Dr. Robert Ledoux
President, CEO and Director
Dr. Ledoux was Associate Professor of Physics at MIT until 1990. He subsequently founded RSA (medical instruments), where he managed the company from start-up to profitability developing and bringing to market high technology products, including the XKnife therapeutic radiation therapy system. Most recently, as Vice President of Pyramid Technical Consultants, he developed control algorithms and hardware used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He holds B.S. and PhD (Physics) degrees from MIT.
Dr. Costales has over 20 years of experience of leading the full life-cycle development of complex capital equipment and medical devices, including systems engineering and integration of software, hardware and mechanical components. Prior to joining Passport Systems in 2008, he held senior management positions at startups as well as large companies. Most recently, he led the software development, system engineering and integration for a new product platform at Philips Healthcare. He holds an A.B. (Physics) degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD (Physics) degree from MIT.
Dr. Steve Korbly
Vice President, Research and Development
Dr. Korbly joined Passport in 2004 and became the Vice President of Research and Development in 2014. He has managed the research and development efforts for Passport’s two products and has helped bring in over $45M in Government research contracts while at Passport Systems. Dr. Korbly received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in plasma physics with a concentration in accelerator physics, and his AB in physics from Princeton University.
Mr. Bruce Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Garcia joined Passport Systems in March of 2007 as its Chief Financial Officer. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Garcia was the CFO of Epion Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of atomic-scale processing equipment for semiconductor and other microelectronic applications. Prior to Epion, Mr. Garcia spent nine years at Summit Technology, a provider of laser vision correction equipment and services, most recently as Vice President of Operations for the company’s vision centers. Mr. Garcia began his career in the high technology practice at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Garcia holds an MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Accounting from Fairfield University. He is also a certified public accountant.
Mr. Paul H. Johnson
Vice President of Contracts and Administration
Mr. Johnson brings 25 years of proposal development, negotiations and contract administration experience with both the U.S. Government and Commercial organizations. Before joining Passport Systems, he held the position of Senior Contracts Manager at Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems’ Missile Defense Center. Prior to Raytheon, he served as Director, Contract Administration for The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. He holds a B.S. (Business Administration) from Norwich University.
Mr. William McLendon
Chief Operating Officer
From 1999 through 2006 Mr. McLendon was the President of Epion Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of atomic scale processing equipment for semiconductor and other microelectronic applications. From 1993 until 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sight Resource Corporation, a provider of comprehensive eye care services including corrective eye surgery. From 1991 through 1993, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ibis Technology Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of SIMOX silicon-on-insulator material for semiconductor devices. From 1986 through 1990, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Summit Technology, Inc., a provider of laser vision correction equipment and services. From 1983 through 1985, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zymet Corporation, a developer of industrial ion beam processing equipment. Mr. McLendon has a BS in Accounting from Bentley College.