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Directors

Mr. Robert Stewart
Chairman
Mr. Stewart founded The Stewart Company, a diversified manufacturer and distributor of parts for the international automobile industry.

Mr. Daniel Bader
Mr. Bader has over two decades of Board-level experience, serving in a range of areas. He has led for-profit organizations such as Granite Microsystems and Generation Growth Capital as Chairman or Chief Executive Officer and served as a director in numerous others. Daniel has also acted as Chairman or Director for various non-profits such as the Helen Bader Foundation, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Research Foundation.

Mr. David Bader
Mr. Bader has 14 years experience in the software industry and is the founder and CEO of The Lab on the Delaware River LLC. Prior to The Lab, David was CEO of Acuris Inc., which he grew into the second largest US supplier of virtual reality architectural models and environments. David is a registered architect and has a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelors of Science Degree with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Joseph Bernstein
Mr. Bernstein has been a partner of the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 1962. He has also been an investor in numerous start-up companies and is current or past Chairman or President of six community organizations, including a foundation that funds scientific and medical research and is the largest recipient of Federal grants from the National Institutes for Science to foundations of its type.

Dr. Michael A. Giardello
Dr. Giardello is a founder of Materia and serves as President, CEO & CTO.

Dr. Robert H. Grubbs
Dr. Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and the inventor of Grubbs Catalyst™ technology. He has received numerous professional fellowships and awards and is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robert is also a founder, director or advisor to numerous technology companies, including Cyrano Sciences, Coelacanth, Pharmacopeia, Insert Therapeutics, Calhoun Vision and Symyx Technologies.

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh
Dr. Kavanaugh is the President of CLEAR Investment Group.

Ms. Debra Sadow Koenig
Ms. Koenig is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. She specializes in tax and compensation matters, advising senior executives at both public and early stage companies on compensation issues including equity and non-equity incentive plans, employment agreements, severance arrangements and issues arising in connection with acquisitions, restructurings and private equity investments.

Mr. Charles Vogel
Mr. Vogel is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. He specializes in corporate law and merger and acquisition matters, and advises privately held companies and their boards on a broad range of legal and business issues.