Leadership Team

Tom Ellinwood

Tom Ellinwood | Co-Founder, President & CEO

Following six years of service as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, Tom began his business career as General Manager of Omar Tool and Machine Co., a sub-component manufacturer of aerospace parts and systems for military aircraft and aerospace applications. He left Omar to enter the consumer packaged goods industry with Pet, Inc., where he rose to the position of Vice President and General Manager. With the acquisition of Pet by Pillsbury, Tom joined the Pillsbury Company as Group Vice President, responsible for a diverse $1 billion portfolio of businesses including consumer packaged goods brands, bakeries and printing companies. In 1995, working with venture capital partners, Tom orchestrated the spin-off of the $100 million Van de Kamp’s seafood business from Pillsbury, which, through internal growth, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships, he built into a $500 million business which was later acquired by Aurora Foods.

Graham Bloy | Co-Founder, CTO

Graham’s work, over the past 30+ years, has included R&D in guidance systems, encryption systems, tracking and radio frequency identification, radar, and satellite communications. He developed the world’s first 2-piece “fly-by-wire” system, pioneering a new science in non-linear systems engineering and producing an advanced digital processing system to support it.

Graham holds numerous U.S. patents in RF and related fields and has been responsible for developing and producing over 35 products. His work continues with research in magnetic wave front propagation techniques and advanced antenna technologies.

Graham Bloy
Eric Zinn

Eric Zinn | CFO

Eric Zinn joined RF Controls as the Chief Financial Officer in October 2018. In this position, Eric is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at RF Controls, as well as assisting with HR, IT, Investor Relations, Procurement, Manufacturing and the overall strategy of the company.

Prior to joining RF Controls, Eric held numerous Senior Finance and Divisional CFO roles with Eli Lilly & Company. Throughout his 25-year career in assignments ranging from Assistant Treasurer to CFO of Northern Europe, Eric has established a reputation for building world-class teams and for driving financial investments that support business strategy and high-growth. Eric holds an MBA in Finance from Kelley School of Business and BS in Physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Adrian Turchet | SVP Strategy & Corporate Development

Adrian joined RF Controls as the SVP Strategy & Corporate Development in January 2019. Previously a financial adviser to the company, he now runs the global sales, channel partnerships, and marketing strategy. He brings valuable experiences from several M&A transactions and strategic consulting projects during his eight years in capital markets focused on scaling North American technology, logistics and manufacturing companies.

In 2015 he left investment banking to join Dye & Durham full-time, a technology roll-up vehicle he initiated and advised since inception in 2013. The companies acquisition focus led to over two hundred million in closed deals and over one hundred percent earnings growth year-over-year for six years. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University with a major in finance and economics.

 

Adrian Turchet

Board of Directors

Thomas Ellinwood
Graham Bloy
Daniel Schmitt
Todd Spence
Philip von Gontard

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