Board of Directors
Robert G. Klimasewski
Robert G. Klimasewski, Chairman, has served as a director of the Company since November 2005, Vice Chairman since August 2006 and a director of VirtualScopics, LLC since inception. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 2005 through August 2006 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of VirtualScopics, LLC from June 2005 to November 2005. Mr. Klimasewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcat, Inc. (formerly Transmation, Inc.) (NASDAQ: TRNS), a publicly-held global distributor of professional grade test, measurement and calibration instruments, from 1994 to 1998, when he relinquished those titles and assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Transcat. In 2002, Mr. Klimasewski stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Transcat and was re-appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He served in those roles until 2004, when he retired. He also was a co-founder of Burleigh Instruments Inc., a manufacturer of precision scientific instrumentation, which was sold in December 2000. He served for 18 years on the Board of Directors of Laser Power Corporation, a publicly-held company, until its sale in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The University Technology Seed Fund. He is a member of the University of Rochester's Visiting Committee for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Mr. Klimasewski holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in optical engineering from the University of Rochester.
Jeff Markin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of VirtualScopics, Inc. in August 2006, and elected as a director, in April 2007. He joined VirtualScopics as Chief Operating Officer in May 2006, after 26 years at Eastman Kodak Company. Most recently, Mr. Markin was General Manager, Output Systems and Mammography Solutions for Kodak's Health Group and a corporate officer of the company. Mr. Markin managed major Health Group operations including leadership of the conventional x-ray business, Mammography Solutions, HealthCare IT Software and Solutions business, and Global Radiology Sales and Service organization. He was awarded the Eastman Kodak Chairman's leadership award in December 2004 for inspired leadership of company and health group objectives. Previously, he held leadership positions in the Document Imaging business, including Vice President of Marketing U.S. and Canada, Global General Manager of the output business, and General Manager of the Asia based services business with operations in China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia. He also served on the Board of Directors for Hermes Precisa Australia the leading document services company in Australia. He joined Kodak in the company's Rochester, N.Y. film operations division and held successive management positions in Manufacturing, Research and Development, and Quality. In 1997, Mr. Markin was selected to attend the Executive MBA program of the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, where he graduated with honors. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Terence A. Walts
Terence A. Walts has served as a director of the Company since December 2005. Mr. Walts is President, CEO and Director of Transfusion & Transplantation Technologies LLC ("3Ti"), a medical device/diagnostics company developing next generation automated blood analyzer technology and associated consumables for the pre-transfusion/immunohematology market. Prior to joining 3Ti, Mr. Walts served for three years and until late 2005 as President, CEO of Refocus Group, Inc., (OTCBB: RFCS) an eye care company developing a surgical procedure for presbyopia and glaucoma. Prior to that position, Mr. Walts acted as a consultant to medical startup companies and held positions with, among others, Oncose, Inc., an in-vitro diagnostics company and Medjet, Inc., an early stage medical devices company. He served as Senior Vice President of CIBA Vision, a diversified eye care company from 1988 to 1998. He holds a BS in Marketing from Indiana University and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Sidney R. Knafel
Sidney R. Knafel has served as a director of the Company since November 2005, and a director of VirtualScopics, LLC since August 2001. Mr. Knafel is presently the managing partner of SRK Management Company, a private investment company. He also served as Chairman of BioReliance Corporation, a biological testing company, and is the Chairman of Insight Communications Company, a cable communications company. Mr. Knafel is a director of IGENE Biotechnology, Inc. (PNK: IGNE) and General American Investors Company, Inc. (NYSE: GAM) as well as several private companies. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Charles E. Phelps, Ph.D.
Charles E. Phelps Ph.D., has served as a director of the Company since December 2005. Dr. Phelps retired from his position of provost of the University of Rochester (University of Rochester is a stockholder of the company), in July 2007, a position he held since 1994. Prior to that position, Dr. Phelps was the chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine in the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry. Prior to working at the University of Rochester, Dr. Phelps served as a senior staff economist and as a director of the RAND Corporation. Dr. Phelps has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Pomona College, an MBA in hospital administration from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in business economics from the University of Chicago.
Norman N. Mintz, Ph.D.
Norman N. Mintz, Ph.D., has served on the Company's Board of Directors since June 2007. Since 1990, Dr. Mintz has served as a Managing Director for Loeb Partners Corporation. Dr. Mintz has a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from New York University, and has previously served as Professor of Finance at Syracuse University and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Prior to 1990, he served as Executive Vice President of Columbia University. Dr. Mintz serves as a director of Intersections, Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX:US).
Daniel I. Kerpelman
Daniel I. Kerpelman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Optronics, Inc., a healthcare workflow software company based in Rochester, New York and Nyon, Switzerland. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale de Surveillance, SA in Geneva, Switzerland, the world leader in test, inspection and certification. From June 2002 through March 2005, Mr. Kerpelman was Senior Vice President of Eastman Kodak and President of its Health Imaging Group, which focused on medical and dental imaging equipment, consumables and information technology. He spent most of his earlier career with GE Healthcare. Mr. Kerpelman is an engineer with degrees from the CNAM (France), University of Maryland and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a MBA from Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of Directors of XCounter AB, Cotecna SA, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D.
Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D., is Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Division at the Livingston Group in New York, New York. He is also President and CEO of Cense Biosciences, Inc. Prior to that, Dr. Analoui was a Senior Director and the Groton/New London Site Head for Global Clinical Technology at Pfizer Global Research and Development from 2001 through February 2008, where he led the platform technology mission for the clinical development and commercial division in areas including the medical imaging, diagnostics computational medicine, knowledge management and non-invasive measurement monitoring. Dr. Analoui holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University and holds two patents in quantitative and clinical imaging. He also served as an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Dentistry, as well as the Schools of ECE and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.
David Rubin, Ph.D.
David Rubin, Ph.D., has served as a director of the Company since April 3, 2012. Dr. Rubin has been an investment principal in Merck's Global Healthcare Innovation Fund since September 2010. Dr. Rubin joined Merck in 2007 as Director of Franchise and Portfolio Management. Previously, Dr. Rubin was CEO and President, from 2000 through 2005, and CSO and SVP of Product Management, from 2006 through 2007, of Cognia Corporation, a bioinformatics company supporting biopharmaceutical research and development. Previously, Dr. Rubin was at The Wilkerson Group/IBM Global Services in a Strategic Management position, servicing a broad range of health care companies. Dr. Rubin holds a Ph.D. from Temple University in Molecular Biology and a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton in Biology. He was an National Institutes of Health and American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he worked on the Ubiquitin Proteasome Pathway.