Ricardo B. Levy, a founder of Catalytica, Inc., served as director, chief operating officer, chairman, and chief executive officer of Catalytica, Inc. from 1974 to 2000,when the company and its subsidiary Catalytica Pharmaceuticals Inc. were sold to DSM N.V. Dr. Levy previously served as lead director of Renegy Holdings, the successor of Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc. Prior to Catalytica, Dr. Levy was a founding member of the Exxon Research and Engineering Company’s chemical physics research team. From 1967 to 1970 he was chief executive officer of Sudamericana, Inc., in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Levy has authored over 14 papers and patents in the field of catalysis, and is co-author of a book entitled, Catalysis in Coal Conversion and a recently published book Letters to a Young Entrepreneur. He obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1972 from Stanford University, a M.S. in 1967 from Princeton University, and a B.S. in 1966 from Stanford University. In 1989, he completed the Owner/President Management Program at the Harvard School of Business Administration. Dr. Levy also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Accelrys, Inc. (formerly Pharmacopeia,Inc.) and StemCells, Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Torrington Research Company. Mr. Dickinson is co-founder of Torrington Research Company and has been Chairman from its inception in 1986. Torrington designs and manufactures motorized fans and pumps for high volume OEM applications. Mr. Dickinson transitioned the company from its engineering-only roots to one that uses its technology to achieve high growth in manufacturing. His focus is on the company’s business development activities including marketing and creation of its technical concepts. Mr. Dickinson was formerly Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Torin Corporation – a world leader in the production of air moving devices. Prior to Torin, he held a General Management position at ASCO and sales engineering positions with the Trane Company. He earned a BSME degree from Duke University in 1966 and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Dickinson is a Director of Seitz Corporation, an injection-molding firm in Torrington, CT, serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Advisory Council and is a member of the Board of Finance for the City of Torrington.
Mr. Dungan brings over 25 years of supply chain and enterprise software experience in the automotive and discrete manufacturing industries. He currently serves as Vice President, Americas, for Connected Driving at HERE, a Nokia Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Dungan was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Strategic Customer Engagement in SAP’s Products and Innovation division. He has successfully worked in various leadership and general manager roles including product management where he directed the operational performance management portfolio in the fast growing area of analytics for supply chain and procurement. As global automotive marketing director he also contributed to a go-to-market strategy that helped SAP become one of the preeminent solutions in the automotive industry. Prior to joining SAP, Mr. Dungan worked at General Motors in various functions including business planning, procurement/trade, strategic sourcing, program management/readiness and vehicle logistics where he directed the management of over $600 million of GM finished vehicle inventory. Following GM, he worked at Manugistics (now JDA Software) as vice president of solution consulting focused on Automotive, Industrial, Electronics and High Technology products where his team helped generate revenue in excess of $65 million. He was also co-founder and principal in a transportation marketplace that provided technology solutions for the automotive remarketing segment. Mr. Dungan earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Effective with the March 19, 2001 merger of Nonlinear Dynamics and NovoDynamics, Mr. Garaventi became President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the combined company, and in April 2005 he became CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior to this, Mr. Garaventi spent the majority of his career at Rohm & Haas where, as Vice President and Business Group Director, he led the Polymers, Resins and Monomers business unit to sales of $2 billion and after-tax profits of $200 million. Following his retirement from Rohm & Haas Mr. Garaventi was President of Diversa Corp, a biotech company. In January 2000 he joined Catalytica Advanced Technologies, Inc. as Business Manager for Catalytica NovoTec before moving on to NovoDynamics. Mr. Garaventi received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Michael Robinson is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in developing, selling and implementing complex business software solutions. He is currently the Vice President, US Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft. In this position he is responsible for driving Microsoft’s business initiatives in commercial and public sector health and life science related organizations for providers, payers, life sciences, public health and human services. While at Microsoft , Robinson has held positions of increasing scope with both domestic and international responsibility. Prior to joining Microsoft, he held leadership positions at Hitachi Data Systems, Sterling Software and Robinson-Cole/Trecom Business Systems.
David Rock became NDI’s President and CEO in August, 2005. Previously he became NDI’s Chief of Software Operations in December, 2004 and President/COO in April 2005. Prior to joining NovoDynamics, David was the General Manager and the Senior Director of Engineering for the KinetDx Solutions business unit at Siemens Medical USA, Inc. While under David’s management, the business achieved record revenues and received the 2003 Frost & Sullivan Market Penetration Award by capturing over 50% of the echocardiography PACS market. Prior to working in the medical industry, David performed neural network development as a Research Computer Scientist for the U.S. government, he developed graphics software for LucasFilms, Ltd, and he created a commercial programming language for generating computer-aided-design graphics. In addition to his management and technical experience, David has co-authored seven patents. He has a B.A. in Economics and Computer Analysis from Valparaiso University and he completed the Accelerated Business Management Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in 2003.