CTO, AASA Inc. - 01LightComm
He began his professional career as an Electrical Control Engineer designing automated and integrated systems, robotic solutions, and optical rotary encoders (Visible Light Communication enabled sensors). Over the past 20 years, he has worked as adjunct professor, technical and research lead, program director, business development manager, chief product officer, chief technology officer, chief executive officer and technology, innovative, IIoT and digital/smart factory transformation consultant at multi-national corporations including Dupont/DJ chemical, Delphi/Aptiv Automotive, Ford/Comau Robotics, Homag/Dü, Haworth, SteelCase, Boeing, Stryker; as well as for US Government agencies including the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), and the US Census Bureau. As an entrepreneur he has founded/co-founded 7 different businesses and organizations and served as a top executive and board member. He now serves as the Chief Technology Officer of AASA, where he also co-founded the technology spinoff, 01LightCom. His recent focus includes the COVID-19 impact on the industry, manufacturing and IoT/IIoT, and co-founding Touchless Technology LLC. serving as Chief Executive Officer, with the objective of developing a smart wrist band that can help and provide social distancing and track and tracing in workspace and manufacturing and also prevents workforce from touching their faces; the prototype of this product is finalized and is under final tests. Currently, he also serves as Chair of Smart factory and Steering Committee member of Industrial Internet Consortium.