Steve graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic institute with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career as a manufacturing design engineer for a battery company. He quickly moved into program management which started him along the path to a career in management. Over the years, Steve has worked in multiple industries from consumer batteries, to a startup venture for automotive batteries, to the life sciences industry, to crystal growth equipment. In each role his career advanced with progressively increasing levels of Engineering Management and eventually into Business Development. During this time, Steve led many engineering teams in the development of new products in each of the respective fields. Steve enjoys many outdoor activities including golf, basketball, hiking, boating, and snowmobiling.