC System prototypes. His forward-thinking skills were an essential component to the release of production-stage CVAC Systems. His more than 30 years’ experience in high-risk, high –integrity electro-mechanical systems and other trades where he achieved Journeyman status provide excellent background for his creative, developmental role.

After achieving two finishes in Ironman triathlons, Jim coaches many aspiring and professional athletes with CVAC conditioning training as an adjunct to their sport-specific training.

Mary A. Steinman
Business Development

Mary uses her 16 years’ experience in market research, analysis and communications within the high-tech medical device and health care information industries to spearhead and manage various initiatives spanning the scope of operations, product development, marketing, research and communications functions. Formerly, Mary served as Managing Editor of MedPro Month®, a medical device industry publication owned by Medical Data International.

Our Advisors

Business/IPO Advisors

Lynn Blake
Former Chief Financial Officer, Tactile Medical
Very Successful Device IPO
Stock Price Increased:  $10 at IPO to $74 a share

Karen Drexler
BSE ChE Princeton; MBA, Stanford
Amira Medical- sold to Roche, J&J LifeScan
Silicon Valley Women’s Fund ‘Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year ‘, 2002

Scientific Advisors

Lawrence A. Burgess, MD
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Robert Honigberg, MD, MBA
Former Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare

Harry Mitterbauer, BS, NASM-PES, CES,CPT
Athletic Training Advisor

Mike Nichols, MD
Health Management Private Practice

Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Lauren F. Shroyer, MS, ATC
Athletic Training Advisor
Scientific Advisor

Faegre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP
General Counsel, Intellectual Property Counsel