Leadership Team

David Askey

David Askey

David Askey is the Chief Business Development Officer at Energid. David is responsible for key strategic initiatives, guidance, and market development of sensor-driven robotic systems. A core focus is driving the definition and shaping of new products to meet market needs. David also develops solutions and algorithms for vision,3-D reconstruction, and telerobotic communications applications, and plays a leading role on several commercial and government machine vision projects. He has extensive experience in object tracking, image-based modeling, and video compression. Prior to Energid, David held senior positions managing engineering teams, leading technology strategy, and directing R&D at leading technology and imaging companies both in the US and Europe. David has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


James Bacon

James Bacon

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.


Chu-Yin Chang

Chu YinChang

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.


James English

James English

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.


Neil Tardella

Neil Tardella

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.