DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Barenholtz has served as a director of our company since July 2000. Mr. Barenholtz served as Chairman of the board of directors from January 2001 to January 2023. Mr. Barenholtz has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry having been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a manufacturer and marketer of specialty surgical products from April 1987 to June 1993 and as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of an exclusive distributor of advanced products for treating special fractures from June 1978 to July 1983. In addition, Mr. Barenholtz has worked in the real estate industry as a real estate developer and investor, having set up five real estate oriented investor groups which purchased and managed multiple real estate projects in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Barenholtz holds a B.Sc. degree in engineering from the University of Alberta, a M.S. degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA degree in marketing from the Baruch School of Business. Mr. Barenholtz provides decades of experience in leading and managing manufacturing and product development businesses, and his service as a board member and investor in companies, make him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Mr. Mehiel has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Corrugated, Inc since 2006. Mr. Mehiel was also the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sweetheart Cup Company, the nation’s former largest manufacturer of institutional food service disposables, from 1998 until it merged with its competitor Solo Cup Company in 2004. Prior to his tenure with Sweetheart Cup, Mr. Mehiel was the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Box USA, a manufacturing and packaging company, which he founded in 1966 and subsequently sold to International Paper in 2004. Further, since July 1966, Mr. Mehiel has acted as the Managing Member of Four M Investments, LLC, which is a family office that focuses its investments in packaging, technology and food service industries. Additionally, Mr. Mehiel also currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of McKinley Packaging Company, a green-centered paper and packaging private company. Mr. Mehiel served in the Army and attained the rank of Private First Class before pursuing a business career. Mr. Mehiel’s business experience in the manufacturing and packaging company makes him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Mr. Sabourin has served as a director of our company since November 2022. Mr. Sabourin is currently Of Counsel at the law firm Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, PC, where he has been an attorney since June 1994. Mr. Sabourin has experience with private placement offerings, represented companies and individual senior executives of national and international companies with regard to negotiating employment contracts and negotiating employment terminations, and counseled public companies in other various matters throughout his career. Mr. Sabourin holds a B.A. degree from the University of Vermont, a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Florida. Mr. Sabourin is not considered independent due to his transactional relationship with Mr. Sarma as his tax attorney. Mr. Sabourin is well qualified to serve as a director of our company due to his working experience with public companies and corporate governance.
Ms. Shah is the founder of, and since May 2019, has been the Managing Principal of Congruent Advisory Services LLC, through which she provides interim chief financial officer services and a wide range of consulting services, assisting private companies in their transition to becoming publicly traded companies, and helping companies prepare financial statements for SEC filings and improve their audit procedures. Prior to launching Congruent Advisory Services LLC, Ms. Shah served as Corporate Controller of Itafos Inc., a vertically integrated phosphate fertilizer business that is listed on TSX.V, where she was responsible for preparing their quarterly and annual filings with the TSX.V, and the company’s financial reporting processes, from February 2018 to April 2019. Ms. Shah also served as an independent consultant from January 2016 to December 2017, during which time she assisted in the bankruptcy of a public company as the accounting and reporting advisor to such company. Ms. Shah’s professional background also includes various finance roles and Big 5 public accounting experience. Ms. Shah holds a MBA degree from Rice University, a Bachelor in Commerce in Auditing & Accounting from the University of Bombay (India) and a Diploma in Information Systems Management from the National Institute of Information & Technology (India). Ms. Shah is a CPA in the U.S., Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) in India. Ms. Shah is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Ms. Shah’s experience advising a broad array of companies and her expertise in financial and operational management, accounting, financial reporting and SEC filings make her well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Leslie J. Goldman
Since September 2019, Mr. Goldman has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., a publicly held clinical stage biotechnology company. Prior to this, Mr. Goldman was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for over 30 years, specializing in a wide array of advanced technologies and their commercialization. Mr. Goldman also serves as an advisor to a number of other technology companies. Mr. Goldman received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1967 and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1970. Mr. Goldman’s business and legal experience, along with his directorship experience, makes him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bosco has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Bosco was the Controller at RR Donnelley Financial Inc., a leading provider of innovative software and technology-enabled financial regulatory and compliance solutions, from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Bosco has 32 years of accounting experience with both public and private manufacturing companies. Mr. Bosco also has extensive experience with overseeing reporting and compliance pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Due to his extensive accounting experience, Mr. Bosco has developed internal and external auditing skills. He received a B.S. degree in economics from Montclair State University and an Associate degree in accounting from Bergen Community College. Mr. Bosco has a CPA qualification.