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Our Senior Leadership Team: FTL Systems involves more than 100 people in Europe and Asia as well as an independent US marketing and sales corporation.

DR. JOHN WILLIS, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Willis is a world-leading expert in supercomputing architecture, processor & compiler design, high-speed I/O and signal processing. Before co-founding FTL Systems in 1995, he served as a lead architect and program manager on several commercial computer systems for integrated robotic/artificial intelligence, military signal processing, engineering and scientific conputing, secure corporate systems, and commercial database & transaction processing (IBM's AS/400). Dr. Willis earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. His inventions include more than forty patents. He has authored more than fifty academic papers.

DR. SAM MOINI, President Dr. Moini directs FTL's product marketing, sales, and support activities. He has been responsible for system architecture and configuration of large-scale servers and computers for over twenty years. He has held various positions at IBM including Senior Scientific Staff Member, Manager of World-Wide EDA Application Development, Manager of World Wide Scientific & Technical Computing, and Senior Solutions Executive in the Systems and Technology Group. Dr. Moini earned his MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Analysis from the University of California, Davis. He has taught at UC Davis and UC Santa Clara, and completed a second Ph.D. in Computer Design. He has authored over thirty open literature technical publications and over ninety classified IBM papers. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and Sigma Xi.

GRAHAM COLES, Chief Financial Officer Graham Coles directs FTL's financial operations. Previously he served as the European Finance Director for semiconductor equipment manufacturer Lam Research Corporation and for the Personal Computer Division at Compaq Computer (Hewlett Packard). Additionally he has lead finance as EMEASA Vice President Finance for payments firm Western Union and has extensive experience as a Board Member of several European SME and two captive commercial banks. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and an MBA from Xavier University (USA).

RUTH BETCHER, P.E., M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer Ms. Betcher is an expert in finance, computer science, and project and contract management. She earned her M.B.A. in Finance at the University of St. Thomas and has directed business operations for FTL since 1997. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science at Winona State University. Ms. Betcher is a registered Professional Civil Engineer who has extensive experience successfully managing a wide range of large, complex – engineering projects.

RICK MUNDEN, Vice President Production and Automation Engineering Vice President Production and Automation Engineering, Rick G. Munden, is responsible for automation and production engineering. Rick Munden comes from a broad engineering background managing electronic design automation at TRW and Siemens in the areas of assembly and operation of submarine test range scenarios and large aircraft airframe/power plants. Mr. Munden is a co-founder and CEO of the world's leading provider of open source hardware models, Free Model Foundry. He is author of ASIC and FPGA Verification: A Guide to Component Modeling. His academic background includes Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount and Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Woody Kober, US Marketing, Sales and Support has a BS, MS and PhD in mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Most of Dr. Kober's work has been in support of signal processing and optimization applications for defense. These included supporting major defense-related projects while he was at Control Data Corporation (CDC) and Lockheed Martin. In 1992 he co-founded Data Fusion Corporation (DFC) which he led until 2017. In 2001 he co-founded a spin-off, TensorCom, for CDMA cell phone applications based on DFC's work in GPS interference mitigation. At DFC, in addition to directing DoD-related projects he has also lead AI-related projects supporting commercial initiatives. He has numerous patents and over 100 papers and reports. He is based in Denver, Colorado.