Board Members

David Bean, President

David Bean, BSME / MBA, has extensive experience in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and business development with Corning Incorporated. Bean managed the marketing of Corning's optical components for telecommunications which included their market-leading pump laser business. Mr. Bean's significant accomplishments include helping launch InfiniCor™ optical fiber (the industry's best-selling multimode fiber), recommending and supporting the successful acquisition of Lasertron, Inc., and growing Corning's pump laser business to be the market share leader.

 

Timothy Feeney

Timothy Feeney is a seasoned finance and accounting professional with over 25 years of diversified experience within fast-paced growth-oriented organizations with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions & spin-offs, strategic planning and forecasting. In 2004, Mr. Feeney started HF Management Group, now a leading retailer/wholesaler of wireless service & products throughout New England. From 1996 to 2004, he served in various senior finance positions, including for a $400MM publicly-traded restaurant and foodservice company, a $45MM owner/operator of indoor amusement parks, and a $200MM publicly-traded POS manufacturer and application service provider. While in these capacities, he successfully implemented strategies to improve operational efficiency, cash flows and profits. Timothy began his career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP serving as a senior auditor and audit manager. A graduate of Bentley University with a degree in accountancy and management, Mr. Feeney is very active with several town boards and committees where he currently resides.

 

Paul Hartung

Paul Hartung is a long time life sciences executive with a proven track record in launching successful startup businesses and leading organizations within Fortune 500 companies. He graduated from MIT with an MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and began his career as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at General Electric Company and received the FW Taylor Award of CIRP for his research. Most recently Hartung was President, CEO and Chairman of Cognoptix where he raised over $32 Million in Angel and VC funding to develop an innovative eye scan for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, leading the company from concept through clinical trials, with outstanding Phase 2 results. In addition to the SemiNex board, Paul serves on the board of Medical Development Group (MDG), a leading medical technology professional organization, and the Business Advisory board of Metria Innovations, a leader in real-time motion tracking systems.  As well as mentoring entrepreneurs at MIT Venture Mentoring Service, Mass BioTech Council’s MassCONNECT, Tech Sandbox and The Capital Network, he is an active speaker, author and inventor on a number of patents.    

 

Ted Krantz

Ted Krantz is a veteran in the realm of industrial manufacturing with an extensive background in sourcing, finance, business development and growth. Currently, Ted serves as the part-time V.P. of Finance at Airmar Technology Corp., a leader in marine ultrasonic technologies. He also served as Airmar President from 2000-2011. He spent 16 years with Velcro USA, serving as President from 1984-1999 and CEO from 1994-1999. Ted also serves on the Board of Directors and audit committees for several other companies and has also been involved in civic and philanthropic work with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the United Way, Elliot Hospital and as a Trustee of the Amherst, NH Public Library, to name but a few. He served as an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University from 2000-2005 in the area of Business Strategy.

 

Rod Van Sciver

Rod Van Sciver owned and operated TimberTech Company, a wood pallet manufacturing and service business that he started in 1975. The business operated from two New Hampshire locations, one in Hooksett and the other in Windham, employing up to forty-five people. He sold the business in 2002. Prior to starting TimberTech, he worked for Pennsylvania Box and Lumber Company as assistant controller, at American Friend Service in Alabama where he set up a community owned pallet manufacturing company and for IBM as a new product research analyst. Rod is currently a member of the eCoast Angel Network in Portsmouth, NH which invests in area start up technology businesses. He is active in several eCoast investments and sits on the boards of three portfolio companies - Aras, Media Mate and SemiNex. He is also a founding member of Education for All Children, a non-profit that funds high school scholarships for bright and needy students in developing countries. Rod Graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1966 and from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth with an MBA in 1968. He currently lives in Rye, NH with his wife.