Martin began his career at branding giant Bonjour Group International, where he was integrally involved in its reshaping of the retail apparel industry via the seminal DTR [direct-to-retail] concept, collaborating with large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kmart in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
During this period, Bonjour Group’s licensing division achieved over (US)$50,000,000,000 in retail volume of branded goods sold, and was ranked #3 by License Magazine behind only Disney and Warner Bros.
After the company’s acquisition by Wal-Mart Stores, Martin spent several years as managing director of Glory Capital, a NYC-based private equity fund engaged in real estate and alternative asset investing. In that capacity, he served as lead principle in over 100 transactions with combined enterprise values exceeding (US)$1,500,000,000.
Martin studied finance at the NYU Stern School of Business. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is the father of five active boys.
As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of MetaShield, LLC, Bill’s drive for innovation and extensive experience in the generation of novel intellectual property, has led the development of the company’s revolutionary technology. His responsibility as CTO is to build and execute strategic plans to further develop the technology, advise and mentor all technical staff of new standards and the creation of innovative initiatives, to create and write patents, and to maintain the core principles of this technology originally set forth by both himself and Martin Ben-Dayan.
Bill has been a strong leader and innovator in the technology field for the past 50 years. Bill has authored multiple patents and is an active member on multiple boards, such as DxNA, where he led the design team in development of the GeneSTAT PCR device. Between the years of 1970-1975, he served as Executive VP of a successful startup company founded with three professors that was acquired by General Electric.
During his time at Del Monte, Bill was a manufacturing engineer serving the technical needs of five plants throughout Utah and Idaho, handling specification and factory automation systems. He was specially mandated by the company’s president to assist in the reduction of overhead requirements through automation.
Bill is a recognized expert in holograms, at one point designing an automation system to reduce labor factor by 99%, which was later acquired by DuPont. Twice a delegate for the UN IAEA Pandemic Prevention Forum in Vienna, Austria, and a winner of the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, Bill has spent the larger portion of his career diversifying his already extensive experience throughout multiple industries.
Bill obtained multiple degrees in Finance, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Biotechnology from Utah State University and was top of his class at the Army Signal School, in Fort Monmouth, N. J.
Andrew’s role as COO for MetaShield gives him the opportunity to use his 37-plus years of operational and engineering background to develop and maintain protocols and procedures for the company, as well as to generate an exceptional level of performance initiatives throughout the company.
Andrew began his career with Texas Instruments, where he was involved with implementing CAD/CAM tooling for military equipment contracts, then served as a CAD/CAM engineer at McDonnell Douglas. He later served as Director for IT Operations for McDATA Corp, President of Advanced Building Systems and General Manager of LDS Building Specialties.
He came to MetaShield as the VP of Manufacturing, where his capabilities for strategic development, inventory planning and project management earned him the role as COO in 2017. Andrew graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Design and Graphics Technology.
VP of Intellectual Property
As Vice President of Intellectual Property for Metashield, Chris is responsible for developing and protecting Metashield’s intellectual property. He has practiced intellectual property law since 1984 with prominent law firms and highly successful biotechnology companies.
As former Director of Intellectual Property of Immunex Corporation (acquired by Amen in 2002), Chris was responsible for Immunex’s patent portfolios covering their LEUKINE and ENBREL products. ENBREL is now one of the world’s highest grossing biologic drugs, with current world-wide annual revenues of approximately $8 billion. ENBREL (and the strength of its patent portfolio) was the principal economic driving force behind Amgen’s $16 billion acquisition of Immunex.Chris also previously served as Vice President, General Counsel, of Myriad Genetics, where he was responsible for the development and enforcement of intellectual property relating to Myriad’s genetic testing business, including Myriad’s patents covering its BRACANALYSIS breast cancer predisposition test, which positioned Myriad to become one the preeminent genetic testing companies in the world.
Chris has also spent a significant part of his career affiliated with highly prominent law firms representing both start-up and international chemical and drug companies.
MONICA MARIA MAZZOCCA
VP of Sales and Marketing
As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Monica is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of MetaShield’s sales and marketing efforts. Over the last 15 years she has held various positions in management, clinical, and community outreach — primarily in healthcare – utilizing her strong marketing, public relations and sales skill base.
As the in-house public relations executive for Pelican Landing Dental, her primary roles included monthly budgeting, lead generation, developing community partnerships and community outreach to targeted demographics.
She then served in a business development role that emphasized her background in networking and leadership.
