Directors, Executive Officers and Consultants of the Company
Our capable and experienced management team is committed to the overall objectives of the Company. Our management team has a strong background in marketing, sales, corporate finance, accounting, manufacturing, research and development, industrial and engineering. Our management team is as follows:
Michael J. Gordon - Chief Executive Office, Chief Financial Officer, and Board Member
From April 1998 through December 2002, Mr. Gordon was co-owner, Vice President and Board member of BBJ Environmental Solutions, which conducts research on the causes of, and develops solutions to, biologically related indoor air quality problems, including research in bio-defense and emerging infectious diseases, such as Anthrax. From August 1987 through December 1997, Mr. Gordon was employed by Phoenix Information Systems Corp., where he was responsible for overseeing administrative operations, the filing of all SEC reports and documents, company news releases and public relations. Before joining Phoenix, Mr. Gordon served as Director of Legacies and Planned Giving for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York in 1980.
Kevin J. Sharpe - Consultant, Engineering & Product Development
Mr. Sharpe has over 20 years experience in explosive engineering, structural response to blast loading and ballistic impact, explosives and munitions design and ordnance disposal. From 1981 through 1993, Mr. Sharpe was a research scientist at a defence establishment in Essex, England conducting research into blast mitigation systems, training UK and US military in use and deployment of blast mitigation and related systems, designing and development of advanced explosive systems, planning and conducting military training courses and exercises, and conducting explosive trials and testing. From 1993 through 2003, Mr. Sharpe was Technical Leader/Project Manager for Dstl/DERA (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (an agency of the UK Ministry of Defence)/Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), where he conducted research into Special Projects, Mr. Sharpe developed special purpose tools and techniques to meet military user aspirations; developing protection systems for aircraft; conducting cockpit voice recorder research; support for US air accident investigations; developed explosive welding techniques for aircraft component fabrication; designed and developed new explosive compositions for target specific applications; membership of the Institute of Explosive Engineers (IEE); membership of the Institute of Accident Investigators and Bomb Technicians; presentation on aircraft hardening to ISASI; presentation to ISASI on aircraft health monitoring and explosion location; annual presentations on blast mitigation and protection as a member of a group of experts in this field; and published numerous classified reports on Special Projects, Aircraft Hardening, EOD and IEDD etc. Born in London, England, Mr. Sharpe received his Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics from Anglia Higher Education College, Cambridge Explosive Engineering.
Paul W. Henry – Board Member
In February 2010, Paul Henry was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board of directors. Mr. Henry has served since 2008 in new business development for Colchis Capital Management of San Francisco, an alternative investment management firm. Since 1987, Mr. Henry has served as an investment banker, business advisor, and/or director of several start-up and emerging companies, including the following: Caithness Energy, an independent power producer based in New York City; Essex Investment Management Company, an investment advisory firm based in Boston, Massachusetts; Phoenix Information Systems, an information technology and services company based in St. Petersburg, Florida; DragonHorse International, a China business development company based in Florida; and Prescott & Forbes, a start-up materials science company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Henry was employed by Connecticut Financial Management Company in Boston as a personal financial advisor. Mr. Henry has a BA in economics from Yale University and an MBA from Northeastern University Graduate School of Business.
Andrew R. McKinnon - Board Member
Mr. McKinnon has been CEO of Phoenix Alliance Corp. and PAC Business Group since 2004. Mr. McKinnon is an internationally known public speaker and a turn-a-round specialist for the past twenty years. Mr. McKinnon and his wife, own one of Canada’s Premier Thoroughbred Breeding operations. As a past member of The International Speakers Bureau, Mr. McKinnon has spoken on various topics in 14 countries and participated in the re-organization of companies varying in size from multi-national to small franchise operations. Mr. McKinnon founded Horse Brokers International in 1995 and was its Chief Executive Officer until 2000. In 1980 Mr. McKinnon founded what was to become one of Canada’s largest specialty furniture franchise companies and subsequently sold the company in 1986. In 1973 Mr. McKinnon co-founded a small Floor Coverings Company that by 1978 had become the largest volume retailer in Canada and subsequently sold the company in 1979. Mr. McKinnon has served as a sponsor and advisor to the fundraising committee of Olds College, Alberta Horse Industries Branch, the re-election campaign fund in Western Canada for the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and as a Sponsor of The Calgary Stampede.
Keith P. Brill – Board Member
Mr. Brill is a financial executive and management consultant with comprehensive experience in financial management and analysis, operational effectiveness, and IT finance. He is the Managing Director of The Brill Group, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm established in 2011, that provides corporate finance and operations advisory services. Mr. Brill is also a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (OTCBB: LBSR) and Ironwood Gold Corp. (OTCBB: IROG), positions he has held since December, 2009 and August, 2011, respectively. In 2010, he was the CFO / CIO of AmTrust Realty Corp., a New York-based commercial real estate firm. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Brill was a financial and IT consultant with PA Consulting Group, Inc., a leading global consulting firm, working in both its Financial Services and Information Technology Practices. He has provided multinational Fortune 500 companies with consulting advice on topics including cost reduction, IT outsourcing, regulatory compliance, and performance benchmarking.
Mr. Brill received an International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina in May 2005. He graduated from the South Carolina Honors College, University of South Carolina in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, major in Economics and Finance, minor in Spanish.
Solomon Mayer – Board Member
Mr. Mayer has been President and CEO of Mooney Aviation Company since 1999, which was founded in 1929 and has delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide.
Mr. Mayer has held various executive level positions, and has successfully overseen several businesses from conception through profitability. He is a senior business executive with expertise in business relations, sales and marketing , corporate management and enterprise financial path growth and operation, purchasing and negations for multi-million dollar businesses and organizations in diverse industries both nationally and internationality. He brings extensive experience in international connections with governments and private industry. He has founded and established Overseas Trading, Incorporated and Far East Electronics Import/Export Corporation; corporations designed to import and export baked goods and electronics. His 35 year career in production sales and management in various different capacities in management and consulting will bring a lot of opportunities to our company. As the Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Trading, Incorporated, Mr. Mayer played an integral part in marketing baking products to Wal-Mart, Shoprite, Pathmark and Pamida. His business strategies at Far East Electronics Import/Export Corporation led to the generation of $200 million in revenues within the span of five years.
Mr. Mayer created an international call center in India, successfully establishing and implementing a licensed international call service center in conjunction with government agencies in India, servicing the international world-wide market, while maintaining competitive prices and quality control services included: collections, surveys, marketing and sales and served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sportswear, Inc. There, he was responsible for launching a hip-hop fashion line, creating sales strategies, and strategically placing factories to support the supply chain throughout the South-Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. His Vast experience in China, India, Brazil going back over 30 years was the pioneer in many new ventures that became very popular later on developing import export processes. He was responsible for development and expansion of new territories in Brazil and Argentina, by creating an assembly factory in a tax free zone working on a joint venture with the government in China thus generating 200 Million dollars in revenue within 5 years and also established a successful Import/Export business in a highly competitive industry.
Mr. Mayer serves on the board of directors and is President of Chai Lifeline, and is a board member of Mishkon and Laniado Hospital, organizations dedicated to assisting profoundly ill children. He is Vice President of International Medical Search Co., a non-profit medical referral organization. He also serves on the board of directors of Mooney Airplane Corporation, Premier Store Fixtures and Supreme Construction and Development. He has excellent ability to hire, train and supervise a loyal and productive force in a high volume environment. He is a creative, entrepreneurial business leader with many skills and much knowledge.