Patrick W. Pace, M.D.
Dr. Pace has served on Encision’s board of directors since April 2012, serving as chairman from August 2013 through August 2015. Pat is also a Director on UTIMCO’s Private Markets team, helping manage the endowments’ private markets portfolio. He is also responsible for healthcare investments across the endowments. He joined UTIMCO after serving as an Advisor to EDG Partners, a healthcare private equity firm. Previously, Pat served as Managing Director at Citadel Investment Group and helped launch its effort in investment banking. Prior to Citadel, he led healthcare high yield and distressed debt investing as part of AIG Investments, served as a Senior Analyst covering the medical device industry at UBS, and worked in Equities at Credit Suisse First Boston. Dr. Pace also serves on the board of MMIS, Inc, and as Executive Chairman of Nanospectra Biosciences, a medical device company focusing on the use of nanoparticles in the treatment of a variety of diseases, where he recently led a recapitalization of the company and a change in strategic focus. Dr. Pace began his career as a resident in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Virginia Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors in Psychology, from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Mr. Trudel has served on our board of directors as well as our President and CEO since December 2013. Prior to joining Encision, Greg served as Global Director of Marketing for a division within the Surgical Solutions Group at Covidien. His time at Covidien also includes extensive experience in both the Advanced Energy and Surgical Stapling Divisions. Prior to joining Covidien, Greg held leadership roles with ConMed Electrosurgery, SilverGlide Surgical Technologies, and Stryker. He holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT and an M.B.A from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Vern D. Kornelsen
Mr, Kornelsen is one of our co-founders and served on our board of directors and as our Chief Financial Officer from 1991 through February 1997. He was re-elected to the board of directors in April 1998. Mr. Kornelsen is the General Partner of CMED Partners LLLP, one our principal shareholders. Mr. Kornelsen formerly practiced as a certified public accountant in the state of Colorado for many years. For the past nine years, he has been active in managing two investment partnerships, of which he is the general partner, as well as serving as an officer and director of several private companies and of one public company, Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., of which he is the controlling stockholder. Mr. Kornelsen received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Kansas.
Robert H. Fries
Mr. Fries has served on our board of directors since June 2003. Mr. Fries is a founder and the President of FinanceVision Services, Inc., a finance and tax consulting firm, and has served as a finance executive with a broad range of large public multinational companies. Since March 2000, he has provided us with financial and tax consulting services. Mr. Fries is a certified public accountant. Mr. Fries’ credentials include a Masters in Business Administration from St. John’s University, New York, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Jones School of Law.
Mr. Naumann-Etienne has served on our board of directors since October 2008. Mr. Naumann-Etienne has been the General Partner of Intertec Healthcare Partners, a fund investing in medical companies, since 2006. Since 1989, he has also been the owner and Managing Director of Intertec Group, an investment company specializing in the medical technology field. Intertec Group has successfully implemented growth strategies for OEC Medical Systems, Laserscope, Quinton Instruments and Cardiac Science. From 2006 through 2010, he was Chairman of Cardiac Science having previously served as the Chairman of a predecessor company, Quinton Instruments, from 2000 to 2005. He was also CEO of Quinton Instruments from 2000 to 2003. From 1993 until 1996, he was Chairman of OEC Medical Systems and CEO of the same company from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Naumann-Etienne is also a director of Varian Medical Systems and IRIDEX Corporation.
David W. Newton
Mr. Newton is one of our co-founders and has been a Vice President and one of our directors since our inception in 1991. From 1989 until 1991, Mr. Newton was President of Newton Associates, Inc., a contract engineering firm. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Newton was President of Tienet, Inc., a developer of integrated computer systems. Mr. Newton has an additional 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer designing electrosurgical generators and related accessories. Mr. Newton holds 21 patents in the field of medical electronic equipment and holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado.