Board of Directors


Napier Collyns, cofounder of Global Business Network. He is also a senior associate of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a public director of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), editor-at-large for Doubleday Currency, a board member of Meridian International Institute and the Strategic Management Society, and a participant of the ICIS Forum.

George H. Kuper, President, Council of Great Lakes Industries (CGLI) is a recognized leader in the national effort to establish a productivity growth policy. In 1975, he was nominated by President Gerald Ford and confirmed by the US Senate to serve as executive director of the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life. In 1978, he joined the General Electric Company. He is the former executive director of the Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and one of the principal founders of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Prior to joining CGLI, Kuper spent six years as President of CEO of the Industrial Technology Institute. He has also been the founding principal in four corporations and director of five additional companies.

Dr. David Martin is the founding CEO of M·CAM Inc. which specializes in intellectual property-based financial risk management. In connection with global intellectual property accountability and quality reform, Dr. Martin has worked closely with the United States Congress, and numerous trade and finance regulatory agencies in the United States, Europe and Asia. As former Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, Dr. Martin founded the University's first wholly-owned, for-profit, research and development and technology transfer corporation. In 1999, Dr. Martin was appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve on the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

John L. Petersen, Chairman, is also the president and founder of The Arlington Institute. Mr. Petersen has led national non-profit organizations, worked in sales, manufacturing, real estate development, and marketing and advertising, primarily for companies which he founded. Mr. Petersen’s government and political experience includes stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council Staff at the White House. He was a naval flight officer and is a decorated veteran of both the Viet Nam and Persian Gulf wars.

Owen Wormser is the founder, president and CEO of C3i, a manufacturing company producing products ranging from high performance digital signal processing applications to high performance antennas and antenna/transmission accessories. Mr. Wormser has held a long-term political appointment position in the Department of Defense. Prior to that he served in the US Air Force. He is a visiting professor in the Master’s Degree program at the Joint Military Intelligence College.