CenterState CEO announced new leadership for The Tech Garden and for one of its signature programs, GENIUS NY. Jeff Fuchsberg is named vice president of CenterState CEO’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship portfolio. Sarah Hood is named Senior director of operations at The Tech Garden. Kara Jones is named the director of GENIUS NY.
As the vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Fuchsberg is responsible for leading CenterState CEO’s entrepreneurship support programming, operated out of its incubator, The Tech Garden, located in downtown Syracuse. He previously served as the director of GENIUS NY, a startup competition and one-year in-residence accelerator located at The Tech Garden. Fuchsberg brings several years of innovation and business development experience to his new role. Before joining CenterState CEO he was senior director of Innovation Projects at the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation in El Paso, Texas. In that role, he managed incubator operations, delivered programs to support innovation and entrepreneurship and supported ecosystem development. Fuchsberg holds a bachelor’s degree in entomology, magna cum laude with distinction in research, from Cornell University, and a juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, summa cum laude, with an advanced certificate in technology commercialization law from the New York State Science & Technology Law Center. He is also certified as a business incubator manager by the International Business Innovation Association.
“We are excited to announce new leadership at The Tech Garden, as Jeff, Sara and Kara have been integral to the success of this portfolio and will enable us to scale our support for the companies we serve,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “These new roles support the many changes and growth we are seeing across the ecosystem. They will each play a critical role as we embark on the expansion of The Tech Garden and its programs and operations.”
As, senior director of Operations at The Tech Garden, Hood is responsible for overseeing operations of The Tech Garden and will lead its strategic and business development. She most recently served as director of The Clean Tech Center at The Tech Garden. Before joining CenterState CEO she was the program manager for Saab Corporation. Hood also served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and communications from Jacksonville State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, class of 2019.
As director of GENIUS NY, Jones will manage the programming and support for companies in the GENIUS NY program, administered by CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden. She previously served as content and marketing manager and director of communications at The Tech Garden. Additionally, she has played a key role in supporting the success of the GENIUS NY program since its launch in 2017. Jones earned her master’s degree in integrated marketing communication from Marist College and her bachelor’s degree in public relations and business management from SUNY Oswego. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, class of 2020.
Potsdam, New York – LC Drives announced today that the company has delivered an electric motor to Bosch Rexroth for evaluation and testing. The companies are exploring its use for a variety of industrial applications where advanced hydraulic and motor technologies can be combined to generate manufacturing process improvements, operational efficiencies, and economic savings.
“We believe the compact but powerful motors from LC Drives have the potential to be used in many of the industrial market segments where Bosch Rexroth enjoys significant market share today,” said Winfried Hegel, vice president systems and solutions at Bosch Rexroth AG. As we look to the future, power density will be an important aspect for the evolution of electrohydraulic industrial applications that Bosch Rexroth supplies,” continued Hegel.
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful, and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things.
“We are happy our discussions with Bosch Rexroth regarding our novel thermal management technology and resulting power-dense electric motors have progressed to the stage of hardware evaluation,” said Russel Marvin, LC Drives Co-Founder and CEO. “Bosch Rexroth is an outstanding, world-class company, and we are privileged to be working with them toward the commercialization of our technology” concluded Marvin.
LC Drives is targeting a variety of applications including marine, industrial, transportation, and wind energy. Applications where space is limited and weight important are ideal for motors or generators from LC Drives.
East Syracuse, NY – Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY (HOACNY) has installed the IoTRight monitored Indoor Air Quality(IAQ) solution with Active Pure Technology in the Brittonfield, Community and Auburn facilities. This monitored air Purification solution expands the capabilities of the filtration that HOA is currently using within their facilities to address not only COVID 19 but also numerous other air and surface contaminants.
“We are excited to have installed the Active Pure and IoTRight technologies to protect our patients and staff,” explains HOACNY’s CEO, Maryann Roefaro. “Providing the safest environment for our patients and staff and using cutting edge technology is at the core of our mission to provide the highest level of quality care in a healing environment.”
By installing the brand new IoTRight IAQ solution within the existing HVAC systems, HOA is able to fight
and destroy contaminants on surfaces and in the air almost immediately, around the clock and all year
long. Additionally, the monitoring platform ensures that the systems are running effectively and alerts
the staff if there is a problem. This non-stop air purification combats thousands of microscopic
contaminants that not only include COVID-19 but other viruses, mold, odor-causing bacteria, pollen,
mildew and dust.
How It Works:
Air and water molecules are drawn into the ActivePure Air Scrubbers which have been installed into the
buildings’ existing HVAC system. Once inside the air purification system, this technology turns oxygen and
water molecules into pathogen hungry Hydroxyls (friendly-yet-powerful oxidizers) that are dispersed back
into the HOA space. These “healthy” molecules fight and destroy contaminants on surfaces and in the air
in real time.
