Alice M. Chiang, Founder, Chairman and CEO
Dr. Chiang started Teratech Corporation in 1994 and is responsible for product technology development and strategy at Terason. Dr. Chiang has gained recognition in various emerging technology fields, specifically advanced electronic systems and image processing technology.
In the 22 years prior to starting Terason, Dr. Chiang has held research and development leadership positions in commercial and defense industry settings. Among the emerging technology products developed under her guidance are a room-temperature IR camera, a UV Star Tracker, a Collision Avoidance Radar and a NeuralNetwork-based Image Recognition System.
Dr. Chiang has over 40 patents and holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and B.S. in physics from the National Taiwan University.
Jeffrey Sirek, General Manager
Mr. Sirek is responsible for all operations of Terason's U.S. and International businesses. He comes to Terason with a long history of success with over 20 years of Sales and Sales Management experience, predominantly in the medical segment. Additionally, he has a wide array of experience from start-up companies to major corporations such as GE Healthcare, Pfizer Inc, and Philips (Adac Laboratories). Before joining Terason, Mr. Sirek held the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager for GE's Cardiovascular Ultrasound Division, where he was responsible for the P & L of a $32 million region. In this role, Mr. Sirek assisted in the launch of the GE's first cardiovascular portable ultrasound system, while managing the field efforts of the sales and clinical team. Mr. Sirek holds a degree in Finance from the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN.
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Nicholas Collins, Vice President, Finance
Mr. Collins is responsible for all finance, accounting, cash management and human resources aspects of Teratech. He has over 20 years of financial and operational experience with publicly traded companies and technology start-ups. Before joining Terason, Mr. Collins was the Controller of Cogentric, a privately-held software company where he managed finance, accounting and investor relations. Previously, Mr. Collins was Director of Finance for LocatePlus, a publicly-traded technology company where he was responsible for all finance and accounting matters. Prior to that he spent ten years with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing audit services for technology companies.
Mr. Collins holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is a CPA and member of the AICPA.
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William Wong, Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Wong leads Terason's engineering group and is responsible for defining new system architectures. He has over 20 years of experience in medical ultrasound. His expertise is in digital beamforming architecture, digital signal processing and ASIC design.
After graduating from M.I.T., Mr. Wong worked in the field of automatic testing and then digital signal processing. Mr. Wong was Chief Engineer of Ultrasound at Analogic Corp., where he designed their first digital beamformer and redesigned the color flow engine for an OEM customer.� He led a team to design one of the USB Controller ASIC as theDirector of Design Engineering at Cypress Semiconductor.� Mr. Wong was the system architect of the t3000 series at Terason. �He has been managing the hardware engineering group at Terason for almost ten years prior to the VP position.� Mr. Wong has four patents and holds MS and BS degrees in EECS from M.I.T.
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Michael Schindler, Vice President, Distribution and National Accounts
Mr. Schindler is responsible for Terason's Distribution and National Accounts Business. He has more than 20 years of experience as a high level Sales Executive, predominantly in the healthcare segment. He began his career at Xerox and has been an integral component to start-ups as well as larger companies such as GE Healthcare, in their Cardiac and General Imaging Ultrasound Division. Several times he has successfully completed the largest transactions in his company's history. Mr. Schindler is also skilled in managing large, complex transactions and has assisted many customers and distribution partners in building unique and mutually beneficial business agreements. Mr. Schindler holds a Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.
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