David Sherrer has managed and owned high tech businesses for 20 years, specifically in the areas of microfabrication and microelectronic systems. His leadership in commercialization led to the delivery of dozens of developed products, some shipping at a million + annual rate. Mr. Sherrer was the inventor of the award-winning PolyStrata® technology, and, as a prolific innovator, he has been issued over 100 patents. Mr. Sherrer received his BS in Physics and Philosophy, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Scott has over 20 years of experience in new technology commercialization. Previous to his work at Nuvotronics, Scott served as President of Technology Development at Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) and has experience in managing private, public, and venture capital backed organizations with full P&L and strategic direction responsibility. He was also co-founder of Luna Technologies, a venture capital backed spin-off from Luna Innovations where he led development of the company's first product. At Luna Innovations, Scott led the company to 25-35% year over year revenue growth, positioning the company financially for a public offering, and was an instrumental part of the executive team that took Luna public. He has his MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Dara Cardwell has over 10 years of experience as a Process Engineer and Leader of Process Engineering and Operations organizations. Dara joined Rohm and Haas in 2004 and was part of the team that started Nuvotronics. She developed materials and processes for photolithography that would later become the formative work for the DARPA 3D MERFs program and which led to development of the PolyStrata technology. She has led improvements in the Company's manufacturing processes including photolithography, electroplating, planarization, and wet chemistry. When Nuvotronics was started, Dara took on a broader management role for the nascent technology, overseeing fab process engineering, production, and facilities. She is now responsible for all operations from design to delivery and all supporting processes including quality, safety, and IT. Dara received her BS from Alfred University in Materials Science Engineering with a minor in Chemistry, a MS in Materials Science Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.