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John Rice

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors [-]

John Rice has extensive experience in business operations. In 1990, Mr. Rice founded ASiQ, LLC, a firm specializing in operations management services ranging from launching successful startups and executing business turnarounds to financings, crisis management and the repositioning of enterprises for sale at optimum market prices. Mr. Rice presently serves as ASiQ’s CEO and President. He also served as CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe, a client of ASiQ’s, from 2009 to 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Rice served as Director and Contracts Officer of Detector Networks International. Mr. Rice frequently lectures on breakout growth strategies, crisis management, corporate turnarounds, venture capital, and financial structuring and strategies. He has also served on a number of boards. Since 2005, Mr. Rice has served as Director of New Mexico Angels, Inc., a New Mexico based group of accredited individual angel investors. Since 2016, Mr. Rice has served as Director of Akal Security, Inc. He was also a Director of Detector Networks International from 2010-2012, where he successfully negotiated business turnaround for the company. Mr. Rice is an honors graduate of Harvard College.

Mark J. Cola

Co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer [-]

Mark J. Cola was appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the Company on July 27, 2017. he served as Chief Executive officer from September 20, 2012 and President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company from September 2010. From June 2006 through April 2010, Mr. Cola served as Director of Operations for the Beyond6 Sigma Division of TMC Corporation. In addition, Mr. Cola has over 32 years of experience in the aerospace and nuclear industries, including with Rockwell International, SPECO Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co., Westinghouse in the Naval Nuclear Reactors Program, Houston Lighting & Power, and within the NNSA Weapons Complex at Los Alamos National Laboratory at which he held various technical and managerial positions including team leader and group leader of the welding and joining section as well as an advanced manufacturing technology group, respectively. He has also worked as a Research Engineer at Edison Welding Institute and for Thermadyne’s Stoody Division, a leading manufacturer of wear-resistant materials.

At Beyond6 Sigma, Mr. Cola worked with a wide range of clients ranging from aerospace to defense systems. His expertise is in manufacturing process development, friction welding, light alloys such as titanium and aluminum, mechanical, physical and welding metallurgy, and nickel-based super-alloys for harsh environments. Mr. Cola served as the Technical Co-Chairman for the inaugural National Nuclear Security Administration Future Technologies Conference held in May 2004, and he is a principal reviewer for the American Welding Society’s Welding Journal. Mr. Cola earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.S. in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Our board of directors believes that Mr. Cola is qualified to serve as a member of the board because of Mr. Cola’s extensive prior experience as a manager of a number of engineering companies and his scientific and academic qualifications as well as his expertise in matters pertaining to the operation of manufacturing and technology companies.

Nannette Toups

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary [-]

Ms. Toups has served as a contract CFO and provided accounting services to a variety of clients in different industries ranging from non-profits to medical device development. From May 2008 to October 2013, Ms. Toups served in various positions at Qforma, Inc., a privately-held custom software development company, including as Controller and most recently as Senior Vice-President of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Qforma, she served as an independent consultant from October 2005 to May 2008, providing a variety of financial, accounting and management services to individuals, entrepreneurs and a non-profit organization. From May 2004 to September 2005, Ms. Toups served as the Controller of KSL Joint Venture, where she was responsible for all accounting and financial reporting activities for the Site Support Services Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. From January 2002 to April 2003, she served as the Controller and Treasurer of BiosGroup, Inc., a closely-held complexity science consulting company. Prior thereto, Ms. Toups served in various positions at Louisiana Intrastate Gas Company, LLC, including Controller and Transition Projects Manager. Ms. Toups received her CPA certification in 1984 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Louisiana State University, and a master’s of liberal arts degree from St. John’s College.

Ronald Fisher

Vice President of Business Development [-]

Ronald Fisher was appointed as Vice President of Business Development of Sigma on August 10, 2015, and leads the PrintRite3D® Operating Division. Mr. Fisher is a Mechanical Engineer with hands on experience in quality, manufacturing, and product development. He has an MBA and has distinguished himself as a lead sales and marketing officer as well as a Chief Operating Officer. He was a Program Manager at Swagelok from 1988-2004, and Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket and Geometry Systems, at Micropoise Measurement Systems from 2004 until 2013, and a Partner and COO of Laszeray Technology, LLC from 2013 until 2014. Mr. Fisher holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Akron as well as an MBA from Kent State University.

Bruce Madigan

Chief Scientist [-]

Dr. Bruce Madigan has over 32 years of experience in welding and related manufacturing processes. He has researched welding processes, metallurgy, monitoring and controls at Sandia National Lab, Edison Welding Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and most recently at Montana Tech where he is a professor of welding engineering. Dr. Madigan earned a certificate in welding from the Hobart School of Welding Technology, BS and MS degrees in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University and a PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
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