Neil Tardella is the Chief Executive Officer at Energid. He provides leadership and strategic direction for the company. He has spearheaded commercial initiatives in the energy, medical, and low-cost robotics sectors. Prior to joining Energid, Neil held key R&D and management roles at Northrop Grumman Norden Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, and Technology Service Corporation. Neil has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
James English is President and Chief Technical Officer of Energid Technologies. He leads project teams in the development of complex robotic, machine vision, and simulation systems. James’ specialty is automatic remote robotics. Prior to founding Energid, his background was in software development in the engineering and aerospace industries where he held key R&D positions with Raytheon and MAK Technologies. He has authored many journal and conference papers and multiple patents related to the control and simulation of robotic systems. James holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Douglas Barker is the Chief Operating Officer at Energid Technologies. He manages project teams focused on Energid commercial service contracts and product development for Actin® robotic control software. Previously, he was a Lead Project Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple NASA and DARPA projects. Douglas received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the development of a real-time particle tracking system for large-scale 3D flow-field measurement.
Chu-Yin Chang is the Vice President of Energid Technologies. He is mostly focused on machine vision related projects. Prior to Energid, he worked in the semi-conductor industry developing automated wafer inspection systems. He has authored many journal and conference papers and multiple patents related to inspection and computer vision. Chu-Yin has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
As Energid’s Chief Financial Officer, Jim Bacon is responsible for the day-to-day-financials as well as yearly budgets, taxes, and DCAA audits. He often directs the cost proposal process. Energid’s Actin toolkit leverages SolidWorks, Simulink, and XML tools that were developed by Jim. Prior to joining Energid in 2003, Jim was a systems engineer and integrated product team (IPT) leader for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson where he developed simulations for AIM-9X, NetFires NLOS-LS, and the Systems Engineering department. Jim earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Illinois in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and he has published several papers in the domains of computational fluid dynamics and software development for simulation.