Board of Directors
|Board of Directors | Management | Governance Documents | Committee Composition|
|William F. Mitchell|
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Mitchell has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since 1969, except for the period from January 24, 1986 through January 24, 1987, when he was engaged principally in soliciting sales for our products in the overseas markets. Mr. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Drexel University and has completed graduate work in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is a member of the ASME and Drexel University engineering advisory boards. Additionally, he is a member of the Society of Automotive/Aerospace Engineering, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the Aerospace Medical Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
|George K. Anderson|
Dr. Anderson is an experienced physician executive. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon, aerospace medicine staff officer, and commander of several medical organizations in Korea, Germany, and United States. He retired from active duty in the grade of Major General. Following his thirty years of military service, he transitioned to executive positions in the private sector. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Koop Foundation from 1997 to 1998 and as Chief Executive Officer at Oceania, Inc., a medical software company, from 1999 to 2001. A period of practice as an independent medical technology consultant was followed by his current role as Executive Director of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS). AMSUS, the nonprofit Society of the Federal Health agencies, operates from a headquarters located in Bethesda, Maryland.
|Linda J. Brent|
Dr. Brent currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Associate for the ASTA Group, LLC, a business development, communications and consulting firm. Additionally, she provides support to the National Training and Simulation Association for strategic planning. Her former positions include serving as Vice President, Business Development of TYBRIN Corporation, with L-3 Communications as Corporate Director of Homeland Security, Director of Advanced Programs for the Link Simulation and Training Division, and as the Director of Operations for Link’s Orlando location. Dr. Brent also spent ten years at Lockheed Martin Corporation in various capacities. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees and a Doctorate in Education.
Mr. Colley is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the former president of two public environmental companies, both regarded as technical leaders in their respective fields. He also served for fifteen years as a trustee of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
|H. F. "Gerry" Lenfest|
Mr. Lenfest practiced law with Davis Polk & Wardwell before joining Triangle Publications, Inc., in Philadelphia as Associate Counsel in 1965. In 1970, Mr. Lenfest was placed in charge of Triangle’s Communications Division, serving as Editorial Director and Publisher of Seventeen Magazine and President of the CATV Operations. In 1974, Mr. Lenfest, with the support of two investors, formed Lenfest Communications, Inc., which purchased Suburban Cable TV Company and Lebanon Valley Cable TV Company from Triangle with a total of 7,600 subscribers. In January 2000, Mr. Lenfest sold his cable television operations, which by then served 1.2 million subscribers, to Comcast Corporation. Mr. Lenfest is the owner of various other businesses and is active in many philanthropic activities including Chairman of the Boards of the Curtis Institute, the Lenfest Foundation, the American Revolution Center, and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. Mr. Lenfest is also a Trustee of Columbia University and a former Chair of the Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since 1989, Mr. Lenfest has served on the Board of Directors for TelVue Corporation, a broadcast technology company. Mr. Lenfest is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and Columbia Law School.
|Michael D. Malone|
Mr. Malone, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired, was appointed a member of the Board of Directors effective October 22, 2012. Since July 2011, Admiral Malone has served on the Board of Directors of Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., a manufacturer of identification technology used by the military and governments. From November 2004 to February 2011, Admiral Malone was President of Skarven Enterprises, a designer and developer of analytic approaches and technology applications specializing in real time/streaming data fusion and analysis for a variety of applications in government, financial services, auditing and industry competitive intelligence. During his time at Skarven Enterprises he led the company through a significant period of reorganization and growth, dramatically improving the company’s research and development efforts, and production and field support capability, while dramatically cutting costs and increasing revenue five-fold. As a result of his efforts, Skarven Enterprises was acquired by The Boeing Company in December 2008. Admiral Malone remained President of the company, as part of the acquisition agreement, until February 2011. Since leaving the military, Admiral Malone has also served as a technical advisor and consultant to Pequot Capital, a venture capital firm.
|George A. Sawyer|
Mr. Sawyer is a founding partner of J.F. Lehman & Company and currently serves as Executive Advisor. From 1993 to 1995, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sperry Marine, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Sawyer held a number of prominent positions in private industry and in the United States government, including serving as President of John J. McMullen Associates, President and Chief Operating Officer of TRE Corporation, Executive Vice President and Director of General Dynamics Corporation, Vice President of International Operations for Bechtel Corporation and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Shipbuilding and Logistics. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and completed graduate studies in nuclear engineering at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories. He is also the co-inventor of the Consolidated Nuclear Steam Generator II and served in the US Navy for ten years as a nuclear submariner. Mr. Sawyer currently serves on the Board of Water Generating Systems, LLC and two non-profit entities (i.e., Lets Go, LLC and the Alexandria Hospital Foundation). Mr. Sawyer has also served as a Director of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, Black Light Power Inc. and CHI Systems, Inc.
|Winston E. Scott|
Mr. Scott is a retired U. S. Navy Captain and former NASA Astronaut and currently serves as Dean of the College of Aeronautics of the Florida Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes significant industry and academic positions as well as a 27-year career in the U. S. Navy. During his Navy career, Mr. Scott accumulated more than 5,000 hours of flight time in 20 different military and civilian aircraft and more than 200 shipboard landings. Mr. Scott was selected by NASA for their Astronaut program in March 1992. He served on two space shuttle missions, logging more than 24 days in space including three spacewalks totaling over 19 hours. Mr. Scott’s civilian experience includes serving as the Vice President for Student Affairs for Florida State University, an Associate Dean and Adjunct Instructor position at FSU College of Engineering, Executive Director of the Florida Space Authority, and as Vice President and Deputy General Manager of the engineering and science contract group for Jacobs Engineering in Houston, Texas. Mr. Scott holds a B.A. in Music from Florida State University, a M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and honorary doctorates from Florida Atlantic University and Michigan State University. Mr. Scott belongs to the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, and Bronze Eagles Association of Texas. Since 2003. Mr. Scott has served as a director of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of The Southern Company, a public company which is traded on NYSE. Mr. Scott also serves as a Director for a non-profit entity (the Astronaut Memorial Fund).