Hal Grodzins, President and CEO
Mr. Grodzins has more than 25 years of experience in executive management, business and technology development, personnel development, marketing, sales, operations, IP management, M&A and strategic planning. He was for many years the President and CEO of Niton Corp. (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.), the company that invented handheld x-ray instrumentation; he has been President and CEO of two other going concerns. Mr. Grodzins is an inventor and co–inventor of patents in x-ray fluorescence and optical emission spectroscopy and winner of the 2003 R&D 100 Award as principal designer of Niton’s XLt Series XRF analyzers. Winner of national awards for sales achievement and product presentation, he was a longtime registered fixed-income broker-trader.
Peter Rothschild, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
CTO, Peter Rothschild, was the longtime Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Development at American Science and Engineering Inc. Dr. Rothschild earned an Honors Degree in Physics from the Australian National University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An expert in computer simulations and IP strategy and management, he is the inventor of Scatter Attenuation Tomography (SAT) and other novel x-ray inspection technologies. Dr. Rothschild is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 35 patents.
Jimmy Failla, VP Operations
VP of Productization, Jimmy Failla, has more than 15 years of experience in product development and new product introduction; he has held key leadership roles in Service and Operations for Niton Corp. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., where he founded and managed the New Product Introduction team for Thermo’s Portable Instrumentation Business. Mr. Failla is a professional musician and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Andy Hanks, VP Software Development
Andy Hanks is the VP of Software Development. Mr. Hanks has over 20 years of experience directing software engineering projects and managing engineering teams, working closely with the hardware engineers and scientists to define and develop embedded-system platforms and products, including operating systems (OS), application and user interface software. Mr. Hanks earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Daniel Webster College.
Ken Martin, VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Programs
Ken Martin is the VP of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Programs. For more than 15 years, Mr. Martin was the Director of Compliance and Training, Radiation Safety Officer and R&D staff member at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Niton Corp. Earlier in his career, Mr. Martin was the Industrial Hygiene Officer at MIT and researcher at Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Martin earned his Masters of Science in Industrial Hygiene, Harvard University, and is certified as an Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Trainer. Mr. Martin is also the author or coauthor of multiple patents.
Jon Shein, VP Sales & Marketing
Jon brings more than 25 years of leadership in sales, sales management, marketing, business development, business integration, and CRM implementation. Mr. Shein spent more than 15 years at Niton Corp. and Thermo Fisher Scientific where he was directly involved in developing the Lead in Consumer Goods vertical market, and managed media relations that led to appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, and NBC’s Today Show; he has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and multiple local newspapers and trade publications. Previously, Mr. Shein held a Senior Management role at Amptek, Inc., and started his career in the asbestos inspection/abatement industry in New York City. He earned his B.B.A in Finance from Baruch College – The City University of New York.
Jeff Warming, Chief Financial Officer
CFO, Corporate Treasurer and Secretary, Jeff Warming, has served in a variety of financial leadership roles with Fortune 500 Companies, including Director of Finance of the former Niton Business after its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific, and other global business roles in the Clinical Diagnostics, Biosciences and Lab Equipment Divisions of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Mr. Warming brings 25 years of successful financial experience with private and public companies, including Perkin Elmer, Williams Holdings PLC and MetLife (formerly, The New England Financial Group). Mr. Warming earned his B.S. in Business Administration – Finance from the University of Maine, Orono, and a Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University.