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Nini William Hinsche

Chairman, CEO, Founder

Nini William Hinsche, chairman, chief executive officer, founder, is responsible for Radiance's leadership of the Company’s brightest, most talented, most sophisticated, and most experienced individuals in the industry, as well as product vision, HR, business development, and investor relations. Hinsche founded Radiance in 2016 with the vision to make the Midwest and the Southern half of the United States of America economically self-sufficient in innovation, and to make the region a key global competitor to  employment/economic growth in high-technology. Hinsche is contributing to the creation of technological products that serve Life, helps advance humanity, and strives to create the best virtual reality experience possible using patent-pending technologies.

Hinsche combines his leadership track-record and business experience gained at several of the world’s largest Fortune 100 organizations, most notably Wells Fargo, Charter Communications, Bank of America Merrill, and GE Aviation.

Hinsche was a former associate program manager at Charter Communications with $2MM annual project work and led a development staff headcount of 19+. During this time, Hinsche was responsible for actively managing 29 distinct high-visibility strategic IT data management projects ranging to and from $50K-$300K budgets and fast timelines, reducing cost to budget by 27% while maintaining before deadline deliveries.

Hinsche was part of a large team at Bank of America Merrill in the Global Banking and Markets line of business, in the Wholesale Banking and Credit Technology division, responsible for a $1.5MM per year annual budget internal downstream Bank software application utilized by the international finance deal management team to track & recover expenses/fees incurred on global investment banking and capital markets deals.

Hinsche earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Hinsche officially founded Radiance in 2016 in his off-campus room within a rental house that he shared with seven roommates. Hinsche also envisions the Give Life™ initiative, a multi-generational philanthropic endeavor that invests in all species. Hinsche deeply cares about social and environmental initiatives, including: clean energy, sustainable materials, reforestation, wildlife restoration, children's rights and education, disease eradication, and providing rural areas with critical healthcare.

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Greg Mazza

CFO, COO, and Chief Strategy Officer

Gregory Mazza, Radiance chief financial officer, chief operations officer, and chief strategy officer, is responsible for creating the Company's profit strategies, fundraising, investor relations, and overseeing & managing the financial, and operational well-being of Radiance to enable current & long-term Company product initiatives. Mazza brings forth over 25 years of experience as a finance, operations, and strategy executive in Fortune 100 Companies, including MetLife, CPP Group N.A., HSBC, and General Motors.

Mazza was a former VP of Strategy for MetLife, responsible for corporate strategy, innovation, governance, strategic partnerships, process improvement, training & development. During his tenure at MetLife, Mazza developed and executed research-based business development strategy, and secured $50M+ distribution partnerships in year 1.

Mazza was a former CFO and Treasurer for CPP Group N.A., a $500M Global Consumer Financial Services Company providing insurance protection products and services to via credit and debit card holders of major financial institutions, in which he held North American P&L responsibility for an $80M entity within the global organization.

Mazza was a former CFO of HSBC and lead an ancillary business unit, Metris, in which Mazza was responsible for leading the unit to a top ten credit card issuer built upon proprietary scoring algorithms. During this time, Mazza was responsible as CFO with P&L responsibility for $400M insurance and protection products business (70% of corporate EBITDA).

Mazza was also a former finanance/sales/marketing manager for General Motors from 1981-1999. During his time at General Motors, he held brand management, corporate marketing & advertising, controller, corporate finance, and sales leadership roles.

 

Mazza earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In addition, Mazza earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University College of Engineering.

Anton Chernenko, MSC.

Co-Chief Optical Engineer

Anton Chernenko, MSc., Radiance co-chief optical engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the end-to-end optical engineering initiatives of the Company. Chernenko is a results oriented and performance driven engineer, having had demonstrated industry experience in Fortune 100 companies, most notably with General Dynamics as an opto-mechanical engineer.

Chernenko is an accomplished creative engineer, while a research assistant at UNC Charlotte, Chernenko derived and implemented an innovative photolithography method for the production of multi-phase level diffractive optics. He also researched the optical properties of infrared windows with anti-reflective structures. Additionally, while at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Chernenko was a key reseach assistant, and executed experimental work on a single molecule detection in a nanochannel, which helped develop a novel method for measuring the diffusive coefficient.

