C. Mark Melliar-Smith, CEO
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Mark has been a Venture Partner with Austin Ventures, a venture capital company that focuses on telecommunications, semiconductors and software businesses, since January 2002. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of International SEMATECH, a research and development consortium in the integrated circuits industry from 1997 to 2001 and Chief Technical Officer for Lucent Technologies Microelectronics, the forerunner of Agere Systems, from 1990 to 1996. Mark joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1970 and held a variety of key engineering and management positions, including Executive Director of Bell Labs Integrated Circuits and Photonics Division. He has held a wide variety of technical and management positions in R&D, manufacturing, and business management, including Executive Director of the Bell Laboratories Photonics and Integrated Circuit Division, and VP and General Manager of the AT&T Lightwave Business Unit. He serves on the Board of Directors for Power-One, Technitrol, Metrosol, and Molecular Imprints. He holds BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry from Southampton University in England, and an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City.
David Gino, COO and CFO
Dave has over 25 years of experience in financial and operational management. Prior to joining Molecular Imprints, Dave was the COO & CFO of Active Power where he led the company through its initial public offering (IPO) in 2000 and transition from an early stage development company to a commercial operation (2000-2005). Prior to Active Power, Dave was the CFO of DuPont Photomasks where he led the company through its IPO and through a period of rapid growth, both acquisitive and organic (1995-1999). Dave also held several positions in finance and business management for the DuPont Company (1989-1995). He holds BA and MBA degrees, and is a CPA.
S. V. Sreenivasan, CTO
S.V. Sreenivasan is a founder and Chief Technical Officer of Molecular Imprints. He is one of the inventors of Jet and Flash™ Imprint Lithography
(J-FIL™) technology. S.V. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Thornton Centennial Fellow in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelors of Engineering with Honors in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India. His research is in the area of high throughput nanomanufacturing as applied to terabit density data storage, nano-electronics, photonic devices, and emerging biomedical and clean energy applications. S.V. has published over 100 technical articles and holds over 100 U.S. patents in the area of nanomanufacturing. He has received several awards for his work including Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum in 2005, University of Texas Chancellors’ Award for Entrepreneurship in 2007, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Leonardo da Vinci Award in 2009, the O’Donnell Award for Technology Innovation conferred by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) in 2010, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award in 2011
Paul Hellebrekers, Senior VP of Engineering and Manufacturing
Paul has over twenty five years of industry experience, having worked at such companies as KLA-Tencor, ETEC, Ultratech and GCA. He has directed multiple programs and technologies including optical imaging systems: steppers and DUV; laser direct imaging; and electron beam inspection systems. Paul has managed many products through their entire life cycle, delivering tools to specification including regulatory requirements. Paul is a graduate of Boston University.
Paul Hofemann, VP of Corporate Marketing and Business Development
Paul has over twenty five years of experience in sales, marketing and business development within the semiconductor, hard disk drive, and compound semiconductor industries. He started his professional career as a captain in the Air Force in the mid-1980s. After leaving the military, he spent 10 years in the Silicon Valley where he held senior marketing positions at Applied Materials, Semi-Gas Systems and KLA-Tencor. He relocated to the East Coast in late 2000 to manage corporate marketing and business development for Veeco Instruments and most recently was VP of Sales for Photronics. Paul joined Molecular Imprints in November 2007 to focus on high growth emerging market opportunities. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Doug Resnick, VP of Strategic Development
Doug comes to Molecular Imprints from Motorola Research Labs (1990- 2004), where he was responsible for developing their imprint lithography research program. Prior to that he was with AT&T Labs (1981-1990), where his development programs included x-ray lithography, ebeam direct write, and plasma etching of photomasks. He has authored or coauthored over 100 technical publications and is an inventor of over a dozen U.S. patents. He has served as the conference chair for both the EIPBN and SPIE Microlithography Symposiums. Doug received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in the field of Solid State Physics.
Dwayne LaBrake, VP of Applications
Dwayne comes to Molecular Imprints from 3M Company (1993 to 2003) where he served in a variety of Senior R&D and Program Management roles. His last seven years were spent in the Optical Components Program where he had business and technical responsibility for the military and navigation markets. Dwayne led a nine member team in the successful commercialization of Fiber Bragg gratings for dispersion compensation. He was consistently nominated for and twice won the company’s annual Circle of Technical Excellence award during his tenure at 3M. Dwayne received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Loyola University of Chicago.
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