Executives

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Mahi Reddy

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mahi Reddy founded SemaConnect in 2008 and serves as the company CEO. Mahi is a serial entrepreneur, with SemaConnect being his sixth successful company. Previously, he co-founded CBay Systems Ltd. which was listed on NASDAQ (MODL) and then taken private by JP Morgan after growing to $70 million in annual revenue and being twice named Healthcare Informatics 100 Leading IT Companies in healthcare.


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Harsha Kollaramajalu

Chief Technology Officer

Harsha Kollaramajalu is CTO at SemaConnect and brings with him over 20 years in the technology industry. Previously, Harsha worked at Phoenix Technologies the worldwide leader in core-systems (BIOS) where he pioneered a Virtualization Operating System, a Laptop Anti-theft product and a Cloud Storage product. Harsha has also served as Principal Architect at Intel, CTO at CBay Systems Ltd., Technology Consultant at Ericsson and as co-founder at Knoxware, an antivirus and security technology company.


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Joe Engel

Chief Technical Adviser

Dr. Joseph Engel serves as Chief Technical Advisor at SemaConnect. Dr. Engel’s extensive 50 year career in Electrical Engineering has earned him many accolades. With over 100 issued U.S. Patents, Dr. Engel was recently recognized as Pittsburgh IEEE Engineer of the Year in 2014. Prior to SemaConnect, Dr.Engel spent 14 years working at Eaton in their Electronics Research and Development Department and 30 years at Westinghouse as Manager of Analog Systems. He also has over 10 published technical papers on various electrical topics. Dr. Engel holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his PH.D. Electrical Engineering from the University of Pitssburgh. When not playing a round of golf, Dr. Engel enjoys driving his Chevy Volt.


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Mark Pastrone

Vice President of Business Development

Mark Pastrone is Vice President of Business Development at SemaConnect and was integral in developing the national sales team and strategic partnerships. Prior to SemaConnect, Mark led the development of several commercial start-ups in the aerospace industry. He was part of the founding team at GeoEye which was acquired by DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) and is now the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery provider. He also led many space commercialization ventures at Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), the developer of the world’s first commercial rocket. Mark earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When not fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, Mark enjoys nice long drives in his BMW i3.


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Jim Wright

Director of Operations

Jim Wright is the Director of Operations at SemaConnect and brings with him over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing business systems to maximize operating profit. Jim has worked at global manufacturing leaders AVX and Aerovox where he held a number of management positions including General Manager, Marketing Manager and Quality Manager. Jim received his B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from Wake Forest University. When not learning and reading technical books, Jim enjoys driving his Chevy Volt.


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Don MacNeil

Director of Sales

Don MacNeil is the Director of Sales at SemaConnect where he is integral in supporting, educating and nurturing our national sales team. Prior to joining SemaConnect, Don worked for Tesla Motors were he laid the groundwork for the Tesla Model S and roll out of the Tesla Retail Store strategy in the Northeast. Don was among the lucky few who owned and drove a Tesla Roadster before electric vehicles became mainstream. Don holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Western Governors Universities.


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