About the Company
Jag Sisodia - President & CEO
Over 35 years of global business experience, including general management, mergers and acquisitions, and finance & accounting. Previous positions with Intertek Testing, MCI Telecom, public accounting. Jag is a significant shareholder.
B.S. (BA) & MBA, American University - Washington, D.C.
Bill Kisiel - VP Finance & CFO
Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and banking for the company. Thirty years experience in all levels of finance and accounting, specializing in the manufacturing industry. Past positions include plant controllership for Borden and Freudenberg NOK, (multi-billion dollar companies), as well as CFO for Felton Brush, Inc.
B.S.B.A. University of Massachusetts, Lowell
William (Bill) Langille - Vice President of Operations
Bill brings a unique skill set of engineering, manufacturing, and general management expertise to Degree Controls. Bill came to Degree Controls from iCAD, Inc. where he was a corporate Vice President and the President of the medical imaging division. Prior to that Bill worked as a project manager at Nashua Corporation where he led teams of engineers, technicians, designers and machinists on multi-million dollar projects Bill also specializes in Statistical Process Control and received his training directly from Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
ME, (Mechanical Engineering) University of Massachusetts and registered/certified plant engineer. Bill also holds many patents to his name.
Phil Daniels - Vice President
Airflow and Thermal Products In 1999, Phil joined Degree Controls during our start-up stage as a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager to support the Fan Tray and Controller division. Ultimately, he became responsible for new business development for the division, and application expert. Using both his Engineering and Sales expertise, he has overall product line responsibility for the Sensor & Instrument, as well as the Fan Tray and Controller divisions of Degree Controls. Prior to Degree Controls, Phil worked in engineering and thermal design at Nortel Networks and Husky Injection Molding Systems.
B.Eng (Civil Eng. & Applied Mechanics; Minor: Environmental Eng.) McGill University
Rajesh Nair - CTO & Founder
As an inventor and entrepreneur, Rajesh was co-founder of Degree Controls in 1997 and remains the largest single shareholder. He has developed several products considered firsts in the industry and used all over the world as standard. Rajesh is currently on a two year dual M.S. program offered by MIT's Engineering School and MIT's Sloan Business School. He remains available to the company for his inputs and perspective on new business opportunities and developing technologies.
B.S. (Physics), Kerala University; B.S. (EE) and M.S. (Electronics Product Design), Indian Institute of Science; M.S. (Manufacturing Engineering), University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Eric Birch - Executive VP
Over 45 years of global business experience, including general management, R&D management, marketing, operations, and quality. Previous general management positions with GlobalLIFT Technologies, Intertek Testing, Nashua Corporation, and Corning. Eric is a significant shareholder in Degree Controls and is currently serving on a half-time basis.
B.A. (Chemistry), Harvard; M.B.A. Harvard Business School
Board of Directors
DegreeC has five directors who serve on a board that meets six times per year to review the company's results and directions. Jag and Rajesh are on the board (with Rajesh as Chairman) and there are three outside directors. The company's financial statements are formally audited annually by an independent certified public accounting firm.