Ted Newill – CEO
Ted has over 27 years of experience as a successful medical device marketing, sales and operations executive. He began his career as a sales representative for a division of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. He progressed through positions of greater responsibility at several medical device companies including marketing management, international sales management, VP of Sales, VP of Sales & Marketing and President US operations. His 16 years of ophthalmic industry experience includes executive roles at KeraVision, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems, Heidelberg Engineering and Reichert Technologies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Apeliotus Vision Science, Inc.. Ted has a BS General Business from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and a Masters International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Glendale, AZ).
Prof. Günther Grabner, MD – Scientific Advisor
Prof. Grabner is currently the Chairman of the University Eye Clinic Salzburg of the Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) in Salzburg, Austria. He completed his MD and his ophthalmic residency at the University of Vienna. He went on work as a Research Fellow at the Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco. Prof. Grabner has published more than 200 scientific papers on ocular immunology, cornea banking, refractive surgery and other topics. Under his leadership, the University Eye Clinic is a regular participant in numerous clinical studies involving leading edge medical devices (AT-IOLs & inlays) and pharmaceuticals that are under development. He is a member of numerous international ophthalmic organizations and most recently was the President of the Austrian Ophthalmological Society. Prof. Grabner has also served on the editorial board of several leading peer reviewed ophthalmic journals like The Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Annals of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma, Journal of Refractive Surgery and Der Ophthalmologe.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alois K. Dexl, MSc – Scientific Advisor
Currently Dr. Dexl is an associate professor for ophthalmology and optometry at the University Eye Clinic at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. He received his MD in 2001, a diploma for Clinical Research (MSc) in 2006 and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University Eye Clinic in 2008. Dr. Dexl has been a significant contributor to the SRD project in terms of product/software design, project management and research papers, posters and presentations.
George Waring IV, MD
George O. Waring IV, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, the Director of Refractive Surgery at MUSC Storm Eye Institute and serves as the Medical Director at Magill Vision Center. Dr. Waring is recognized worldwide for his contributions to refractive, cataract and corneal surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Waring is active in clinical research, with over 90 scientific publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit, including over a dozen peer reviewed manuscripts and over half a dozen book chapters on corneal, refractive and lens surgery. He referees multiple peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves on several editorial boards and on advisory boards to industry.
William Seiple, PhD – Scientific Advisor
Currently Dr. Seiple is the Vice President of Research and the Director of the Arlene Gordon Research Institute for Lighthouse International in New York City. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine. Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization that helps people of all ages who are at risk for or are experiencing, vision loss. Dr. Seiple is recognized as a world-renowned expert on vision perception and low-vision rehabilitation. During his career in vision research, he has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He currently serves on several editorial boards and on advisory boards to industry. Dr. Seiple has participated on several ARVO and other international professional organization committees. He obtained his Ph. D. in Biology at Univ. of Illinois. His M.A. in Psychology is from Univ. of North Carolina and his B.A. in Biology is from Albright College. He has completed Post-Doctoral training in Retinal Electrophysiology at Northeastern University.
Dr. –tech Horst Schlögel made significant contributions to the measurement principles, electronics, software design and programming of the SRD from 2004 to present. Dr. Schlögel received his engineering degree from the Technical University of Graz, Graz, Austria where he focused on electronics and high-frequency. He graduated from TU Graz with distinction. Then he spent early years of his career with Standard Electric Lorenz (SEL) involved in navigation systems in Europe and communication systems in Thailand. From SEL he moved on to AVL, Graz for several years. In 1971, Dr. Schlögel became a member and lecturer at the Institut für Elektronik. In 1974 he was awarded his Doctorate in Technology (Dr.-tech.) from the institute. From 1984 until his retirement he was a Professor at the Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt, Blume, Graz, Austria, teaching electronics and high-frequency technologies.
Michael Wolfbauer was a teacher for physics, chemistry and mathematics. He worked until his retirement in the department of physics education at the Educational Academy in Graz, Austria. He is co-author of one of the most important Austrian physics books, which is used in secondary schools since 1985. Mr. Wolfbauer built all the “non-commercial” SRD-prototypes and has been very involved in the development of the SRD-technology ever since 2004.