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LEADERSHIP


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  Darren Hammell    Martin Becker  
Ken McCauley
President & CEO
  Darren Hammell
Chief Strategy Officer &
Co-Founder
  Martin Becker 
Chief Technology Officer
   
             
 Paul Heavener    Rebecca Goodman    Ed Howell
Paul Heavener
Director of Quality
Assurance
  Rebecca Goodman
Manager of Human
Resources & Administration
  Ed Howell
Director of Supply Chain
   
 
BOARD MEMBERS

  • Dr. Marshall Cohen
    Chairman of the Board
  • Dr. Ed Zschau
    Board of Directors
  • Dr. Greg Olsen
    Board of Directors
  • Stephen E. Morgan
    Board of Directors
  • William J. Lennox, Jr., LTG(R), U.S. Army
    Board of Directors
  • Darren Hammell
    Board of Directors
  • Dr. Chris Dries
    Board of Directors
Dr. Cohen received his B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

While at the University of Pennsylvania, he participated in pioneering work on electrically conducting polymers for which his thesis advisor was later awarded the Nobel Prize.

In 1991, Dr. Cohen co-founded Sensors Unlimited and eventually served as the President and CEO of the company.

After leaving SUI, Dr. Cohen became the President and CEO of Princeton Power Systems. He is the author of more than 40 scientific publications and over 100 technical Presentations, holds six U.S. patents and has directed over 50 government supported R&D programs.

He is an active committee chairman for the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Family Guidance center in Mercer County, NJ and is a member of the Board of Directors of Integrated Photonic Solutions.
Dr. Zschau has had a long and distinguished career in business, public policy, and academia.

He was Founder and CEO of System Industries, a Silicon Valley computer products company from 1968 to 1982, and he served as the General Manager of IBM’s Storage Systems Division during 1993-95. In addition chairing the Board of Princeton Power Systems from its founding in 2001 to 2013, Dr. Zschau currently serves as Chairman of Polyera Corporation and STARTEK, Inc. (NYSE) and as a director or advisor of three other private technology companies.

He served as a Director and Chairman of the American Electronics Association in the 1970s and as a U.S. Congressman from Silicon Valley for two terms in the 1980s.

Dr. Zschau received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his MBA, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He taught for several years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 1960s and for four years at the Harvard Business School in the 1990s. For sixteen years, he was a Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor at Princeton University in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is teaching on a part time basis at both Princeton and Caltech.
Dr. Olsen received his BS Physics, a BSEE and MS Physics from Fairleigh Dickenson University, and a Ph.D. in Material Science from the University of Virginia.

In 1972, Dr. Olsen joined RCA Laboratories, and in 1984 founded EPITAXX Inc., which was acquired by Nippon Sheet Glass in 1990. He founded Sensors Unlimited in 1991, which was acquired by Finisar Corp. in 2000, repurchased in October 2002, and sold again in 2005 to Goodrich Corp.

Dr. Olsen is a Fellow of the IEEE, has been active in many technical societies and has ten patents and over 100 publications. He was the 3rd civilian to fly to the International Space Station, spending 10 days in Earth orbit in 2006, and is now President of GHO Ventures in Princeton, NJ.
Steve is currently CEO of American Clean Energy; LLC a New Jersey based Renewable Energy Company. In this role he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, policy, governance and overall financial and operational results.

Prior to joining the company Steve was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Jersey Central Power and Light Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Energy Corporation. JCP&L is the second largest electric utility in the state of New Jersey

Mr. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. He has also completed the University of Michigan, School of Business Executive Management Program.

He has been active in a number of organizations and boards in New Jersey including the Economic Development Authority Board, Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Science Board of Trustees, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and formerly its executive board and chairman of the Chamber Foundation, Leadership New Jersey Board of Trustees, 180 Turning Lives Around, and the Einstein’s Alley Board of Trustees.
LTG(R) Bill Lennox chairs Lennox Strategies LLC, a small business consulting firm focusing on defense, energy, healthcare and IT. In 2012, he retired from his position as Senior Vice President, Washington, for Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 aerospace firm. He was responsible for developing and executing strategy for the company’s DOD programs and for interfacing with the Congress, the executive branch and state and local governments, as well as with the aerospace primes.

General Lennox left active service in 2006 after a 35-year Army career. He retired as the 56th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. His three and a half decades of service included commands at every level of field artillery from battery to division artillery. He also served as Chief of Staff for III Corps and Ft Hood; Assistant Chief of Staff, CJ-3, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea and Deputy Commanding General, Eighth United States Army; and as the Army’s Chief of Legislative Liaison.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, General Lennox holds a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Literature from Princeton University.
 Mr. Hammell graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science.

After winning first place in the 2001 Princeton University Business Plan Contest, he co-founded Princeton Power Systems.

Mr. Hammell served as President and CEO from the founding until March 2009, when he became Executive Vice President of Business Development.

He was named one of Red Herring Magazine’s “Young Moguls” in 2005 and NJ-BIZ’s “Forty Under 40” business leaders in New Jersey the same year. He is a member of the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy/Clean Technology Industry Workforce Advisory Council and a Founding Trustee of the non-profit New Jersey Solar Industry Manufacturer’s Association.
Dr. Dries received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and 1999.

At Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Dries developed a product line of avalanche photodiodes that are used in applications ranging from high data rate telecommunications applications to focal plane arrays for 3-Dimensional Imaging. From 2002 until 2007, Dr. Dries managed all research and new product development at Sensors Unlimited.

