Investor Relations

 

Management

Executive Officers

DANIEL ROONEY has served as a Director of our Company since joining us in March 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Rooney was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Company on January 8, 2003.  Prior to joining us, Mr. Rooney was General Manager for Johnson Matthey, Color and Coatings Division, Structural Ceramics Sector North America from 1994 to 2001.  Prior to that, Mr. Rooney held various management positions at TAM Ceramics, Inc., a Cookson Group Company.   Mr. Rooney has a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and an MBA from Niagara University.  Mr. Rooney’s expertise and background in manufacturing and ceramics provides experience that the Board considers valuable.

GERALD S. BLASKIE, has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2006 and the Company's Chief Financial Officer since April 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Blaskie was the Controller at Cable Link, Inc. from February 2000 to March 2001. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Plant Manager at Central Ohio Plastics Corporation, where he also served as Controller from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Blaskie earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University and passed the CPA exam in the State of Ohio.

SCOTT CAMPBELL, PH.D., has served as the Company's Vice President of Technology since March 2005. Dr. Campbell served as the Company's Vice President of Research and Engineering from July 2004 to March 2005. Dr. Campbell joined the company in July 2002 as Technical Director. Prior to joining the Company, he was Senior Research Manager at Oxynet, Inc. for five years. Dr. Campbell earned his Ph.D., Metallurgy, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, he earned M.S. and B.S. degrees in Ceramic Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American Vacuum Society and the Materials Research Society.

MIKE BARNA, has served as Vice President of Sales since March 2006. He joined the Company in January of 2004 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Barna has more than twenty years of experience in the thin film industry. In 1991 MIC Technology purchased the hybrid products division from MRC. Mr. Barna earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University Of Kentucky.

MICHAEL S. SMITH, has served as the company's Corporate Secretary since December 2006. Mr. Smith is a Partner at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP (CPM). He chairs CPM's Business Law Practice Group and serves on the Executive Committee. He graduated with honors from Kenyon College and earned his law degree from The Ohio State University.

Board of Directors

Daniel Rooney has served as a Director of our Company since joining us in March 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Rooney was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Company on January 8, 2003.  Prior to joining us, Mr. Rooney was General Manager for Johnson Matthey, Color and Coatings Division, Structural Ceramics Sector North America from 1994 to 2001.  Prior to that, Mr. Rooney held various management positions at TAM Ceramics, Inc., a Cookson Group Company.   Mr. Rooney has a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and an MBA from Niagara University.  Mr. Rooney’s expertise and background in manufacturing, marketing and ceramics provides experience that the Board considers valuable.

Robert J. Baker, Jr., Ph.D. has served as a Director of our Company since 1992.  Dr. Baker is the President of Venture Resources International, which he founded in 1974, and the co-founder of Business Owners Consulting Group, which assists companies in the development of growth strategies, including marketing position and competitive strategies.  He has co-lead group strategic planning programs (11 sessions of half day programs over 6 months with the participant’s strategic plan the result) for over 30 years with over 1,400 companies participating.  He has/does serve on a number of private corporate Boards and Advisory Boards.  Dr. Baker’s prior experience was with Battelle Northwest and the Battelle Development Corporation managing technology, commercial development of technology and technology licensing.  Dr. Baker was graduated from the University of Illinois with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Engineering.  In addition, Dr. Baker is a Sloan Fellow at MIT where he earned a Masters in Management Science.  Dr. Baker’s experience in business consulting, the development and commercialization of technology and the development of corporations provides experience that the Board considers valuable. 

Walter J. Doyle has served as a director of our Company since 2004.  Mr. Doyle is the President of Forest Capital, an angel capital investment firm he founded in 1997.  He serves on the board of the publically traded Guitammer Company (GTMM).  He is also a member and/or on the board of a number of other business organizations that he helps position for substantial growth and long term value.  He focuses his efforts on making the companies with which he works more attractive to potential investors and/or acquirers.  Mr. Doyle’s experience spans 40 years of general management with direct profit and loss responsibility as well as new product development and commercialization.  Mr. Doyle was founder, President and CEO of Industrial Data Technologies (IDT) Corporation for 21 years.  He then successfully positioned and managed the acquisition of IDT by the Eaton Corporation, headquartered in Cleveland Ohio.  IDT designed, developed, manufactured and marketed innovative, high-tech industrial automation systems for factory applications in the automotive, plastics, metals, food packaging, and chemical industries.  Mr. Doyle earned an Electrical Engineering degree from City College of New York and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Mr. Doyle’s experience in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of industrial products provides experience that the Board considers valuable

Robert H. Peitz has served as a Director of our Company since 2004.  Mr. Peitz is a private investor and portfolio manager.  Mr. Peitz has completed levels I and II of the Credit Risk Management series at the Citibank School of Global Banking, attended the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is currently preparing for his CFA.  Mr. Peitz is the former Managing Director and Head of Financial Markets for PB Capital in New York, New York.  Previously, Mr. Peitz was a Managing Director at BHF Capital, Treasurer of BHF-Bank New York Branch and an Associate at Morgan Stanley in International Operations. Mr. Peitz graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  Mr. Peitz’ experience in finance and investor relations provides experience that the Board considers valuable.

Edward W. Ungar has been a Director of our Company since 1990.  Mr. Ungar is the President and founder of Taratec Corporation, a technology business-consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to forming Taratec Corporation in 1986, Mr. Ungar was an executive with Battelle Memorial Institute.  Mr. Ungar earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a B.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from The City College of New York, and completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.  In his position at Battelle, Mr. Ungar had profit and loss (P+L) responsibility for a major operation division.  At Taratec, Mr. Ungar has had extensive experience in treasury and P+L functions as well as general management.  Throughout his career, Mr. Ungar has been involved in technology commercialization related to the principal business areas of our Company.  Mr. Ungar’s experience in the commercialization and finance of new technologies provides experience that the Board considers valuable.