Board of Advisors

Edmond C. Moy

Former U.S. Mint Director


Ed Moy was the 38th Director of the United States Mint, a position he held for a 5-year term. He was recommended by Treasury Secretary Snow, chosen by President Bush, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As the first Asian American Director, he served both Secretaries Paulson and Geithner. His term included the financial crisis and recession, unprecedented demand for gold and silver bullion, the end of the 50 State Quarter program, the start of the Presidential $1 Coin, and the National Parks Quarter program. Notable for coin collectors was the minting of the modern Saint Gaudens double eagle coin. Notable for taxpayers was adding over $1 billion of surplus to the Treasury General Fund.

Paul Diffendaffer

Consultant


Mr. Diffendaffer has over 25 years of experience in a variety of coating technologies. He has developed coating machines from physics concept to full production, including all aspects of qualifying suppliers, managing the development process, and training operators. He was responsible for the entire process from concept to finished product for a project which cost over 6 million dollars and involved many people both in the US and overseas. He recently managed the decommissioning, transport and recommissioning of a large vacuum sputter roll coater system overseas.

He has hands-on experience in many coating technologies including vacuum deposition of organic and inorganic thin films, UV-curing, ultrasonic and electro-spray coating, sol-gel processes, and a variety of surface treatments that modify adhesion, surface energy, and other surface properties. Paul is trained in both safety and ISO 9000 practices having authored and organized ISO 9001 documents for the vacuum coating R&D section and also served as safety officer for Bekaert Specialty Films where he was responsible for determining the safe storage, handling, and disposal procedures for hazardous materials. He graduated with a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology.

John B. Fenn, Jr.

Consultant


Dr. Fenn is an industrial leader recognized for technical innovations, corporate management skills, and sales and marketing competence. He has been working in the thin film field since 1977. He managed two divisions of major corporations from startup to profitability and founded two companies that later sold for more than three times original capital investment. He is experienced in negotiations in both domestic and international marketplaces and has a broad technical understanding complemented by financial, marketing and strategic planning skills.

He was elected President of the Society of Vacuum Coaters in 2002, and in 2003 presented the Nathaniel Sugerman Memorial Award for lifetime achievement. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University in 1972 and was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the UCLA Chemistry Department.

Dr. Richard M. Goodman

Consultant


Dr. Goodman is a senior-level research and development professional experienced in applications of physical chemistry in chemical manufacturing, alternative energy, printing and graphic arts industries. He is recognized as an expert in the applications and economic evaluations of surface chemical concepts to solve real world problems. Dr. Goodman is also an author of more than a dozen refereed articles in such disciplines as fundamentals of surface science, polymer characterization/function correlations, applications in industrial cooling, coal beneficiation, alternative energies and printing.

Nasir M. Khilji, Ph.D

Senior Economist


Nasir Khilji is a Senior Economist at the Office of Economic Policy, US Department of the Treasury where he has been for the past 10 years.  Dr. Khilji is an experienced economist.  He has been in  US academe and the Federal Government over a 38 year period.  First for 15 years he taught full-time: economics, corporate finance, financial economics, econometrics, and development economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels at various US institutions of higher learning.  Over the past 23 years he has worked In the US Federal Government  in 4 departments/agencies.  He has researched and published in areas ranging from the economics of telecommunication to energy economics with macroeconomics, financial economics, and development economics thrown in between.  

Dan Montonoy

Consultant


Dan Montoney has over 15 years of experience in the research, development and commercialization of UV/EB technologies in various end-use markets; automotive, general industrial, energy and military applications, among others. Dan graduated from Le Moyne College in 1998 with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics.

Dan has published multiple papers in the radiation curing area and successfully completed multiple NYSERDA funded feasibility/commercialization projects as the lead PI. Dan co-founded RapidCure Technologies, a formulator and manufacturer of environmentally friendly rapid-cure chemistries and processes in March of 2011 and is currently the acting Chief Technology Officer. In 2012, Dan assisted SUNY-ESF in the development and implementation of their “Radiation Curing Program”, a suite of on-line credit and non-credit courses designed to inform and teach students of all levels about radiation curing technologies. Dan currently serves as an adjunct professor at SUNY-ESF to support this program. Prior to founding Rapid Cure Technologies, Dan held numerous key managerial/director positions at two Central New York engineered materials manufacturers. Dan is an active member of RadTech International, SAMPE (Boston), and also serves on the board of directors for the NYSERDA co-funded UV/EB Technology Center at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY.

Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr.

Former Assistant US Surgeon General


Until his retirement, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. served with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was for the last twelve years of his career the principal person responsible for global development support within the Office of the Secretary, HHS, with primary emphasis on Continental Africa and other less developed countries of the world (e.g., Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam). He was the principal liaison person between the HHS and Ministries of Health in Africa with regard to the development of infrastructure and technical support for the delivery of preventive and curative health needs for the continent. Dr. Moore represented the HHS in cooperative international efforts with African nations in addressing continued health and human resources issues.