ROD VAN SCIVER, CHAIRMAN
Rod and his wife, Nancy, founded Education For All Children in 2008, a nonprofit that provides scholarship, mentoring and career development aid to over 700 bright and underprivileged young Kenyans. The foundation operates through a US office, Kenya office in Nairobi and in partnership with Kenya based Africa Nazarene University.
Rod is currently a member of the eCoast Angel Network in Portsmouth, NH where he has invested in several area start up technology businesses. He currently sits on two company boards. Rod founded TimberTech Company, a wood pallet manufacturing and service business in 1975. He operated from two New Hampshire locations employed up to 45 people. He sold the business
Prior to starting TimberTech, he worked for Pennsylvania Box and Lumber Company as assistant controller, American Friend Service in Alabama as a consultant to a community owned pallet manufacturing company and IBM as a new product market research analyst.
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 with his wife in Rye, NH.
DAVID BEAN, FOUNDER
David Bean, BSME/MBA brings his extensive experience in engineering, David Bean founded SemiNex Corporation in 2003, and developed the initial SemiNex laser technology to grow the company to its present state.
Prior to his time with SemiNex, Bean managed the marketing of Corning Incorporated’s optical components for telecommunications, growing Corning’s pump laser business to be the market share leader. He recommended and supported their successful acquisition of Lasertron, Inc., and was instrumental in the launch of the industry’s best-selling multimode fiber, InfiniCor™.
He currently sits on the board of Most Cardio Corporation, a startup developing innovative micro-robotic technology for cardiovascular surgery, Dermal Photonics Corporation, a startup developing home-use lasers, and Veralase LLC, a startup developing portable professional medical laser systems.
DONALD J. ROMINE
Donald Romine joined Web Industries in 1973 after attending Florida Institute of Technology where he received a degree in Oceanographic Technology. At that time, Web Industries was but five years old,
comprised of one manufacturing facility with 25 employees. Web Industries’ founder had set out to build a contract manufacturing company focused on converting technology for flexible materials.
Equally important was an unwavering commitment to strong values. The company set out to establish a culture that measures success by building healthy relationships, serving customers with excellent performance and respecting the inherent worth of individuals.
Don was tasked with weaving those key tenets into the fabric of Web Industries while leading the business to generate sustainable profitable growth over the long term. Under his leadership, Web Industries has
created opportunities for people to develop their full potential while driving the growth and development of Web Industries in markets such as Aerospace, Medical, Wire & Cable and Personal & Home Care Products.
A key milestone was Web Industries’ transition to a 100% employee-owned corporation in 2000, further engaging its employees as business stakeholders and recognizing their contributions. Over more than 40 years, Don has led Web Industries, having served as Manufacturing Supervisor, Plant Manager, General Manager, Vice President for Manufacturing and as President & CEO from 1991 until January 2019. In anticipation of completing a multi-year CEO-succession plan, he was elected to serve as Board Chairman in 2018.
Today, Web Industries operates internationally and employs more than 700 persons, with eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and one in Europe with a solid outlook for sustainable growth and maintaining leadership positions in its strategic markets.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and run five successful technology companies over the course of his career. Since 2000 he has been active as an early-stage investor in private healthcare and technology companies in New England and New York.
Michael is an executive director of NH-based eCoast Angel Network, the largest angel investing group in northern New England. He currently sits on the boards of six private companies and as well as a private foundation. Michael served on the board of director of Seminex Corporation from 2011 to 2015 and rejoined the board in January, 2021.
Jim brings to SemiNex over 45 years of experience in Strategic initiatives, Business Development and startup ventures in the Pharmaceutical and Electrical Industry. His career has been with Eli Lilly, Westinghouse and Hubbell.
Currently Jim is consulting for two M&A firms and mentors many small
business owners/CEOs. He has served as C12Group Chair and on several other non-profit boards. He currently sits on Selamta Family Project and His Mansion Ministry Boards.
He is a graduate of University of Connecticut with a BS in Business and Marketing and has held broker’s licenses for both Insurance and Real Estate. Jim lives in Nokomis, FL, and York, ME with his wife Pam. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren.
Greg is currently the President of CIV Ventures, a venture capital firm located in New York. CIV Ventures was formed in 2003 as a spinout of Corning Incorporated. Before forming CIV Ventures, Greg formed Corning Innovation Ventures as a VP of Corning Incorporated. Greg served in a variety of positions within Corning Incorporated for 20 years. Greg served as GM of the Photonic Device business after forming the group as a business development manager through a series of M&A transactions, and leading a final $6B transaction.
Greg served as manager of Corning’s Optical Fiber marketing where Greg’s team developed a unique approach to understanding value in optical networks which led the way for the next generation of optical fiber. This effort led to the market design and acceptance of a whole new class of premium fiber products and resulting profitability beyond any in Corning’s history. Before this, Greg served numerous other managerial and engineering positions in the areas of manufacturing development and IT, all in the telecommunications business.
Greg holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and did his graduate studies in electrical
engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served in the Society of Cable Television Engineers, IEEE, and chaired the US/TIA committee on optical fibers and materials. Greg also holds four US and fourteen international patents in the area of optical fiber and telecommunications.