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Executive Team

 
 
John Schnake | Corporate Director Process Analyzers/General Manager
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John Schnake has over 25 years’ experience in the Process Measurement and Automation Markets including roles in General Management, Operations, Marketing Management, Product Management, Sales and Inside Sales.  John leads the Gas Analytical Division at Endress+Hauser Group and is responsible for Endress+Hauser SpectraSensors, Endress+Hauser Kaiser Optical Systems and the Endress+Hauser Optical Hub.  John joined Endress+Hauser in 2006 as the Marketing & Sales Manager for the Endress+Hauser Level+Pressure Division.  He then became General Manager of the division and oversaw growth and expansion of the North American market. John previously held roles in the Field Instruments Division at Honeywell International and the Process Analyzer Division of Applied Automation/Hartmann&Braun

John serves on the Board of Directors for Finesse Solutions, a provider of measurement and automation solutions for the Biotech market. He also is a member of Vistage International – a peer advisory, business mentoring and coaching company. 


John received his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and his M.BA. from Arizona State University. He has three children, and currently lives in Greenwood, Indiana with his wife Mandy.
 
 
Dr. Alfred Feitisch | VP, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Alfred Feitisch - SpectraSensors VP, Analyzer Operations and Engineering
 
Dr. Feitisch adds over 25 years of experience in senior management, business development, entrepreneurship and expertise in development, design and fabrication of lasers and laser based instruments to SpectraSensor’s management team. Prior to joining SpectraSensors, he served as CEO of Comlase NT AB. He became one of the founders of this Sweden based start up, productizing ultra high power semiconductor laser technology, after a 14 year career in senior management, business development and engineering at Spectra-Physics in Mountain View, California.  At Spectra-Physics, he served as Vice President & General Manager of Spectra-Physics Semiconductor Lasers in Tucson, Arizona (formerly known as Opto Power Corporation), as Vice President & General Manager of Spectra-Physics Active Telecom Systems, Business Unit Manager for Ion Laser Plasma Tubes and various engineering, marketing and operations management positions. Dr. Feitisch holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Lasers from the University of Hannover, Germany. He started his first company in 1984.
 
 
Jorge Jones | VP, Chief Operating Officer
Jorge Jones - SpectraSensors VP, Sales and Marketing
 
Jorge Jones has 25 years of prior experience in a diverse blend of general management, sales and marketing, and business development roles in entrepreneurial start up businesses as well as large corporations such as Emerson. Jones received an MBA degree from Rice University, Houston Texas in 2005 and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
 
 
 
Bryce L. Ford | VP, Atmospheric Programs
Bryce L. Ford - SpectraSensors VP, Atmospheric Programs
 
Bryce L. Ford joined SpectraSensors in February 2010 as Vice President of Atmospheric Programs, leading the new SpectraSensors office in the Washington DC metro area. Bryce brings over 26 years of experience in the global Weather and Environmental community serving in various roles including Program Management, Business Development, Functional Management, Systems and Software Engineering.

Prior to joining SpectraSensors, Bryce served at Lockheed Martin MS2 for 10 years as a Sr. Business Development Manager and Engineering Project Manager for Meteorological and Hydrological programs in domestic and international markets. Prior to this he served for 16 years at Harris Corporation in various roles supporting U.S. FAA, Defense, and Commercial customers with weather information systems and weather data services. Bryce is a Council Member of the association of the HydroMeteorological Equipment Industry, HMEI, and has served on the Board of Directors for an international Joint Venture company in Beijing China. In 2008 Bryce was invited by the U.S. National Weather Service to serve on the U.S. Government Delegation to the 60th World Meteorological Organization Executive Council. Bryce began his career in 1978 at Boeing Company in Wichita KS, after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Physics.