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Dr. Wayne H. Choe


Dr. Wayne H. Choe joined Tystar Corporation in November 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. He is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Advanced Technology, a R&D and technology consulting company. Dr. Choe received a Ph.D from M.I.T. in 1985.

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Henry N. Heidbreder

Engineering Manager

Henry N. Heidbreder has more than 30 years experience in the engineering, manufacturing and servicing of major semiconductor and fiber optics manufacturing equipment. For several years he was project engineer at Tylan Corporation, Semiconductor Equipment Division with experience in equipment design, installation, and troubleshooting. His prior experience includes electronic testing and process control engineering for a major independent optical fiber manufacturing company. He is a specialist in electronic systems design and computer control systems. Heidbreder received a Bachelor Degree in Electronics from San Francisco State University.

James K. Smith

Director of Business Development

James K. Smith has more than 30 years management experience in engineering and manufacturing in different industries, predominantly chemical vapor deposition. He has worked in the manufacturing, engineering and research departments for Super Temp Co., Hitco and Tylan Corporation. He was on the initial team to develop and prove out the TYTAN diffusion furnace system. At Hitco he was responsible for implementing the engineering aspects of their MRPII system. Jim received his Bachelors Degree from Cal State University Long Beach as well as degrees in mathematics and electronic technology from Long Beach City College.