The IoTRight sensor package is installed in conjunction with the Air Scrubbers to monitor the power to the
unit as well as the humidity and airflow around the Air Scrubber. This information is then sent to the
IoTRight Smart Building platform which enables HOA staff to monitor the effectiveness of the system at
all three locations from a single dashboard. Additionally, the system is set up to send alerts to staff when
there is a problem with any of the Air Scrubbers.
“IoTRight is very excited to partner with HOA to provide our Monitored Air Purification Solution and help
them create a safe and healthy environment for their patients and staff.” says Michael Marley, IoTRight
CEO. “We look forward to expanding our relationship and continuing to develop solutions with HOA.”
The system was installed by Postler and Jaeckle Mechanical Contractors with support from IoTRight. The
Brittonfield location went online in February. This was followed by the Onondaga Hill facility, and most
recently the Auburn facility.
Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY was established in 1982 with a vision to serve the community
by providing the highest level of quality care to patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders. With
office locations in Auburn, East Syracuse and Onondaga Hill (Syracuse), plus a Wellness Center in
Camillus, HOA continues that vision with a multifaceted team dedicated to holistic, patient-centered
care. The only cancer practice in CNY Certified for Quality by The American Society of Clinical Oncology,
HOACNY also serves as the only certified oncology medical home in New York State.
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Tonquin, the leading on-demand last-mile delivery and logistics platform for the automotive space, is pleased to announce Denise Novak, CPA, and Mike Roe are joining as investors and members of the board of directors. Tonquin is bringing auto part suppliers into the world of automation and connectivity with next generation logistics technology. The new investors and members bring years of experience and leadership to assist the Tonquin team during this high-growth phase of the organization.
Novak has an extensive background in finance, accounting and asset management. She will bring her skills and experience to support the senior leadership team of Tonquin with financial reporting and forecasting as well as innovate on the platform’s big data reporting capabilities. Novak graduated from Ithaca College and serves as the head of fund operations for the Americas at Prudential’s PGIM Real Estate division.
Roe is a seasoned technology leader and finance guru. He is an operating partner at NexPhase Capital Partners as well as the former CEO/president of three successful software startups. Roe’s critical thinking, digital savvy and sound leadership will help guide the growth strategies for Tonquin as well as blocking and tackling opportunities across the market.
Jeff Lyman, CEO of Tonquin, said, “I’m very excited to have these leaders serve on our board, provide guidance and lend their experience to help us navigate the challenges of a high-growth startup.”
Tonquin was founded in 2017 and launched the platform in 2019 with its first paid deliveries in the Syracuse market. Tonquin is headquartered in The Tech Garden. Tonquin is providing services across Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo and is expanding into the Springfield, Massachusetts, Boston and Hartford, Connecticut areas. Learn more at www.Tonquin.com
LC Drives showcases motor/generator versatility in Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International publication
April 2021 – The April publication of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International features LC Drives and the adaptability of its motors and generators in the marine industry.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) - comprising roughly 200 members in 90 countries - is dedicated to protecting the environment through the regulation of harbor emissions. With the establishment of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP), the IAPH is dedicated to working collaboratively with its diverse associates to plan and develop strategies to protect the environment and waterfront communities in conjunction with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandate to cut CO2 emissions by 5O% by 2050.
Eget Liber and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Establish Partnership to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms
Eget Liber, a UAS startup and previous GENIUS NY accelerator program participant, is partnering with the U.S. Army's Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to validate the company's water preserving technology in freshwater lakes to combat harmful algal blooms.
Eget Liber prides itself on being an eco-friendly company that is providing new technologies for tackling environmental issues without adversely affecting the fragile environment. They are currently working on a multi-vehicle response to mitigating toxic algae.
To learn more about Eget Liber, please visit eget-liber.com/
Brian Pitre is the co-founder and CEO of SkyOp.com which offers drone training courseware, certification test prep, and flight training for drones and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
He is also a serial entrepreneur and member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. In this role, he recently had two Forbes articles published: Getting Started with Drones: What Business Leaders Need to Know and STEM Drone Programs Are Creating Career Pathways For Today's Modern Workforce.
Iterate Labs, which specializes in wearable digital technology for the poultry industry, has raised more than $1 million in seed funding. Monozukuri Ventures led the investments, joined by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) and Ray Muzyka.
Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) and National Grid Establish Partnership for Development and Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure
Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) and National Grid have recently established a partnership for development and deployment of hydrogen infrastructure. The first activity under this partnership will introduce the first SHC Energy Transfer System™ (ETS), which is planned for the capital region of New York, pending regulatory approval.
SparkCharge Partners with Mark Cuban, Allstate, Spiffy and others to Launch BoostEV, the World’s First On-demand Mobile EV Charging Network
SparkCharge, the creator of the portable electric vehicle charging system the Roadie, is partnering with Allstate Roadside, Spiffy, HONK Technologies, and Mark Cuban to launch BoostEV, an on-demand mobile EV charging network.