THE BLUGLASS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our exceptionally talented team is driven by a shared commitment to bring the BluGlass technology to market.
BluGlass is built on a highly talented and expert team consisting of specialist scientists, engineers and commercial staff to bring to market the company’s breakthrough technology.
The team at BluGlass consists of seven PhD’s and combines academic, industry and commercial expertise and experience. We also work with world leading industry consultants to drive continuous innovation and groundbreaking invention.
This world class team is led by the following management team:
MR. GILES BOURNE
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
B.A. (Hons), MBA, FAICD
Expertise and Experience:
Extensive management experience in ASX listed and private technology nnbusinesses
Over 20 years of experience in hi-tech, software and technology businesses
Broad international business development and commercialisation skills
Giles is a senior executive with over 20 years of international business development experience gained in the clean-tech, technology and manufacturing sectors. He is a specialist in developing offshore business opportunities, securing inward expansion investment, setting up domestic and international partnerships, JV's and licensing deals for Australian corporations.
Giles' focus at BluGlass is to provide leadership as well as developing sales and marketing structures to support the commercialisation of BluGlass' LED and solar technology.
During his time at BluGlass, Giles has lead the team to secure a strategic partnership with global semiconductor equipment company SPTS Technologies, secured more than $25M in Government and Private Investment and supported the technology team to its proof of concept milestone.
In 2014 Giles was invited to be part of the Judging Panel of the prestigious Australian Technologies Competition (www.austechcomp.com), Australia's premier technology acceleration program and an initiative supported by the Australian Federal government. . Giles has been a member of the panel for the past three years.
Giles holds 2,084,566 shares in BluGlass.
Investor Relations & Marketing Manager
Experience and Expertise:
Technical communications and marketing specialist
Broad business analysis and market research experience
Extensive brand management experience
Stef Winwood is an experienced, creative and strategic marketing and communications professional with more than 12 years’ experience building brands and businesses.
Over the past decade Stef has specialised in technical communications for both Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups, translating complex technical information for non technical audiences.
Stef's specialisations include: Investor relations and communications management for ASX listed companies and related compliance; branding and identity creation and management; media and stakeholder relations; coaching and training.
Vice President of Business Development
DR. IAN MANN
Chief Technology & Operations Officer
PhD, MBA, MSc, BSc-Eng, FAICD
Expertise and Experience:
- Prototype and product development
- Commercialisation of intellectual property
- Technology and scientific team management
Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the BluGlass technology and commercial teams with his experience in managing and developing technology companies and commercialisation plans to bring high technology projects to commercial outcomes.
Prior to joining BluGlass in late 2009, he was the CEO of Bandwidth Foundry International Pty Ltd working on innovations in chip based optoelectronics including laser projectors while leading a commercial microfabrication foundry service for innovative Australian companies and research institutions.
Ian has worked in a number of cutting edge technology companies in the US and Australia where he has managed technology teams, developed and executed transition strategies, business plans and facilitated mergers and acquisitions along with establishing spin off companies to commercialise intellectual property.
Ian received his PhD in Polymer Science from Akron University in the US working on flat panel displays and has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
During his time at BluGlass he has lead the technology team to complete a number of the company's critical technical milestones including the acheivement of its proof of concept milestone in November 2012.
DR. MARIE WINTREBERT-FOUQUET
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Marie Wintrebert-Fouquet is one of the founding scientists of BluGlass. She previously worked at Macquarie University in faculty of Sciences for 10 years. She designed and fabricated GaAs and InP based resonant tunnelling diodes and transistors. She then become closely involved in growing and characterising nitride thin films where she helped develop the RPCVD process used by BluGlass today.
Marie’s expertise in crystal growth and her advanced material characterisation techniques are integral to the work being conducted at BluGlass, where she has established all aspects of device design and fabrication, from modelling through to measurements.
Marie immigrated to Australia after graduating from the University of Montpellier II in 1995 with a PhD in semiconductor-related electrical noise measurements. She was responsible for developing various quality check protocols for ‘multi-quantum well avalanche photodiodes’ and subsequently established a theory on conduction before the onset of multiplication in multi-quantum well devices, applicable for photodiodes and lasers.
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Experience and Expertise:
20+ years experience in semiconductor industry leadership
Extensive experience transferring technology from prototype to commercial production