Andrew J. Whelan – President & CEO
Mr. Whelan is a founder of the Company and has served as the President from April 2000 – 2005. He is a seasoned business executive with a strong financial, consulting and management background. From 1993 to April 2000, Mr. Whelan served as the President of P.A. Whelan & Company, Inc., a consulting firm owned by Mr. Whelan and his wife that specialized in the health care industry. Mr. Whelan was also a founder of Drug Counters, Inc., a chain of managed care retail pharmacies, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until 1993. Drug Counters was sold to Diagnostek, Inc. in 1994. From 1984 until 1992, Mr. Whelan served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Physicians’ Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a public company of which he was a founder. Physicians Pharmaceutical Services was a charter member of the Maryland Chapter of “Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in America.” Mr. Whelan received his B.S. in accounting from St. Peter’s College.
William Monn – Vice President of Production
Mr. Monn has over 30 years of experience in production management. As the Production Manager for Structural Systems Inc., he ensured timely shipments to customers, quality control and implemented safety and performance standards. As the Plant Manager for Hartz & Company, he led production improvements and initiatives that resulted in an outstanding quality reputation. He trained and supervised a staff of 347 and analyzed and improved departmental operations resulting in a 15% increase in productivity. Mr. Monn was the Production and Quality Assurance Manager of Burberry’s Wholesale LTD where he managed warehouse operations.
John M. Martinez – Senior Engineer
Mr. Martinez has served as Senior Engineer of the Company since April 2002. Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute where he graduated with highest honors, and has worked exclusively in the electronics-engineering field for over ten years. His dedication and experience in multiple fields of engineering, including electronic, electromechanical, computer and communication systems, represent the foundation of his engineering talents. Mr. Martinez was the co-founder of MW Engineering, Inc., where he served as Senior Engineering Director from 1999 until April 2002. As Senior Engineering Director, Mr. Martinez was in charge of all of MW Engineering’s hardware, firmware and software development.
Dr. Ian Rawe – Director of Clinical Research
Dr. Rawe obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, at the University of Hertfordshire and a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the Open University, Oxford, UK studying wound healing of the cornea. Dr. Rawe has extensive research experience spending 15 years conducting research on eye disease at Harvard Medical School. He brings expertise in designing and implementing research studies and publishing research articles. His role in the company will be to publish completed research studies, design and develop clinical trials utilizing the company’s technology. His experience in writing and obtaining grants from the NIH will allow the company to apply for small business innovation and research funding from the NIH SBIR/SBTT grant program.
Ben Fichter – Marketing Manager
Mr. Fichter is the Marketing Manager and is responsible for internet based sales, the Company’s websites, social media management, and public relations. Prior to joining BioElectronics in 2010, he was a Marketing Coordinator for a wholesale sign supply company in Ohio. Under his management of the sign supply company’s marketing and administrative functions, sales increased over 25%. Mr. Fichter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.