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Rui Lopes, MBA With over 20 years of experience in leading companies in aerospace, telecom and medical equipment, Rui brings to the table a wealth of knowledge in product development, operations, marketing and global commercialization. As someone with both a degree in physics and an MBA, Rui is keenly aware of the value of this unique competition and is proud to serve on the board.

Rui Lopes, MBA

With over 20 years of experience in leading companies in aerospace, telecom and medical equipment, Rui brings to the table a wealth of knowledge in product development, operations, marketing and global commercialization. As someone with both a degree in physics and an MBA, Rui is keenly aware of the value of this unique competition and is proud to serve on the board.

Phil Cole Phil has developed a very broad experience set through successful roles in engineering, development, program management, customer service, sales, marketing, business development and senior management in companies, both large and small, in the Aerospace and Defense sector. He is a planner, an executor of plans, and a change catalyst/motivator that is always looking for new ways to enhance profitability, quality and company value. 

Phil Cole

Phil has developed a very broad experience set through successful roles in engineering, development, program management, customer service, sales, marketing, business development and senior management in companies, both large and small, in the Aerospace and Defense sector. He is a planner, an executor of plans, and a change catalyst/motivator that is always looking for new ways to enhance profitability, quality and company value. 

George Kanaan, PhD Dr. Kanaan holds a PhD degree in Business (Major in Accounting) from the University of Wisconsin -Madison, and a Master of Accountancy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the United States, Canada, China, and Lebanon. His research is mainly in financial accounting. Dr. Kanaan has presented several papers in various national and international conferences, and has published papers related to deferred income taxes, the effects of changing prices, and pension accounting.

George Kanaan, PhD

Dr. Kanaan holds a PhD degree in Business (Major in Accounting) from the University of Wisconsin -Madison, and a Master of Accountancy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the United States, Canada, China, and Lebanon. His research is mainly in financial accounting. Dr. Kanaan has presented several papers in various national and international conferences, and has published papers related to deferred income taxes, the effects of changing prices, and pension accounting.

Mariann Rossi, CPA, CA Mariann is an extremely hard working and well balanced individual. She has strong leadership capabilities and a great level of charisma, which in turn, helps her succeed in the opportunities that she partakes in. Under her leadership the competition is able to grow and become even greater than before.

Mariann Rossi, CPA, CA

Mariann is an extremely hard working and well balanced individual. She has strong leadership capabilities and a great level of charisma, which in turn, helps her succeed in the opportunities that she partakes in. Under her leadership the competition is able to grow and become even greater than before.