L. Michael Hone
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hone was elected to the Board in 2002. He joined Caliber I.D. (then Lucid, Inc.) as executive vice president in 2011 and was charged with corporate strategic planning to support the adoption of Caliber I.D.’s technologies into the mainstream continuum of care. In December 2011, he became chief executive officer (CEO). From June 2008 through August 2010, Mr. Hone served as president, CEO, and director of American Aerogel. From 2006 through 2008, he was a consultant for Tempus Partners, a business-consulting firm of which he was the sole owner. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hone served as president and chief operating officer of Conseco, Inc. during which time he helped guide this financial services firm through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. He also served as president and CEO of Centennial Technologies, a manufacturer of digital memory that has since been acquired by another entity, and president, CEO, and chairman of PSC, Inc., an Auto ID manufacturer of digital memory. Both were public companies traded on Nasdaq. Mr. Hone is a named inventor or co-inventor on seven patents. He also currently serves as director for Chairman’s View, Inc. (Boston, MA) and as chairman of the board of trustees at the Killington Mountain School (Killington, VT).
Jay M. Eastman, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Eastman served as a director since the company’s founding in 1991 through February 2012. He served as president and chief executive officer until December 2011 when he became chief science officer. Since 1993, Dr. Eastman has served on the board of Arotech Corp., a public company that manufactures defense and security products, and, since 1994, he has been a member of the board of directors Dimension Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of three-dimensional displays. Dr. Eastman has been a member of the board of Chapman Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer of precision surface metrology instruments, since 2009. From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Eastman was an executive vice president and senior vice president of strategic planning for PSC, Inc., a public barcode laser scanner manufacturer. Dr. Eastman served on PSC’s board of directors from April 1996 through November 2002. He holds, as inventor or co-inventor, 44 patents. Dr. Eastman has been a fellow of the Optical Society of America, or OSA, and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, or SPIE, as well as an honorary member of the Rochester Engineering Society.
Richard J. Pulsifer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pulsifer became chief financial officer in July 2012 after joining the company in June 2012. Previously he was chief financial officer of American Aerogel Corporation, a manufacturer of materials used in temperature-‐sensitive shipping for pharmaceutical and biotech customers, from December 2009 to June 2012. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Pulsifer was chief financial officer at HighRes Biosolutions, Inc, a manufacturer of robotic systems and laboratory devices used by pharmaceutical, biotech and academic research laboratories. He was chief financial officer at BioSense Corporation a start-‐up manufacturer of medical device equipment. Mr. Pulsifer served as vice president at Conseco, Inc. a large NYSE insurance company during its restructuring process. Mr. Pulsifer also served as chief financial officer of Centennial Technologies, Inc. a publicly held manufacturer of digital memory and Praxis International a manufacturer of data replication software through their acquisitions. Mr. Pulsifer started his career as an auditor and worked for Coopers & Lybrand.
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Rick Stathes is a seasoned sales executive with a proven track record of success throughout his sales career. He has extensive experience in developing distribution channels and has demonstrated his versatility through achieving success in large and relatively small companies with high growth potential.
Prior to Caliber I.D. Stathes was VP of Sales & Marketing for American Aerogel Corp. in Rochester N.Y., EVP of Sales & Customer Service for Conseco Insurance, Indianapolis, IN; EVP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing for Centennial Technologies, Wilmington MA; VP of Sales & Marketing for PSC Inc., Rochester, NY, Director of Sales Program Development, Computer Products Inc., Pompano Beach, FL and held several field sales and marketing management positions during his 10 year tenure with the Hewlett Packard Company.
Mr. Stathes is a veteran of the USAF and a graduate of the USAF School of Avionics. He also has BS degree in business from Utica College of Syracuse University.
William J. Fox
Vice President, Technology Operations
Chief Technology Officer
As chief technology officer, Mr. Fox is responsible for Caliber I.D.’s engineering, research, and development operations. He joined the company in 1999, serving as engineering manager until his promotion to his current position in 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fox held product-engineering positions at Mitsui-Pathtek, Burron Medical, and Fisher Price. He currently manages teams that specialize in technologies such as video-rate confocal scanning laser microscopy and design/development of optics and electronic instrumentation. He holds inventor or co-inventor patents in confocal imaging head design and optical examination of tissue, along with instrumentation design and methodology.
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations
Mr. Mentesana returned to the company in June of 2011, resuming the role of vice president of Manufacturing Operations. Frank brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate management, including operations, manufacturing and restructuring efforts. His previous experience includes his position as Application Engineer and Territory Manager with PennEngineering, a global fastening solutions company. Prior to that, Frank served as President and CEO of Star Point Technologies Inc.; a high technology manufacturer’s representative, as Director of Operations for Horizon Aerospace; an aircraft instrumentation company supplying aircraft instruments to Boeing Commercial and Military, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky and as President and CEO of Solutions Plus Systems, Inc, an electronic manufacturing Services Company. Frank also held the position as Supplier Manager for Avnet Electronics with responsibilities for Motorola and Xilinx and a long tenure as Director of Materials for PSC, Inc, a barcode equipment manufacturer..
His corporate management experience includes operations, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, supply chain management, facilities, sales & marketing, and project management.
Over the last 25 years, Mr. Mentesana has developed a comprehensive background in both domestic and international business along with proven operational experience in mechanical, electrical, and optical products and processes.
Christi Alessi Fox
Director, Clinical Activities
Ms. Alessi Fox joined the company in 1995 and has worked extensively with confocal experts worldwide on the development and implementation of the technology for both research and clinical practice. She is recognized as an expert in the confocal image interpretation and has co-authored several publications demonstrating the utility of confocal microscopy for dermatologic, neurologic, and surgical tissue applications. Ms. Alessi Fox holds a BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). She is responsible for the implementation of the VivaScope and telepathology technologies into the workflow of clinical practices as well as the coordination of research studies.
Karen A. Long
Ms. Long joined the company as controller in June 2010 and is primarily responsible for all accounting functions, including ensuring compliance with financial and SEC reporting requirements. Prior to joining Caliber I.D., Ms. Long served as the accounting manager for Harbinger Group, Inc. (formerly Zapata Corporation) a publicly traded financial holding company, a position she held since 2000. Prior to that, she served as a senior accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Long is a Certified Public Accountant, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and serves on the finance committee of a local nonprofit organization.