Peter A. Hunter, Chairman
As General Partner of Axia Capital Partners (Axia), Mr. Hunter serves as Chairman of Fiberoptic Components, LLC, an Axia portfolio company. Peter co-founded Axia Capital Partners in 2003, following over 23 years of experience as a well-respected operating executive. Most recently, Peter was CEO of Innovative Microplate, Inc., where he grew the firm’s revenue by 100% and, led the sale of the company. Previously, Peter was CEO and director of Inspectron Corporation, a machine vision hardware and software company focused on the factory automation market. Under his leadership, the company grew over 400% in less than three years, and was ultimately sold to a strategic buyer in 2002. Prior to Inspectron, Peter was EVP, COO & CFO for Data Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial sensors and factory automation equipment. During his thirteen years at Data Instruments, he initiated and completed seven acquisitions that provided significant growth to the company (revenues of $70 million) and ultimately led the sale of the company to Honeywell International in 1998. Prior to joining Data Instruments, Peter was a CPA for Deloitte & Touche. Peter is also on the board of a number of for-profit and non-profit entities. An attorney and CPA, he received his J.D. in corporate law and BS in accounting at Suffolk University where he is currently on the Board of Trustees. Peter lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, Elizabeth and daughters, Libby and Sally.
Lawrence Kosiba, Board Member
Mr. Kosiba is President of Fiberoptic Components, LLC. He is a member and Director of the company’s board since 2007. In his capacity and in conjunction with Axia Capital Partners, developed and is executing FOC’s three part growth strategy.
Larry brings more than 20 years of professional experience in engineering, operations and new business development to his current position at FOC. He has held multiple management positions including Global Sales Director of the Molecular Imaging Group at Eastman Kodak Company, and also various divisional VP management positions at Danaher Corporation - Precision Systems Group (PSG) in sales, new business development and manufacturing operations. During 2002, in his business development role while at Danaher, he started a new business sector in the medical device/life sciences market. His training and background in LEAN manufacturing practices developed at Danaher, drives the continuous improvement effort at FOC.
He also serves on the board of the New England Fiber Optics Council (NEFC), is both a member of SPIE and the Life Science Executive Exchange. Larry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Hamilton University and a MBA with Honors from UMASS Amherst.
Jeff Beck, Board Member
As Chief Operating Officer at iRobot, Mr. Beck oversees day-to-day operations at the company. He brings more than 20 years of high-technology leadership to iRobot. Previously, he served as president and general manager of Home Robots, where he was responsible for all aspects of the division’s global strategy, product development and operations. Prior to joining iRobot, Beck served as senior vice president and general manager of the aerospace and defense division of AMETEK, Inc. He has also held senior management positions at Danaher Corporation and Emerson Electric Corporation. Earlier in his career, Beck was a mechanical design engineer at Sargent & Lundy Consulting Engineers. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the N.J. Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.
Jean-Luc Boulnois, Board Member
Dr. Jean-Luc Boulnois, Ph.D. served as the Chief Executive Officer of Microline Surgical, Inc. (formerly Microline PENTAX Inc.) until April 1, 2013 and served as its President. Dr. Boulnois serves as a Venture Partner at Dover Venture Management and Dover Medical Ventures, L.P. He serves as the Chairman of Microline Surgical, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of Microline and Fossa Medical, two early-stage Biomedical Device Companies. He is co-author of five books and more than 40 Scientific Articles in Applied Physics and Biophysics. Dr. Boulnois is a member of the Advisory Council of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Princeton University. Dr. Boulnois’ educational achievements include: Adjunct Professor, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship; Visiting Professor, ESCP, France. He holds Engineering Degree from Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Automobiles et des Constructions Aéronautiques, France, an M.B.A. from Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires, France, M.A., Ph.D. from Princeton University.