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Ladeira Poonian

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ladeira Poonian

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ladeira started her career as a registered nurse, certified in England, Canada and the US, and earned an RNC degree to work with high-risk pregnancies. After 28 years of nursing experience, she stepped into the role as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board after her husband tragically passed away in 1998.

Though the transition was difficult, Ladeira persevered and succeeded in her new role, promoting product innovation and earning countless awards, including AeA’s Outstanding Woman in Technology, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and Orange County Business Journal’s Family-Owned Business Award. Under her leadership, iBASEt was also recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Orange County.

    Vic Sial

    PRESIDENT

    Vic Sial

    PRESIDENT
    Vic brings more than 30 years of management experience in the technology industry to iBASEt. He has been with the company for 14 years and has held the positions of Board Member, President and Chief Financial Officer since 2000.

    Prior to joining iBASEt, Vic was the Vice President and Treasurer of Advanced Logic Research, Inc. (ALR), where he was actively involved in ALR’s initial and secondary public offerings, and the company’s eventual sale to Gateway in 1997. Vic earned a Master of Business Administration degree, specializing in Finance and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

      Naveen Poonian

      CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

      Naveen Poonian

      CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
      Graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Naveen’s expertise is in management and operations of a high technology software firm catered to complex manufacturing and maintenance solutions.

      As iBASEt’s Chief Operating Officer, Naveen is responsible for aligning organizational and departmental objectives with the company’s vision and mission statement through the implementation of strategic initiatives that result in greater organizational efficiency, rapid growth, and scalability.

        Sung Kim

        CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

        Sung Kim

        CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
        Sung is an experienced technology architect and a published computer scientist with more than 20 years of experience. During his tenure at iBASEt, he played a key role in enhancing Solumina’s technology and exploring architecture experiments for future product directions. As the CTO, Sung leads iBASEt’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for the overall product architecture and infrastructure deployment profiles, focusing on open standards and integration technologies. He also facilitates the technical community within iBASEt.

        Prior to joining iBASEt, Sung worked in the telecommunications industry and in academics teaching undergraduate and graduate students. His research works have been published in various International Journals and Conferences including ACM and IEEE transactions and conferences. Sung holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas.

          Bob Joyce

          VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

          Bob Joyce

          VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
          Bob graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Computer Science, holds 6 U.S. patents, and has over 20 years of experience leading the development of multi-tier enterprise software applications and web services. Bob has in-depth knowledge of key enterprise software challenges including scalability and high availability; data access and concurrency; thread management, pooling, and synchronization; and distributed processing.

          As Vice-President of Product Development, Bob is dedicated to applying leading-edge technologies, tools, and processes to enhance product quality and utility.

            Vicki Slusiewicz

            VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION

            Vicki Slusiewicz

            VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
            Vicki began her career running an interior design business and later opened her own firm in 1983. She continued her profession operating other small fast moving firms, loving the fast paced, multi-tasking environments before landing at iBASEt in 1995.

            Utilizing her own business experience, Vicki became the Vice President of Administration. When she began, there were only a handful of employees and has seen iBASEt grow from a small software company to one of the top leading edge shop floor manufacturing software enterprises.

              Michel Gadbois

              VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES

              Michel Gadbois

              VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES
              Before coming to iBASEt, Michel started his career in operations as Plant Superintendent of a chemical packaging facility. For a few years, he implemented several MRP II systems, and then joined a manufacturing management consulting group that specialized in productivity and quality improvements.

              After that, he became the Vice President of Manufacturing for Flow International. It was at Flow that Michel was exposed to advanced Scheduling Concepts and Paperless Manufacturing Technologies. While in Seattle, Michel became the Vice President of Commerce and Industry for the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the University of Washington’s Science Advisory Council.

                Conrad Leiva

                VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT STRATEGY & ALLIANCE

                Conrad Leiva

                VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT STRATEGY & ALLIANCE
                Conrad’s career has included consulting with many Aerospace & Defense companies on how to streamline the paperwork and information flow among Planning, Inventory, Quality, Production and Supply Chain disciplines. Conrad’s experience includes both manufacturing and MRO projects with companies including ARINC, ATK, Boeing, DRS, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Gulfstream, Parker Hannifin, Pratt & Whitney, and Navy Shipyards.

                Recently, Conrad focused his work on manufacturing intelligence and the integration between engineering, business, and manufacturing systems working with PLM and ERP partners. Conrad holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, certifications in MES/MOM manufacturing operations management methodologies and is a certified quality auditor. Conrad is also a board member and chair of the Smart Manufacturing Group at MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Association) and periodically posts on his Manufacturing Operations Management blog.

                  Kuldip Rakhra

                  VICE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL QUALITY

                  Kuldip Rakhra

                  VICE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL QUALITY
                  Kuldip Singh Rakhra is brought up and educated in England earning his MSc in Process Analysis and Development from University of Aston, Birmingham UK. His professional software development career started in Stockport, UK before moving to USA. He is experienced in all aspects of software development, specializing in solutions for Process Engineering and Manufacturing industry.

                  Outside his career, he is an avid Field Hockey enthusiast, spectator, and played the sport at college and club levels in UK and USA. He has been a successful U12 coach at a local club and continues to play the sport.

                    Michael Salehpour

                    VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

                    Michael Salehpour

                    VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
                    Mike began his career in the information technology industry in 1975 and gained more than 30 years of experience in software development, database management, system integration, consulting and professional services. He has also provided design, development, conversion, migration, integration and support services to Western Gear, Hughes Aircraft and Oracle.

                    Mike leads iBASEt’s Professional Services and System Integration groups. While managing customers’ day-to-day support, he has established and administered implementation processes utilizing full project lifecycle and providing strategic direction on best practices for software development and deployment.

                    At iBASEt, Mike’s main focus has been on product implementation, customer satisfaction, deployment and testing strategies, and comprehensive user training with continuous improvement. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

                      Tom Hennessey

                      VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

                      Tom Hennessey

                      VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
                      Tom brings over 25 years of enterprise software marketing leadership to directing the transformation of iBASEt’s marketing and business development function. As Vice President of Marketing, Tom is leading the expansion of iBASEt’s Marketing and Business Development efforts. By providing educational content and customer-focused programs, he encompasses a culture of measurable returns with a sense of urgency. Tom earned his MBA at the University of Southern California and holds a BS degree in Management from Northeastern University.

                        John Fishell

                        VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

                        John Fishell

                        VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
                        As Vice President of Product Management, John leads iBASEt’s global development team in the continuous optimization and development of the company’s flagship product, Solumina. With over 25 years of strategic product management experience, John is a technology visionary who brings innovative solutions to iBASEt’s global manufacturing customers while generating new market opportunities, improving our customers’ experience and driving company growth. Prior to joining iBASEt, John led product management and development at manufacturing software solution providers Dassault Systemes, Apriso Corp. and Promis Systems among others.
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