Board of Directors

Robert L. Dingess

Chairman of the Board

Robert L. Dingess has extensive experience in managing franchise operations. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Management Services, Inc., d/b/a Ideal Image Central Florida, a laser hair removal company, since April, 2004. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Dingess served as the Chief Executive and owner of Dingess & Associates, Inc., a healthcare consulting and management company. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Dingess was a partner in Ernst & Young's Southeast Region Healthcare Operations Business Officer Practice, where he advised over 200 healthcare clients. Mr. Dingess holds a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Chair
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Ermanno P. Santilli

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Santilli has invested over 15 years with Fortune 500 brands such as Club Car, Bobcat, Thermo King, and Trane at Ingersoll Rand Company. He successfully stewarded global and international businesses with diverse teams of sales, marketing, engineering, sourcing, finance, and distribution. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree from the prestigious Boston College Carroll School of Management, Mr. Santilli obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Management. More recently, Mr. Santilli founded MagneGas Europe where he became an expert in the MagneGas technology and business model and its various applications.

Luisa Ingargiola

Director

Mrs. Ingargiola graduated in 1989 from Boston University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. In 1996, she received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida. In 1990, she joined Boston Capital Partners as an Investment Advisor in their Limited Partnership Division. In this capacity, she worked with investors and partners to report investment results, file tax forms and recommend investments. In 1992, she joined MetLife Insurance Company as a Budget and Expense Manager. In this capacity she managed a $30 million dollar annual budget. Her responsibilities included budget implementation, expense and variance analysis and financial reporting.

Carla Santilli

Director

Carla Santilli holds a Master Degree in Human Services Administration from the School of Social Work of Boston University. She held positions of Clinical Social Worker and Community Programs Coordinator for the State of Massachusetts.

Since the late 1980’s Mrs. Santilli has been employed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hadronic Press, Inc, a physics and mathematics academic publishing company.  In this capacity, Mrs. Santilli directed the growth of this company from start-up to become one of the world’s leading physics and mathematics publishing companies.   Books and journals published by Hadronic Press can be found in all of the leading University libraries across the world.  Mrs. Santilli has been involved in the private sector as grant administrator and public relations specialist in the fields of academic publishing and environmental sciences.

Kevin Pollack

Director

Kevin Pollack has served as a Director since June 21, 2012. Mr. Pollack serves as an advisor to Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT), where from 2012 until 2017 he served as its Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors. From 2007 until 2013, Mr. Pollack was a managing director at Paragon Capital LP, a private investment firm focused primarily on U.S.-listed companies. Since 2003, Mr. Pollack has also served as president of Short Hills Capital LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Pollack worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities LLC, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Pollack started his career at Sidley Austin LLP (formerly Brown & Wood LLP) as a securities attorney. Since 2012, Mr. Pollack has served as a member of the board of directors of Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO). Mr. Pollack graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received a dual J.D./M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Christopher Huntington

Director

Christopher Huntington has served as Director of MagneGas Corporation since August 14, 2012. In 2010, Mr. Huntington co-founded the strategic consulting firm, New Energy Fund Advisors, LLC. In 2007, Mr. Huntington co-founded Skyfuel, Inc, a solar thermal power technology company, where he was the Vice President of Business Development from 2007 until 2010. In 2006, Mr. Huntington founded Redhook Renewable Energy Ventures, LLC, a consulting firm advising renewable energy and clean-tech companies on fund-raising, marketing and media strategies, which he was a principal until 2007. Mr. Huntington worked at the Cable News Network (CNN) from 1989 to 2006 as a financial news producer and correspondent. Prior to his employment at CNN, Mr. Huntington worked at Pacific Securities/Robert C. Brown & Co. as an assistant bond trader. Mr. Huntington attended the University of California, Berkley and was awarded a B.A. in Rhetoric and a special diploma in Social Studies from Oxford University.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Member

William W. Staunton III

Director

William W. Staunton III brings extensive experience in the semi-conductor industry, with specific background in Military and Space Contracting. Mr. Staunton has been the President of Accel–RF Corporation, a provider of RF Reliability Test Systems for compound semiconductor devices since 2012. In 2011, Mr. Staunton founded Kokua Executives, LLC, which provides guidance and interim executive level-leadership to companies. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Staunton served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Ramtron International Corporation, which designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory, microcontroller, and integrated semiconductor solutions. From March 1999 until December 2000, Mr. Staunton served as Chief Operating Officer of Maxwell Technologies, which designs and manufactures multi-chip modules and board products for commercial satellite applications. Previously, Mr. Staunton was executive vice president of Valor Electronics Inc. from April 1996 until February 1999. Mr. Staunton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Chair

Joe C. Stone

Director

Joe C. Stone has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry. He has been a partner at Pace Petroleum, LLC since 2006, a private oil and natural gas company. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Stone was a Senior Vice President of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at the financial services firm of Lehman Brothers. From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Stone was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. Additionally, Mr. Stone was a Manager in Audit and Business Advisory Services at Price Waterhouse from 1991 until 1996. Mr. Stone holds a Master of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Baylor University.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Member