Mr. Ford has been with the Company since 2000, during which time he has served in several key roles, including most recently General Counsel. Mr. Ford was appointed CEO of Agion Technologies in September 2008. A professional chemical engineer and attorney, Mr. Ford has spent his career in highly regulated fields, first with the Upjohn Company in pharmaceutical intermediates and industrial chemical production, then with United Technologies' Corporate Environmental Group where he worked with the Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and J.D. from the University of Connecticut and its School of Law, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven and a L.L.M. in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Mr. Ford is a registered Patent Attorney and admitted to the Florida and Connecticut Bar. Mr. Ford served as Chair of the EU Silver Task Force and is currently Co-Chair of the US Silver Task Force.
Joe has been with Sciessent and predecessor Agion Technologies since 2000. His experience leading teams, managing business operations and commercializing new technologies has contributed to Sciessent’s growth. Joe heads up the Engineering, Textile Development, Laboratory, Quality and EHS functions. He has provided broad commercial and technical leadership to the organization in areas including strategic supplier management, the ISO 13485 compliance project and the bluesign system partnership program. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Semiconductor Business at M/A-COM, a unit of Tyco Electronics, with P&L and functional responsibility for R&D, product management, sales, service, operations, and QA. Before that, Joe was a start-up team member and later Chief Operating Officer at networking company Cayman Systems. Earlier in his career he held management and engineering positions at Polaroid Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Joe earned his M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University.
Dr. Trogolo supports Sciessent’s technology operations and sales & marketing efforts; he is an original member of the team that founded Agion Technologies. This work has earned him the 2006 Technology Pioneers Award from the World Economic Forum. He joined Agion in 1998, after serving as Staff Scientist and Research Director for orthopedic device applications at Spire Corporation, a medical device surface engineering company. While at Spire, Dr. Trogolo developed silver antimicrobial applications using ion beam assisted deposition onto metal and polymer substrates and surface modification processes for improving artificial joint performance. Prior to Spire Corporation, Dr. Trogolo operated Niche Microstructural Corporation, a materials characterization and consulting firm serving clients such as General Electric Company, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the United States Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Trogolo has published papers in various journals including the Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Electronic Materials and proceedings of the Society for Biomaterials and the Materials Research Society. Dr. Trogolo earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Trogolo is an inventor on a multitude of issued and pending patents. Dr. Trogolo is on the board of directors of Solutions Benefiting Life (SBL), a non-profit organization with a mission to bring cleaner, safer water to the developing world.
As VP of Finance at Sciessent LLC, Jennifer helps shape and drive the company’s growth strategy by overseeing our financial management and aligning our partnerships for shared success. Jennifer directs all corporate financial planning and policy, supply and distribution strategy, accounting and budget management initiatives. Prior to joining Sciessent in 2007, Jennifer held leadership roles at Watchfire, Inc and SunCapsule. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Merrimack College and an MBA from Endicott College.