Team

Management

Dr. Peter A. Strittmatter (CEO):
Regents’ Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Director of Steward Observatory from 1975-2012, a $40M/year operation; Director, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation, Giant Magellan Telescope Corporation, Edmund Optics. REhnu Board of Directors.

Dr. Roger Angel (Founder, CTO):
Regents’ Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. Founded Steward Observatory Mirror Lab; revolutionized production of mirrors for the world’s largest telescopes. MacArthur Fellow, Kavli Laureate, member of National Academy of Sciences, fellow of Royal Society. REhnu Board of Directors.

Dr. John P. Schaefer (Executive Chairman):
Former President, University of Arizona; President, Research Corporation; Chairman Tucson Electric Power, RC Technologies. Board memberships include: Research Corporation Technologies, Olin Corporation, National Starch, Home Federal Savings, Arch Chemicals. REhnu Board of Directors.

Dr. Joseph D. Schulman (Key Advisor):
Founder, former CEO, and current Chairman of the Genetics & IVF Institute; member, Arizona Astronomy Board. REhnu Board of Directors.

Nicholas Didato is Principal Investigator for the REhnu NSF Small Business Innovation Research award. Trained as a Materials Scientist, Didato is responsible for REhnu’s development of high-performance optical coatings and glass processing. He has improved system performance and reliability through materials selection, development, testing, and implementation.

Matt Rademacher, Chief Operations Manager), supports solar power instrument development, creates detailed mechanical designs, and manages field installation as REhnu’s optomechanical engineer. Past employment includes the UA College of Optical Sciences, where he developed novel telescope mirror fabrication techniques and optical metrology, and also the UA Dept. of Radiation Oncology, where he developed hyperthermia medical equipment to heat and remove tumors using focused sound waves.

Frank Sodari (Electrical Engineer):
Bio coming soon.

Advisors

Joel Ficks (Finances): Cherrystone Finance CEO. Worked with dozens of start-ups in Silicon Valley & SF Bay Area as CEO, EVP, interim CFO, board advisor, board member; formerly with Deloitte & Touche; CPA, MBA.

Other advisors include: Sid Leach – IP attorney, patent/IP strategy; Dave Muchow – Founder, SkyBuilt, energy solutions for military/ special markets; Richard Koretz – sales & marketing; Peter Vekinis - Middle East investor contacts and markets; Marcelo Matus – U. Chile, Solar Energy Research Center; Juan Rada, formerly SVP Oracle Inc – investor contacts.