Mr. John Major joined the Energous Board of Advisors in July 2014. He founded MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company of which he has served as president since 2003. From April 2004 to October 2006, he also served as chief executive officer of Apacheta Corp., a privately held mobile, wireless software company whose products are used to manage retail inventory, service and deliveries. From August 2000 until January 2003, Mr. Major was chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, Mr. Major was chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge, Mr. Major served as corporate executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of its wireless infrastructure division. For approximately 18 years, he held various executive and leadership positions at Motorola Inc., the most recent of which was senior vice president and chief technology officer. He served on the University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation and currently serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and as Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board. Mr. Major is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of EvoNexus, a nonprofit telecom industry group and incubator and Chairman of the La Jolla Institute, the premier research institute focused on the immune system. Previously, he has served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Science, and the board of the Software Engineering Institute. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Broadcom, Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse Inc., ORBCOMM Inc. and Resonant Inc. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of Pulse Electronics. Mr. Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. Mr. Major is a named inventor in 13 U.S. patents.
Franco De Flaviis
Dr. Franco De Flaviis is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). Dr. De Flaviis has been consulting for companies in CMOS passive design, small form factor antenna, and phased array systems. He was a long-time consultant to Broadcom Corporation working on antenna design and CMOS passives and has also previously consulted for Motorola Inc., Atlantic Aerospace, and various small start-up, high tech companies. Dr. De Flaviis has authored and co-authored over 200 papers in reference journals and conference proceedings, filed several international patents and authored one book and three book chapters. He is a member of the URSI Commission B and was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2014 for his contributions to reconfigurable antennas and tunable dielectrics for wireless communication systems. His research interests include the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for RF applications fabricated on unconventional substrates such as printed circuit board and microwave laminates, with particular emphasis on reconfigurable antenna and front-end systems. He is also active in the research field of highly integrated packaging for RF and wireless applications and small size, low-cost antenna array for personal communication systems and vehicle. Dr. De Flaviis received his degree (Laurea “Summa cum laude”) in electronics engineering from the University of Ancona in Italy in 1990. He was a visiting student in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) working on ultralow distortion resistive mixers. Dr. De Flaviis then received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 1994 and 1997 respectively, followed by his post-doctoral fellowship on full-wave analysis of nonlinear dielectric for microwave structures in 1998.
Mr. Michael Andreozzi is CEO of Beltone New England, the largest hearing aid dispensing and audiology practice in the region and joined the Energous Board of Advisors in December 2020. He has owned and operated over 125 Audiology and Hearing Aid retail locations in his 37 years in the hearing aid industry. Michael has held positions with Beltone Florida, Beltone New York and Beltone Carolina. His 14 years of ownership in the Miracle-Ear franchise system gave him great roots and knowledge at a young age in large reach, single line hearing aid retail. Michael currently serves on several boards and advisory boards, including The Board of Governors with International Hearing Aid Society, National Advisory Council at Beltone Electronics in Chicago and GN Hearing Care in Denmark. He was also past Chairman of the Advisory Board for 3DM-United Sciences, a laser ear scanning company that will change the way that impressions are taken of the human ear for years to come. Michael serves on the University Rhode Island Foundation Board, the Arts and Sciences Board and the Harrington School of Communication Board. Many companies within the Hearing Aid space sort out Michael and his team to test and implement new ideas, technology, and approaches within the hearing Aid Retail field. His company was responsible for the early testing and roll out of the CVS Hearing Aid Centers in 2008 opening over 35 locations within CVS, ZPower Rechargeable hearing aid batteries, Caption Call Phones in hearing clinics, Jitterbug Cell Phones in hearing clinics, Hyper-Sound speaker systems, Bluetooth integration in Hearing Devices and Oto-Scanner Technology for 3D scanning of ear canals. Many awards have been compiled for Michael and his companies including the prestigious “Presidents Cup Award” at Beltone and highest volume and growth awards many times. Michael earned a bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders and speech communications from the University of Rhode Island. Michael is considered one of the most important voices in the retail hearing aid industry and a nationally recognized leader, speaker and innovator.
Mr. Dooroo Lim joined the Energous Board of Advisors in November 2020. He is currently a project leader of wireless coverage solutions company SK Telesys, where he has led overseas sales and marketing since 2013. While at SK Telesys, Mr. Lim has contributed to the first commercialization of WattUp technology in 2019 with the Delight Oasis-RC over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid, which utilizes Energous’ RF-based WattUp wireless charging technology.. Prior to joining SK Telesys, Mr. Lim began Telesquare, LTE and WiMAX module and data card manufacturing, and was granted a military WiMAX module project from Samsung Thales. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Lim served as a team leader of C-motech, where he managed various projects for mobile networks operators, such as Sprint, KDDI, SK telecom and Korea Telecom, and launched a number of 3G and WiMAX devices. From 2002 until 2006, while at Ace Antenna, Mr. Lim was a principal engineer and responsible for new business development. Prior to Ace Antenna, Mr. Lim served as a system engineer of Hyundai electronics and designed the world’s first IS-95C BTS based on multi-rate DSP and Digital-IF technology. Mr. Lim received a B.S. in radio wave engineering and an M.S. in Electronic Communication Engineering at Hanyang University in 1996 and 1998, respectively.