About the CompanyJohn Carter (CEO, Board Member)
Mr. Carter is currently Chief Executive Officer for Pillar Vision, Inc.
and leads all aspects of the company. John joined the company initially
as its first Master Distributor and has proven his worth by making
significant inroads into major D-1 College programs in the ACC and SEC.
Prior to Pillar Vision, John had a distinguished business career. He
spent eight years leading a corporate division that grew to $85 million
in annual revenue. He founded a software company that was later merged
with FullScope, Inc. where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
John holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn
University. He has been a volunteer basketball coach for the last eight
years and has a combined record of 122-26.
Mr. Marty is currently Managing Director at Legacy Venture. For the past 25 years, he has held executive
and general manager positions at Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies. Prior to his
business career, Alan was an Associate Professor of physics at Silliman University. Alan received his
undergraduate degree in Materials Science from Iowa State University and an MBA and Master's in
Education from Stanford University. Alan played college basketball at North Central College. He has three
issued patents in optical systems.
Mr. Hooper is President of
Monterey Plaza Hotel Corporation and has served in that capacity since
1995. Bill also is an advisor to Acuity II Ventures, a venture capital
investment fund. Bill is Chairman of the Board for Borland Software
Corporation, a NASDAQ traded software corporation with revenues in
excess of $300 million. He has been a director of Borland since 1999.
From 1982 to 1985, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company, a
leading business management consulting firm. In 1985, Bill joined
Woodside Hotels as Executive Vice President and from 1993 to 2004 he was
President. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business
and Dartmouth College. Bill played Division 1 basketball while at
Dartmouth and was co-captain of the Dartmouth varsity basketball team.
Mr. McGhee is currently President of Machine Vision Associates, a firm he founded 10 years ago. Prior to
MVA, Ridge worked at Teradyne, Granger Associates, and Sun Microsystems doing product development in graphical
user interfaces, large scale simulation, and machine vision. He received his undergraduate and Master's degrees
from the University of California at Davis and was a member of the gymnastics team that competed at the U.S.
Nationals. Ridge did further graduate work at UCLA in kinesiology and received a Master's degree in
computer science from Cal State Northridge. He has published in the Journal of Motor Behavior and won the
President's Undergraduate Fellowship for Research in Motor Skill Acquisition.
Dr. Edwards is currently Director for Aerospace at the NASA Ames Research Center, with responsibility for a diversity of research efforts including air transportation automation, thermal protection systems technology, and aerodynamic analysis. He earned his B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. and M.S.E. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He recently earned an M.S. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University as a Sloan Fellow. Tom has authored over 40 technical publications on the application of computational methods to the analysis of flight vehicles, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has consulted on the aerodynamic design of flight objects such as the Aerobie flying ring, which holds the world record for flight of a hand-thrown object.