After leaving Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Dries co-founded DOLCE Technologies, which provides capital and advisory services to early stage technology businesses and served as the Managing Partner.

The partners of DOLCE Technologies are the principal investors in United Silicon Carbide. Dr. Dries serves on the Princeton Graduate School Leadership Council, the Princeton Electrical Engineering Department Advisory Board, and the Duke University Engineering School Board of Visitors.
  • Dr. Marshall Cohen +

    Dr. Cohen received his B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he participated in pioneering work on electrically conducting polymers for which his thesis advisor was later awarded the Nobel Prize. In 1991, Dr. Cohen co-founded Sensors Unlimited and eventually served as the President and CEO of the company. After leaving SUI, Dr. Cohen became the President and CEO of Princeton Power Systems. He is the author of more than 40 scientific publications and over 100 technical Presentations, holds six U.S. patents and has directed over 50 government supported R&D programs. He is an active committee chairman for the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Family Guidance center in Mercer County, NJ and is a member of the Board of Directors of Integrated Photonic Solutions.
  • Dr. Ed Zschau +

    Dr. Zschau has had a long and distinguished career in business, public policy, and academia. He was Founder and CEO of System Industries, a Silicon Valley computer products company from 1968 to 1982, and he served as the General Manager of IBM’s Storage Systems Division during 1993-95. In addition chairing the Board of Princeton Power Systems from its founding in 2001 to 2013, Dr. Zschau currently serves as Chairman of Polyera Corporation and STARTEK, Inc. (NYSE) and as a director or advisor of three other private technology companies. He served as a Director and Chairman of the American Electronics Association in the 1970s and as a U.S. Congressman from Silicon Valley for two terms in the 1980s. Dr. Zschau received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his MBA, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He taught for several years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 1960s and for four years at the Harvard Business School in the 1990s. For sixteen years, he was a Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor at Princeton University in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is teaching on a part time basis at both Princeton and Caltech.
  • Dr. Greg Olsen +

    Dr. Olsen received his BS Physics, a BSEE and MS Physics from Fairleigh Dickenson University, and a Ph.D. in Material Science from the University of Virginia. In 1972, Dr. Olsen joined RCA Laboratories, and in 1984 founded EPITAXX Inc., which was acquired by Nippon Sheet Glass in 1990. He founded Sensors Unlimited in 1991, which was acquired by Finisar Corp. in 2000, repurchased in October 2002, and sold again in 2005 to Goodrich Corp. Dr. Olsen is a Fellow of the IEEE, has been active in many technical societies and has ten patents and over 100 publications. He was the 3rd civilian to fly to the International Space Station, spending 10 days in Earth orbit in 2006, and is now President of GHO Ventures in Princeton, NJ.
  • Stephen E. Morgan +

    Steve is currently CEO of American Clean Energy; LLC a New Jersey based Renewable Energy Company. In this role he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, policy, governance and overall financial and operational results. Prior to joining the company Steve was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Jersey Central Power and Light Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Energy Corporation. JCP&L is the second largest electric utility in the state of New Jersey Mr. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. He has also completed the University of Michigan, School of Business Executive Management Program. He has been active in a number of organizations and boards in New Jersey including the Economic Development Authority Board, Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Science Board of Trustees, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and formerly its executive board and chairman of the Chamber Foundation, Leadership New Jersey Board of Trustees, 180 Turning Lives Around, and the Einstein’s Alley Board of Trustees.
  • William J. Lennox, Jr., LTG(R), U.S. Army +

    LTG(R) Bill Lennox chairs Lennox Strategies LLC, a small business consulting firm focusing on defense, energy, healthcare and IT. In 2012, he retired from his position as Senior Vice President, Washington, for Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 aerospace firm. He was responsible for developing and executing strategy for the company’s DOD programs and for interfacing with the Congress, the executive branch and state and local governments, as well as with the aerospace primes. General Lennox left active service in 2006 after a 35-year Army career. He retired as the 56th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. His three and a half decades of service included commands at every level of field artillery from battery to division artillery. He also served as Chief of Staff for III Corps and Ft Hood; Assistant Chief of Staff, CJ-3, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea and Deputy Commanding General, Eighth United States Army; and as the Army’s Chief of Legislative Liaison. In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, General Lennox holds a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Literature from Princeton University.
  • Darren Hammell +

     Mr. Hammell graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science. After winning first place in the 2001 Princeton University Business Plan Contest, he co-founded Princeton Power Systems. Mr. Hammell served as President and CEO from the founding until March 2009, when he became Executive Vice President of Business Development. He was named one of Red Herring Magazine’s “Young Moguls” in 2005 and NJ-BIZ’s “Forty Under 40” business leaders in New Jersey the same year. He is a member of the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy/Clean Technology Industry Workforce Advisory Council and a Founding Trustee of the non-profit New Jersey Solar Industry Manufacturer’s Association.
  • Dr. Chris Dries +

    Dr. Dries received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and 1999. At Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Dries developed a product line of avalanche photodiodes that are used in applications ranging from high data rate telecommunications applications to focal plane arrays for 3-Dimensional Imaging. From 2002 until 2007, Dr. Dries managed all research and new product development at Sensors Unlimited. After leaving Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Dries co-founded DOLCE Technologies, which provides capital and advisory services to early stage technology businesses and served as the Managing Partner. The partners of DOLCE Technologies are the principal investors in United Silicon Carbide. Dr. Dries serves on the Princeton Graduate School Leadership Council, the Princeton Electrical Engineering Department Advisory Board, and the Duke University Engineering School Board of Visitors.
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