Officers & Directors
President, Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Fuda has been President, CEO and a Director of Micromem since February, 2002. Before leading Micromem, Mr. Fuda was involved in the investment banking industry and was a principal shareholder, director and Vice-President with EFI Capital, a Toronto-based financial services firm sold in 2003. EFI had offices across Canada and owned and operated insurance, brokerage and trust services.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan Amadori has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. After graduating with a B.Comm from McGill in 1972, an MBA from Ivey Business School in 1974, he joined Arthur Andersen & Co. He qualified as a CA in 1976 and spent 12 years in public practice. In 1986 Mr. Amadori assumed the position of President of a privately held communications business. This company grew and was ultimately sold to a large public entity in 1988. In 1988 Mr. Amadori founded Lamerac Financial Corp, a corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions firm. He has successfully concluded numerous transactions in different industry sectors across North America. Mr. Amadori has served as CFO of a number of public and private companies over the past decade and currently serves as an officer or a director of several other public and private companies.
Steven Van Fleet
Director and President, Micromem Applied Technologies, Inc. (MAST, Inc.)
Steven Van Fleet has been President of MAST since 2008 and a director of Micromem since 2002. He is a 1976 graduate of Miami University with a BSc. in Applied Science and held several technical position in the pulp and paper industry including Reed Paper, MacMillan Bloedel, Weyerhaeuser, Boise Cascade and International Paper. While at International paper, he managed the corporate research and development group responsible for applying emerging technology to business issues. Mr. Van Fleet was one of the founding board of director for the MIT Auto ID group that was charged with creation of the Internet of Things and the emergence of a global standard for the application of RFID. He held business development positions with Sentrol Systems, a supplier of paper machine quality systems and the R&V Group, a startup RFID manufacturing company. For six years he was the owner of a company that served IBM with a focus on semiconductor clean room tool analytics and automation.
David Sharpless is Chairman, Maverick Inc., a family investment corporation. From 2000 to September 2001, he was President, International of CIT’s Vendor Technology Finance unit. In this capacity, he was responsible for CIT’s international vendor finance business, covering CIT’s operations in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australasia. Prior thereto, Mr. Sharpless was Newcourt Credit Group Inc.’s Deputy Chairman and was responsible for international operations for Newcourt Financial. David is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Sharpless has served as a director of Micromem since March 2001.
Mr. Blue is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Bell and Howell. He served as a Director of Micromem Technologies Inc. since November, 2005. He was previously Chief Executive Officer for Hi-G-Tek, an active RFID company specializing in sensors and seals for the transportation market. Prior to that, Mr. Blue was at Symbol Technologies as the Vice President and General Manager of the RFID Tag business unit. Under his leadership, RFID tag revenues more than doubled and Symbol was second in market share in the industry. Prior to the acquisition by Symbol, Mr. Blue was Vice President, Engineering for Matrics, Inc., a recognized leader in innovation in passive RFID systems. During this time, Larry was heavily involved in defining the EPC Gen 2 Passive UHF RFID standard and led the effort to define the solution for the Hong Kong International Airport – an early key customer win for Matrics. Prior to this position, Mr. Blue held a similar title at Zagros Networks, an early stage venture backed fab-less semiconductor company that developed a novel switch fabric chipset targeted for the telecommunications industry. Mr. Blue has over 25 years of industry experience in large and small companies, including IBM and Hughes, and his 20 years of technical management experience spans communications, semiconductors, networking and multimedia technologies. Larry holds an MSEE from Duke University, and lives in Maryland.
Mr. Nepomuceno has served as a Director of Micromem Technologies Inc. since June, 2006. He is currently an investment officer for Crystal Business S.A., an investment company based in Lugano, Switzerland. His principal responsibility is to manage commercial and investment businesses worldwide in several fields and industries. Under his direction, numerous companies have been able to improve their business and generate profitability worldwide. In addition to acting as an investment advisor, Mr. Nepomuceno oversees portfolio management for private clients. Mr. Nepomuceno previously served as a Director of Echo Energy Canada Inc, an Ontario based producer of natural gas.
Mr. Dey has been a Director of Micromem since 2012. He operated as Alex Dey, Chartered Accountant until August, 2004 at which point he retired from private practice. He continues to provide professional services to a number of small businesses.
Brian Von Herzen
Dr. Von Herzen is a graduate of Caltech, Princeton and a recipient of the Hertz Foundation Fellowship, with extensive experience in the design and development of electronic systems and integrated circuits as well as software systems and hardware/software co-design. He has developed software and hadware systems ranging from apps on smartphones to multi-GHz correlating spectrometers for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. He has extensive experience with electronic and optical system development for commercial electronic products.
Since 1993, Dr. Von Herzen has served as Chief Executive Officer at Rapid Protoypes, Inc. providing turnkey electronic product design services, including commercial product specifications and fully functional engineering product prototypes, frequently using programmable logic devices. Rapid Prototypes is expert in electronic engineering design technologies designed to minimize time to market for new electronic products in networking, consumer electronics and other commercial products. The company has developed some of the world’s fastest commercial FPGA applications. Dr. Von Herzen also serves on the board of directors of the Climate Foundation and Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP.