Shreefal Mehta PhD MBA, CEO
Founder of The PBC Tech, developed a capital efficient business model and has successfully steered the technology from laboratory to production. Shreefal is an experienced entrepreneur, with international R&D and operations management and global business development experience. Successfully merged his previous drug discovery venture with an Australian public biotech, resulting in a lead product purchased by Gilead for $0.5B; He is an author, invited speaker at international conferences and has received several awards including ‘Top 40 in Capital Region NY’.
Sudhir Kulkarni, PhD, VP Engineering
Dr. Kulkarni is an experienced engineering leader with proven track record in materials, process development and quality manufacturing systems, and has brought many successful products from concept to commercialization. He has been with industry-leading companies like Asia Brown Boveri and AVX Corporation. Through his long tenure at AVX, from R&D to product development to business manager, his work in developing many new materials, devices, and processes in electronic components, helped establish AVX as a leader in its space. In his last position at AVX as general manager with profit and loss responsibility of the Asian business unit, he turned a money-loosing operation around to profitability by developing and introducing new products, operational efficiency and continuous improvement.
Michael Leiber, Dir of Sales
Mike Leiber has over 25 years in sales/sales management and business development in the electronics components industry. He opened untapped markets selling into both the Americas and Asian Markets, generating revenue gains. While holding senior sales management positions, he has established channel partnerships across all geographies for a number of markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, military, medical, transportation and UPS. Respected in the market for his strong integrity and work ethic, he has worked for the last decade with three of the majorly globally recognized supercapacitor manufacturers. His recent endeavor includes the successful opening of business in China by establishing strong branding with innovative solutions that have driven strategic design wins with the largest hybrid bus, rail and electronic pitch control suppliers OEM’s in China.
Gene Armstrong, Sr Dir Applications Development
Gene Armstrong has over 30 years of experience in executive management, product development and product design at some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies including MAXIM, TI, Benchmarq and Sharp. As a business unit executive at MAXIM Integrated Products he had P&L responsibility for three product lines with cumulative annual revenue of $122M. Previously his product development work resulted in EDN Product of the Year, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS Product of the Year and AnalogZone Product of the Year award winning mixed-signal devices in the fields of battery management, consumer, and industrial instrumentation. As mixed-signal engineer, Gene designed multiple products for the telecommunications and consumer segments resulting in an intimate knowledge of semiconductor and battery technology, design methodologies and team management. As well as being knowledgeable in M&A activities resulting from the IPO of Benchmarq Microelectronics in 1995 and the acquisition of Vitesse Storage products in 2007, Gene is well versed in patent prosecution having knowledge of both statutory requirements and applicable technology. He received his BSEE/Cum Laude and MSEE from the University of California at Irvine.