Board of Directors
President & CEO
Dr. Steve Carlson is President, CEO, and Founder of Optodot and has led Optodot for the 15 years since its founding in 2000. He has over 40 years of experience as a chief technology officer or chief marketing officer for various high technology companies in the battery, imaging, data storage media, coatings, and chemicals businesses. Steve is an inventor of over 40 U.S. patents and patent applications, including 18 U.S. patents on boehmite separators for batteries. He has been a registered and very active U.S. patent agent since 1994. Steve received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from MIT.
Partner for New York investments for SoftBank Capital and Managing General Partner of Seed Capital Partners
Ron is an experienced operating executive with an expertise in founding and leading companies and technology development. He has founded two lasting billion dollar technology companies and led them to successful exits, and he is a seasoned venture capitalist who has operated three venture funds where he has realized upper quartile returns.
Co-founder, President of Wilson Solarpower Corporation
Bruce is a veteran entrepreneur and business executive and a co-Founder of Optodot. He has launched five technology enterprises where he had complete leadership and bottom line responsibility, including strategic visioning; executive and board team building; branding, communications, marketing and sales; and financing. Presently, Bruce is the President of Wilson Solarpower. He earned three degrees from MIT. Bruce has served on numerous boards of directors and has twice testified to Congress.