Bruce Horowitz, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Horowitz is a member of the Board and has served as the Managing Director of Capital Strategists, LLC, which provides corporate, strategic, and financial consulting services, since September 2006. He also serves as a trusted advisor to family trusts and private individuals, with a focus on financial asset management, real estate management and special situation investments. Earlier in his career Mr. Horowitz was a charter member of the New York Futures Exchange, a Senior Vice President managing principal equity investment accounts, private equity investments and public offerings at Drake Capital Securities, and managed the trading department at Laidlaw Equities. He was also a partner at Stanley Capital, a private equity buyout firm. Mr. Horowitz was the chairman and a member of two general obligation bond fund committees, raising more than $500 million in general revenue bonds for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Subsequently, he was named the first chairman of both the state of California-mandated Citizens’ Oversight Committee and Facilities Advisory Committee, overseeing expenditure of all BHUSD general obligation bond funds. Mr. Horowitz is a founding member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He founded and is currently the president of the Beverly Hills Basketball League, a youth basketball program that serves more than 35,000 families. Mr. Horowitz has also served as a member of the board of directors of the American Youth Soccer Organization and Beverly Hills Little League. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Eric Wachter, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer
Eric Wachter, Ph.D., has served in senior management positions at Photogen Technologies and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A holder of 30 U.S. patents, he was a co-founder of Photogen Technologies and served the company as a director, secretary, vice president and senior scientist. Responsibilities included pre-clinical development and clinical testing both of photodynamic therapy pharmaceuticals and photoactivation systems. At Oak Ridge, Wachter conducted research and development of advanced nanosensor and remote sensor technologies in the environmental and biomedical sciences, as well as for defense and transportation applications. While with Photogen, he was responsible for photonic product development and testing, and for managing Photogen's intellectual property portfolio. Awards include an R&D 100 for nanosensors, an R&D 100 for laser metrology, the Inventor's Forum Advanced Technology Award, the Excellence in Research Award from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and an Upjohn Fellowship. Wachter holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Heather Raines, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Raines was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2019, having previously served as the Company's Controller since 2017. From 2007 to 2015, she served as Controller of the Oak Ridge, Tennessee location of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME), a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. Following AMETEK, from 2015 to 2017, Mrs. Raines served as Vice President of Finance for BDry Waterproofing and Foundation Repair, a national supplier of waterproofing and foundation repair solutions. She received a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Strayer University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Raines is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Tennessee Society of CPAs.