Nini William Hinsche, chairman & chief executive officer, is responsible for Radiance's leadership of the Company’s brightest, most talented, most sophisticated, and most experienced individuals in the industry, product vision, HR, 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 contributor to employment/economic growth in 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 coupled his experience gained at several of the world’s largest Fortune 100 organizations, most notably GE Aviation, Bank of America Merrill, and Charter Communications, along with his experience gained through his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, combined with his deep beliefs for social causes.
Daniel Knisley, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Knisley, MBA, Radiance chief financial officer, is responsible for creating the Company's profit strategies, fundraising, investor relations, and overseeing & managing the financial well-being of Radiance to enable current & long-term Company product initiatives. Knisley brings forth over 25 years of experience as a finance and operations executive in Fortune 100 Companies. Knisley was a former CFO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, a former CFO of HP, Inc., and the former CFO of Electronic Data Systems.
During this time, Knisley managed technology outsourcing contracts ranging from $275M to $2B in annual revenues. He also designed and managed large delivery organizations providing outsourced services in technology, applications, and business processes, as well as working for clients in multiple industries including financial, manufacturing, communications, retail, and government. After renewing a key client contract for 10 years and $7B, he successfully expanded operations globally and implemented legal entities and financial operations in 45 countries across four continents. Additionally, Knisley increased profit margins 700 basis points in the first year of another key client contract through revenue growth and expense management. Knisley’s big company skillset translated well when he helped turn around an entrepreneurial venture through hands-on process improvement and quality assurance programs, which not only improved product quality but helped reduce product defects and maintenance costs. Knisley was able to improve cash flow which resulted in debt reduction and asset investment.
Knisley earned his Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytech Institute and State University-Pamplin College of business, as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Liberty University.
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.
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
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.