 

Optical engineering has always fascinated Chernenko due to his passion for “light” and how people can “sense” the world and universe by the means of vision.

Chernenko holds a Master's degree in Optical Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), specializing in Optical Engineering, and was elected a member of the UNCC SPIE chapter. Chernenko received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Middle Tennessee State University in 2014.

Dinesh Ravilla, MSC.

Chief Firmware Engineer

Dinesh Ravilla, MSc., Radiance chief firmware engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the overall end-to-end firmware initiatives of the Company. Ravilla is an accomplished electrical & embedded systems engineering leader, with over 10+ years of demonstrated industry and academic experience in embedded programming, ranging from analysis and design, to engineering leadership and overseeing testing. He is experienced and well-versed in hardware design using Verilog, Xilinx, and Altera FPGA tools. In addition to embedded systems engineering, Ravilla is fluent in several programming languages, including C, Embedded C, C++, Java, Python, SQL, as well as simulation tools including ModelSim, Synopsys VCS, PSIM, LTSPICE, and MATLAB.

 

Prior to Radiance, Ravilla held numerous senior leadership positions in firmware engineering roles at Nanopure, Hyperloop UC, CEITR Bangalore, and Yuktix Technology India. Throughout his academia career, Ravilla designed and engineered over 14 electronics projects. While a Master's student in electrical engineering, Ravilla authored and released a publication titled “V/F Control of Three-Phase Induction Motor Using 3-level Space Vector PWM Inverter.”, and won the Best Paper in Conference award at the SARC-IRF International Conference.

 

Ravilla holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in Kerala state, India, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, India.

Romaine Rohan, MDES.

Head of Industrial Design

Romaine Rohan Mitchell, MDes., Radiance head of industrial design, is responsible for the Company's overall end-to-end product designs, user interface & user experience design (UX), communications design, and spatial design. Mitchell has several years of hands-on design industry experience, most notably with Texas A&M University, Caterpillar Inc.,The Institute for Transportation Research and Education, The Department of Marketing (Raleigh, NC), Parata Systems, LLC., The Around Campus Group, and FDY Inc.

 

Mitchell is a multi-disciplinary, hands-on creative that designs physical products, graphic communications, and spatial environments with a high attention to detail and design thinking, that are accessible by all people to deliver an innate satisfaction oriented user experience. Mitchell is recognized for his professional attitude, sophisticated yet simplistic design work, and go-getter approach to tackling projects.

Mitchell's work is inspired by nature and life, the natural beauty of wildlife, plants, fauna, and various species - with it's organic shapes and lines, intricate geometry & symmetry, and fascinating functionality.

 

Mitchell brings forth and combines his Master's degree in Industrial Design from NC State University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from North Carolina Central University.

Dr. Nkorni Katte 

Co-Chief Optical Engineer

Dr. Nkorni Katte, Radiance co-chief optical engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the end-to-end optical engineering initiatives of the Company. Dr. Katte is a consummate scientist & engineer that seeks to solve challenging multi-physics technological problems. Dr. Katte applies his Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Dayton and brings forth over 20+ years of physics and electro-optical engineering experience in design, characterization, photonics, and hands-on operation of advanced optical instruments.

Dr. Katte's past successes and achievements include 4+ conference proceedings with international acclaim, including "Broadband, tunable super-lenses in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum with metallodielectric stacks (MDS)", September 2011, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering, as well as "Z-scan simulations on metallodielectric stacks with nonlinear absorption." September 2011, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering.

Prior to Radiance, Dr. Katte was a university professor, responsible for hundreds of students, that has taught advanced level courses in Electromagnetics, Linear Systems, Electrical Circuits, Electronic Circuits, Numerical Methods, and Physics. Dr. Katte's research work were in the fields of 1.) Optical Design of a Capsule Endoscope with Zemax, 2.) Reflection of millimeter waves. Interaction of EM waves from Cell phones with human tissue, and 3.) Quantum dot LWIR sensors. These areas of research have been applied and cited in numerous international scientific publications and conference proceedings.

