Dr. Evgenia Pekarskaya, the CEO of Supercool Metals, has 16 years of experience in development and commercialization of early-stage technologies, including bulk metallic glasses and other advanced materials, in aerospace, oil and gas, and electronics. Her prior affiliations include Lux Research, ExxonMobil, Caltech, Cambridge University and UMass Amherst. She has a broad industry network and an extensive start-up knowledge and experience.
Prof. Jan Schroers, the co-founder and the Chief Technical Advisor of Supercool Metals, is the world leader in BMG processing. Jan has pioneered thermoplastic forming methods, which generated a great interest from the industry. Prior to his tenure at Yale University, he worked at Caltech and Liquidmetal Technologies. He has extensive relationships within the watch and metal manufacturing industries in Europe and the Far East.
Miriam Schroers, the co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of the company, is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of work experience. She has a strong background in marketing, operations and technology start-ups, having worked previously at Amazon and several start-ups, one of which was bought by Microsoft.
John Dexheimer brings a background of 30 years in corporate finance and venture investing in emerging growth firms having participated on over 100 completed public and private company financings and mergers in electronics, software, communications, and materials. He has extensive history as a GP and LP in several venture capital funds and as advisor to portfolio firms for many of the largest, established investors in technology sectors.
Dr. Mohammad A. Zaidi
Dr. Mohammad A. Zaidi is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Alcoa. As a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council, he was responsible for corporate technology programs and projects, as well as strategic product and process developments. Besides, developments in the core primary aluminum production, Mohammad also led product and applications developments in Alcoa’s end markets such as Aerospace, Automotive, Packaging, Buildings, Oil & Gas, Heavy Transportation, Consumer Electronics, and Defense. He also served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa responsible for Market Strategy and Corporate Quality functions.
Overall, two thirds of Mohammad’s career has focused on technology management and the other third on manufacturing and business management on a global scale. A key highlight of the manufacturing / business career was responsibility for starting a green field plant in Germany for the first, all aluminum Audi A8 and managing the Plant.
As a council member of The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), he previously co-chaired ‘Vision 2050’ project in collaboration with 29 Global companies. He was subsequently named co-chair of WBCSD ‘Business role’ focus area. Mohammad currently serves on the “Technology Advisory Group” of Lockheed Martin. He also advises some large corporations and startups on applications of advanced technologies and applications in new market segments.