|Dr. Yang Zhao|
Dr. Kaufman has been a director of MEMSIC, Inc. since December 2008. He is currently CEO of Lightwave Power, Inc., a solar energy company, a partner and advisor to The Pinnacle Acquisition Group, a private firm that acquires underperforming technology companies and a director of Sionex Corporation. Before this he was a founder and CEO of Sionex Corporation, a development-stage company producing proprietary miniature chemical detectors and was also a director of The MicroOptical Corporation, now called MyVu Corporation.
Prior to this he was Chairman of the Board & COO of OutOfOffice Technology, LTD, and a director of Physical Sciences, Inc. He was also President of OTTER, Inc., and acting COO for a turnaround assignment at SpringBoard Technologies, Inc. He was a founder, President & CEO of Digital Graphics, Inc. and a director of Sponge-Jet, Inc. Before that, Dr. Kaufman was Vice President, Operations, for Separation Technologies, Inc., President of A.C. Allen & Company, Inc. and an advisor to A/F Protein Inc. He was President & COO and director of Tropix, Inc. and President & CEO of Psychemedics Corporation, a publicly held company. Before that, he was at Polaroid Corporation for 14 years in a variety of managerial roles.
He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. Physics degree and from Tufts University with a Ph.D. Solid State Physics degree. His education includes an Executive Development Certification from Yale University and a Professional Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Club.
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