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Michael Cunha

Michael A. Cunha - Director, President

Mr. Cunha graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a B.S. in Psychology and from Chapman College with a MBA in Accounting and Economics. Mr. Cunha maintains over twenty-one years of experience in manufacturing, accounting, and finance and senior management. Mr. Cunha has served as Corporate Controller of Andermac, Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, for eight years. While at Andermac, under his direction the company was fully automated and market share grew to 50% of the California market and 25% nationwide. Mr. Cunha left Andermac and started InterMag, Inc, a magnetic media manufacturer, in 1991 with four other individuals. Mr. Cunha oversaw the development of the initial contract with Iomega to manufacturer Iomega 100 Zip disks. During his tenure, the company grew from $0 to $72M in three years.

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David J. Teat - Director

Mr. Teat graduated from Wheaton College with a B.S. in Psychology and an MBA from Indiana University. He has twenty years of experience, including sales, marketing and several business "start-ups." His "start-ups" involved the identification of several business trends in the early stage and creating opportunities related to them. Mr. Teat also has ten years of experience in trading and managing a wide variety of investment instruments including bonds, equities, currencies and options.


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Gordon A. Wong, M.D. - Director

Dr. Wong has served the Board of Directors of the Mionix Corporation and its predecessors since 1999. He received his B.S. degree from the University of California Berkeley and his M.D. degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Wong received his internal medicine training at the University of Oregon School of Medicine and his specialty training in pulmonary diseases and infectious diseases at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He is a Member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians. He is formerly the President of the American College of Chest Physicians, California Chapter, and Chief of Staff at Mercy General Hospital. He is currently the President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Northern California and the Chairman of the Board of Golden State Physicians Medical Group, an IPA of over 400 physicians. He is also the President and Chairman of the Board of VORTRAN Medical Technology 1, Inc. as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Westmed, Inc. Dr. Wong is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California Davis School of Medicine and was named as one of the city's Top Docs by Sacramento Magazine. He has an active consulting practice in pulmonary, infectious diseases and critical care medicine.

Frank Parcell - Director

Mr. Parcell is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area who started in business in 1977 by creating a plumbing distribution business named Plumbing N' Things. He purchased Penn Supply, a pipe, valve and fitting distributor in 1978. He then started Decorative Plumbing Distributors in 1995 and sold Penn Supply in 1995 to Familian Corporation. He sold Decorative Plumbing Distributors to an employee in 1998 and sold Plumbing N' Things in 2003 to Slakey Brothers. He is currently consulting for Slakey Brothers and is owner of Parcell Properties, LLC, a real estate management company. Mr. Parcell is currently on the Sequoia Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of their finance committee.

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Kenneth A. Epstein - Consultant, and Corporate Advisory Board

Ken Epstein holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA in International Finance from the University of Michigan. He brings to Mionix more than 20 years of investment banking and venture management experience, including P&L responsibility for both major business units and startups. His diverse client bases are comprised of private and family-owned businesses, strategic equity investors, large corporate venture funds, and material, high-tech and life science firms. Mr. Epstein started his global, multi-functional career with the Dow Chemical Company. He spent the majority of his Dow career (US, Singapore, Brazil) in Dow’s Corporate Venture Group working with high tech and material global companies and technologies. He also started businesses, bought and sold small companies, and negotiated a variety of joint ventures and strategic alliances in North America, Europe, and Asia. Ken’s transaction experience encompasses selling and buying companies, negotiating global marketing and production alliances and joint ventures, as well as providing advisory services for strategic planning, acquisition and valuation. With an extensive background in materials (plastics, chemicals, ceramics, metals, nanotechnology), Ken also advises clients aggressively seeking expansion opportunities into new material markets (e.g. pharmaceutical, aerospace, semiconductor, energy, etc.) on acquisition candidates and small companies seeking larger global partners or exit strategies.

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Jimmy Keeton, Ph.D. - Corporate Advisory Board

Jimmy Keeton received his B.S. (1968), M.S. (1973) and Ph.D. (1977) degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and did post-doctoral work in the Department of Food Science (meat chemistry) at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He served as a Research Associate at NCSU from 1977 to 1980 and as Assistant Professor from 1980 to 1983. In January of 1984, he accepted a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University with a joint research and teaching appointment in meat processing. Dr. Keeton was tenured in 1989 and promoted to the rank of Professor in 1992. Dr. Keeton is a professional member of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), American Chemical Society (ACS), Poultry Science Association (PSA), International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Organization of American States, the United States Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service, the International HACCP Alliance and various companies, suppliers and commodity support groups associated with the meat industry. Dr. Keeton's primary research interests involve enhancing the safety, nutritional value, and quality of meat products with most of his research efforts being devoted to: reducing pathogen contamination, evaluating fat reduction systems; developing rapid, accurate assays to ensure the safety of precooked meats; characterizing the functional and sensory properties of novel ingredients; and developing new process technologies for application to meat foods. While at Texas A&M University, Dr. Keeton has authored or co-authored 57 refereed journal articles, four textbook chapters, secured three patents. Dr. Keeton is married to the former Jo Harriet Norsworthy and they reside in College Station, TX.

 

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David Lewis , Ph.D. - Corporate Advisory Board

Dr. Lewis, a native of Australia, received his B.Sc. (1972) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and served as a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville from 1977-78, and as a Lecturer in Chemistry at the same department from 1979-80. Following one year as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he moved to Waco, Texas as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Baylor University, where he was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1988. In January, 1989, he accepted a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1993. In 1997, he accepted the position of Professor and Chair of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, stepping down as Chair of Department in 1999. Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), where he served as Chair of the Division of the History of Chemistry from 2003-2004, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (elected to Fellowship in 1998). Dr. Lewis' primary research interests are in organic synthesis, and in the development of new probes for fluorescence microscopy in live cells. He has authored or co-authored over 50 refereed journal articles, two computer programs, six invited reviews and book chapters and one textbook. He holds 13 U.S. and two international patents. In January, 2004, Dr. Lewis was naturalized as a U.S. citizen.

 

 

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