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Team
Our number one goal is to help save lives and provide solutions for workforce fatigue and drowsiness.
We accomplish this with a world-class team.
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Meet our team

Tedi Zohar Tedi Zohar – Founder/Board of Directors
Tedi is the visionary and founder of KOSTechnology. Tedi has made it his life's goal to lead KOSTechnology to their scientific breakthrough, which combines the essential key elements to monitor the onset of sleep and prevent a fatigue related incident. Tedi holds two U.S. patents and one patent application in drowsiness alert systems.
 
Melissa Glossup Melissa Glossup – Chief Operating Officer/Co-founder/Board of Directors
Melissa has been a professional writer and educator for the past decade. She teaches Business Communication, Professional Development, Project Management and numerous Business and Leadership Courses. Melissa's expertise ranges from Patent research, design, technical writing, and project coordination.
 
Stuart R Fraenkel Stuart R Fraenkel – Chief Legal Officer/Board of Directors
Mr. Fraenkel has spent over 20 years handling high profile, complex transportation legal matters. He speaks internationally on transportation law and is also an Adjunct Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he teaches Aviation Law, Business Law and Risk Management. Mr. Fraenkel is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been honored as a Best Lawyer in America, Southern California Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in California.
 
Dave Ghilarducci Dave Ghilarducci – Chief Technical Officer
Dave Holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois. Throughout his career, he worked on many technological milestones such as being one of the engineers who launched the first GPS satellite and was part of the team who developed the world's first SMART phone. After working in the engineering field for over twenty-five years, Dave founded Lucca Design Works with a key team of engineers he met along his professional career. LDW is an engineering consulting firm focused on hardware and mechanical design-concentrated on IoT and wireless connectivity.
 
Jaco van Rensburg Jaco van Rensburg – Chief Financial Officer
Jaco van Rensburg has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and advanced analytics for privately owned, public and start-up companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and brings a track record of establishing and growing the accounting and finance functions for start-ups and other fast-growing firms. Before joining KOS Technology, Jaco was a director of finance for Experian where he was accountable for all monthly and quarterly cost and capital related reports for the Business Information Services business unit. He also was vice-president of finance for JH Direct LLC, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the finance and accounting team as well as creating and managing a treasury function. Earlier Jaco was a manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Triad Financial where he oversaw financial modeling, monthly and quarterly forecasts, and the budgeting process for this $700 million auto finance company. Previously he worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers overseeing client audits.
 
Bob Novotney Bob Novotney – Director of Training Development
Bob is a veteran and former B1B Pilot with the USAF. He possesses over 30 years of management and leadership experience in diverse environments. Over the last 20 years, Bob has managed and has specialized in Instructional Systems Design (ISD), Platform Instruction/Facilities/Training with a focus on Human Factors and Fatigue Risk Management. Bob has managed multiple programs and program budgets in the United States and Europe, one in excess of $70M per year. He maintains a passion for program management and works as a consultant for several companies that he has had a long-standing relationship.
 
Shaun Botha Shaun Botha – Advisor/Technology
Shaun's background is in solution design and development, with a strong focus on high-availability communications infrastructure and technologies. In 1999, He co-founded Twisted Pair Solutions - the developer of the "WAVE" software used for mission-critical VoIP communications systems for military, government, and large enterprise organizations around the world. Twisted Pair was acquired by Motorola Solutions in January 2014.
 
Johan Opperman Johan Opperman – Advisor/Software Development
With 25 plus years of experience ranging from management consulting through application management Johan has held multiple executive roles in companies including Ernst & Young, Capgemini and IBM. Johan has developed highly effective teams in the high tech, auto, distribution, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Johan is recognized on multiple continents for exceeding client expectations, delivering enterprise transformations, business process innovation, enterprise system implementations, operations improvement, thought leadership, practice development and for motivating culturally diverse teams.
 
Henry Grage Henry Grage – Advisor/Biomedical Sciences
Henry M. Grage Jr. holds a BS in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University and a MS in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas. He has been working in the Medical Products industry for thirty years developing diagnostic and therapeutic devices and therapeutic drugs. He focuses on the commercialization of products and he has gained broad experience in the business, marketing, engineering and clinical aspects of the medical products industry. Mr. Grage is currently involved in the fields of Cancer, Catheter Therapeutics, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Sleep Onset & Wireless Diagnostics. In addition, Mr. Grage is has considerable experience in the areas of Electrochemistry, Formulation Chemistry, Immunochemistry, Microfluidics, Regulatory Affairs and Surface Chemistry.
 
James Pacyga James Pacyga – Advisor/Hardware Development
James has over 20 years of combined experience in the wireless, consumer electronics and e-commerce industries ranging from hands-on engineering to senior leadership encompassing both strategy and tactical execution. During his career, James has built a diverse product development and program management skillset including the management of partners and clients, and has leveraged his broad cross-functional business experience and deep technical background to deliver innovation that delivers solid business results. His experience includes owning product development for T-Mobile, delivering large-scale, multi-national software efforts at Motorola, as a product and technical strategist for Orbitz, and as the CTO for a wearable device/cloud services startup.
 
Jeff Kaplan Dr. Jeff Kaplan – Advisor/Sales and Marketing
Consulting for many of the world's top brands, Jeff's worked with over 200,000 people in 26 countries from the U.S. to Moscow to Dubai to Hong Kong. Jeff helped build one of the world's premiere behavioral change research institutes, contributed to the NY Time Bestselling book "Who's Got Your Back" and authored "Everybody Sells" the industry standard for B2B team selling. Jeff is now the founder and managing partner of J. Alan Group, a research firm and consultancy devoted to the art and science of people powered performance.

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