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CPS Technologies Board of Directors
For over 30 years, CPS has built a reputation as a world leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials solutions and products. We combine metals and ceramics to improve performance and reliability of applications in a variety of end markets. These include high-speed trains, hybrid and electric vehicles, aerospace and military applications, oil and gas (fracking) and high-performance microprocessors.
Now, we would like you to meet our Board of Directors, consisting of Grant Bennett, Francis J. Hughes, Jr., Daniel C. Snow, and Thomas Culligan.
Mr. Grant C. Bennett has held the positions of President, Chief Executive Officer Director and Treasurer of CPS Technologies since September 1992. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing from November 1985 to September 1992. Before joining CPS, Mr. Bennett was a consultant at Bain & Company, a Boston-based management consulting firm. Mr. Bennett earned an MS degree from MIT.
Mr. Francis J. Hughes, Jr. has served as President of American Research and Development Corporation (‘ARD’), a venture capital firm, since 1992. Mr. Hughes joined ARD’s predecessor organization in 1982, and became Chief Operating Officer in 1990. Mr. Hughes has co-founded and served as a General Partner of the following venture capital funds: ARD I, L.P., ARD II, L.P. (July, 1985), ARD III, L.P. (April, 1988), Hospitality Technology Fund, L.P. (June, 1991) and Egan- Managed Capital, L.P. (February, 1997). Mr. Hughes has served as a Director of CPS Technologies since 1993. Mr. Hughes earned an MS degree from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Daniel C. Snow has served as a professor at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University since 2010. From 2004 to 2010, he was a chaired assistant professor in Technology and Operations Management at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on technological innovation and operations strategy. Professor Snow holds an MBA from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Snow previously worked for Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst.
Mr. Thomas M. Culligan served as a Senior Vice President of Raytheon Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in December 2013. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon International. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mr. Culligan held senior positions with Honeywell, its predecessor, Allied Signal Corporation, and McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Earlier in his career he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and as a legislative director for a U.S. Congressman. Mr. Culligan holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University.
Ralph M. Norwood was elected a Director of the Company in August 2019. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from September 2011 to May 2019. He came to the Company from Navigator Advisors LLC, a financial consulting company, where he had served as President since he founded the firm in 2006. From 2002 until 2005 he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SatCon Technology Corporation, a clean energy company headquartered in Boston, MA. Previously, he served for over 20 years at Polaroid Corporation in various capacities including Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Controller, and Worldwide Manufacturing Controller. Mr. Norwood is a CPA and has a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.