Anthony (Tony) ChristopherPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Anthony (Tony) Christopher joined the founding management team of kSARIA in 2000 to head the company’s engineering and manufacturing functions. Tony moved to the role of President and CEO in late 2017. Over his career, he is credited as inventor on 12 issued patents, a number in the field of automated fiber optic assembly processes. He has also authored numerous papers in this field and frequently presents at technical conferences on fiber optic interconnectivity.
Prior to kSARIA, Tony served as the chief operating officer of Intelligent Automation Systems (IAS), an engineering firm specializing in innovative and custom-designed automation solutions in Cambridge, MA. As COO of IAS, Tony was responsible for the design, development, manufacturing, and support for all automation equipment developed by the company. His experience also includes engineering roles for Siemens Medical Electronics and Millipore Corp. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Michael A. DiPotoChief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Mike DiPoto brings 17 years of financial and operational experience to kSARIA as a corporate, high technology financial executive. In his previous position as Chief Financial Officer at publicly held Data Translation, Inc., he led all financial, operational and administrative functions including human resources, investor relations, and information technology. He helped set strategic direction, led and participated in raising $5 million in equity capital.
Prior to joining Data Translation, Mike served as Corporate Controller for software start-up, NuMega Technologies, Inc. where he led the finance team through the sale of the company to Compuware. Mike has also held senior finance positions in the hardware/software industry including RVSI, Acuity Imaging, Inc. and Automatix, Inc.Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Paul JortbergExecutive VP of Business Development
Paul Jortberg has been involved in the fiber optics industry for over twenty-five years. Prior to joining kSARIA, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for StockerYale (now Coherent, Inc), where he played a key role in starting the special optical fiber division of the company. Paul then went on to be the General Manager of the business unit. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales for the Optical Fiber Division of Lucent Technologies (now OFS).
Paul also held senior sales positions at Spectran and AT&T. His experience includes technical sales, marketing, and business development. He has been involved in designing fiber optic communication systems for the defense, medical, commercial and industrial markets. Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Northeastern University.