Whit Little Chief Executive Officer and President

  • MBA, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • With Advantech U.S. since 2004
  • CEO and Member of Board of Advantech Global Limited
  • Founder of Embedded Electronics applications for Advantech U.S. technology in 2012
  • Experienced operational and financial officer for technology and manufacturing companies

Scott Lauer Vice President, Business Development

  • MBA, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
  • With Advantech U.S. since 2009
  • Co-Founder of Embedded Electronics applications for Advantech U.S. technology in 2012
  • 17 years experience with control systems automation.
  • Corporate background includes Rockwell International and II-VI, Inc.

Brian Bucci Director Mechatronics

  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Industry expertise in motion control, masks and alignment

Wolfgang Decker Director Thin Films / Embedded Electronics

  • Dr. Ing. Material Science, Technische Universität Brauschweig, Germany
  • M.S. (equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering
  • 11 U.S. Patents and more than 40 publications
  • Over 20 years industry experience, including successful startup operations
  • Extensive Background in Process Development, System Designs, Process Improvement as well as Production Optimization

Volker D. Heydemann Senior Scientist

  • Dipl.-Phys., Dr. rer. nat. (Physics), Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Germany
  • Over 20 years of research, development and manufacturing experience
  • Expertise in design, deposition, processing and characterization of semiconductor and electro-optical substrate and thin film materials and electronic devices, printed circuit board industry
  • Senior positions with Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University Electro-Optics Center, II-VI Inc., Sterling Semiconductor Inc., Dynamic Manufacturing LLC
  • One U.S. patent and more than 30 publications

Jason Shen-Chih Tung Project Engineer

  • Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 20 years experience in automation control and software

Poohsan Tamura Alignment Engineer

  • Ph.D, Optical Science, University of Arizona
  • Over 20 years industry experience in optics and photonics

Chuck Harrigal Senior Electronics Design Engineer

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Over 25 yrs experience in full life-cycle embedded hardware and software development
  • Extensive international field experience

David Monto Mechanical Design Engineer

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 18 years ME experience,
  • Expert in 3D CAD, FEA, machine, automation and robotic design

Robin John Process Engineer

  • MS, Engineering Management, Syracuse University
  • Over 10 years process engineering in printed circuit (rigid and flex) fabrication & assembly, surface mount technology and thick film multilayer capacitor manufacturing.
  • Expert in process engineering, quality engineering, project management, supply chain and Lean Six Sigma

Xialing Chen Device ,Process Development Specialist

  • Ph.D, Materials of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • Seven years of research experience in semiconductor materials

Jacob Slater Quality and Test Technologist

  • Associates Degree, Electronics and Nanotechnologies,
  • Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) certification, Pennsylvania State University
  • Experience includes thin film deposition, thin film characterization, and testing

Tim Fisher Deposition Specialist

  • AAS ETT from ITT
  • 14 years experience in nano fabrication, equipment fabrication, repairs, facilities design, procurement, project development
  • Experience working with start-ups and research in the Carnegie Mellon University Nanofabrication facility

Corby Larocca Controller

  • MBA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Certified Public Accountant


John Golombeck

  • Former Sr. Director of Supply Chain at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • 35+ years with an emphasis on technology development.

John Mazurowski

  • MS Physics
  • 30+ years experience RF electronics and photonics
  • PI to many Navy ManTech programs

Bud Smith, Business Development and Strategy

  • Multi-disciplined engineer and strategic business management expert
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Visiting professor, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business