Bob Place is a senior business executive/entrepreneur in the electric power industry specializing in creating and building viable new businesses. His entrepreneurial skills have been demonstrated with over 27 years of successful development and construction of new power plants, acquisition of operating companies and the startup of four different companies in the power and climate arenas. He has has joint ventured with over 15 different utility, private equity and equipment manufacturers in new business opportunities and created over $7 billion in new capital investments He also is an investor and board member in several privately owned companies in the bioscience and retail industries.
Mr. Curtin retired as President, Chairman, and CEO of Aearo Corporation, a leading provider of safety equipment, in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Curtin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Corporation and had oversight of Cabot LNG, Cabot Performance Materials, Cabot Plastics and Cabot Safety (which was spun out to form Aearo Corporation). He served on the Board of Cabot Corporation from 1989 until 1995. Prior experience was as group executive for a major oilfield equipment and services company and as CEO of a specialty valve/aerospace equipment manufacturer. He developed the Corporate Finance Department of First of Texas, a regional NYSE company in Houston, and he founded Curtin & Co., a private investment banking firm in Houston, Texas, where he was CEO and principal for fifteen years. Jack Curtin has served as a Director for many public and private companies and for several nonprofit institutions. Mr. Curtin has a B.A. from Yale and an M.B.A. from Harvard. Currently he serves on the Boards of Nano-C, Inc. and Sage Science, Inc.
Dr. Finney received his BA degree from Harvard College and his PhD from MIT. He was the founding CSO of MJ Research, which became one of the largest manufacturers of DNA amplification instruments in the world. He is also a co-founder of MJ Bioworks, which along with MJ Research was sold to Bio-Rad (AMEX) in 2004. He is a seed investor and Director of Wavemark, Orion Genomics and Sage Science. Dr. Finney is also the author of numerous publications and patents.
CEO and Chairman of Neurologica (Danvers, MA). Mr. Gordon was educated in electrical engineering at MIT. He is the founder and former CEO and Chairman of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), and current CEO of Neurologica (Danvers, MA). In addition to his entrepreneurial successes in instrumentation, Mr. Gordon has a passion for engineering and the training of engineers. He holds many patents covering high tech instrumentation.Up until recently he served on the Board of the Lahey Clinic. A full biography of Mr. Gordon can be found at Wikipedia.
Mr. McEwan is a co-founder and currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Kapa Biosystems, a company using protein evolution technology for the development of life science tools and kits. Previously he co-founded both Agencourt Bioscience Corporation and Agencourt Personal Genomics. Agencourt Bioscience was a market leader in the genomic services and DNA purification markets which was successfully sold to Beckman Coulter in 2005. Agencourt Personal Genomics was acquired by Applied Biosystems and its technology was used as the basis for the SOLiDTM next-generation DNA sequencer. Previous to these positions, Paul was a member of technology development group at the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research where he developed automation and biochemical processes for the scale-up effort to sequence the Human Genome. Paul has a B.S. Degree from Emory University.
Mr. Magnant is a founder of Sage Science, and served as CEO until 2014. Prior to Sage Science, Mr. Magnant served as Vice President of MJ Research, a leading manufacturer of thermal cycling instrumentation for DNA research. At MJ he also served as interim CEO of their Genesys Technologies division, a manufacturer of DNA sequencing instrumentation. He was also the founding Chairman and President of Owl Scientific a leading brand of electrophoresis apparatus now owned by Thermo Fisher. Magnant was a co-founding CEO and Chairman of ThermoCeramiX a contract development and manufacturing firm focused on disruptive new electric heating technology currently being deployed in automotive, appliance and other large industries. He is also a co-founder of ActivBiotics a heavily venture-backed pharmaceutical development company. Magnant holds life science degrees from UMASS - Dartmouth and Montana State University.
Mr. Barbera is a founder and current CEO of Sage Science. Previoulsy, Mr. Barbera was the founding CEO of Pronto Development Corporation, Inc. At Pronto, he developed numerous instruments and consumer appliances. He developed a high throughput cellular imaging system for a world-renowned research company in 2004. He has extensive electronics product development experience, from directly designing circuit boards and writing code to managing projects through production. His experience covers instrumentation, process instruments and machinery, semiconductor test equipment, high end audio equipment and optoelectronic medical devices. Mr. Barbera is an accomplished yachtsman and in 2005 developed a new sail sensor array which he installed on the USA's America's cup yacht in Spain. Mr. Barbera holds a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.