Marc E. Rippen PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Marc is an experienced and highly skilled technical engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has worked for multiple fortune 500 companies, Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, SOCOM, and DARPA commercializing dozens of ground-breaking and revolutionary technologies. He holds various degrees across multiple interrelated disciplines including: Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Biophysics, Analytical Chemistry, Masters of Aeronautical Science, Management of Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Helga Rippen PHD MD MPH CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, MD in Medicine from the University of Florida School of Medicine, MPH from John Hopkins University in Public Health Administration, Completed Medical Residency in Public Health and General Preventative Medicine at John Hopkins University, Specialty Board Certification in Clinical Informatics Board Certification in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
Edward M. Rippen VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
Edward is an award-winning marketing professional who studied marketing at the University of Central Florida in the College of Business. He has a proven track record of sales and marketing experience that goes back well over 10 years. A previous President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization for the Central Florida Chapter. The Director of Programs for the Society of Marketing Professional Services in Central Florida. Additionally Edward has held various board and leadership roles and has competed in international business competitions all around the world.
Craig R. Nelson CHIEF MANFACTURING OFFICER
Craig is a savvy manufacturing engineer. He brings technologies from the laboratory to the market. An expert in automated industrial manufacturing processes. A serial entrepreneur with a career based on establishing and managing technology companies spanning semiconductor thin film deposition, automated industrial and robotic manufacturing systems, and polymer lithium ion battery development and production. Craig holds a BS in Physics from Washington & Lee University, and has participated in over 12 start-up ventures in his career.
John W. Hodges Jr. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
John has an BS in EE from the Citadel is a principal electrical engineer and subject matter expert in RF technologies. He was awarded the SRI “Gold Nugget” award in 2013 for thinking outside the box and inventing paradigm shifting technologies many of which are patented today.