Stephen Chen was named Chairman of the Board in February 2012 and has been a director of the Company since February 1996 and in addition to Chairman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of STC International, Inc., a health care investment firm, since May 1992. Dr. Chen has over thirty years of international business experience, including an extensive background in pharmaceutical product acquisition and licensing, development of joint venture agreements, execution of business strategy, and leadership of start-up companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nutraceutical industries. Dr. Chen has held executive positions in R&D and business development at several major pharmaceutical companies, including Burroughs Wellcome (presently GlaxoSmithKline), Miles Pharmaceuticals (presently Bayer), ICI America (presently AstraZeneca), and Ciba-Geigy (presently Novartis). He received a PhD degree in Pharmaceuticals from Purdue University in 1977.
Paul Tibbits was added to the board of directors in October 2010. Mr. Tibbits is a graduate of Western Kentucky University who joined the board after a career in the United States Army at Fort Knox and the Civil Service. Prior to retiring in 1997 Mr. Tibbits served in a management position with General Electric Company and owned his own business. Mr. Tibbits retired from Civil Service to raise cattle and farm.
Yasushi Chikagami was added to the board of directors in June 2012. Mr. Chikagami holds a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering from National Taiwan University, and an M.S. Degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. Mr. Chikagami has principally been engaged in the technology industry during his business career, continues to serve on several boards, and is currently serving as Chairman for Arise Corporation (Taiwan), Good TV Broadcasting Corporation (Taiwan), and ZMOS Technology, Inc. (US).
Daniel Fisher is being added to the board of directors in July 2015. Mr. Fisher is the co-founder, and President of Nano BioMed, Locust Valley, New York. The base technologies are licensed from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The licensed technologies are a drug delivery system for the delivery of nitric oxide. In addition, the company has licensed a magnetic nano drug targeting technology. Mr. Fisher negotiated the license from Einstein, closed the company’s first sublicenses, arranged for investment financing, and developed the business plan. Mr. Fisher, co-founder of BioZone Laboratories, Inc., served as its President for 22 years. Based near San Francisco, California, BioZone specializes in research, development and manufacturing of products utilizing its drug delivery technologies. He was awarded three patents for his work with liposomal drug delivery technology. In addition, Mr. Fisher was president of Equalan Pharma LLC, which marketed GlyDerm professional skincare products to dermatologists and direct marketing companies. Prior to forming BioZone in 1989, Mr. Fisher's experience base included more than twenty years in sales and marketing management positions for consumer and technical product companies, including Dun & Bradstreet, General Foods Corporation and Control Data Corporation. His memberships include being the founding secretary of the Foundation for Global Skin Health Strategies. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from San Francisco State University.
Nicholas Moren is being added to the board of directors in July 2015. Mr. Moren is currently retired. Prior to that he was a senior financial executive with several major public companies, including Loral Space & Communications, Inc., Transworld Corporation and Trans World Airlines, Inc. He brings with him extensive understanding and knowledge of a wide range of businesses, and substantial financial expertise and insightful perspectives relating to economic, financial and business conditions acquired during more than 20 years of serving as a senior executive. He received a B.A. in Engineering from Brown University and a M.B.A. from Wharton Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania.