Technology Innovation Fused with Manufacturing Expertise
James Zinski – President & COO, MachineSense, LLC
Jim joined Novatec, a leading supplier of material handling equipment to the plastics industry, in 2006.
His responsibilities included strategic planning, product management and R&D for pneumatic conveying and central control product lines, plus application authority for engineered systems, industry webinars and resource training. During his tenure with Novatec, his products’ revenue and market share more than doubled, fueled in recent years by a controls technology campaign.
Jim’s previous experience includes key engineering and product management roles with other major equipment suppliers to the plastics auxiliary industry. He earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and his BSME from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Biplab Pal, PhD – CTO & Co-Founder, MachineSense LLC
Throughout his career, Biplab has worked extensively in the R&D of sensor and sensor networking for process engineering and telecommunication. Before co-founding MachineSense, Biplab started a R&D company in 2012, Zreyas Technology, Inc. which produced wireless connected sensors for emerging IoT areas. There he led the development of a fault monitoring earth/ground system for cell towers, IoT based farming automation using an extended Zigbee system, a Bluetooth-based bio-authenticated security system for community locking as well as a IR/UV-based fraud detection system.
In 2013, he spun off Autopredictivecoding, LLC from Zreyas Technology, Inc. for development of Big Data machine learning algorithms used in extracting real time intelligence from high velocity sensor data. He has also served as advisor to the CEO for Big Data analytic companies Soft10, Inc. and Treeminer, Inc.
Biplab’s extensive experience includes the development of optical sensor technology while he worked as principal sensor engineer and R&D manager for Endress+Hausser in Anaheim. He developed new sensor systems for UV-visible /IR for FDA/EPA mandated quality control in the biotech, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and environmental sectors. He has also worked as Principal Engineer for Ciena Corp.
Biplab is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) where he obtained BS & MS in Physics and a PhD in Electronics and Telecommunication. During the pursuit of his PhD, he worked in Politechnique di Turino and University of Pisa in Italy in a collaborative optical electronics research program funded by the European Union.
Conrad Bessemer – Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
During his tenure, the company grew 500% in revenue. From 2001 to 2006, Conrad was President of Conair North America. He left Conair in 2006 to join with Steve Maguire of Maguire Products, Inc. to purchase Novatec. Through the introduction of new products and with his leadership, Novatec has tripled in sales. This has been accomplished with the active assistance of his wife Susan who is a major part of the leadership team.
In addition, Conrad serves as Chairman of the Political Science Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State University.