Fawad Maqbool, President and CEO (Founder) / CTO:
Mr. Maqbool has been in the microwave business for 30 years. He has a B.S.E.E. in microwave engineering and a B.S.E.E in Bio-Medical Engineering from CUNY and an M.S.E.E from Polytechnic University of New York. He founded AmpliTech in 2002 to fill the need for affordable, high quality, custom, state-of-the-art amplifiers and components. For almost 14 years as Department Head, he designed and developed state of the art amplifiers and components for MITEQ Inc., a leading supplier of microwave components and communications equipment. He then founded AmpliComm (acquired by Aeroflex, Inc. (ARXX) in 2000 to develop custom cryogenic and fiber optic amplifiers and components). Mr. Maqbool’s innovative management and design experience continues to push AmpliTech’s boundaries in microwave technology both in commercial and military markets. Mr. Maqbool has received various awards for innovative design and quality from suppliers such as Motorola, and publications such as Wireless Design and Technology magazine. AmpliTech continues to surpass it’s peers in performance, value, service, and innovation, and is poised to become the leading supplier of amplifiers and related components in the coming years.
Louisa Sanfratello, Chief Financial Officer:
Louisa Sanfratello, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), has been a self-employed independent accountant servicing numerous clients in various industries since 1998. Her duties throughout this time and her time as an accountant for various charities and schools consisted of preparation of official financial documents as well as day-to-day financial management. Also tapped were her skills in the area of projection of cash flow and consequent requirements. Her professional career began in 1987 with the public accounting firm of Holtz, Rubinstein & CO., where she gathered two years of invaluable experience before earning her CPA and moving on to more challenging things,
M. Syed, Technical Sales:
Mr. Syed is an Electrical Engineer with more than 10 years of business experience, He recently joined the Company and has assumed the responsibilities of Technical Sales. He has served most recently as President and CEO of his own company as well as Chief Technical Sales consultant for numerous others in NYC. Mr. Syed has also been in the IT industry for 25 years during which he has performed in all areas of the IT market; namely software development, hardware maintenance, administration, sales and support. He is a Computer Engineer by trade and is a Certified Netware Engineer as well as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Of late, he was President of IT consulting company Comtech Int‘l, Inc. for 8 years before which he was a partner in another IT consulting firm in NYC called Hitec Computers. Before this, he was an application developer for Carco Group, Inc. and performed these and other functions while serving as Assistant MIS Director at MITEQ, Inc. earlier. Mr. Syed has applied his varied experience and the instincts he‘s developed over the years to certain projects such as hosting a live internet radio show, writing technical articles for professional publications as well as maintaining a blog on three different professional websites. Having been at every level of the IT ‘chain‘ and having performed well at each level, Mr. Maqbool knows all about old and new technologies, what decisions to make regarding IT trends and the experience and know-how to solve any problems that surface during the implementation of such technologies.
Dan Mazziota, Technical / Business Advisor:
Mr. Mazziota founded Microwave Power Devices, Inc. in 1967, which he sold in 1981 to M/A-COM, a leading telecommunications and defense electronics company. In addition, he is president of IDM Consulting which provides consulting services to the high tech M&A field, specializing in the microwave component and sub system industry. Mr. Mazziota is a former member of the Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and a senior member of the IEEE. He served on the Board of Directors of the Metro Chapter of the World President Organization (an YPO Alumni Organization) where he served as Chairman from 1996-1998. He received his BEE and MSEE degrees from New York Polytechnic Institute and is a fellow of the Institute.
Ewa Polubiak,Production/Assembly Supervisor:
Ms. Polubiak has over 20 years of assembly and test experience as well as in quality Hi-Rel manufacturing of hybrid micro-circuit technology. She is at the core of AmpliTech's production of state-of-the-art microwave components that are leaders in the industry. Utilizing her knowledge and experience in both Assembly and Testing, Ms. Polubiak plays a crucial role and is well-qualified to oversee all aspects of production.
Don Sartorius, Quality Assurance Manager:
Mr. Sartorius has over 30 years of experience in the microelectronics industry. His specialty being Quality Assurance, he is extremely proficient with all rules and regulations necessary for adherence to internationally recognized quality standards, such as ISO 9001.He is also well versed in all areas of manufacturing-related processes. This includes extensive knowledge of Contract Review and Conversion of Customer Requirements, Design and Documentation Control, Inspection (Incoming, In-process and Final), Environmental Screening and Testing for Mil-Prf-38534 and Mil-Std-883, Internal Audits, Failure Analysis, Employee Training, and ESD Control.