Dr. Katte is recognized for his creative mindset, advanced optical engineering research & development, and comprehensive thinking on bringing innovations.

Dr. Katte received his Ph.D. degree in Electro-Optics from the University of Dayton in 2011, and was elected as the Vice President of the University of Dayton SPIE Chapter. Dr. Katte obtained his Master's degree from Umeo University in Sweden in 2004.

Stephen Powers, MSC.

Chief Electrical Engineer

Stephen Powers, MSc., Radiance chief electrical engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the overall end-to-end electronics engineering initiatives of the Company. Powers' career spans over a decade in electrical engineering for numerous Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 companies in senior electrical engineering leadership positions, most notably with Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, and Grid Sentry. Powers enjoys the creative thinking process to engineering and implements a novel approach.

Powers is highly experienced and well-versed in embedded circuit and software design, analog circuit design, programmable logic controller system and software design, electronic circuit design and testing, project management (contractor selection/directing, schedule updates, financial tracking). Powers has extensive experience sourcing materials through external vendors, and large equipment selection/sourcing/installation.

Powers received his Master's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Wright State University in 2012 and graduated a year early. He also received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Wright State University in 2010.

Tim Good, MSC.

Non-Employee Adviser

Timothy Good, Radiance non-employee adviser, has 23+ years of experience with patents, optical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Good is currently the Principal Optical Engineer at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility in Fort Mill, SC and has been at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility since 2008. Prior to Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, Good was an optical engineer and holographic engineer at Metrologic Instruments, Inc., which was sold out to Honeywell in 2008. Whilst at Honeywell and Metrologic, Good authored, co-authored, and garnered approval for over 100+ US patents, most notably 'Indicia-Reader Housing With An Integrated Optical Structure' US 9,280,693., and 'Method Of And System For Detecting Object Weighing Interferences' US 9057641.

Good is experienced and well versed in all aspects of optical engineering, mechanical engineering, characterization, physical prototyping, testing, component sourcing, designing for manufacturing, project management, and the US patent process. Good also has extensive experience using Zemax, operating optical instruments and is experienced with the optical system manufacturing process. 

Good received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1995, and received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Messiah College in 1993.

Dr. Aaron Brettin

Optical Engineer

Dr. Aaron Brettin, Radiance optical engineer, is responsible for the end-to-end optical engineering, experimental initiatives, and optical engineering patents of the Company. Dr. Brettin is a creative, goal-oriented, and results-based leader, with a tremendous background and strong work ethic. Dr. Brettin applies his Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from UNCC and brings forth over 10+ years of physics, applied physics, and optical engineering experience in design, characterization, experimental prototyping, patents, and numerous years of hands-on operation of advanced optical engineering equipment.

Dr. Brettin’s past successes and achievements include 1 US patent (“Photodetector Focal Plane Array Systems and Methods Based on Microcomponents with Arbitrary Shapes.” June 13, 2018, US Patent 16/006,963),16+ conference proceedings from 2016-2018, and has authored 4 academic journals in optical engineering and physics from 2013-2019.

Prior to Radiance, Dr. Brettin was a research supervisor at UNCC in the optical science department overseeing graduate students, where he was heralded for guiding three conference proceedings that have been accepted, and one journal article submission under his command. Dr. Brettin was an NSF Intern working on Experimental proof of concept of fabrication micro-components for enhancing the sensitivity of SWIR and MWIR detectors in 2018, and was a key intern at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Electro-Optics Components Branch in the Sensors Directorate from 2015-2017.

Dr. Brettin received his Ph.D. degree in Optical Science, Master’s degree in Applied Physics, and Bachelor’s degree in Physics at UNCC from 2009-2018. During his time at UNCC, Dr. Brettin received Department Honors for Research in Physics, was inducted into the National Honors Society for Physicists in 2010, and was on both the Chancellor’s and Dean’s list for several semesters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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