Meet the executive team leveraging their diverse and multi-discipline backgrounds to drive Interlink's future!
At Interlink Electronics, our seasoned management team drives corporate strategy and directs the development of the world's most advanced and innovative force sensing technology. Learn more about the people who have propelled Interlink Electronics from a small startup to a global leader.
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, 63, 65, 66, and 79 licenses.
Ryan J Hoffman came to Interlink with more than two decades of auditing and professional experience accrued at two top global accounting firms. As CFO, he is a key member of Interlink’s executive team, managing financial strategy, overseeing all financial functions, structuring initiatives, and guiding corporate development. Along with helping to drive the company's ongoing search for new acquisition targets, he will also play a major role in collaborations and integrations. As the company continues to expand, his familiarity with managing multinational projects is vital as Interlink continues to expand its worldwide presence.
Before coming to Interlink, he spent 16 years at the accounting firm RSM and was a partner at the company for his last five years. There, he successfully led audits of global companies in industries that include technology, consumer products, and manufacturing. While there, he cultivated a specialization in software and multiple-element revenue recognition accounting and auditing. Prior to that, he worked for the Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Mr. Hoffman graduated with a degree in accounting from Chapman University and is a licensed CPA. He is also the CFO of Qualstar Corp and Qualstar's wholly owned subsidiary N2Power.
Dr. Albert Lu joined Interlink on February 3, 2014 and is based in Singapore at our wholly owned subsidiary Interlink Electronics Singapore Private Limited. As CTO, Dr. Lu's responsibilities include developing strategic technology and product roadmaps, identifying synergistic R&D partnerships and funding opportunities, leading the internal R&D team, and maintaining Interlink Electronics' competitive advantage in the human-machine interface (HMI) technology landscape.
Prior to joining Interlink, for over 15 years Dr. Lu had made significant R&D contributions to the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), which develops high-value manufacturing technology and human capital to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore's manufacturing industry. SIMTech is a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Dr. Lu's most recent role was Program Manager of the Large Area Processing Program, where he established and spearheaded Singapore's key R&D facility and pilot line for roll-to-roll manufacturing of functional films and printed electronics. In his other technology leadership roles at SIMTech, Dr. Lu has orchestrated R&D collaborations and industry consortia in disruptive and emerging technology platforms that included embedded passives, broadband communications, and electronics packaging with multinational corporations and local enterprises.
Dr. Lu earned both Ph.D. and B. Eng. in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the U.K. Dr. Lu also received the Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science in Singapore and the Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize in the U.K.