BOARD OF DIRECTORS & GOVERNANCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
D. Neil McDonnell
Board Chair and Interim CEO
Neil became a Director of Photon Control in 2016, Chair of the Board of Directors in 2017, and Interim CEO in December 2018. A recognized leader in the Canadian technology space, he is currently Director of Symbility Software, Director of Espial, and Chair of EDP Software. He is past Chair of Agreement Express, Executive Chair of ResponseTek, Chair of QHR Technologies and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies, having previously held senior positions including Audit Chair and Director of Titanstar Properties, Director of bclc and Board Advisor of ICBC, Chair and CEO of TeraSpan Networks, COO of TIR Systems, COO of Mobile Data Solutions, and CEO of Intrinsyc Software. Mr. McDonnell holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Lead Independent Director
Ronan is the former CIO of Rogers Communications Inc., and President of Rogers Shared Services, he was also responsible for the team that restructured the alliance between Rogers and Microsoft in July 1999. Prior to Rogers, Ronan was CIO of Canadian National Railways responsible for the complete rebuild of CN’s IT capability, the restructuring of the company, and the development of the initial strategic review of the company’s future that led to privatization of the company. He was awarded the CIO of the Year award in Canada in 1995, has served in the past on the advisory boards of a number of technology companies, including Compaq Computer and Lotus Development, and is a past Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Mr. McGrath, a Chartered Accountant, is a graduate in Business Administration at Trinity College, Dublin.
Chuck is the CEO and a Director of Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW). Prior to Sunworks, Chuck was the CFO of Newport Corp. a position he held for 16 years until Newport was acquired by MKS Instruments for approximately $1 billion in 2016. Chuck has an extensive background in financial and strategic planning, public company M&A, operations, information technology and capital structure management. Prior to Newport, he worked at York, International and Flowserve Corporation. Chuck holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a BSc in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Michele is the CEO and a Director of Jasper Ridge Inc., a technology company developing equipment to improve human vision. Prior to Jasper Ridge, Michele was Senior Director of Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials (AMAT) where she recommended and managed investments in energy storage and solar energy representing Applied on the boards of seven technology companies. Michele co-founded and led Boxer Cross Inc. until its acquisition by Applied Materials in 2003, and High Yield Technology until its acquisition by Pacific Scientific. Michele is a Director of Gridtential Energy Inc., advisory board member of Illuminate Ventures, and is a former Chair of Stanford Women on Boards. Ms. Klein holds a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.