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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charles Carson

Charles Carson is a long time business executive and retired President of Minarik Automation & Control 1979-2000.  He is a sought after advisor and a director on numerous boards.

Charles manifested his vision to create the first nationwide distribution business in the High Tech Controls Market serving Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  Distribution outlets augmented Minarik Automation & Control’s manufacturing division's product offering to deliver OEM clientele a “One Stop Shop” value proposition for precision control solutions steeped in electronics, software, servo and stepper motor technology. 

Charles installed one of the first real-time data management inventory systems in the United States.  It connected all 23 nationwide branches and delivered VoIP telephony and PBX functionality in parallel to the data network during the 1990’s, well before this was popular among enterprises.


Charlie Glavin

Charlie Glavin has more than 22 years of experience in the investment and technology industries focused primarily on the semiconductor, renewable energy, and wireless markets.

Previously, Charlie was an EIR for New Enterprise Associates and CSO for Shanghai-based Spreadtrum Communications leading its IPO and M&A/Strategy efforts. Formerly, Charlie was an award winning, senior global semiconductor analyst for Credit Suisse, Needham, and ThinkEquity Partners. Charlie also worked at Intel Corporation, helping start its Boxed Processor program in Asia, and began his career as a trader and research associate for Fidelity in Boston.

Charlie earned his M.B.A from the Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Economics degree from Bucknell University. He is also an independent Director for Mirics Semiconductor, and was an Advisor for Luminary Micro and Air Semi.