Blue Spark Technologies’ management team reflects the depth and breadth of the company’s commitment to increasing awareness and adoption of green printed battery technology, and to expanding commercial and industrial applications for our growing product line within numerous high-value markets.
We have built a deep bench of seasoned professionals – some of whom came from the Eveready Battery Company – with a collective 250 years of battery design, development, application and production expertise.
President & CEO
John began his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry working for General Electric’s Astro-Space Division. Following work at General Electric, he worked in the field of currency derivative trading working for Merrill Lynch, NationsBank and Barclays Capital. John is a founder and General Partner of SunBridge Partners, as well as a Director at Alien Technology, Embedded Planet and Blue Spark Technologies. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.
CTO & Vice President of Technology
Gary brings over 40 years of battery technology experience from his successful tenure at Eveready Battery Company (EBC). His early work as a technician helped pioneer fuel cell development, followed by development responsibility in all of the electrochemical systems in EBC’s portfolio, and he served as one of three Corporate Fellows for his final 8 years of service. Gary’s R&D group at Blue Spark includes chemists, QA, production and support professionals with a combined 200+ years of service at Eveready. Gary holds a BSME from Fenn College.
Vice President of Marketing
Prior to joining Blue Spark Technologies, Matt spent over 19 years in the high-tech engineering industry, 14 specifically in RFID. Most recently, he held senior RFID market and business development positions with Zebra Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of RFID solutions, and led RFID product management for Omron Electronics. Matt holds a BSEET from DeVry University.
Robert J. Thompson
Vice President of Operations
Previous experience includes Sales and Market Development at PPG, Market Development at Bayer (10 yrs), Business Manager / VP at Acheson Colloids Company (19 yrs), Operations Manager at Flint Precisia (2 yrs). Bob brings to Blue Spark Technologies a wealth of valuable experience in market development, operation, technology, and strategic business management.