Robert Richards - Chairman, Managing Member - was formerly CEO for Irvine Sensors of Costa Mesa, CA from 1999 to 2005. He previously served as President of Aerojet General, Electronics Systems Division, Azusa, CA from December 1987 to February, 1993. Under his guidance, the division reached $250M in sales and 2,000 employees. On the path to President, he was V.P. of Engineering, having started as Chief Engineer working on design and development of operational infrared and millimeter wave systems.
John James - President and CEO, Managing Member - was formerly President and General Manager of Teledyne Battery Products in Redlands, CA, from 1989 to 1998. His corporate responsibilities included sales, marketing and product development, with operational responsibilities for production, warehousing and distribution, and interfaced with aircraft manufacturers such as Cessna, Beech, and Learjet. Prior to his term as President, he was the Vice President of Engineering for Teledyne Battery Products.
J. Montgomery Dill – Chief Financial Officer, Managing Member – was formerly a consultant with Dill Financial Analysis of Redlands, CA from 1996 to 2000, consulting on computer system implementations and financial solutions to businesses regarding operational weakness. Prior to founding Dill Financial Analysis he was Operations Manager for Dill Lumber from 1986 to 1996, overseeing multiple locations. From 1983 to 1986 he was Regional Controller for Mattel Toys in Tijuana, Mexico with responsibilities for accounting, purchasing and management information systems in three Mexican and two American manufacturing facilities. Duties included financial statements, standard cost system maintenance, customs documentation, financial forecasting and budgeting, AR, AP and product sourcing. Mr. Dill rose to Regional Controller from his prior position as Plant Controller with Mattel Toys in the City of Industry, CA.
Dr. Boris Tsenter has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and is the inventor of the nickel-hydrogen battery widely used in space applications. He is the author of six battery books and many technical papers, and holds more than 100 US and international patents. Dr. Tsenter has extensive battery expertise with NiCd NiMH, Pbg-Pb02 and Li chemistries for telecommunication, HEV, EV, military and other applications. Before coming to the U.S. and receiving his U.S. citizenship, Dr. Tsenter was head of the Space Battery Development Program of the former USSR.
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