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Tom Hayse, Chairman & CEO
Tom Hayse has been with ETM in a full-time role since 1985, and has served as CEO & President since 1996. During his tenure as CEO, ETM has grown from $7 million to over $35 million in annual revenue. His past roles at ETM have included: Vice President of Marketing, where he led the team to develop and bring to market ETM's TWTA product line for instrumentation and communications; Engineering Manager, where he led ETM engineering teams in the design, construction and delivery of high power pulsed and CW microwave transmitters; and Project Engineer, where he designed high voltage test equipment for traveling wave tubes.
Tom holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a member and officer of the Northern California Chapter of the Young President's Organization. Tom represents ETM’s membership in the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and actively represented the SVLG’s partnership with Plug-In Bay Area (PIBA) to promote the commercialization of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Tom is the son of ETM's late founder, Charles E. Hayse.

Ryan Pollace, Vice President, Microwave Power Subsystems
Ryan Pollace is ETM's Vice President of Microwave Power Subsystems. He is responsible for the sales, marketing, product management and customer service functions at ETM. Ryan joined ETM in 2001 as Product Marketing Manager of ETM's Instrumentation product line. He then served as Director of Products, responsible for marketing and managing of ETM's instrumentation, satellite communications, and electronic warfare product lines.
Ryan holds a MBA with a concentration in Marketing and a BA of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Bill Nighan, Vice President, Business Development & New Products
Bill joined ETM in August 2008 to develop ETM’s business in medical, security, and alternative energy markets. Prior to joining ETM, he was with the Incubic Venture Fund, where he led investments in a number of successful technology and medical device companies, and served as Incubic’s “interim CEO in residence” for several start-ups. From 1993 to 2000, Bill built and led the engineering teams that developed Spectra-Physics Lasers’ diode-pumped solid-state laser products, as Director of Engineering and Advanced Research of SPLs’ OEM Business Unit. These award-winning products led SPL's transformation into "The Solid State Laser Company" and its IPO in 1997 (acquired in 2003 by Newport Corporation). From 1990 to 1993 at the Carl Zeiss Laser Technology Center, he managed development and gained FDA clearance for new surgical laser products in arthroscopy.
Bill graduated from Brown University with a Sc.B. from the EE Honors Program, and from Princeton with a Ph.D. in the EE Electronic Materials and Devices Program. He has had over twenty U.S. patents issued, is a member of the IEEE and OSA, and serves on the Boards of Nellix Endovascular, and Greystripe.

Richard Marquez, Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Richard Marquez is ETM's Vice President of Worldwide Sales. With over 25 years of partner development and sales experience, Richard is responsible for establishing and building client and partner relationships with companies providing solutions in the security, medical and alternative energy markets. He is also responsible for extending the footprint of ETM's entire product portfolio into new markets in Asia. Before joining ETM, Richard was the Vice President of Worldwide Partners Sales for LogLogic, an international provider of security and compliance solutions. There he was responsible for all partner relationships including system integrators, OEMs, strategic alliances, managed service partners, distributors and regional solution providers. Prior to LogLogic, Richard spent 16 years in vice president and senior director roles building and leading the partner sales teams at Computer Associates, Symantec Corporation and NeXT Computer. Prior to NeXT Computer, Richard was Director of Computer Resale for Stanford University where he managed the largest educational computer sales operation in the country.
Richard holds a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Stanford California.

Kayte Mariani, Vice President of Engineering and Program Management
Kayte Mariani is ETM's Vice-President of Engineering and Program Management. She is responsible for the planning, direction and control of product development and engineering activities and supervises several teams of engineers and program managers. In the past, she has served as: Director of Microwave Power Projects; Director of Project Engineering, Integration and Test; Director of Programs; Director of Marketing; and Product Marketing Manager. Prior to joining ETM in 1998, Kayte was with Litton's Electron Devices Division where she worked both in Sales and in Engineering. Kayte holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Ryan Jones, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Operations
Ryan joined ETM in 2010 to develop and improve supply chain effectiveness. He works to increase supply chain capabilities in conjunction with the company's development of new markets, technologies, and customers. Ryan implements supply chain and manufacturing best practices while integrating standard manufacturing operations into the supply chain team. Ryan brings a combination of business management insight as well as engineering and manufacturing experience. Prior to ETM, he served as a Maintenance Leader at Owens Corning in Arizona where he led the maintenance organization, managed capital projects, and championed initiatives to improve operating efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase safety. Ryan has also facilitated an end-to-end compliance initiative at a major electric utility and supervised production of automobile manufacturing at General Motors. Ryan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University

John Capovilla, Vice-Chairman & Executive Advisor
John Capovilla serves as the Vice Chairman of ETM's Board of Directors as well as an active advisor to the CEO. From 1992 through 2007, John served as ETM's VP of Finance and Administration, responsible for contract administration, human resources, finance, accounting and information technology. He has been with ETM since 1984 in various positions including Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager, and President. Prior to joining ETM, John worked at GTE Lenkurt for 13 years as a department manager, responsible for production of crystal filters.
John holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward and an AA in Electronic Technology.


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