Bernard M. Gordon
Bernard Gordon is a preeminent engineer and inventor. He holds more than 100 U.S. patents, many more worldwide, for breakthrough technologies including those related to analog to digital conversion, instant imaging CT scanning, the fetal heart monitor, and digital Doppler radar. He has often been called the “father” of modern analog-to-digital conversion for his many contributions to the communication and medical instrumentation technologies that help enrich our lives. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Reagan in 1986, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991, and has received several honorary degrees.
Dr. Gordon has also spent decades supporting innovation in education. He established the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Engineering Leadership Education and has created Engineering Leadership programs at Tufts University, M.I.T., Northeastern University, The Technion, The Citadel, and the University of California, San Diego, among others. He has provided active leadership on a number of boards in the fields of engineering, healthcare, and higher education--- including as Chairman of the Board of Photo Diagnostic Systems, Inc. and as founder and former Chairman of Analogic Corporation. Board colleagues consistently praise his integrity, values and remarkable generosity, as well as his direct impact on the success of numerous start-up companies and educational and medical institutions in the region.
President and Chief Engineer
Olof Johnson is a co-founder of Photo Diagnostic Systems, Inc. As Director of Development at Photo Detection Systems, he led a team of engineers to develop a whole-body PET/CT and a mobile NeuroPET product both of which were granted FDA clearance. His previous experience includes serving as President and Co-founder of ComputerDesign, Inc., Chief Engineer of the W.M. Keck Dynamic Image Analysis Facility, Chief Engineer of Caviforce/Solltech, and Research Engineer in the Department of Physics at Boston University. He received his degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He is currently a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems at Northeastern University.
Alex A. Van Adzin
Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, and Corporation Secretary
Mr. Van Adzin has broad experience as the Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President/Vice President, and Corporation Secretary of public and private companies, including Analogic Corporation, Mercury Systems, Abex Corporation, and ManagedComp, Inc. He has also served as the Chief Representative of the Analogic China Representative Office as well as a Director on the Boards of a Chinese medical imaging company, a U.S.-India automotive industry joint venture, a European medical device company, a Canadian automotive components firm, and a European holding company, among others. Mr. Van Adzin has led Legal, Human Resources, and Real Estate Corporate Departments, and his work has encompassed mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, international ventures, SEC compliance, contracts, financings, and intellectual property. He holds an A.B. from Columbia University, an M.C.P. from Harvard University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University Law School, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Mr. Van Adzin is currently a member of the Board of Directors of PDSI, the Boards of Directors of a Boston life-sciences company and a Canadian medical-imaging company, and the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Gordon Center for Medical Imaging in Boston. He is also the Chief Legal Officer of the Gordon Foundation and the Gordon Charitable Remainder Unitrust with responsibilities encompassing the portfolio companies, universities, medical centers, and other organizations with which they are involved.
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Brown was Corporate VP of Operations at Analogic Corporation for 15 years and served for 25 years as a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Analogic in 1984, Mr. Brown was Senior VP of CMD Division at CBS. Prior to his stint at CBS, Mr. Brown held the position of VP of engineering of the WCCI division of the Telex Corporation.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
Mr. Coppolino has over 35 years of financial management experience with broad experience as Manager of Strategic Planning, Manager of Corporate Finance, Senior Financial Systems Business Analyst, Treasurer and Corporate Controller of public and private companies, including Analogic Corporation, Polaroid Corporation, Microwave Associates and New England Business Service. He also has several years’ experience leading major software implementation programs in addition to developing financial initiatives supporting strategic business growth. He has assisted in the startup of ecommerce businesses and provided financial consulting services to medical/dental practices. Mr. Coppolino currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Gordon Foundation and the Gordon Charitable Remainder Trust with financial responsibilities for their portfolio companies.
Mr. Coppolino received his MBA from Suffolk University and is a member of Financial Executives International.