John Peers has been an officer and director of Lightfleet since its inception in April 2003. Between September 1999 and April 2003 Mr. Peers was the Chief Executive Officer of Xyron Corporation. Mr. Peers was the founder of Logical Machine Corp. prior to creating ‘The Byte Shop’, one of the first successful chains of personal computer stores. His studies in human learning led him to a neurological emulations approach in computing, now better-known as neural networking technology. In 1982, Mr. Peers founded Novix, Inc., specializing in the design of high-speed microprocessors and software optimized for neural and massive parallel computing. He received his English National Certificate in physical chemistry from Newcastle Polytechnic and Bournemouth Technical College in the U.K.
Jay Brandon has been an officer of Lightfleet since August 2007, responsible to lead worldwide commercial sales, strategic alliance and licensing activities. Between January, 2001 and August 2007 Mr. Brandon had responsibility for all sales and operations for WebTrends in Asia (Pacific Rim) and Latin America. Mr. Brandon has over 25 years of domestic and international sales experience at companies that include Compaq and Tektronix. He served as Director of International Business Development for the Printer Division of Tektronix where he was later promoted to President of Tektronix Canada. At Compaq, the then fastest start-up in American business, Mr. Brandon held various positions including managing sales planning and operations, starting Compaq’s first overseas subsidiary (Compaq UK), and serving as sales director at Compaq Asia where he managed growth of over 100% per year. He holds a BS degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Robert Collier has been an officer of Lightfleet since its inception in April 2003. Prior to his association with Lightfleet, Mr. Collier was CFO for Xyron Corporation starting in September 2002. Mr. Collier leads the financial and administrative activities at Lightfleet. He has over 25 years of strategic and operational management experience, in a variety of high technology multinationals, including Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp., General Instrument, Verbatim, VeriFone and Hewlett Packard. As VeriFone’s Director of Finance, Mr. Collier helped grow the company from pre-IPO to revenue of nearly half a billion dollars, through its subsequent acquisition by Hewlett Packard. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Kathleen Iverson has been an officer of Lightfleet since October 2006, with responsibility to lead the human resource and organizational development activities for the company. Between January 2002 and October 2006 Ms. Iverson was President of NW Human Resource Solutions where she built HR programs for early stage companies, facilitated organizational transitions during mergers/acquisitions, implemented human resource programs, and provided coaching at the executive level. Ms. Iverson brings over 25 years of experience in human resource management at both the strategic and tactical levels, with significant experience partnering with organizations during times of fast growth and/or organizational change. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President for Human Resources for First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in the Northwest Region and Human Resource Director for E*Trade Access. Ms. Iverson holds a B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Iain Mackie joined Lightfleet in September 2006 and leads the engineering activities at Lightfleet, including hardware, software, optics, and platform integration. Mr. Mackie has over 20 years experience in the electronics industry. His background encompasses mainframe, firmware, software, and semiconductor development, as well as supply chain management. Between September 1998 and September 2006 Mr. Mackie directed the SoC (System on a Chip) development and manufacturing supply chain for Sharp Electronics Corporation in the US. He has held executive positions with Advanced Hardware Architectures and with Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, as well as individual contributor and management positions with Unisys Corporation. Educated in his native Scotland, he received his BSc from the University of Glasgow.
John McCoy has been an officer of Lightfleet since April 2007. Mr. McCoy leads the materials, supply chain management, planning, production, quality assurance and customer service functions at Lightfleet. Between January 2002 and August 2006, he served as VP of Corporate Quality and Reliability for Credence Corporation where he developed strategic quality and reliability improvement programs. Between March 1997 and December 2001 he served as VP of Worldwide Manufacturing for Integrated Measurement Systems, having served previously as VP of Manufacturing for Metheus Corporation. He has held engineering and manufacturing positions with Tektronix Inc., National Semiconductor, and Fairchild Semiconductor. Mr. McCoy received a B. A. degree in Organizational Management from George Fox University.
Dave Perry has been an officer of Lightfleet since August 2005 and leads the business development and program management activities for the government sector, government contractor and university opportunities. He also serves as Acting Vice President of Marketing. From August 2002 to August 2005 Mr. Perry was Vice President of Marketing for Xyron Corporation. Mr. Perry has over 30 years of engineering, marketing, and operations experience, and has held management positions at Raytheon Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, Dynamic Controls, Surmotech and CTS Microelectronics. As co-founder of S-MOS Systems, he developed the charters, strategies, and organizations for their highly successful ASIC, Foundry Services, and Electronics Contract Manufacturing business units. Mr. Perry also developed and led engineering and manufacturing organizations for electronic and electro-optical systems addressing both government and commercial markets. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from Columbia Pacific University.