Stephen Werner is Q-Track's Chief Executive Officer. Previously a Board Member and Chief Operating Officer for SUMMA Technology, Inc., Werner continued on with the company as Vice President and General Manager of AAR SUMMA Technology after their 2007, acquisition by AAR Corp. He has also served as the Vice President responsible for the Defense and Aerospace Systems Division at Sanmina- SCI. Here Werner was Plant Manager and responsible for all activities associated with the designing, manufacturing, and testing of any industrial and aerospace electronic-products. Werner is also an amateur radio operator [AG4W]. Werner holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hans Schantz is Q-Track's Chief Technology Officer, a co-founder, and a Board Member. Schantz is a co-inventor of NFER® technology. Author of The Art and Science of Ultra-wideband Antennas (Artech House, 2005), Schantz has published work in the American Journal of Physics, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, and IEEE Antenna and Propagation Magazine. With fifteen years of experience in applied electromagnetics and in antenna design, he has authored several dozen conference papers, and is an inventor on thirty-two US patents, with more than ten pending. His many inventions include antennas, RF systems, and RF-based location systems. He not only developed the first commercial UWB antenna, but also led the team that invented the first frequency-notched UWB antennas. Schantz is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, and an amateur radio operator [KC5VLD]. Schantz earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds degrees in both Industrial Engineering and Physics from Purdue University.
Bob DePierre is Q-Track’s Co-Founder, Board Member, and Vice President of Engineering. A Vietnam air combat veteran (AC-130 & B-52) and retired Air Force officer, DePierre spent 7 years with the joint Air Force/Navy Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation system where he simulated and analyzed aircraft tracking performance including Kalman Filter design and design of hardware upgrades. DePierre is an inventor on three US patents and co-inventor of NFER® technology. While working in the ultra-wideband (UWB) field, DePierre designed, built, and tested a 2-6 GHz variable-gain RF front end for an integrated UWB transceiver. He designed and built all of Q-Track’s transmitter and receiver hardware including implementation of Kalman Filters. DePierre is also an amateur radio operator [K8KI]. His outstanding RF engineering talent has been recognized by the American Radio Relay League who named him a Technical Advisor. DePierre has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. from Michigan Tech University, and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida.
Jerry Gabig is the Chairman of the Board if Directors and a co-founder. From 1999, to 2002, Gabig was the General Counsel for the Time Domain Corporation, a corporation pioneering RF tracking. Prior to serving as an officer for Time Domain, Gabig was a partner in the law office of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civilietti in the District of Columbia. Gabig has served on the Army Science Board and is an NCMA Fellow. He is recognized as an inventor on four U.S. patents and the author of "Government Contracting for Software Development," (Federal Publications, Inc. 1987). A Gulf War veteran, Gabig is a graduate of West Point, Harvard Business School, and the University of California School of Law.
Peter Beucher is a member of Q-Track's Board of Directors. Beucher was the former Chief Executive Officer of JIT Services LLC, a logistics company serving the automotive, high-tech commercial, and the appliance and consumer electronic-industries. He has also served as the CEO of WestWind Technologies, a holding company with stakes in an aviation services business and a manufacturing company producing decontamination foams. Prior to joining WestWind, he was Senior, Vice President of Corporate Development for Time Domain Corporation. Beucher has also acquired twenty years of experience in a variety of senior management positions within PPG Industries, a world-wide leader in plate glass and coating technologies.
Douglas S. McElwain is a Q-Track Board Advisor. He has over twenty years of financial experience in the high-tech industry including positions as the CFO for VPNET Technologies, Inc. and Coastcom, Inc. While with Hewlett-Packard, McElwain was Technology Controller over several divisions as well as the Information Technology Manager. He has a pervasive range of experiences in business including networking, workstations, surface mount technology, medical imaging, and also the design, fabrication, evaluation, and assembly of integrated-circuits. McElwain attended Stanford University and now holds their Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from their Department of Economics.
Bruce Perry is a Q-Track Board Adviser. Perry is a Certified Public Accountant with fifteen years of corporate experience. He has a comprehensive background in financial analysis and planning, as well as with start-up and mid-range companies. Perry earned his Bachelors degree at Auburn University.