Ellery Buchanan, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ellery has served as Founder and/or CEO of multiple technology based ventures. The core of his experience is based in nanotechnology and semiconductor equipment, though most recently he served as CEO of RenewData Corp. – an electronic discovery, email archiving and compliance company. Prior to that Ellery founded and operated as CEO of several companies including NanoVance, Inc. and Integrated Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of lithography equipment for the semiconductor industry. Through the course of his various start-ups, Ellery has successfully raised more than $80 million in financing and has developed a track record of successfully commercializing technologies. Ellery began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse & Co. His formal education consists of a BA from Gettysburg College and a Wharton MBA.
Roger Lipton, Chief Marketing Officer
Roger Lipton is the past President, CEO and co-founder of Calcitec, Inc., a biomaterials company specializing in nano-structured tissue scaffolds developed for use in the spine and general orthopedics market. Mr. Lipton has held senior management positions in both private and public medical device companies for the past twenty years. Prior to forming Calcitec, he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of ORATEC Interventions, Inc (OTEC; NASDQ), acquired by Smith and Nephew and Director of Corporate Development for Orthofix, Inc. (OFIX, NASDQ). Mr. Lipton holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing from the University of Hartford and a degree in international business from Nijenrode Business Universiteit, The Netherlands.
Stephen Kay, Chief Operating Officer
Stephen has served as VP of Product Development, Division President, and General Manager for multiple semiconductor and nanotechnology equipment manufacturing companies. The core of his experience is based in semiconductor and nanotechnology lithography equipment although most recently he served as President, North America for Suss MicroTec Inc., a manufacturer of wafer bonding equipment as well as lithography equipment. In addition Stephen served as VP and General Manager for Steag- Hamatech and Director of Product Marketing and Development for Ultratech Inc. Both are manufacturers of lithography equipment for the semiconductor, nanotechnology and advanced packaging industries. Stephen has successfully and profitably developed and brought numerous semiconductor, nanotechnology and advanced packaging products to market. Stephen’s formal education consists of a BS in Information Technology and Business from University of Phoenix.
Brian Gilliam, Chief Financial Officer
Brian Gilliam is currently the CFO and leads the finance, accounting, and administration groups. Prior to FibeRio®, Brian was in various senior financial roles where he lead the lead the finance and accounting functions. Prior to Renew Data, Mr. Gilliam was in senior finance and treasury roles with Nike Inc., Converse, Patagonia and General Electric. Mr. Gilliam is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and attended the Pepperdine University MBA program.
Kial Gramley, VP Marketing and Business Development
Working in the technology transfer office at The University of Texas–Pan American Kial developed experience working with researchers to identify and protect commercially viable early stage technologies and matching those technologies with relevant emerging markets. Kial has premier leadership and operating experience from his service as a Paratrooper in the US Army. His formal education consists of a BA from The University of Texas–Austin and a MBA from The University of Texas–Pan American.
Karen Lozano, Chief Technology Officer
Forcespinning® technology was invented in the nanomaterials research laboratory of Dr. Lozano. She co-invented the technology while serving as an endowed professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas–Pan American. Dr. Lozano has received numerous awards including the NSF CAREER award, is listed on patents for multiple nanomaterial technologies, and publishes her work in top scientific journals. Her formal education includes a BS from Universidad de Monterrey, a MS from Rice University, and a Ph.D. from Rice University.