Meet the ProPhotonix Board members

With a wide range of experience and expertise across a range of industries, the board challenges and guides our business as we strive to deliver the very best in products and service.

Timothy “Tim” Paul Losik (age 59)

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Losik was appointed as President and CEO of ProPhotonix in 2013, and has been a member of the board since 2010. From 2008, Mr. Losik held the positions of COO and CFO of ProPhotonix with responsibility for all day-to-day operations across the Group’s worldwide operating units and to head its financial organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Losik held senior operating and/or financial executive positions for various publicly listed and private enterprises (primarily in the technology sector).

 

Raymond “Ray” Joseph Oglethorpe (age 74)

Chairman
Mr. Oglethorpe is currently President of Oglethorpe Holdings, LLC, a private investment company, and has served as a board of director on numerous public and private companies. Mr. Oglethorpe served as President of America Online, Inc. from 2000 until his retirement in 2002. Prior to that time, Mr. Oglethorpe was a senior vice president responsible for directing the technologies and member services organizations of America Online, Inc.. Mr. Oglethorpe has been a member of the Board since 2000 and is a member of both the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration committee and Audit committee.

 

Timothy “Tim” Michael Steel (age 66)

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Steel was previously Vice Chairman of Cazenove Capital Management Limited until the end of 2009 when he stepped down to pursue a portfolio career and work more closely with smaller developing businesses. He joined Cazenove in 1980 from Robert Fleming and became a partner in 1982. In 1983 he moved to New York as President of Cazenove Inc., returning to the UK in 1989 and, subsequently became Head of Institutional Broking in 1991. He was appointed Managing Director of Cazenove Fund Management Limited in February 2000 and later became Chairman in April 2001. He was appointed to the main Board of Cazenove Group plc in March 2001. Mr. Steel is currently Chairman of Castle Alternative Invest AG, Chairman of Committed Capital Limited, a private equity firm, and is Chairman of WH Ireland, a financial services company. He is the chairman of the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration committee and a member of the Audit committee.

 

Gerald Vincent “Vincent” Bodenham Thompson (age 67)

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Thompson has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance. He spent the majority of his career with Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited and Hambros Bank Limited (later Société Générale, following the takeover of Hambros Bank Limited) and was a Director at both. From 2003 to 2006 he was a Director at MacArthur & Co. Limited and from 2007 to 2008, was an Associate of Corbett Keeling & Co, both corporate finance boutiques. In 2009, Mr. Thompson formed his own corporate finance boutique, Easton Partners LLP. In June 2018, Mr. Thompson became a Non-Executive Director of SANDAIRE Limited, a financial services company. He is chairman of the Audit committee and a member of the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration committee.

 

Mark Weidman (Age 61)

Non-Executive Director

Mark Weidman is currently the CEO of Harvest Power Inc., a Waltham, Massachusetts based company engaged in the environmental services sector and specializing in converting waste organics into valuable consumer products and energy. Mark is also an operating partner at True North Venture Partners and the founder and owner of Birch Tree Environmental Group, LLC, a consulting firm providing services in the environmental services, energy and technology sectors. Mr. Weidman previously served as President and CEO of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a world-leading environmental technologies company, from 2006 to July 2015. Prior to 2006, Mr. Weidman served in senior executive positions with Wheelabrator, and Wheelabrator Bio Gro. Mr. Weidman has been a member of the Board of the Company since July 2013 and is a member of both the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration committee and Audit committee.

A summary of Board and Committee meetings attended in the year ended December 31, 2017 is set out below:

 

Board MeetingsGovernance, Nominations and Remuneration CommitteeAudit Committee
DirectorAttendedEligibleAttendedEligibleAttendedEligible
Ray Oglethorpe553344
Tim Losik55****
Vincent Thompson553344
Tim Steel553344
Mark Weidman453344

Matters for the Board

The Board is responsible to the shareholders for the proper management of the Company and meets at least four times a year to set the overall direction and strategy of the Group, to review research and development, operational and financial performance and to consider any and all recommendations made by the audit committee and governance, nominations and remuneration committee. All key operational and investment decisions are subject to Board approval.

 

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