Chairman of The Board
Chairman of The Board – Mr. Hellman joined our Board of Directors in July 2019. Mr. Hellman was the founder of Advanced Lighting Technologies Inc., a global specialty lighting and technology company and served as its Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 1983. Mr. Hellman was instrumental in the growth the company from $900,000 in 1983 to well over $250 million. Mr. Hellman conducted an IPO in 1995, three secondary offerings raising $150 million and a high-yield debt offering of $100 million. During this time, he also made seven acquisitions and four manufacturing joint ventures in the Asian Pacific market. In 2003, he took the company private, which it remains today. Manufacturing locations are Germany, U.S. India, and China with 70% of sales outside the U.S. Mr. Hellman retired from Advanced Lighting Technologies in 2013 and currently serves as its Chairman Emeritus. Prior to Advanced Lighting, Mr. Hellman worked at General Electric for 16 years; the last four years of which he was one of the venture managers reporting to GE Chairman Jack Welch. Mr. Hellman is a member of the Board of Directors of First Wave Technologies Inc., a Medical Technology Incubator, Managing Partner of Hellman New Ventures LLC., and is a Member of the Board of Directors
Dr. Stanton D. Sloane
Gerald Mearini, PhD
Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Gerald T. Mearini, PhD – Chief Executive Officer and Founder – Dr. Mearini received a Ph.D. in experimental physics in 1991 from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He pioneered chemical vapor deposited (CVD) diamond-based vacuum electronic devices with James Dayton at NASA Lewis from 1992-95. In 1995 He founded GENVAC Aerospace, Inc., the predecessor of Teraphysics/ mmLink which designs and manufactures electro-optical filters for night-vision and infrared applications in military optics. He is the inventor on 16 patents involving CVD diamond, diamond-based devices and thin film technology. He has numerous publications and is both an Adjunct Professor of Physics and the Chairman of the Engineering-Physics Advisory Committee at CWRU.
Stan Toncich Ph.D. EE
Chief Technology Officer
Marc S. Lubow
Executive Vice President
Mr. Lubow joined Teraphysics in 2018. Mr. Lubow brings us valuable public market expertise, having over 25 years’ experience in business development, strategic alliances and partnerships, corporate communications, investor relations, investment banking, corporate finance, capital markets, transaction negotiation and execution. In 2004, he formed The Lubow Group, a Florida based advisory firm and since its inception he has served in either a consultant or executive officer capacity for numerous private and public sector companies providing counsel, intellectual capital, Board of Director candidate introductions, business development activities, investor relation activities, creation of business plans and financial models, investment banking and institutional investor introductions and potential strategic partner introductions. From Jan 2016 – July 2019, Mr. Lubow serviced as Executive Vice President of CVR Medical From March 2011 until August 2014, Mr. Lubow was the Executive Vice President at Li3 Energy Inc. Prior to that, from 1992 through 2004, Mr. Lubow was a Vice President and Associate Partner with a privately held boutique investment banking firm, providing clients with various sophisticated financial products and services. Mr. Lubow is a decorated Veteran and Non-Commissioned Officer, Paratrooper and Air Traffic Controller of the U.S. Army and attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.