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Duncan is an experienced CEO and investor with over two decades of success launching and leading new ventures. As an entrepreneur and CEO, Duncan has co-founded, built and sold two companies (Cilk Arts, VeloBit). Previously, Duncan served as a venture capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners and Flagship Ventures, leading investments in 16 companies that have produced 12 acquisitions and an aggregate market capitalization in excess of $1.5 billion. Early in his career, Duncan led control system research teams at Draper Laboratory. He holds two degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Paul is an expert in metals and sintering. He recently was the Lead Researcher and Project Manager at Group Sadoway, leading that team in collaboration with Professor Donald R. Sadoway at MIT. Paul has successfully led research teams focused on areas such as liquid metal batteries, electrochemical studies and automotive body sheet alloys. He previously held positions at Ambri Inc., Dalhousie University, Novelis Inc., Luxfer Gas Cylinders and Interactive Toy Concepts. Paul received a PhD in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, as well as a Masters of Applied Science, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, at Dalhousie University.
Elad holds deep experience in the development and support of industrial 2D printing systems. As R&D Chief System Engineer and Senior Program Manager at HP Indigo, he led the creation and development of the Indigo 7000 digital press platform – an innovative system that has produced over $2 billion in revenue. The Indigo 7000 was one of the largest non-government engineering projects in Israel. After delivering the Indigo 7000, Elad immigrated to the US to lead the Indigo technical service organization (50+ employees, $80M revenue). He has 7 patents, and holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, and an M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
BOARD and ADVISORS
Jim is a venture partner at Open View, and board member at Enernoc, DataStax, Cazena, and others. He is a Trustee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and co-chair of WPI’s initiative in innovation and entrepreneurship as well as a lecturer in entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School. Jim previously served as President and CEO of Netezza, which he led to an IPO and a $2B acquisition by IBM. Jim also led Endeca’s early rise from tiny startup to the leading provider of innovative information access and delivery software solutions. Endeca was acquired by Oracle for $1.1B. He was also Chairman at Dyn (acquired by Oracle). Prior to Endeca and Netezza, Jim served at PTC as an Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Carey Chen is the President, CEO and board vice chair of Cincinnati Incorporated, manufacturer of large scale industrial equipment including: press brakes, shears, lasers, powder metal machines, and additive manufacturing systems (BAAM & SAAM). He has previously worked as General Manager – Light Industrial Businesses, CFO, & CIO of Hypertherm, Inc., VP of finance of Wiremold | Legrand, and VP & CFO of Bayliner Marine Corporation (a division of the Brunswick Corporation). Carey serves on the board of New Valence Robotics. He is also currently a board director and the treasurer of the American Welding Society. Carey earned a BS in Applied Mathematics from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Mike is a Managing Director at Artemis Capital Partners. He was previously CEO of Reflexite (sold to Orafol) and Group VP and GM at LSI (sold to Thermo Instruments). In addition to Digital Alloys, Michael serves as board member for Adcole and Hypertherm, and advisor to RayDyne Energy and Corning. He holds a PhD from MIT, where his research focused on manufacturing technologies.
Jason is a Managing Director for The Bernstein Companies where he built a $100MM+ group focused in the tax credit sector. He is cofounder of Elektrofi, a startup out of MIT based around the sequencing, synthesis and formulation of biologics
Jason holds an MBA from MIT.
Vijit is a venture partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on emerging physical and life science technologies. Prior to Khosla Ventures, Vijit was a co-founder and the CEO of Solar Junction, a manufacturer of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells. Vijit holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a master’s of science degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he received a National Science Foundation fellowship and a Stanford electrical engineering department fellowship.
Professor Eagar is an authority on materials processing and manufacturing, particularly welding and joining processes. He is a Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Management at MIT, where he previously served as Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Professor Eagar is a member of a number of professional societies, including the National Academy of Engineering, AWS, AIME, ASM, ASME, ASTM, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of AWS, ASM and AAAS, has served on various National Research Council Committees, including the Board of Manufacturing and Engineering Design and the National Materials Advisory Board. He is on the Editorial Board of the Science and Technology of Welding and Joining and has been a Principal Reviewer for the Welding Journal. Professor Eagar has published over 220 papers and holds seventeen patents. He received his B.S. and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).
Professor Hardt is an expert in system dynamics, control and manufacturing processes. He is the Ralph E. and Eloise F. Cross Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His process control research has centered on a variety of processes from welding and sheet metal forming to micro-embossing and most recently continuous soft-lithography.
Professor Hardt has served as the Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Engineering Co-Director of the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program, MIT Director of the Singapore MIT- Alliance Program in Manufacturing Systems and Technology, as well as serving as Graduate Officer for Mechanical Engineering. He led the development of the Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing degree program at MIT, and participated in the OSTP Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 1.0 workforce team as well as the MIT “Production in a Innovative Economy” commission. He is currently leading an effort to create an on-line program in the “Principles of Manufacturing”. Professor Hardt is a graduate of Lafayette College (BSME) and MIT (SM, PhD).
Kevin is the CTO of Dover Motion. He is an expert in precision positioning and motion control. Kevin has 35 years of experience on over a thousand positioning systems, and possesses an unparalleled knowledge of all aspects of precision motion, encompassing their structure, guideways, motors, feedback devices, drives, and controls. He also has extensive knowledge in a variety of ancillary fields, including high vacuum systems, optics, fluidics, microscopy, and advanced metrology. Kevin was the President of one of the two private companies that combined to form Dover Motion. He holds a BS in Physics from MIT.
Prof. Sadoway is an expert in metallurgy. He is the John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT. The author of over 160 scientific papers and holder of 24 U.S. patents, he is the founder of two companies, Ambri and Boston Electrometallurgical. Viewed 1,750,000 times, his TED talk is as much about inventing inventors as it is about inventing technology. In 2012 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Professor Sadoway holds a BA in Engineering Science, and an MA and Ph.D. in Chemical Metallurgy, all from the University of Toronto.
Prof. Alexander Slocum is the Walter M. May and A. Hazel May Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He has written two books on machine design, published more than 150 papers, and has 100+ issued patents. Alex has been significantly involved with the invention and development of 12 products that have been awarded R&D 100 awards for “one of the one hundred best new technical products of the year”. He has a passion for working with industry, and helped start several successful precision manufacturing equipment companies.
Prof. Slocum is a MacVicar Faculty Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the ASME, and a member of the NAE. He was the Massachusetts Professor of the Year in 2000 and is the recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal, and the ASME Leonardo daVinci, Machine Design, and Thar Energy Awards. He also served in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing.
Dr. Yahali Theodor is CTO and head of motion control at Digital Feedback Technologies (DFT). He is an expert in control systems and related fields - scientific and real-time software, embedded analog and power electronics, Control and estimation theory, Dynamics and kinematics, and system engineering. Yahali has more than 30 years of experience leading control, robotics, and power electronics projects. Among his vast list of projects are servo controllers and auto tuning systems which sold millions of items, scanning robots, warehouse mobile robotics, and MRI power systems.