Being both a doctor and a frequent-flyer, Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg has had plenty of time on his numerous cross-country flights to observe the inside of the airplane cabin, his fellow passengers, and the flight crews.

Dr. Kreitenberg became curious about standards imposed on the airline industry to provide a sanitary environment for passengers and crew — and was shocked to learn that there are no requirements, or effective options available, to provide a sanitized environment.

This realization was the genesis of the GermFalcon endeavor. The GermFalcon Team has effectively addressed, and solved, the issue of providing a healthier environment for passengers and crews. It’s the Team’s goal to have the GermFalcon become the industry’s standard sanitizing tool — with one device stationed at every passenger gate worldwide!

Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg

Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Kreitenberg is a 25-year Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with degrees from UCLA and UC San Diego. Dr. Kreitenberg serves as a professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and AIAA Life Sciences Technical Committee. He is currently a full-time orthopaedic surgeon in private practice. Dr. Kreitenberg holds ten U.S. patents. GermFalcon is his second invention for UVC sanitization. In 1991, Dr. Kreitenberg was a finalist in NASA’s U.S. Astronaut Selection Program.

Ms. Melissa Carr

Director, General Counsel

Ms. Carr started her career at Lynberg & Watkins in Los Angeles. In 1992 she joined the team at Litton Industries where she learned the workings of the aerospace industry and government contracting. Just before joining Dimer, LLC, Ms. Carr was a member of the Anti-Defamation League, a national civil rights and human relations organization. In January 2015, Ms. Carr joined Dimer, LLC as director and general counsel. Ms. Carr has a bachelor’s degree in communications and business administration from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Elliot Kreitenberg


Mr. Kreitenberg co-founded Dimer, LLC in 2014. Prior to joining Dimer, Mr. Kreitenberg worked in management and business operations at two of the largest beverage distributors in the United States. Mr. Kreitenberg has a bachelor's degree in Business-Management and Economics from Skidmore College.