André Bormanis is a television producer, screenwriter, and consultant who worked on several series of Star Trek. He was the principal scientific consultant for TNG, DS9, and Voyager. He also wrote episodes for Voyager and Enterprise and served as a producer for the latter.
When I was rewatching the Season 8 X-Files episode "Via Negativa", I noticed a character by the name of Dr. Andre Bormanis (played by Grant Heslov):
The Bormanis character manufactures drugs for a cult leader.
It would be hard to believe that these identical names are a coincidence. I have come across pieces of unofficial commentary that concur with this — for example:
The name "Andre Bormanis" is almost certainly taken from Dr. Andre Bormanis, science consultant to the Star Trek films and television series and a consultant to The Planetary Society.
But I'm looking for something official.
Is this X-Files character named after the real-life Star Trek writer / consultant and, if so, why?