Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Dr. James Young PhD
    Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer
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    Dr. James Young PhD
    Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer
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    Dr. Young currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) and is on the Board of Directors for 3-V Biosciences, Inc., a private drug company. Dr. Young was President of R&D for MedImmune, Inc. from 1989 through 2008 following its $15.6 billion sale to AstraZeneca PLC in 2007. During his tenure, Dr. Young was directly involved in the development of approximately twenty clinical programs and the commercialization of numerous key drugs while managing approximately 1,500 people and controlling an annual budget in excess of $700 million. Prior to his tenure at MedImmune, Dr. Young was a Director in the Department of Molecular Genetics at Smith Kline and French Laboratories, now part of GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Young has served on the Boards of Directors of Xencor, Inc., Iomai, Inc. and Arriva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Dr. Rajiv Modi PhD, MSc, BTech
    Director
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    Dr. Rajiv Modi PhD, MSc, BTech
    Director
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    Dr. Rajiv I Modi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., one of the largest privately-held pharmaceuticals companies in India. Being a scientist himself, Dr. Modi has played a major role in developing the Company’s Biotechnology Division into a strong Research & Development unit, focusing on new developments and breakthrough innovations. Under his able leadership, Cadila Pharmaceuticals has inked strategic alliances with many research driven international companies. He also chairs the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) National Committee on Pharma for the year 2014-15 which supports the government through advisory and consultative processes for drafting policies for Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. He has been elected as Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi – an elite academy with prominent industry leaders, academicians and scientists amongst its Fellows. A Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Dr. Modi also holds a M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from University College, London and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.

  • Dr. Stephen Crocker PhD
    Director
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    Dr. Stephen Crocker PhD
    Director
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    Dr. Crocker is Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors and is CEO and co-founder of Shinkuro, Inc., an Internet research and development company building tools for cooperation and collaboration across the Internet and government sponsored projects in Internet security.

    Dr. Crocker has been involved in the Internet since its inception. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, while he was a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the Arpanet and laid the foundation for today’s Internet. He organized the Network Working Group, which was the forerunner of the modern Internet Engineering Task Force, initiated the Request for Comment (RFC) series of notes through which protocol designs are documented and shared, and laid the foundation for the open architectural structure of the Internet Protocols. For this work, Dr. Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award. He remained active in the Internet standards work through the IETF and IAB and served as the first security area director on the Internet Engineering Steering Group from 1989 to 1994.

    Dr. Crocker experience includes research management at DARPA, USC/ISI and The Aerospace Corporation, vice president of Trusted Information Systems, and co-founder of CyberCash, Inc. and Longitude Systems, Inc.

    Dr. Crocker earned his BA in mathematics and PhD in computer science at UCLA, and studied artificial intelligence at MIT. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of San Martin des Porres in Lima, Perú and was selected in the initial group of members of the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame Pioneers.

  • Ian Hume PhD
    Director
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    Ian Hume PhD
    Director
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    Mr. Hume was an Independent Director of Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. from 2010 to 2015. Hume had a long and varied career with the World Bank, which included assignments as both macro- and project economist, multiple managerial positions including Division Chief, Eastern Europe, Deputy Director of the Bank’s Energy Department, and Country Director and Resident Representative in Poland. Since retiring from the Bank in 1994 Hume has operated as an independent consultant and has continued to do high level consulting assignments for the Bank’s senior management and Executive Board. These have included studies of the World Bank’s internal controls, program evaluations relating to Trust Fund management and to combatting fraud and corruption in Bank operations.
    Hume has also been engaged in representing private companies: technical advisor to EUROGAZ Gas Pipeline from 1995 to 1996; in telecommunications (Ameritech, Chicago 1995-6); Grupa ITI (1996-2005), Poland’s largest private media company; and in building materials (Rugby Cement, UK, 2003-5) VP Business Development in Poland; coordinator of a consortium for an LNG Feasibility Study in Poland in 2007; Co-author and team member with ICFI Inc (Fairfax VA), Mozambique Gas Master Plan (2012), under World Bank contract to Mozambique Ministry of Energy.