In November 2015, Monica was awarded the “Most Notable Networker” certificate from BNI in Southwest Florida and was an active member of the Bonita Chamber of Commerce for Young Professionals. Monica earned an Associate’s Degree in Science, and an allied health certification, and completed multiple sales and management coursework from 2007-2009, 2013-2015.
GLENN MESA JR
Director of Product Development
As the Director of Product Development, Glenn’s core responsibility is connecting research to real world applications. Glenn began his career as a researcher and laboratory instructor for Utah State University. In his research, he studied injection chemical vapor deposition method to grow carbon nanotubes at high temperatures.
Continuing his path in academia, he also co-authored at textbook at Dixie State University while as an adjunct professor teaching physics and physics for scientists and engineers.
Glenn also held a position with dB Systems as an engineer and physicist, where he wrote programs, built far field outside antenna testing, created a custom quadridge horn and standards for UHF and GPS frequencies, as well as created hardware for an RF rotatory joint Azimuth rotation.
Glenn obtained a Bachelors of Science and Physics from Utah State University with a professional emphasis in Mathematics.
MBA, Finance Administrator
Carmen brings to MetaShield over 12 years of experience in finance and administration. She began her career with contract negotiation and startup marketing strategy, later diversifying through managing government accounts, budget and financial analysis.
As the Budget Manager for Bolivariana de Aeropuertos, Carmen oversaw implementation of new IT systems to manage and consolidate the financial operations for 7 airports. She was primarily responsible for securing approvals from the Minister of Transportation and President of Venezuela for $7,000,000,000 in new investment projects to improve infrastructure, managing teams in different cities throughout the country to implement project oversight.
While at Contalfa, a major outsource/admin firm in Venezuela, Carmen managed end to end finance operations for 8 companies simultaneously.
Carmen earned an advanced accounting degree in Venezuela and lived several years in Manchester, NH while completing her MBA with a concentration in finance from Southern New Hampshire University.
PhD, Chief Chemist
Mike Dahlby, PhD and Chief Chemist at MetaShield, is responsible for the innovative research and further development of various versions of the MetaShield technology.
He began his career in research and development at the University of Utah as a graduate researcher. Mike has co-authored multiple research papers, including “Sol-gel Derived Thin-film Stacks with High Radiation Stability.”
Mike earned his PhD at the University of Utah, where he worked to develop new methods for depositing thin films via sol-gel processing, including dielectric and magnetic oxides.
Previously, he earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he synthesized and characterized various porphyrin-type molecules and precursors.
PhD, Materials Chemist
Materials Chemist Jacob Schliesser, PhD, has an integral role in the development of vast applications for the MetaShield formulation and technology. His work focuses on the mechanical properties of ceramics and enhancing various forms of glass with coatings.
Jacobs’ career began as a teaching assistant at Brigham Young University, where he earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry, with an emphasis on materials physics.
In his research, Jacob used many characterization techniques to identify physical properties of materials ranging from nanoparticles to polymers. In his four years at BYU, he has authored 22 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited at least 150 times.
Jacob was awarded the Charles E. and Margaret P. Maw Research Fellowship, recognizing advanced chemistry graduate students for outstanding scholarship achievements in research. He also won the Nicole-Maw award in 2014.
PhD, Senior Physicist
Puruswottam Aryal, PhD, serves as Senior Physicist with a primary focus on the development of MetaShield’s optical coatings. Puruswottam Aryal, PhD, serves as Senior Physicist with a primary focus on the development of transparent coatings that manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum of light for various purposes.
He began his career with MetaShield in 2016 bringing expertise in vacuum and wet processing of thin films, photovoltaic device fabrication, materials and device characterization, real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry, optical metrology, optical simulations (including FDTD) and device modeling.
Puruswottam received the Best Oral Presentation Award in 2012 from the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist’s Conference 38, in Austin, Texas, and was later nominated in the same category in 2013.
Puruswottam earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Toledo, and Bachelor’s and Master’s in Physics from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Puruswottam worked as postdoctoral research associate at the University of Toledo and then at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored and coauthored over 29 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in his field.
Jerrett Holdaway, Synthetic Chemist at MetaShield, is responsible for designing, proposing, and implementing research strategies pertaining to the development of novel organic compounds and click chemistries to use as thin film coatings.
He began his career as a research associate at MetaShield while working towards his undergraduate degree in Integrated Studies in Biology and Chemistry.
As a graduate researcher at Boise State University, Jerrett focused his studies towards the synthesis and chemical characterization of antitumor anthracycline analogs. This required working independently to devise new synthetic routes and methods as well as the implementation of necessary experiments.
