Mr. Jason R. Chambers, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Chambers has served as a director of the Company since 2006 and as the Chairman of the Board since June 2016. Mr. Chambers has served as President of Mountain Brook Water, a water bottling and distribution company, from 2002 to present, and from 2001 to present has served as a consultant assisting The Chambers Medical Foundation, a private foundation (the “Foundation”), in assessing medical grant applications. Mr. Chambers was appointed Trustee of the Foundation in 2011. The Foundation beneficially owns approximately 10% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University with a concentration in finance and marketing. Mr. Chambers is also a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Hematologic Oncology visiting committee member and a member of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering Board of Visitors. Mr. Chambers brings over 15 years of practical business and finance experience as the president of a growing enterprise along with knowledge of and relationships with the medical community through his non-profit activities.
Dr. Paul F. Walter
Dr. Walter has served as a director of the Company since its founding in 1982. He served as Chairman of the Board from July 2015 to June 2016. Dr. Walter retired from his position as an electrophysiologist and Professor of Medicine at Emory University in 2010, where he served on the faculty since 1980. He specialized in cardiology and clinical electrophysiology. Dr. Walter started the arrhythmia/electrophysiology service at Emory University in 1980. He performed clinical research studies in signal averaged electrocardiography when this test was being developed in the 1980s. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine with graduate studies at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Walter has over 30 years’ experience on the Company’s Board and brings over 50 years of experience in the medical field and community, particularly as it relates to cardiology. His experience on the faculty of Emory University and in-depth knowledge and experience as a physician, uniquely position him to provide valuable insights into innovative products in the medical field as well as markets for such products.
Mr. E. P. Marinos
Mr. Marinos has served as a director of the Company since 1994. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to July 2015. From 1995 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Marinos has been Chief Executive Officer of AMT/EPM Associates, a consulting firm, since 2001. Mr. Marinos was President and Chief Executive Officer of Midcoast Interstate Transmission, Inc. (MIT), an interstate pipeline company, from 1997 until 2001. He also became Corporate Vice President of Administration for Midcoast Energy Resources, Inc. (MRS), MIT’s parent company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Kansas Pipeline Co. a subsidiary of MRS in 1999 and he held those positions until MRS was sold in 2001. From 2009 to 2012 he served as a director of the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, a non-profit organization. Mr. Marinos holds a B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Accounting from Wayne State University and is a member of the AICPA.
Mr. Marinos brings upwards of 18 years prior experience with a “Big 8” accounting firm, including years of experience providing audit and advisory services to a variety of industries including medical, engineering, banking and energy. His prior service as president and CEO of the Company as well as CEO and CFO of other publicly traded companies expand his breadth of knowledge of business and management.
Mr. Marco F. Benedetti
Mr. Benedetti was appointed to the Board in July 2015. Mr. Benedetti is currently Vice President for Business & Finance and Treasurer of Canisius College, a private college based in western New York with 4,000 full time students and a $100 million annual operating budget. Prior to joining Canisius College in 2013, Mr. Benedetti served nearly ten years at Greatbatch, Inc., a publicly-traded global manufacturer of components for medical devices for a variety of applications. He held a number of senior financial roles there, including Vice President of Finance – Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Before that, Mr. Benedetti held senior finance positions at Ashton-Potter, U.S.A. LTD and International Imaging Materials, Inc. Mr. Benedetti is a certified public accountant and began his career at KPMG, LLP. He received a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mr. Benedetti brings over 25 years of financial and operational experience from medical device manufacturing, technology printing and public auditing. During that time, he built and led global operational, accounting and finance teams, directed strategic planning initiatives, analyzed and supported multiple acquisitions, identified growth and efficiency opportunities, and drove financial results.
Mr. Robert A Mello
Mr. Mello was appointed to the Board in April 2015. Mr. Mello has served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leading supplier of instrumentation for clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and microbiology laboratories around the world, since July 2013. From April 2000 to July 2013, Mr. Mello was employed as Corporate Vice President of IRIS International, Inc. and President of its IRIS Sample Processing division. Iris International is a leading provider of automated urinalysis instrumentation and bench top centrifuge products for use in major medical institutions, commercial laboratories, clinics, doctors’ offices and research institutions. From 1988 to 2000, Mr. Mello was an operations executive with bioMerieux, which designs, manufactures and markets medical instruments and consumables, including from 1996 to 2000 as its Vice President of Operations at their Boston Immunodiagnostics facility and Vice President of Disposables Manufacturing-Clinical Microbiology. Prior to joining bioMerieux, Mr. Mello served as Vice President of Operations for Medical & Scientific Designs, Inc., an in-vitro diagnostics company where he was on the founding team in 1983 and as a Senior Technical Support Engineer at Ortho Diagnostics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Mello is affiliated with the Diagnostics Marketing Association (DXMA), American Management Association (AMA), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He received his Management, B.S. degree from Lesley University, and his Electrical Engineering, ASEE degree from Bristol College.
Mr. Mello brings over 35 years of experience in startup and turn around operations for both small entrepreneurial companies and large public corporations in the medical diagnostics industry including instrumentation and consumables. Throughout his career he has directed all aspects of R&D, marketing, sales, manufacturing, engineering, QA/RA, materials, distribution, finance and facilities management. Mr. Mello has broad M&A experience from due diligence through deal negotiation to successful integration.
Mr. Salvatore Emma Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Emma has served as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of the Company since April 2013. Mr. Emma served as Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Micron Products, Inc. from 2008 until April 2013 when he was appointed President thereof. As Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Emma guided efforts in strategy, operations, innovation and continuous improvement to meet the needs of leading multinational corporations and other customers in the medical products, defense, commercial, and consumer markets. Mr. Emma joined Micron Products in 2007 as Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining Micron Products, he was an enterprise information systems consultant from 1995 to 2007. In this role, he led a variety of strategic initiatives including ERP implementation, business intelligence, information systems design, programming, and business systems architecture. Previously, he served as Corporate Controller at Kervick Enterprises, Inc., an aerospace and orthopedics investment casting and forging manufacturing company. Mr. Emma holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science from Fitchburg State University.
As the only management representative on the Company’s Board, Mr. Emma provides an insider’s perspective to the Board about operations and strategy of the Company. In addition, he has experience in many aspects of the Company’s business including operations, finance, and information systems. Mr. Emma also has a long history in the local community. His contacts and relationships in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and surrounding communities allow him to collaborate with local leaders in business and government.