Technology Boards

MTI’s seven targeted technology boards are made up of experienced business and technology experts. The Technology Boards are a vital part of helping MTI achieve its mission to diversify and grow Maine’s economy by encouraging, promoting, stimulating and supporting innovation and its transformation into new products, services and companies, and ultimately, the creation of quality jobs for Maine’s people.

Members of the Technology Boards have two main roles: providing reviewer input on MTI investment applications and acting as ambassadors to targeted industry sectors in Maine, attracting qualified applicants for MTI investment, and helping MTI identify strategic needs and trends within and across their specified sectors.

Are you an expert on one of our targeted technologies? Volunteer on one of MTI’s Technology Boards and help grow Maine’s innovation economy.

As an MTI Ambassador to Industry sectors and potential applicants:

  • Promote MTI’s grant, loans, equity investment and services to individuals and companies in your industry.
  • Understand who is a good fit for MTI. Answer questions of potential applicants regarding MTI’s investment and evaluation process and refer them to MTI if appropriate.
  • Use your expertise to provide insights into strategic needs and trends in the sector.
  • Participate in periodic sessions for mutual feedback, updates and discussion by attending up to three Tech Board summits annually, each approximately 6-8 hours.
  • Participate in periodic outreach and networking events for MTI.

As a Reviewer of MTI investment applications:

  • Respond in timely fashion (within 2 business days) to confirm or deny your availability for participation in each MTI application review request sent to you.
  • Read and evaluation assigned application through our online reviewer portal, providing constructive feedback for MTI staff to share with applicants while preserving the privacy of the reviewer.
    • Reviewers should be comfortable reading large volumes over a distinct amount of time. Plan for an estimated 2-4 hours a month dedicated to the MTI review process; times may vary due to number of applications submitted.
    • Work with MTI staff to maintain MTI’s confidentiality and conflict of interest standards.

If you would be a good candidate to serve on a Technology Board, contact Brian Whitney.

Note: All tech board members must sign a Confidentiality Form and a Conflict of Interest Form to make sure that all applicant and MTI-funded company information is held in the strictest confidence.

List of Current Board Members

Advanced Technologies for Forestry & Agriculture

Benjamin Chesler

Paul Durocher

Stephanie Gilbert
Maine Department of Agriculture

Eric Kingsley

Bobbie Lamont
Maine Angels

Michael Lane
Preti Flaherty

Richard Pfeffer

Sean Ryan
Native Maine Produce

Pat Sirois

Aquaculture & Marine Technology

Abigail Carroll
Happy Planet Capital, LLC

Hugh Cowperthwaite
Coastal Enterprises Inc.

Richard Frost
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation

Steve Jury

William Keleher
Kennebec River Biosciences

John Kraeuter
University of New England

Shane Moeykens
University of Maine

Dana Morse

Carter Newell
Pemaquid Mussel Farms

Stephen Page
Ocean Farm Technologies

Brian Perkins
Dirigo Strategies

Patricia Pinto
Collective Commitments

Sara Rademaker
American Unagi

Krystal Williams
Bernstein Shur

Christopher Davis
Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center


Agnieszka Carpenter

Andrew Dallas

Claire Deselle

Linda Diou

Clyde Dyar

Pam Gustin

Anthony Lucas

Jay Mohr

William Palin

Tove Rasmussen

John Roche

Susan Tapley

Kristy Townsend

Elizabeth Trehu
Chief Medical Officer, Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.

Meghan Wood
NYBC Ventures

Tom Rainey
Maine Center for Entrepreneurs

Composite Materials Technology

James Anderson
University of Maine – ASCC

David Erb
University of Maine – ASCC

Stan Farrell
Wizbe Innovations

Martin Grimnes
Arcadia Alliance

Steve Hassett
Custom Composite Technologies

Asheesh Lanba

Steve Levesque
SHL Enterprise Solutions

Ryan McDermott
McDermott Shapes/Blackpoint Surf

Jonathan Roy
University of Maine – ASCC

Scott Stephenson
Composites World

Steve Von Vogt
Maine Composites Alliance

Environmental Technology

John Adelman
CPRC Group

Jim Atwell
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc

Mike Cassata
Biofine Technology

Karla Doremus
Tranfield – KDT Business Strategies

Luke Doucette
UMaine Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies

Sachin Goradia

Eric Howard
Enviro & Energy Tech Council of Maine

Jeff Marks
ClimateWork Maine

Kwabena Osei
Hydro International

Andrew Price
Competitive Energy Services

Chris Sauer

Michelle Tham
ReVision Energy

Information Technology

Andre Birenzi
Bowdoin College

Stephen Crowley

Andrew Dallas

Mark Donahue

David Fay

Maria Forney

Matthew Gerber

Stephen Hand

Benjamin Jordan
Machias Savings Bank

Larry Langmore
Ocean Cove Consulting

Tom Lovering
Portland Web Works

Brandon McDonald
Northern Maine Development Commission

Todd Moxham

Peter Murray

Angela Oechslie
Educate Maine

Liza Quinn

Seabren Reeves

Ronald Roelke

Tom Stephens

Colin Swindells
Moonraker Insights

Wyllys Terry

John L. Thomas

Dominic Tracey

Robert Waeldner

Susan Woods

Precision Manufacturing Technology

Mike Bouchard
Futureguard Building Products

Jim Detert

Mark Gartside

Terry Johnson

Adam Jones

W. Davis Lee

Jarlath McEntee
ORPC Maine

Chris Osgood
The Montalvo Corporation

Leo Roche
Newfab, Inc.

Mike Roughton
Manufacturers Association of Maine

George Sawyer
ALOFT AeroArchitects

Andy Schoenberg
Maine Composites Alliance

Bruce Segee
University of Maine

Jeff Tounge
Anania & Associates

Michael Wing