  • Lawrence Siegel BSc
    Director
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    Lawrence Siegel BSc
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    Mr. Siegel joined MTI in January of 2014 as a consultant to the Board of Directors. On February 14, 2014, he was named CEO. Mr. Siegel is a seasoned executive with forty years of international experience. A graduate of UCLA, he holds two degrees. He has been President of a large number of high profile companies including: Seeburg (XCOR NASDAQ), Atari (ATI AMERICAN), U.S. Digital Communications (USDI NASDAQ), and Sega Europe (SGAMY NIKKEI) and has held managerial positions or offered consulting services to such well-known companies as: Bally, WMS, Sony, Mattel, SGI, Konami, Taito, Data East, and THQ. Mr. Siegel brings to MTI the hands-on skills necessary to transition the company from a technology start-up to a multinational corporation capable of delivering and sustaining revenues.

Executive Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Dr. James Young PhD
    Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer
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    Dr. James Young PhD
    Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer
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    Dr. Young currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) and is on the Board of Directors for 3-V Biosciences, Inc., a private drug company. Dr. Young was President of R&D for MedImmune, Inc. from 1989 through 2008 following its $15.6 billion sale to AstraZeneca PLC in 2007. During his tenure, Dr. Young was directly involved in the development of approximately twenty clinical programs and the commercialization of numerous key drugs while managing approximately 1,500 people and controlling an annual budget in excess of $700 million. Prior to his tenure at MedImmune, Dr. Young was a Director in the Department of Molecular Genetics at Smith Kline and French Laboratories, now part of GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Young has served on the Boards of Directors of Xencor, Inc., Iomai, Inc. and Arriva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Tom Stefan CMA, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Tom Stefan CMA, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Mr. Stefan is a seasoned executive with 29 years’ experience in both U.S. and Canadian based corporate finance and financial management. He was most recently CFO and VP finance and corporate services at Taiga Building Products, where he was responsible for executing a strategic realignment and re-financing program. His career includes working in Forest Products, Mining, Public Accounting and Real Estate. He has held positions at NorskeCanada (TSX), Bema Gold Corporation (TSX), Teck Corporation (NYSE, TSX), and KPMG.

  • Jan Kindler JD
    Chief Operating Officer
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    Jan Kindler JD
    Chief Operating Officer
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    Prior to joining the TMS organization, Mr. Kindler was principal of Carbon 2 Power Ventures, a private energy-consulting firm specializing in Indonesian sub-bituminous coal/lignite markets. During that time, Mr. Kindler was responsible for market analysis and structuring commercial contracts with Indonesia’s largest state power company, and a network of independent coal-fired utility producers operating out of Indonesia’s coal hub, Kalimantan (Borneo). Mr. Kindler, a corporate attorney and member of the Law Society of British Columbia, graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations/Mandarin Chinese), and a Juris Doctor of Law, before pursuing a career structuring cross-border energy projects in Canada, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China. Mr. Kindler spent several years living and working in Asia, and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Polish.

  • Steven Lawson EE
    Chief Technology Officer
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    Steven Lawson EE
    Chief Technology Officer
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    Mr. Lawson began his professional career in the aggregate handling and drying industry and has subsequently stayed in heavy industry and process technology development; most recently as the Director of Engineering at CoalTek and the principal engineer for their industrial microwave coal drying facility in Western Kentucky. Prior to that, Mr. Lawson did contract consulting to UPS including their $30MM upgrade to the automated package sort and tracking system. In the early 90s Mr. Lawson headed the process automation department of one of the world’s leading air pollution control and draft management companies, Amerex Industries, where he executed projects in the utility, steel and cement industries. These projects included $15MM automated draft and air pollution control system on the 400-ton electric arc furnaces at NorthWestern Steel and Wire in Sterling IL, and the $20MM atmosphere control system for the burn building at the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Mr. Lawson holds multiple U.S. and international patents on pre-burn microwave based coal drying and briquetting technology. Mr. Lawson attended the school of Electrical Engineering at Middle Georgia State.

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