Board of Directors
The Interlink Electronics board of directors consists of proven business and technology leaders with a broad range of business and technology experience.
Steven N. Bronson
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Steven N. Bronson has over 36 years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His successful background in investment banking, operations, and management has led him to acquire meaningful stakes in several promising technology companies and assuming CEO roles.
Mr. Bronson became the Chairman and CEO of Interlink Electronics in July of 2010. In March of 2011, he also took on the role of President, bringing both his operational and financial expertise to the company. Since successfully returning Interlink's business to profitability, Mr. Bronson has focused on strategic matters, mission-critical decisions, and the identification of potential acquisitions and business partnership opportunities.
In July 2013, Mr. Bronson assumed the positions of President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation—a high-quality tape library manufacturer—and its subsidiary N2Power, a manufacturer of high efficiency power supplies for diverse electronics industries. He immediately initiated a turnaround strategy, implementing cost-cutting measures and aggressive sales efforts.
Mr. Bronson has held the position of Chairman, President, and CEO of BKF Capital Group, Inc. (BKF), a publicly traded company operating through its wholly owned subsidiaries, since October 2008.
In 1996, Mr. Bronson founded Bronson & Co. and served as CEO & Chairman until November 2014. Bronson & Co., LLC, is an investment banking firm that assists both private and public emerging growth and middle market companies with raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, and advisory services.
In addition, Mr. Bronson served on the board of Mikron Infrared Instruments, Inc. from September 1996 to July 2000. During a restructuring period spanning August 1998 to May 1999, he was appointed Mikron's Chairman and CEO. Mr. Bronson led the effort of recruiting a top-notch management team, eventually increasing the company's revenue by 500 percent; it was sold in April 2007.
Mr. Bronson is also the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Ridgefield Acquisition Corp. (OTC: RDGA) since 1996. Ridgefield Acquisition Corp. is a public shell that is seeking a merger, acquisition, or business combination with a viable operating entity.
Mr. Bronson currently holds the series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 65, 66, and 79 licenses.
David J. Wolenski
Board Member, Lead Independent Director
David J. Wolenski has served since November 2002 as Vice President of Electro-Mechanical Products, Inc., a privately-held company engaged in the manufacture of precision-machined components and thermal management systems for the semiconductor, laser, and medical device industries. From 1996 to 2000, he served as CEO of OZO Automation, a public company that designed and produced robotic workstations used in the manufacture of cell phones and related electronic subsystems. Mr. Wolenski holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Joy Hou presently serves as the Head of Product Development for Real Assets in Americas at Apex Group, one of the largest solution providers for financial institutions globally, with $3 trillion of assets under administration. In addition, she is the cofounder and CEO of MREN, a cloud-based commercial real estate market network. Ms. Hou spent 10 years on Wall Street (DLJ, Lehman, Barclays), where she closed $10 billion in RE transactions. She has also spent time in leadership positions in the information technology and service industries. She brings valuable experience to the board and a wealth of business development skills, including investor relations, management, structured finance, dispositions, and joint ventures. She is a proud graduate of Cornell University and continues to give back to her alma mater as a volunteer board director of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association.
Maria Fregosi presently serves as Executive Vice President - Operations at Lennar Mortgage, a division of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN and LEN.B), with a focus on the finance and secondary market divisions. She previously served as Chief Investment Officer and founding member of Homepoint (NASDAQ: HMPT), a national residential mortgage originator and servicer, where she was responsible for the company’s balance sheet, servicing asset, correspondent division and investments. Prior to her tenure at Homepoint, Ms. Fregosi held a number of finance positions at a variety of firms, including Catalyst Financial, BKF Capital Group and ABN AMRO Bank. She earned an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester's Simon School and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo State College.
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