Founder, CEO GrowTech Inc. (MA) Product launch Smart Photosynthesis Imaging (SPI) sensor, r&d for NASA, USDA; detect, diagnose early unseen plant stress/disease in real-time. SPI first to diagnose unseen nematode in soybean, tomato, lettuce & other crops to manage and avoid loss. Next Beta sales.
Experience. At GE, Advisor, USAF computer systems. At Raytheon, led development and design of Radar Controller for Patriot Missile Program. At RCA managed Advanced Memory Systems. Contract developed the print & intra communications network for Allegheny/Eastern Airlines.
Founder GrowTech Inc. (MA). Developed Smart Photosynthesis Imaging system (SPI) that detects/diagnoses plant stress/disease in real-time w/computer vision, machine learning database. Delivered contract systems to NASA, Monsanto and tested w/University Massachusetts advisors. USDA funds 1st hand-held SPI system. SPI diagnoses environmental stress (water, nutrient), unseen pathogen (fungal, bacterial, viral) 1 or more weeks before visible; diagnoses unseen nematode root infection 3 weeks before visible; diagnoses E coli in growing plants fm ag-water. Next; launch SPI Beta to Tomato, Soybean Growers for nematode, fungal disease and to Lettuce Growers to diagnose disease and E. coli for consumer food safety.
Seeking investors to launch Beta SPI-Scout sensor w/ AI, computer vision. First app to detect, diagnose unseen nematode/root disease of 300,000+ soybean, tomato, US Growers. Sensor manages direct field treatment and supports w/ On-Site Digital Data, IT Services from Remote Computer.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
It's a marathon, not a sprint
What words of wisdom do you live by?
If at first you don't succeed, persist.
What's the most creative thing you've ever done?
Developed Smart Photosynthesis Imaging system w first computer vision to diagnose unseen stress and disease. The system enables farmers to replace failed eye inspection to diagnose unseen disease w early field action & increase yield and revenue.
What's your super power?
Apply innovative solutions to problems and persist until solved.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Next, Pixar and Apple II. Legendary.