Matt Thomas | President & CEO
Matt Thomas brings a broad background of executive leadership to his role as President and CEO of JP3 Measurement, where he is responsible for its management team, the company’s vision and strategy, and its business development activities. He brings over 20 years of experience in technology-based ventures and growth companies across the semiconductor, optics, and PC markets. Prior to joining JP3 in 2012, Mr. Thomas was the co-founder and CEO of Illumitex, an Austin-based LED company serving the lighting and horticulture industries. He previously held executive and management positions at the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) in Washington, DC; Sydcor Enterprises, a supplier to Dell Computer; and Applied Science Fiction, which was acquired by Kodak. Mr. Thomas began his career at the 3M Company in a design engineering role. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Paul Little | Founder & CTO
Paul Little founded JP3 Measurement in 2005 in response to a recognized lack of analytical equipment that could survive harsh South Texas environments as well as provide valuable data to the demanding oil & gas production infrastructure. As CTO of JP3, Mr. Little is responsible for ensuring the technology roadmap serves and supports the company’s business strategy and for developing applications that utilize the unique aspects of optical measurement technologies in order to increase the customer’s operational efficiencies. Prior to founding JP3, Mr. Little was final test manager at Applied Materials and at Wolfe Engineering, both semiconductor manufacturing companies in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Little holds Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Charles De Tarr | CFO
Charles De Tarr has over 25 years of executive experience building and selling startups as well as turning around established companies. As CFO, director and key investor in Ideal Power, Mr. De Tarr successfully helped the firm go from its conception to a successful IPO in late 2013, with a market cap of approximately $82 million two years later. He successfully founded, owned and operated a telecommunications contracting company and has been successful as a CFO in a variety of businesses, including water filtration technologies for the natural gas industry; telecommunications; security systems; wireless cable TV; electronic metering data collection and warehousing; and publishing and distribution. Mr. De Tarr holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from Ithaca College (New York). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
William Howard | VP Engineering
William Howard is responsible for the spectroscopy, optics, chemometrics, software development and data management of all customer products at JP3 Measurement. Dr. Howard has previously served in a range of R&D, client services, software engineering, and management roles in diverse fields. Prior to joining JP3, he was VP of Client Services, SVP of Product Development and Chief Operating Officer at Qforma, a data analysis company in the health sciences sector. Prior to Qforma, Dr. Howard held field engineering, management and R&D positions at KLA-Tencor, a capital equipment manufacturer in the semiconductor industry, where his work included designing, developing, and marketing computational lithography products. A Distinguished Graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, he served first in Germany as an Infantry platoon leader and later as the Medical Physicist at an Army medical center. Dr. Howard earned his Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. as a Hertz Foundation Fellow, where he conducted research on nuclear reactions used in a brain cancer therapy.
Gregg Williams | Senior VP Sales
Gregg Williams is responsible for the sales and customer facing project delivery organizations and activities within JP3 Measurement. Mr. Williams brings to the company more than 30 years of proven leadership in sales, marketing and project management across a range of large multi-national as well as smaller privately held companies. Prior to joining the company in 2015, Mr. Williams served as Vice President and General Manager at Toptech Systems, the global leader in terminal automation systems for the refined fuels market Mr. Williams has previously held positions as Vice President of Professional Services for Pavilion Technologies, an advanced process controls company delivering model based predictive controls to the process industries; Global Group Senior Vice President of Marketing and Services for the Automation Segment of ABB Inc.; and various sales and sales leadership roles at Rosemount Inc. (Emerson Electric Co.). Mr. Williams earned his BS degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.