About the Company
Jag Sisodia - President & CEO
Over 25 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.
Rajesh Nair - CTO & Founder
As an inventor and entrepreneur, Rajesh contributes technical leadership to the company in defining business opportunities, developing technologies, and new business models. He has developed several products that are considered firsts in the industry and used all over the world as standard in the thermal and sensing industry. Rajesh was a co-founder of Degree Controls in 1997 and remains the largest single shareholder.
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 35 years of global business experience, including general management, technology development, marketing, operations, and quality. Previous positions with GlobalLIFT Technologies, Intertek Testing, Nashua Corporation, Corning. Eric is a significant shareholder in Degree Controls. B.A. (Chemistry), Harvard; M.B.A. Harvard Business School.
Bill Kisiel - VP Finance & CFO
Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and banking for the company. Over 25 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. Edward Deming.
ME, (Mechanical Engineering) University of Massachusetts and registered/certified plant engineer. Bill also holds many patents to his name.
Charles Nasser, Vice President, Engineering
Responsible for global R&D and product development operations. Over 25 years of domestic and international business experience, including general management, technology development, operations and quality. Past positions include President/Owner of IQS, a multi-faceted engineering services organization and General Manager/Northeast Operations for National Technical Systems. As a design engineer, Charlie developed products and provided consultation services for the telecommunications, military, aerospace, automotive, medical and commercial electronics industries.
B.S. (Electrical Engineering) Cornell University
Phil Daniels - Vice President, Business Development
Phil joined Degree Controls close to its inception in 1999 to grow the existing controller-based business into a thermal solutions business. With a deep knowledge of thermal and airflow control technologies and techniques, Phil leads the business development group, aligning the core competencies of the company with emerging industry needs to generate new market penetration and sales growth. Prior to Degree Controls, Phil worked in Design Automation Technologies at Husky Injection Molding Systems.
B.Eng (Civil Eng. & Applied Mechanics; Minor: Environmental Eng.) McGill Univ.