Chief Executive Officer - Steve Pudles
Mr. Pudles brings more than 25 years of electronics industry experience to API Technologies Corp. Most recently he served as President and CEO of Nu Visions Manufacturing and Executive VP of OnCore Manufacturing. Previously, he has held senior management positions with Tanon Manufacturing, Electronic Associates, IEC and Restor Industries. He has been a member of IPC's Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry (EMSI) Council since 1988, was an original member of the Assembly Market Research Council (AMRC) Steering Committee and was the Chairman of the IPC Taskgroup that created the IPC-D-326 document defining the "Documentation Requirements for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies". He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the IPC and is chairman of the EMSI Management Council. Steve has a Masters of Science in management and a Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
President - Dr. Martin Moskovits
Dr. Moskovits was the Dean of Science and Professor of Physical
Chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has significant academic and industrial leadership and research experience. Dr. Moskovits' research expertise includes the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology with special emphasis on nanosensors and is also known for developing porous anodic aluminum oxide as a template platform for nanotecnology. He serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and was a member of the DOE advisory committee on the establishment of the DOE's five nanocenters.
General Manager - Dr. Thomas W. Tombler
Dr. Tombler serves as General Manager at NanoOpto. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University and specializes in physical chemistry and nanotechnology. From 2003 to 2007, he was chief technology officer of Atomate Corporation, located in Simi Valley, CA. Atomate, co-founded by Dr. Tombler, designs and markets nanowire and nanotube syntheses apparatus as well as other nanotech consulting and services. Prior to that, Dr. Tombler was staff scientist at Nanodevices Corporation. Dr. Tombler also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB from 2003 to 2006. He currently focuses on nanooptics, advanced coatings and nanotechnology-enabled products at NanoOpto and manages the intellectual property portfolio within API Technologies Corp.