About Us

The Team

Helmuth Treichel, Chief Executive Officer

+Credentials
Mr. Treichel is a chemical engineer with a proven track record developing and implementing multimillion dollar manufacturing projects and innovative application research in the semiconductor industry. His extensive experience spans semiconductor capital equipment; thin films for electronics and optics; ALD, Oxidation and CVD; and semiconductor (silicon and compound semiconductor) process.

He has established himself as a leader and visionary in the area of applied research and advanced engineering efforts in the development of new cleaning products and processes. Mr. Treichel collaborated on more than 32 different patents, presented 31 invited and 14 contributed lectures, and published more than 56 papers internationally.

Mark A. George, Ph.D. Executive Vice President

+Credentials
Dr. George holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. He has 20 years of experience in product, process and business development of or related to thin film manufacturing and surface engineering technologies. He has held management roles in Technology, Business Development and Marketing for several high tech thin film and surface engineering companies. He joined Sunsonix in March of 2011. Before joining Sunsonix, Dr. George supported the development and commercialization of large area PECVD technology at General Plasma.

From 1998 to 2007 Dr. George served as Director of Technology for Deposition Sciences, Inc. where he directed process control improvements, production improvements, and process development of Reactive Sputtering, LPCVD and PECVD thin films for optical interference coatings. Dr. George began his career at Air Products where he ended his tenure as technology team leader in the business development group of their Electronics Chemical Division. Dr. George has authored or co-authored over 65 technical papers and is the holder of 12 Patents with several patents pending. In 2008 Dr. George was appointed as adjunct professor at the University of Arizona where he has performed collaborative work in advanced photovoltaic materials.

The Team

David A. Bohling, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer

+Credentials
Dr. Bohling is a Senior Engineering Leader and change agent with 25 years of experience creating value for leading global companies. A proven technology innovator with more than 65 publications and 11 issued patents. Proven track record of building and restructuring global business and R&D/Engineering organizations as well as initiating and implementing broad spectrum technology development programs. Experienced in both operations development and in innovative applications research and transferring that to operations. Additional experience in building marketing, sales, and quality organizations. Understand financial, user/customer, manufacturing, and international perspectives.

Greg Teesdale, Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Teesdale has 25 years experience in technology-based growth stage companies with 14 years at the C-level, primarily in financial and operations roles. During his career he has advised, guided and led his organizations from the early formative stages to profitable high-growth successes. His experience includes CFO and/or COO at Andigilog (thermal sensors), Sion Power (advanced battery technology), AuthenTec (fingerprint biometric devices), SiCom (high speed wireless modems) and Photometrics (high performance digital camera systems).

Through his consulting practice, Fionn LLC, he has provided senior level advice to a number of companies in markets such as large area vacuum, advanced battery technology, renewable energy, “green” building materials and water desalinization. He holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia and earned an MBA from Arizona State University.

 

Technical Advisory Board

Board of Directors

  • Helmuth Treichel: Chairman and CEO, Sunsonix
  • David Bohling: Boardmember and CTO, Sunsonix
  • Mark George, Ph.D.: Executive VP, Sunsonix
  • Avery Goldstein, Ph.D.: Patent Counsel and Legal Advisor
  • Thierry Lazerand: Photovoltaics Marketing Manager, Plasmatherm
  • Henry Miranda: CEO, PCT Systems
  • Scott Osterman: VP Sales & Marketing, Foresight Technologies
  • Greg Teesdale: CFO, Sunsonix