John L. Lauletta | Founder, President, and CEO of Exacter Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Directors
John Lauletta has been involved in electric utility measurement technology since 1975. John’s career includes ten years with American Electric Power as Measurements Manager, 14 Years as VP Scientific Columbus and most recently as President and CEO of Exacter, Inc. which he co-founded. John is a regularly scheduled featured speaker at technical meetings and symposiums.
John holds engineering degrees in power systems analysis from The Ohio State University and Purdue University and is the Past Chair of the Central Ohio Power Engineering Society Chapter of IEEE. John holds several patents in predictive failure technologies.
Larry D. Anderson | Co-Founder, COO (retired), and Director of Exacter Inc.
Larry Anderson holds both an EE and MBA degree which he has leveraged throughout his career. Most recently, Mr. Anderson has been the President or co-founder of three successful startup companies, the President and turn-around agent for two industrial manufacturing companies and has orchestrated the sale of two companies.
Larry holds several patents on electrical sensors and has demonstrated business acumen in operations and manufacturing.
John C. Brennan
Mr. Brennan has worked in the electric utility industry throughout his career. Mr. Brennan began his career as a sales/product manager with GE Utility Products division. In 1980, Mr. Brennan was hired as COO to restore Savanna Electric & Power Co. to profitable operations and resolve the poor safety record the utility had accumulated.
In 1983, John worked as a Board Member of American Electric Power Service Corp. and Sr. VP of Public Affairs. This led John to the position of Sr. VP of Columbus Southern Power Company where he maintained profitable operations until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Brennan maintains has connection to the utility industry with his active engagement with the South East Electric Council a utility organization with members from Virginia to Mississippi.
Doug Schmidt is an active member of the business community in both Ohio and Texas markets. Doug has more than 30 years’ experience in growing & operating successful manufacturing and distribution companies. Including; day to day management, production, operations and strong sales – marketing experience.
Doug has owned & operated several successful companies: American Tower Company, a producer and designer of communications towers, acquired in 2002. MICI Corporation, a commercial builder, acquired in 2010, Decoating, Inc., metal processing and metal recycling, a startup in 1991 and Finishing Line Supply, industrial distribution, a startup in 1994. Additionally, German Properties, commercial real estate and operator of a community airport, a startup in 1990. D. L. Schmidt Company is a sales and marketing rep firm; products include industrial paints, chemicals and coatings, a startup in 1981.
Doug has been an active independent angel investor since 1999 and is a current member of the North Coast Angle Fund. Several successful angel investments are in metal roll forming, chemical process, specialty equipment manufacturing and a distribution company.
Doug is an active member of the community and business organizations, sitting on several community boards as well as industry associations. He also attended Kent State University earning a BS in Economics.
Dr. Thomas Williams, Jr.
Thomas E. Williams, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., completed his surgical internship at The Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1964 and his residency at Ohio State where he is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery. He won the “Excellence in Teaching” award for the Department of Surgery in 2004. He is author of “Consumer Driven Health Care” with Roger Blackwell and Alan Ayers and “The Coming Shortage of Surgeons” with Bhagwan Satiani and E. Christopher Ellison. He is a partially retired cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Williams has also served as a physician on missions in Viet Nam, Cambodia, New Guinea, Rwanda, Malawi, and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Williams has personal experience in creating an Exit for technology companies. In 1995, he provided financial and management guidance to MicroMedical a provider of integrated data services to the Cardiac Surgery field. In 2000, as a Director of MicroMedical, Dr. Williams assisted in the acquisition of the company by GE Capital and the in 2002, GE Medical. Dr. Williams’ work with MicroMedical prepared the company for a valuable Exit.
Mark. C. Butterworth
Mark is currently Principal of Innovation Forward, LLC an M&A consulting firm that helps venture backed companies: position themselves for acquisition; negotiate deal terms and valuation; and execute the transaction.
Mark was previously Treasurer of CompuServe and helped take the company public with Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch raising $530 million at a $2.7 billion market capitalization.
Paul J. Feldman
Mr. Feldman is an independent participant in the energy industry, and Chairman Emeritus, and current Independent Board Director of the Midwest ISO balancing supply/demand and making energy markets in 14 states.
Paul is also an independent Director, Western Electricity Coordination Council, WECC NERC which establishes energy reliability in 15 states.
Mr. Feldman is a NCC Advisor to the US Secretary of Energy and DOE for electricity matters, and a Member of the Energy Systems Integration Technical Review Panel of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.