MTI Directors and Executive Management

Dr. D. Bruce Montgomery, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer and acting CEO:   Dr. Montgomery is a recognized expert in the generation of magnetic fields for applications including magnetic levitation and propulsion, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and nuclear fusion confinement devices. His book on Solenoid Magnet Design, first published in 1969 remains a standard reference in the field.  He is the author of more than 100 papers on magnet design, superconductivity, and a wide range of magnetic field applications. Prior to retirement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996, he was the Associate Director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center - the largest interdisciplinary on-campus research center at MIT. Early in his carrier he worked for Arthur D. Little and Raytheon. He is currently an emeritus Senior Lecturer at MIT. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998.

Dr. Montgomery was asked in December, 2006 to be one of four outside experts to review over a six month period the magnet systems for the fusion reactor to be built in Southern France. The experimental reactor, called ITER, is a multi-billion dollar joint project between seven parties that include the European Community, Japan, China and Russia. Dr. Montgomery led the US magnet design team working on ITER prior to leaving the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 to join the private sector.

Mr. Binson Du, Vice President, China Operations:   Prior to joining Magplane, Mr. Du was active in several China and US industries in management, marketing, and public relations roles.  He took important positions in many companies including: Wuhan Rubber Product Factory, Janus Disk Company USA, Junefield Consulting Service Company, Korea Panel Company, Guo Kang Pharmaceutical Development Company, and Well-Star Computer Security & Protection Technology.  Throughout his career, Mr. Du was involved in projects including the design and assembly of first computerized system for rubber curing and processing, the design and assembly of a 2000-ton automatic hydro-pressing system, and the establishment of significant market position in China for Janus' disk products.  Mr. Du also lead the establishment of several joint ventures in China between American and Chinese companies.

MTI Senior Managers

James G. Wieler: General Manager. Jim was most recently responsible for the disassembling, shipping, reassembly, and testing of the M3 Urban Maglev system as it moved from Massachusetts to Shanghai and recent ore handling demonstration projects. Former Sr.Vice President of Magnemotion Inc., a Magplane partner and developer of linear motor propulsion and control systems, with responsibility for key large-motor development and implementation programs; former Sr.Program Manager/System Engineer at Raytheon Co., managing the development and world-wide installation of Doppler weather radar systems.

William Kaufman: Project Management. Formerly Vice President of Carnegie Mellon Research Institute which served industry and government with R&D in transportation technology, materials development, real-time computer applications for process control, instrumentation and biotechnology

Thomas Keim: Project Technical Review. Principal Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Director of the MIT/Industrial Consortium on Advanced Automotive/Electronic Components and systems. Formerly Vice President and Chief Engineer of Kaman Electromagnetics Corporation with responsibility for all technical matters, quality of work, proficiency of staff, engineering documentation and Intellectual Property.

David Cope: Sub-Contract Technical Oversight. Magplane Consultant. President and founder of Engineering Matters. Twenty five years of experience in electromagnetics and motor development. Formerly Program Manager for Maglev at Foster Miller, Inc.

Donald Galler: Sub-Contract Technical Oversight. Magplane Consultant. Expert on Failure Analysis, power electronics and electrical machinery. Registered Professional Engineer

Ted Giras: Manager Magplane Safety Qualification. Formerly Director of the Center for Rail Safety-Critical Excellence at the University of Virginia. Formerly Global corporate vice president and CTO of Ansaldo Signal and Train Control; formerly corporate vice-president of the Advance Technology Group, Union Switch and Signal; formerly President and CEO of Brown Boveri Control Systems, Inc.

Marc Thompson: Sub-Contract Technical Oversight. Magplane Consultant. Expert in power electronics, switching power supplies, DC/DC converters, magnetic design, magnetic suspensions and Maglev.

Alexey Radovinsky: Quality Control of Analysis. Magplane Consultant. Research Engineer, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Expert in magnetic analysis and electromagnetic modeling. Formerly Associate Professor, Deputy head of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Moscow Institute for Instrument Building.

Jiarong Fang: China Interface Communication. Expert in magnetic analysis and electromagnetic modeling for Maglev systems. Formerly Research Associate, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science. Formerly Engineer, Center for Research and development, Beijing Automation Technology Institute.

Stephen J. Kochan: Mechanical Design. Mr. Kochan has been the On-Site Technical Manager and New Product Development Innovator for Magplane Technology. Most recently he managed the rigging and installation of a medium speed M3 Maglev demonstration assembly in Shanghai, China. Prior to his time at Magplane, Mr. Kochan worked in various industries, including heavy commercial, and theater machinery markets. Before that, for 10 years Mr. Kochan worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Plasma Science and Fusion Center.