Martin Bloch has been a Director of FEI and has served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its founding in 1961. Previously, he served as Chief Electronics Engineer of the Electronics Division of Bulova Watch Company. Mr Bloch’s current services as President and Chief Executive Officer allow him to bring to the Board in-depth knowledge of the company’s business, operations, employees and strategic opportunities.
Markus Hechler was elected to the position of Executive Vice President in 1999, prior to which he served as Vice President of Manufacturing. In 2001 he was named President of the company’s subsidiary, FEI Government Systems, Inc.
Steve Strang has extensive engineering, operational and executive experience in the time and frequency industry. Steve was prominently involved in designing the first timing equipment to use SAASM military receivers. Prior to its acquisition by FEI he had been employed by its predecessor, Odetics. He has held various positions including; Systems Engineer, Project Engineer, Program Manager, Engineering Manager, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his career, Steve has developed products in varying areas including artificial intelligence, solid state space recorders, network security, video traffic detection and control, non-invasive glucose detection, and advanced precision time and frequency technologies; all sharing the common theme of embedded systems. Steve has a BSEE and a MSEE and has taught computer programming on a part time basis at Cal State University for 12 years.
James Davis is the President of FEI-Elcom Tech, Inc. which was acquired by FEI in 2012. Mr. Davis became the President of Elcom Technologies, Inc. the pre-acquisition company in 2010. Prior to joining FEI-Elcom, Mr Davis held leadership positions at other technology companies including General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s (Agilent) Semiconductor Systems Centre, Vice President and General Manager of Schlumberger Technologies N.A. and Vice President and General Manager of Gretag Macbeth LLC. Mr. Davis also held the rank of Captain as a U.S. Army Special Forces Team Commander.
Oleandro Mancini joined FEI in 2000 and serves as Sr. Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining FEI, Mr. Mancini served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Satellite Transmission Systems, Inc. He was Vice President of Business Development at Cardion, Inc., a Siemens A.G. company. Previously he held the position of Vice President, Engineering at Cardion, Inc.
Thomas McClelland joined the company from Litton Industries as an engineer and was elected Vice President of Commercial Products in 1999. In fiscal 2011 Dr McClelland became Vice President Advanced Development further describing his expanded role in the Company.
Adrian Lalicata joined the company as Vice President of RF & Microwave Systems in 2006. Prior to joining the company, Mr Lalicata served as Vice President of Engineering at Herley-CTI and Communication Techniques, a Dover Company. Mr Lalicata has served as Director of Engineering at Microphase Corp. and Adcomm, Inc. He also held leading engineering positions at Loral Electronic Systems, Cardion Electronics, and Airborne Instruments Laboratories.
Steven L. Bernstein joined the Company in 2010 as Controller. In 2016 he was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bernstein worked in the North America accounting group of a Fortune 500 electronics distributor. Steven is a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive 15 plus year background in financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls, risk management and auditing. He graduated with honors from the Queens College, City University of New York with a dual major in Accounting and Economics.
Dr. Stanton Sloane was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2017. He has served on the Board of Directors since August 19, 2016. Dr. Sloane is a veteran Aerospace Industry executive with 30+ years of experience in large aerospace companies and as a public and private company CEO.