Our Management

Meet Summit Scientific's Management

Summit Scientific, Inc. was founded on the principal of providing high quality multi-discipline engineering services at a competitive cost.

We are very proud that we have continued to meet or exceed our clients expectations since 2008. Our background includes decades of real world software, hardware, mechanical and research engineering experience across a broad range of products and industries. Our team has a strong academic foundation upon which to leverage leading-edge modern engineering concepts. This allows us to work smarter rather than harder, which results in a better design and lower cost for the client.

Robert Van Rooyen, PhD

CEO, Senior Engineer, Scientist

Robert holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Victoria along with a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Robert has over three decades of engineering experience across a wide range of products and industries. He has served as the principal or key contributor to several large and small technology companies over his career thus far, which in addition to technical depth, affords him a strong background in business and project management. Robert holds several patents and has published both academic works and industry whitepapers.

Aside from his professional and academic pursuits, he is also an avid motorcycle rider and musician.

Lisa Marston, BBM


Lisa is a graduate of Sacramento State with a BA in Business Management and Administration. She is an experienced business owner with a background in accounting and business management.

Lisa has owned several businesses over her career and though her background is in real estate she has taken what she has learned from her formal education, experience as a business owner and mentorship from many people in a variety of vocations to learn the many aspects of business.

Lisa also feels strongly about giving back and started and organization to help women, Women on The Move with the motto of “Live, Learn, Inspire”, to provide guidance and offer women practical, useful information to assist them in being self-reliant and successful in their lives.