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Edison XFC Team - Dr. Amit Kumar, PhD (Co-founder & Chairman of the Board)
  • Chairman, President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ANIX).
  • President and CEO of Geo Fossil Fuels Inc, a privately held energy company (DEC 2010 – JUN 2015).
  • President and CEO of CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CBMX) (SEP 2001 – JUN 2010).
  • Vice President of Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ: ACTG) (FEB 2000 – SEP 2001).
  • Founding President and CEO of Signature Bio Sciences, Inc., a life science company (JAN 1999 – FEB 2000).
  • Entrepreneur in Residence with VC firm, Oak Investment Partners (JAN 1998 – DEC 1999).
  • Senior Manager at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc (NASDAQ: IDXX) (OCT 1996 – JAN 1998).
  • Head of Research & Development for Idetek Corporation, which was later acquired by IDXX (OCT 1993 – SEP 1996).
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University in 1991-1993.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1991 after joint studies at Stanford University and Caltech.
  • B.S. Degree with Honors in chemistry from Occidental College.
  • Author and co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications and holds multiple patents.
  • Significant leadership experience as well as experience in photovoltaic and battery research.
Edison XFC Team - Victor Lee (Founder, President & CEO)
  • President and CEO of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), an award-winning flexible and ultra-lightweight thin- film PV developer whose product was selected by NASA for the MISSE-X on the International Space Station (FEB 2012 – SEP 2022).
  • CFO of HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HFFG), a $1B revenue food distribution company (DEC 2019 – MAY 2022).
  • Co-CEO of CNMC Goldmine Holdings Ltd where he successfully led CNMC to be the first goldmining company to be publicly listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX: 5TP.SI) (MAR 2009 – OCT 2010).
  • Executive Director and Head of Singapore & Malaysia Market, Morgan Stanley Asia (OCT 2007 – JAN 2009).
  • Managing Director and Singapore Country Head – Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank AG (SEP 1999 – OCT 2007).
  • Vice President, Citibank N.A. Singapore (APR 1993 – SEP 1999).
  • Master of Science Degree in Wealth Management from the Singapore Management University.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Edison XFC Team - Dr. Joseph Armstrong, PhD (Chief Technology Officer)
  • Founding member and Chief Technology Officer of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ : ASTI) (OCT 2005 – OCT 2023).
  • Manager of a technology incubator, ITN Energy’ s Advanced Photovoltaic Division and led its advancement in to thin -film CIGS flexible Photovoltaic products from 1995 until 2005.
  • Manager of Photovoltaic research projects – Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin) (1985 – 1995).
  • Named inventor on 18 U.S. patents in areas including shape memory alloys, thin -film PV technology and electronic circuit assembly .
  • Member of the board for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA). Previously served as a member of the Advisory Board for the State of Colorado Center for Revolutionary Solar Photo conversion (CRSP) and was the Chair of the Steering Committee, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Advanced Materials Institute.
  • Martin Marietta Inventors Award and Author’s Awards in 1990, 1991 and 1993.
  • Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Denver.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Physics from Lewis University in Illinois.
Edison XFC Team - Sha J. Zhang (Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer)
  • Adaptive finance and accounting leader experienced with private and public company operations and financial reporting requirements.
  • Organizational change agent – collaborate across other disciplines to modernize and streamline processes.
  • Chief Accounting Officer for HF Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HFFG) (2019 – 2023)
  • Chief Financial Officer for B&R Global Holdings, Inc., a privately held leading Asian food distribution company with multi-state operations (2016 – 2019)
  • Senior manager for Lucas, Horsfall, Murphy & Pindroh, LLP (LHMP), leading the audit practice for middle market private companies (2004 – 2016)
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Edison XFC Team - Kim J. Huntley (Advisory Board Member)
  • Former Senior Service Executive with the U.S. Defense Department (DOD) and former Director of Defense Energy.
  • Over 48 years of global logistics experience in every major supply chain to include reverse logistics.
  • Prior to his retirement in 2010, Mr. Huntley served as Director of the Department of Logistic Agency (DLA) Energy and was
    the principle executive officer in charge of Worldwide DOD and Federal Agencies energy needs, with an annual budget of
    over $25B.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy/Vietnam Veteran before serving over 33 more years in the Defense Logistics Agency in Germany, and at HQs in Ft Belvoir, VA in positions of increasing responsibility to include Deputy Commander DLA Europe, Chief of DLA
    Customer Support, Deputy Commander DLA land and Maritime and DLA Aviation Supply Chains.
  • Appointed to Senior Executive Service in 2006.
  • Currently serves as the Advisory Board member for EBREX International, the GTS Group, and The Martin Group.
  • Principal Consultant for Deep Water Point, and Senior Advisor for Parts Life Inc/ DeVal Life Cycle Support.
  • B.A. in Economics from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Edison XFC Team - Peter Kuo (Advisory Board Member & Liaison to Governments & United Nations)
  • A prominent business and political leader in the Silicon Valley.
  • Technology Ambassador for United Nations Association of Orange County.
  • CEO of DCLC International Group, Managing Director for Silicon Valley Venture Capital Roundtable and one of the Agency Owners for Farmers Insurance Group.
  • Served as the Vice Chairman for the California Republican Party from 2019 – 2023.
  • In addition to his political involvement, Peter also served as the Chapter President for both Rotary Club and Lions Club.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University in 1991– Majored in Aviation Operations and minored in Business Management.

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