Fred Anguka – Chairman / CEO
A graduate of DeVry University, Pomona CA, Mr.Anguka holds a BS in electronics engineering technology degree. Ascending from the Semiconductor Industry, Mr. Anguka has over eighteen years of experience in application, systems configuration and design of thermal reactors. Mr. Anguka began his engineering career in 1982 with Arga Controls as a Test Engineer; shortly thereafter Mr. Anguka joined ASML Thermal Division in California where he and a team of other engineers were responsible for redesigning the SVG-ASML thermal reactor, which gave the company significant market share. Thereafter, Mr. Anguka was involved with a number of semiconductor fabrication projects in the US, Europe and Asia. In 2003, Mr. Anguka founded Semicon Technologies with a focus of but not limited to consulting, application, service and second source parts supply to the semiconductor industry. He established offices in Malaysia (2004) and Singapore in (2005). Mr. Anguka is a co-founder of PV Tech Inc.
James Otieno – Lead Director, Board Member
Mr. Otieno received his BS in economics & psychology and MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Otieno has over 30 years of experience in executive compensation, sales compensation, benefits and human resources. He has many years of experience advising, consulting and working directly with boards and executive management in matters regarding governance, total rewards, talent recruitment and retention. Mr. Otieno also has over 25 years of experience negotiating, consulting, and conducting due diligence and implementing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures in the human resources space. Mr. Otieno is a retired Vice President of Executive Compensation and Services at Hewlett-Packard (24 years) and is currently an independent business consultant. Mr. Otieno is the chair of the Board of Trustees at Palo Alto University. Mr. Otieno is also the chair of the Board of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley and also serves on the Board of the Children’s Health Council. Mr. Otieno is a co-founder
of PV Tech, Inc.
Ambrose Anguka – SVP and MD PV Tech (EPZ) East Africa
With 21 years of experience in mainstream Chemical and Environmental Health Business in Eastern Africa Region and extensive experience in Business Management in the Chemical Industry in Sub- Sahara Africa; this enables him to make educated comparison and decision relating to business management in the Region. Was retained as Marketing Manager Vector Control Eastern Africa after the merger of ( Hoeschst, Schering, AgrEvo, and Rhone~Poulenc) to form Aventis Crop science; thereafter become Country Manager Eastern Africa Region. Was retained as Business Manager Bayer Environmental Science Division Eastern
Africa Region after the acquisition of Aventis Crop Science Bayer AG; later become Country Manager Eastern Africa Region. In 2002 Aventis Crop Science Bayer AG was acquired; Ambrose was retained as Business Manager Bayer Environmental Science Division Eastern Africa Region (2002 – to date). In his present position, Ambrose oversees pricing of Vector Control products in view of establishing and maintaining profitability and gross margins while ensuring optimal product turnover; he is responsible for planning, execution and reviewing of market activities including market surveys and research as well as monitoring competitor activity. Mr. Anguka has a proven track record in increasing revenues; he plans and executes various promotional activities including product launch, demonstrations, seminars, training, and formulation of general marketing concepts to fit the marketing mix. Mr. Anguka also contributes to business/stock forecasting and implementation; he also oversees the realization of Yearly Budget.
Mr. Anguka liaisons with governments, donor/funding agencies at the regional level as a strategy to secure donor, multilateral and bilateral agencies funded projects. He also leads, motivates and coordinate business activities of local Agents and Distributors achieving sales of, IMI II and working capital objectives in the region.
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Eretria and Djibuti
Keita Broadwater – CFO – Board member
Dr. Broadwater received a BS in physics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, an MBA from Cornell University and an MS and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland. Dr. Broadwater began his career as a product engineer at the Naval Research Laboratories in 2001. Dr. Broadwater transitioned to the corporate sector in 2003, where he worked on a variety of projects as an alliance manager, business strategy manager, business sales development manager, and channel sales operations manager. These projects spanned three companies – Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Lenovo. Dr. Broadwater is a co-founder of PV Tech, Inc.
Kulinda Davis – Board member
Dr. Davis received a BS in food science & technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (Kenya), an MS and Ph.D. in applied microbiology & biotechnology from the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and a PMP from Villanova University. Dr. Davis began her career as a technology analyst/researcher with the Manildra Group in Australia, in 2001. She then transitioned as a senior consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Australia in 2005. Dr. Davis moved to the US in 2007 and worked as a director of emerging technologies at Pacific Ethanol Inc., later joined Verenium Inc., as senior director of product development where she offered her expertise in renewable energy fuel. Dr. Davis is also a Board member at Outdoor Outreach in San Diego and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board of BSEL (Bioproducts, Sciences, Engineering Laboratory) in the state of Washington