Management Team – Quantum Design, Inc.
Greg DeGeller, President
Greg DeGeller joined Quantum Design in 2001 after 22 years with Boeing Company. His last position at Boeing was as Director of Industrial Engineering at the Long Beach facility. Using his extensive experience in manufacturing and quality control processes, as Chief Operating Officer he directed the reorganization of QD's production procedures to keep pace with the rapid growth of annual sales during the last several years. In 2012, Mr. DeGeller became President of Quantum Design. He has a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Martin Kugler, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Martin Kugler joined Quantum Design's engineering group in 2005 after earning his Ph.D. in low temperature physics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Dr. Kugler led the launch of the MPMS Squid VSM into production and the management of the platform's option development. In 2010, the increasing rate of innovation at Quantum Design led Dr. Kugler to take on the role of Manager of System Engineering, where he streamlined and improved the quality of Quantum Design's new product introductions. In 2012, Dr. Kugler became Chief Operating Officer.
Dave Schultz, Chief Financial Officer
David Schultz joined Quantum Design in 1991. Prior to joining QD, Mr. Schultz was a regional controller for Blockbuster Entertainment and an audit manager with Coopers & Lybrand. He has primary responsibility for the Company's financial affairs and has overseen a steady stream of record profits. Mr. Schultz also manages banking relationships which have allowed the Company record growth without dilution of the owner's equity interest. He is a director of Quantum Design Japan and a manager of MagnaBioSciences, LLC and QD Advanced Research, LLC. Mr. Schultz has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. Mr. Schultz also serves as the volunteer CFO of the Arthritis Foundation San Diego Chapter and is on the board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation San Diego Chapter and the San Diego World Trade Center.
Stefano Spagna, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer
Stefano earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1995 from the University of California San Diego. Shortly after, he joined Quantum Design as a Research Physicist and became its Chief Technical Officer in 2008. In 2015, Stefano spearheaded Quantum Design's undergraduate physics laboratory initiative which includes online resources for students and educators, enabling them to discover and fund leading-edge materials research experiments. An active scientific researcher and published author, in 2019, Stefano joined the editorial board of Physical Review Applied, a leading scientific publication published by the American Physical Society. A vocal advocate of helium conservation, on the 111th anniversary of the first liquefaction of helium, Stefano helped launch July 10th as "Helium Conservation day" aimed at increasing awareness for helium conservation around the world.
Management Team – Quantum Design International
Jerry Daviess, President and Chief Executive Officer
President of Quantum Design (QD) from 1996 to 2012, Jerry Daviess oversaw the company's business growth from $7M to over $150M. Mr. Daviess joined QD in 1995 as the Director of Sales and Marketing and is largely responsible for spearheading QD's international expansion. This included the incorporation of offices in China, India and Brazil. In this capacity, Jerry Daviess has established himself as both an excellent strategist for international business growth and as an operational manager in each of the company's foreign offices. Mr. Daviess' prior experience includes 8 years with GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare) in a variety of sales and marketing positions, and 5 years with Toshiba America Medical Systems as the director of the CT Business Unit. Mr. Daviess holds an MBA from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University. In 2014, Jerry Daviess was named Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Design International.
Dave Schultz, Chief Financial Officer
David Schultz joined Quantum Design in 1991. Prior to joining QD, Mr. Schultz was a regional controller for Blockbuster Entertainment and an audit manager with Coopers & Lybrand. He has primary responsibility for the Company's financial affairs and has overseen a steady stream of record profits. Mr. Schultz also manages banking relationships which have allowed the Company record growth without dilution of the owner's equity interest. He holds director positions in Quantum Design International's subsidiary companies in Japan, China, India and Brazil and is a manager of MagnaBioSciences, LLC. Mr. Schultz has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. Mr. Schultz also serves as the volunteer CFO of the Arthritis Foundation San Diego Chapter and is on the board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation San Diego Chapter and the San Diego World Trade Center.
Aashish Chourey, Ph.D., Director of Business Development
Aashish Chourey joined Quantum Design in 2010. Previous to joining Quantum Design, Dr. Chourey spent 18 years as a sales lead in the superconducting magnet system industry. His most recent position was Sales and Marketing Director at American Magnetics, Inc., where he was responsible for developing their worldwide distribution network. He played an active role in the evolution of the MAxes vector field magnet systems for research in Spintronics, as well as initializing an R&D 100 award-winning DOE program for Thermo Magnetic Processing in collaboration with the Material Science Group at ORNL, the EATON Corporation and the Ajax TOCCO Corporation. Dr. Chourey has a background in developing sales teams for a wide range of scientific and analytical instrumentation, and has a Ph.D. in Physics from Mumbai University in the area of High Tc superconducting thin films.
Barak Green, Marketing Manager
Barak Green joined Quantum Design in 2010. Prior to joining Quantum Design, Mr. Green was the Communications Manager for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). During his tenure at GIA, Barak Green was instrumental in development of their new diamond cut grading system, including its implementation in their worldwide network of grading laboratories and in the global diamond industry. Since joining Quantum Design USA, Mr. Green has led their marketing efforts, including website re-design, public relations, brochures and advertising. In 2013, Mr. Green's marketing responsibilities were expanded to include the global network of Quantum Design International. Barak Green has a Master's Degree in Anthropology from UCSD.