Neal C. Nordstrom
Neal C. Nordstrom has over 20 years in executive, technical, business development and operations management roles with an emphasis in contract manufacturing for medical device, power generation, dental implant and aerospace industries. During this time Nordstrom served as President and CEO of Veridiam, leading the company through divestiture from Carpenter Technology Corporation and building the business both organically and by completing three add-on acquisitions. As a senior leader within Carpenter Technology Corporation, he served as General Manager of Carpenter's Special Products Corporation for four years and led Carpenter's Parmatech business unit after its acquisition.
Nordstrom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration with a finance emphasis from San Diego State University. He served as a nuclear power and surface warfare trained officer in the United States Navy.
Dr. Danny Codd
Danny Codd completed his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, where his research was focused on developing a new type of solar thermal power system. He received a MS from Stanford and BS summa cum laude, from UC San Diego, both in mechanical engineering. He holds his CA Professional Engineer's License and is a named inventor on 6 issued US patents, and 10+ pending applications, ranging from medical devices to materials processing and renewable energy.
Dr. Randall M. German
Professor German's research and teaching deal with the net-shape fabrication of engineering materials via sintering techniques as used in powder metallurgy, cemented carbides, and ceramics.
Rand obtained his PhD from the University of California at Davis (1975), following an MS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University (1971) and an honor’s BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from San Jose State University (1968). He has distinguished alumnus awards from all three schools. In addition he completed a management science program at the RPI’s Hartford Graduate Center and an intensive academic management program at Harvard University.
Professor German has supervised 100 thesis, published over 960 articles, 24 patents, and 16 books, including Mathematical Relations in Particulate Materials Processing (2008), Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Processing (2005), Liquid Phase Sintering (1985), Sintering Theory and Practice (1996), and Powder Injection Molding - Design and Applications (2003). He edited 19 books and co-chaired more than 30 conferences.
Dennis Rader is the principal of Rader Technology Licensing (RTL), a Woodbridge, Connecticut consulting firm he founded in 2000. RTL specializes in the licensing, transfer and valuation of technology and the strategic management of intellectual property. The firm serves technology intensive clients such as ExxonMobil Corporation, Scuderi Group, Pitney Bowes, Great Point Energy and Alcatel Lucent. Before establishing RTL, Dr. Rader was Mobil Oil Corporation's Licensing Executive responsible for the worldwide licensing of the Company's Exploration and Production Technologies. In earlier affiliations he served in executive and management positions at Schlumberger, NL Industries and Teleco (now part of Baker Hughes) and was professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in engineering and technology management.