Mr. Bickel has direct experience in all aspects of existing and start-up manufacturing.  While at Corning Inc., Mr. Bickel was involved in the scaling of the global fiber optics business.  He also started Corning’s photonics division (fiber optics connectors) and grew it from benchtop to a $300M business with $35M bottom line contribution in four years.

Subsequent to his tenure at Corning, Mr. Bickel served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Emerging Technologies Group (ETG), later acquired by ManTech Technologies.  ETG engaged in the provision of computer forensics services in the United States.  Mr. Bickel graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point with a degree in engineering where he also taught as an assistant professor in electrical engineering.  He has a Masters in EE from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Long Island University.


Mr. Rohr built an accomplished career in technical sales, and distribution of automated assembly equipment for domestic and international clients of Ingersoll-Rand.  Later, as a Chicago Pneumatic brand manager, he was responsible for redesigning their sales and distribution systems incorporating just-in-time processes generating significant sales increases.

As a division President and board member for a specialty concrete forming firm, Mr. Rohr negotiated and managed their acquisition by, and merger into, an industry leading competitor.  In 1978, he became an equity partner and later sole owner of a hospitality management and consulting firm.  Over 15 years, Mr. Rohr managed four resort hotels under contract, completed several design-build projects, and acquired and managed another 19 hotels and 33 restaurants.  His company was responsible for the design of Hilton Hotels Resorts Reservation System.  Since “retirement,” Mr. Rohr has managed the start-up, acquisition, restructuring, and financing of several technology-related businesses.  Mr. Rohr holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montevallo.