Robert R. Kauffman
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kauffman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board effective July 1, 1998. Mr. Kauffman was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-listed Photocomm, Inc., from 1988 until 1997 (since renamed Kyocera Solar, Inc.). Photocomm was the nation's largest publicly owned manufacturer and marketer of wireless solar electric power systems with annual revenues in excess of $35 million. Prior to Photocomm, Mr. Kauffman was a senior executive of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) whose varied responsibilities included Senior Vice President of ARCO Solar, Inc., President of ARCO Plastics Company and Vice President of ARCO Chemical Company. Mr. Kauffman earned an M.B.A. in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
John A. Carlson
Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Carlson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alanco Technologies, Inc., joined the Company in September 1998 as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carlson started his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Chicago, Illinois. He has over twenty-five years of public and private financial and operational management experience, including over twelve years as Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 1000 printing and publishing company. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of South Dakota, and his certificate as a Certified Public Accountant from the University of Illinois.