Michael A. Kraft
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Kraft is known for strategic vision, business development, and creating long-term organizational value from customers, markets, and strategic partners. As President/CEO, he has led companies in advanced materials and helped grow revenues from start-up to $300 million and established them as strategic suppliers to worldwide markets and partners of the Global 500. Michael has been a member of two senior executive teams that grew revenues from $100 million to $1 billion range and in both companies increased shareholder value to >$1 billion. His focus is to quickly identify critical market requirements, lead product development to grow revenues and market share organically, build strategic partnerships, and complete accretive acquisitions. Michael is excellent in worldwide market development, strategic partnerships, transaction diligence, public and private M&A in the $5 million to $1.5 billion range, and synergy realization. Michael has a BSEE/Systems Science degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Management from Penn State University.
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Ragnar Avery is a veteran of the silicon materials industry, having spent 33 years at Dow Corning Corporation, one of the world's leading global suppliers of silicones and silicone solutions and products. During his career at Dow Corning, Mr. Avery served in a broad range of global sales and marketing position. He is one of four Dow Corning Sellers recognized in the Sales Gallery 2005 to 2013, the first to obtain four Sales Excellence Awards for top 1% sellers, and received seven Sales Achievement Awards for top 10% sellers in New Business Development.
Most recently, Mr. Avery served as the New Business Development Manager for Lithium Ion Battery Solutions within Dow Corning's Business and Technology Incubator. Within that role, he was responsible for developing a portfolio of collaboration opportunities for Dow Corning's silicon material solutions, as well as managing relationships with key prospect customers of silicon materials. Mr. Avery holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science, Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.
Dr. Ramez Elgammal
Vice President of Technology
Dr. Elgammal has a broad background in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Tennessee where he manages a broad spectrum of projects in energy storage and energy generating devices including fuel cells, flow batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. He served as Director of New Applications for Sylvatex Inc. developing advanced lithium-ion battery materials and prior to that he co-founded two clean-tech companies: Novoform Technologies (which develops catalysts for gas-to-liquid conversion and was acquired in 2014) and Saratoga Energy Research Partners (focused on electrochemical CO2 conversion process to synthesize carbon nanomaterials for lithium-ion battery anodes). He has over 40 publications and conference proceedings and 7 patents pending. Dr. Elgammal earned his M.Sc. in applied physics and Ph.D. in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a Rosen Fellow, and holds an honor's B.S. in chemistry from Central Michigan University where he was a Centralis Scholar.
Ronald W. Robinson
Chief Financial Officer
Ronald W. Robinson was a partner in local CPA firms spanning the last forty years, the latest of which was Sutton Robinson Freeman & Co., P.C., from 1999 through 2010, of which he was the managing partner and performed SEC/PCOAB audits for several clients, including 3DIcon Corporation. He has been an SEC compliance and accounting consultant for 3DIcon Corporation since 2010. Mr. Robinson is a graduate of East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, with a BS in Accounting.
Judith F. Keating
Judith Keating began her career in the public accounting industry, often overseeing the due diligence for acquisitions and mergers. Subsequently, she managed the office operations for accounting firms, American Airlines and acted as a consultant to assist companies in the set-up and streamlining of operations. As Corporate Secretary since 2004, she has handled the 3DIcon office operations and relationships with vendors and shareholders. Judith is a graduate of Bartlesville Business College.