Chief Executive Officer
Ralph most recently was an Executive of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), where he led the development of cognitive computing software and systems to leverage the Toshiba product portfolio which includes semiconductors and storage for industrial, telecommunications, healthcare, multimedia and transportation market applications.
Prior to his appointment at Toshiba, Ralph built an extensive executive career including EVP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY), CEO of Sipex Corporation (NASDAQ: SIPX), Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), PLX Technology (NASDAQ: PLXT) and OCZ Technology prior to its sale to Toshiba.
Dr. Jack Salerno
Business Development OfficerOver 25 years’ experience in corporate operations, product development and product commercialization with a career spanning R&D management to corporate CEO in high tech microsystems. Jack is also an EVP at Triton Systems having earlier held title of President at Agiltron and VP at Kopin Corporation, where he established one of the first compound semiconductor epitaxial wafer businesses. He has held executive roles in several start-up technology companies, including optical component manufacturers ColorLink and NZ Applied Technologies. Jack holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Chief Operating OfficerOver 30 years of Financial, Strategic, Operations, and Business Management experience including start-ups and multinationals. Founded Advanced MicroSensors (AMS), Inc, a magnetic products and MEMS company, serving as President and CEO prior to selling the Company to Plures Technologies Inc. Tim has his Bachelors of Science from Boston College and his MBA from Babson College in Mass. and attended Harvard University’s Program for Management Development (PMD).
Dr. Jae Ryu
Chief Scientific OfficerOver 30 years of diverse R&D, engineering, technical and business management. Co-Founder of Aspen Aerogel (NYSE:ASPN). Dr. Ryu has been admitted to the Space Technology Hall of Fame by the US Space Foundation; R&D 100 Award, and NASA Inventions and Contributions Award. He has served on Underwriters Laboratories and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Dr. Ryu received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Vice President, MicroDevices Sales
Brian is an engineer with over 20 years of experience in design, production and sales within the electronic technology industry including the MEMS and Semiconductor sectors. His broad level of experience makes him ideally suited to selling Sensera’s fabrication capabilities which are focused on high value and complex MEMS based products.
Prior to joining Sensera Brian led Business Development for DJ Instruments, a Roper Technologies, Inc (NYSE: ROP) company that specializes in the design and manufacture of custom pressure, load/force and torque sensors. His career has included over a decade of engineering and production roles for Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) and senior sales roles for Silex Microsystems Inc (2006 to 2009) and Innovative Micro Technology (2009 to 2014) both of which are MEMS foundries.
Dr. Jens N. Albers
Jens joined nanotron in 2004, is a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of Multilink Technology Corp. (MLTC) – IPO at NASDAQ in June 2001; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
Dr. Thomas Foerste
Joined nanotron in 2008 from LSI, previously senior sales and marketing positions with LSI, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems; Ph.D. in Semiconductor Devices from Technical University Dresden, Germany.
Joined nanotron in 1998 from Daimler Chrysler, participated in the fundamental development of technologies and patents at nanotron; profound knowledge in digital signal processing and system design; technical editor for IEEE and ISO standards governing the nanotron products; M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Berlin, Germany.
Board of Directors
Matthew is the Principal of Millers Point Company, an advisory business that provides consulting and advisory services to emerging companies with high growth or turnaround objectives. He is a former venture capitalist at QIC and is experienced in capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and has held executive positions in a variety of private equity funded organisations.
He was a co-founder of Diversa Ltd (ASX DVA) a financial service business acquired by OneVue Holdings Ltd (ASX OVH) and is currently a non-executive director at ASX listed companies Leaf Resources Limited (ASX LER) and Brain Resource Limited (ASX BRC).
Matthew holds a B.Commerce, B. AppSc and an MBA from the Queensland University of Technology. He was also the first Australian to be awarded a Kauffman Fellowship.
Non Executive Director
George is an experienced technology entrepreneur, operating executive, and venture capitalist. He was Head of West Coast Technology Investing and Partner at Wasserstein Perella, a leading Wall Street private equity and leveraged buyout firm. Earlier in his career, he was Managing Director of Technology Commercialization at IBM headquarters and began his career as an MIT Engineer, designing inertial guidance systems for spacecraft at MIT/Draper Lab while pursuing graduate studies at MIT Aero/Astro department.
A technologist and prolific inventor, George has nearly two dozen patents awarded covering RFID, GPS, wireless semiconductors, and spacecraft inertial guidance systems.
He has served on the Board of Directors of five publicly listed Companies and has built several companies from prototype-stage to high value exit (M&A or IPO) as an active board member and investor, many in the semiconductor and MEMs sectors.
George attended Brown University (BSEE), The Wharton School (MBA) and MIT (graduate studies Aerospace engineering).
Non Executive Director
Jonathan is a Principal at Henslow and prior to Henslow, Jonathan served as Director and Head of Corporate Finance at Austock Corporate Finance Limited from 2001 to 2011. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, capital raisings, placements and initial public offerings, corporate advice, and restructuring specifically in the small to middle market.
He is an experienced Director of ASX listed companies and current Directorships include Austock Group Limited (ASX: ACK) and Vita Life Sciences Limited (ASX: VSC). Jonathan is Chairman of the Company’s Audit and Risk committee.
Jonathan received a B.A. in Economics and Financial Studies from Macquarie University.