Jerrett earned his Master's Degree at the Boise State University, where he concentrated on organic synthesis.
Charles serves as a principal advisor in the electronic industry. He comes to MetaShield with 30 years of experience in advanced materials and engineering working with companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Charles spent 2000-2011 as Lead Materials Engineer for Apple where he was tasked with CMF development for all plastic, metal, coatings, textiles, cables, packaging etc.; including supplier selection and development in all global regions and Sourcing and Commodity Management support for cost reductions and supply chain efficiencies.
As Advanced Material and Process Engineer for Google, he was responsible for supplier selections and development of the Google Chrome Pixel notebook.
At Amazon, his core responsibilities involved optical light pipe development including clear adhesive, power source and accessory development.
As a Sourcing and Supply Base Engineering Director at Microsoft, he worked on the Surface Tablet’s cosmetic and functional development. He additionally was focused on the supplier and mass production process development as well as sustainability support.
Charles has held consulting positions with Alcoa for manufacturing and surface finish, with Xm-Squared for materials processing, for Sonos Inc consulting on materials, processing and manufacturing and Jones Tech PLC working on graphite thermal management, EMI shielding, EMC, and battery development applications.
Dr. JUEPTNER GUENTER
PhD, Industry Expert
Dr. Guenter Jueptner brings his combined knowledge in chemistry, chemical engineering, and polymer science, based on roughly 30 years of experience in industrial process and product-research.
He began his career at Dow Chemical Company and rose to become global R&D technology leader for polycarbonates. He holds several patents in the field including the development of novel polycarbonate processes and new species. He was responsible for global support and production of 5 start-up plants worldwide. In 2010, he began working with Stryon & Trinseo developing innovative polycarbonate procedures and product technology.
Guenter earned his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). The topic of his thesis was X-ray initiated adsorption polymerization of styrene at porous silica. Previously he had finished his diploma studies in chemistry and chemical engineering, where he worked on the kinetics of adsorption polymerization as well as the preparation of semi-conductive ferricen-ferrocen polymers respective.
Professor of Theoretical Physics at PSU
Pui Leung is a strategic advisor to MetaShield’s R&D department. With a career in physics spanning more than 35 years, Pui has focused on Plasmonics and Metamaterials Theoretical Optical and Atomic Physics, Theoretical Surface Physics, Numerical Modeling, Semiconductor Surface Cleaning and Processing.
He has been honored and awarded 25 times throughout his research career as well as sat as a panelist and visiting scholar, and has been published in and presented in 128 journals.
Pui is currently a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Portland State University. His research covers both fundamental and applied physics, with the latter to include plasmonics and metamaterials, as well as surface optics.
PhD, Industry Expert
As a technical advisor to MetaShield, LLC, Dr. Bhan consults on the development of the nano-particle based thin film coating system for the application to Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Glass Modules.
Dr. Bhan began his career graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Institute in Delhi where he earned a PhD in Physics: Semiconductor and Solar Physics, Materials and Thin Film Processing.
He completed his Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Iowa State University working on the processing, development, and characterization of PE-CVD and ECR-CVD deposited amorphous silicon based films and photovoltaic devices – NREL funded project. Semiconductor device and film characterization techniques such as FTIR, UV-Visible-NIR spectro-photometer, quantum efficiency, C/V and I/V set-up were used.
Discovered an innovative new process methodology solution to deposit the PE-CVD based a-Si:H films with a significantly reduced sunlight illumination degradation and improved solar cell efficiency.
PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics at DSU
Sam is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Dixie State University.
He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from Arizona State University as well as a B.S. in Physics Brigham Young University.
James brings over 40 years of experience in the chemical industry including industrial, packaging, wood, and specialty coatings which has led to 20-plus patents on novel coatings, primers and surface treatments for ophthalmic and consumer electronics markets, including lenses, visors, films, and transparencies. Working with companies such as PPG, SDC technologies, Koppers Company Inc., and R&D Coatings, James is an expert in various chemistry formats, surface modification, functional material integration, and unique surface functionalities.
During his 26 years at PPG Industries, James was responsible for the creation of the Optical Coatings Business within the Specialty Coatings and Materials Division. This division led the development of the Hi-Gard scratch resistant coatings for plastic lenses in the ophthalmic industry, coatings for sensors on driverless cars and Google glass, oleophobic coatings for easy clean application on cell phone screens, anti-glare, self-healing, and numerous other smart coating applications.
James received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh to study graduate coursework in the field of polymer chemistry and then later attended Carnegie Mellon University to study graduate coursework in polymer/ plastics engineering.