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Board of Directors

DENNIS M. CONNOLLY, SR., JD

Mr. Connolly is an attorney in Omaha, Nebraska. He brings experience in both law and business to the Board of Directors. His private practice of more than 40 years has focused on business-related law. He received his BS and JD from Creighton University and served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska National Bank, was a regent for Conception Seminary College, and was a regional director for USA-Canada Serra Council and trustee of Serra International Foundation. Mr. Connolly has served as counsel for Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School and was active on the boards of several private high schools and clubs in the Omaha area.

DAVID R. FRANZ, DVM, PHD

Dr. Franz serves as Vice President and Chief Biological Scientist of the Midwest Research Institute. He is also senior advisor to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense programs. Dr. Franz served in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for 23 of 27 years on active duty and retired as Colonel. He served as commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and as deputy commander of the Medical Research and Materiel Command. Prior to joining the Command, he served as group veterinarian for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was the chief inspector on three United Nations Special Commission biological warfare inspection missions to Iraq and served as technical advisor on long-term monitoring. He also served as a member of the first two U.S.-U.K. teams that visited Russia in support of the Trilateral Joint Statement on Biological Weapons and as a member of the Trilateral Experts' Committee for biological weapons negotiations. Dr. Franz earned a DVM from Kansas State University and a PhD in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine.

JOHN H. HAMRE, PhD

John Hamre was elected president and CEO of CSIS in January 2000. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the under secretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997. As comptroller, Dr. Hamre was the principal assistant to the secretary of defense for the preparation, presentation, and execution of the defense budget and management improvement programs. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr. Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Before serving in the Department of Defense, Dr. Hamre worked for 10 years as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. During that time, he was primarily responsible for the oversight and evaluation of procurement, research, and development programs, defense budget issues, and relations with the Senate Appropriations Committee. From 1978 to 1984, Dr. Hamre served in the Congressional Budget Office, where he became its deputy assistant director for national security and international affairs. In that position, he oversaw analysis and other support for committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Dr. Hamre received his Ph.D., with distinction, in 1978 from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where his studies focused on international politics and economics and U.S. foreign policy. In 1972, he received his B.A., with high distinction, from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, emphasizing political science and economics. The following year he studied as a Rockefeller fellow at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

J. MICHAEL HOLLOWAY

Mr. Holloway retired from the financial services industry in 2004 after 31 years with two institutions including 13 years at Citicorp and 18 years at Rochester Community Savings Bank/Charter One Financial/Citizens Financial. His career was equally split between that of a business banker and in executive management as a senior business line manager. In his role as a senior executive manage,r Mr. Holloway was the CEO of a multi-state commercial real estate investment and development business and a national automobile lending business. He has held board and/or leadership positions with the Consumer Bankers of America, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross, St. John of Rochester Parish/The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, and Cornell University. Mr. Holloway is a graduate of Cornell University.

YUICHIRO MORIMOTO, PhD

Yuichiro Morimoto is the Vice President of Enplas America and Chief Business Strategy and Innovation Office of Enplas Corporation. Yuichiro leads multiple global teams in the SF Bay Area, New York City, Cambridge UK, Haifa Israel, and Tokyo to generate new businesses through venture investment, M&A, and organic R&D, by leveraging Enplas’ ultra-precision polymer manufacturing technologies. The teams cover various industries such as in-vitro diagnosis, medical devices, agriculture, optical components, automotive, and consumer electronics. His teams provide hands-on support to its portfolio of companies through its many years of expertise in precision manufacturing, global supplier management, sales process and distribution, business development, and fund raising. Yuichiro is on the board member of many of the companies Enplas has invested in. Prior to joining Enplas, Yuichiro worked for McKinsey for 10 years supporting Japanese and global companies in medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer electronics industries. Yuichiro holds a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo.

JOHN M. NOONAN

Mr. Noonan is a Research Chemist at the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he worked as a Senior Research Associate at Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories for over 35 years. He also worked for Corning Glass Works Research Labs as a Research Chemist. He received his M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Delaware and his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Bonaventure University.

GENERAL DENNIS J. REIMER (U.S. ARMY, RET.)

General Dennis J. Reimer (U.S. Army, Ret.) served over 37 years in the U. S. Army. In 1995, General Reimer became the 33rd Chief of Staff, U.S. Army and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the primary military advisory group to the President of the United States. Prior to that, he was the Commanding General of the United States Army, Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. During his military career he served in a variety of other joint and combined assignments, as well as two combat tours in Vietnam. He also served in Korea as the Chief of Staff, Combined Field Army and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command. After his retirement from the army in 1999 General Reimer became the first Director of the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City, an organization dedicated to preventing terrorism in the United States. In 2005 he returned to Washington D.C. to take a position with DFI, a national security consulting firm. DFI was acquired by a British firm, Detica, and General Reimer remained with the new organization for about a year. He serves on the Mutual of America, DRS Technologies and Virtual Agility Boards. He is also the President of Army Emergency Relief and a trustee for the Association of the United States Army.

YOICHI TAKEUCHI

Yoichi Takeuchi is the Head of Production Technology Center at Enplas Japan, in charge of Enplas’ design, mold-making, and production activities. The center oversees development of production technology and building of quality assurance structure for Enplas’ bio-related products, automotive products, OA products, and optics products. Yoichi has been with Enplas for 28 years, with his career spanning from product development, design, production as well as sales, and has been in charge of Automotives unit, assistant director for R&D, and director and general manager at Enplas optics subsidiaries. Yoichi researched plastic materials during his time at university, have significant experience with various plastic materials since joining Enplas, and was involved in the development and launch of the world’s first automotive plastic Impeller for Turbo-charger. Yoichi is a graduate of Kogakuin University with a degree in mechanical engineering.