Board of Directors
Maurizio Caio is a founder and
Managing Partner of TLcom Capital LLP, where he has been focusing on
communications technology, internet and digital media since the firm’s
foundation in 1999. His current and past board positions include
PacketFront in Sweden, Netscalibur in Italy, and Topica in the US.
Prior to TLcom, he was a founding partner of Bain & Company in
Italy and was - until April 1999 - a Director of Bain &
Company, leading the firm's European TMT practice, and serving clients
from the firm's European and San Francisco offices. Previously, he was
with McKinsey and Company in Europe for four years, focusing on
technology and growth strategy. He has spent 15 years advising CEO's
and senior management of European and Silicon Valley telecommunications
and technology companies on strategy, operations, commercial
development and partnerships.
Maurizio has a Summa cum Laude
Laurea degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in
Milan and New York University, and an MBA from Stanford University. He
also served as a Professor and Research Fellow in Strategic Planning
and Control at Bocconi University in Milan and as an Instructor of
Information Technology at the Stanford University Graduate School of
Business. He is based in London.
Knut Heitmann – a venture capitalist
and inventor, is a founding partner of PolyTechnos. He was a managing
director of Freiberger Compound Materials, the world’s second largest
producer of Gallium Arsenide wafers. Heitmann was the director of the
technology monitoring division at Daimler Benz, where he was also
responsible for corporate venture investments in the Middle East, Asia
and the former U.S.S.R. Heitmann held a variety of posts at Ernst
Leitz, the world leader in precision optics, including managing
director. He ran R&D and Defense for the Swiss-German
Along with his position on the Media
Lario Technologies board, Heitmann is a board member of a number of
venture capital groups and technology companies.
Heitmann is an inventor of 44 U.S.
and internationally registered patents and is a member of the Jury of
the German Innovation Prize and the Queen’s Prize of Higher &
Further Education in the U.K. He is also a member of the board of
Futur, a Swiss trust supporting Swiss start-up companies.
Heitmann received his degree in
electrical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Peter Bordui has been a director of Media Lario since December 2009
and chairman since April 2010. He is also currently chairman of
BeamExpress SA and M-Squared Lasers Ltd., and director of Gooch & Housego PLC
as well as American Citizens Abroad, a non-profit organization supporting American
citizens residing outside the US.
In the past ten years, he has served as director or chairman of a number of
public and private technology companies in Europe and the US.
He previously worked in executive management of technology business,
having served as Vice President and General Manager within both Siemens Corporation
and JDSU, Inc.
He started his career in research and development of electronic materials and
holds six patents in the field. He did university studies at MIT, where he earned
bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees from the Department of Materials Science
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Giovanni Nocerino has served as
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Media Lario
Technologies since January 2004. He brings to the company more than 25
years of experience gained in management and key executive roles in the
Semiconductor device and Equipment industries.
Giovanni Nocerino started his
Semiconductor career with ST, in the late 1970’s, where his
responsibilities ranged from Process Engineering to Fab. Management. He
moved into Semiconductor Equipment Business in the early 1980’s by
joining Varian Associates where he ran Varian Semiconductor Equipment
business Europe and then moved to the US where he became Vice President
and General Manager of Varian’s Semiconductor Equipment Business. He
was responsible for Worldwide Sales and Marketing and oversaw a
substantial growth during his tenure. To enhance and broaden his
business experience, Dr. Nocerino moved from a large sized Company to a
Start-Up by joining CVC Inc., where he was Executive Vice President of
CVC Inc. responsible for their Field Operation, Marketing and the
launch of new products. He was part of the team that made the Company
public. After CVC was acquired by VEECO, Giovanni joined SpeedFam-Ipec
as part of a newly formed management team to help the Company regain a
stronger market share in CMP. He served as Executive Vice President,
responsible for their Worldwide Field Operation and Marketing until
SpeedFam- Ipec was acquired by Novellus. Post SpeedFam- Ipec, he joined
the new Thermawave Management team for a brief period prior to moving
into his current role of President and CEO of Media Lario Technologies.
Giovanni Nocerino holds a PhD in
Solid State Electronics from Manchester University and a Joint Honours
degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering from the same University.
Tim Rea is a Director in the London office, he joined ePlanet in June 2004. Mr. Rea has a broad technology background with deep expertise in the area of Telecoms and Media and the convergence between the two. Mr. Rea is primarily involved in ePlanet’s investments in the Media and Telecoms sector, and serves on the Board of Directors of Palringo.
Prior to joining ePlanet, Mr Rea worked as an independent consultant providing advice on strategy formulation and corporate development to a range of clients including NEC, Canon, Arqiva (formerly NTL Broadcast) and various network operators.
Mr. Rea has previously been involved in several start-ups, both as an entrepreneur and as a private investor. Mr. Rea started his career with British Telecom developing novel materials for optical devices before moving into a general technology strategy role.
Mr. Rea holds a B.Eng in Materials Science from the University of Sheffield, an M.Sc. in Telecommunications from the University of London, as well as an M.B.A from the London Business School.
Tetsuo (Tom) Tsuneishi has been
appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
in June of 2003. He has been employed at TEL for over 29 years, serving
in a variety of senior management positions, including General Manager
of Overseas Operations and the SPE Division, Director and Senior
Managing Director as well as Executive Vice President of the company.
Prior to joining TEL, Tsuneishi
graduated from Osaka University’s Department of Communications
Arnoldo Valenzuela Ph.D., Chief
Scientific Officer—has served in this capacity at Media Lario
Technologies since January 2004. From 1999 until 2003 he was president
and CEO; and from 1995 to 1998, Dr. Valenzuela served as the Company’s
managing director. Prior to joining Media Lario Technologies, Dr.
Valenzuela was director of scientific programs and responsible for
business development and marketing strategy at Kayser-Threde GmbH, a
German provider of complete space systems from launch to recovery.
Also in Germany, from 1971 through 1994, Valenzuela was senior
scientist and leading investigator at the Max Planck Institut (MPE).
From 1986 until 1988, Valenzuela was
president of the Argentine National Commission for Space Research. A
board member of Argentina ’s National Commission for Space Research,
Valenzuela was the Argentine representative to the Committee on
Peaceful Uses of Outer Space within the United Nations’ General
Internationally recognized for scientific achievement, Valenzuela has
garnered awards from the International Academy of Astronautics (2),
NASA (2), and European Space Agency (1). He has three international
patent applications and is an active member of the International
Academy of Astronautics, Academy of Space Sciences: Argentina, and many
professional scientific organizations.
In addition to his current
responsibilities at Media Lario Technologies, Valenzuela serves as
chairman of both the Commission IV and the Committee on Small Satellite
Missions for the International Academy of Astronautics.
Valenzuela holds a Ph.D. in physics
and a M.S. in physics from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina.
He received a B.Sc. in electronics from the University of Córdoba,