Wendy brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, and IT leadership roles across several manufacturing and distribution organizations. Wendy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management from the University of Kansas and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has expansive experience from public, private, and start-up companies leading projects to improve financial performance, reporting, and controls. Wendy was most recently the Division Controller for ITW Fluids North America, where she was a core member of the management team, successfully leading and profitably growing domestic and international business.
Dr. Sawafta is a serial entrepreneur starting his first company in 2004, developing smart materials for water and energy applications. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Quantum Physics and Nuclear Physics from the University of Alberta, and held various positions of increasing responsibility in academia, the US Department of Energy, and the private industry. He is a recognized global expert and thought leader in smart materials, phase change technology, computational science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Dr. Sawafta has served on several advisory committees and boards and has received many prestigious awards. He holds numerous patents and patent applications, authored more than 175 scientific papers and has delivered over 200 invited talks worldwide.