Our Leadership Team

Edward Hughes

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Edward is an experienced CEO who has successfully built, turned around and sold technology and consumer product companies. He has nearly 20 years of experience, including 16 years in senior leadership roles in the golf and technology sectors (Aculon, PowerMetal Technologies, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Maxfli Golf, Dunlop Slazenger).

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Eric Bruner

President and Founder

Eric Bruner founded Aculon in 2004 after negotiating with Princeton University for worldwide rights to a body of inventions made by Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and his research teams. Eric earned his Master of Science degree in 2000 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University in 2002. Eric’s thesis research involved organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Eric Hanson

Vice President of Technology

Coinventor of Aculon’s underlying science. Author of core Aculon patents and lead Aculon technology development. Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. B.S. in 2001 from Rutgers.

Donald Cunningham

Vice President Sales, USA

Don is an innovative electronics industry executive with more than 30 years of experience and a track record of dramatically increasing revenue by delivering creative solutions to customer problems. A holder of 9 semiconductor and cell phone patents, Don brings experience navigating from product concept to production, introducing new technologies to high-value markets, commercializing and licensing technology and IP, implementing creative sales strategies for large revenue streams, and developing innovative business models. Don joined Aculon after serving in executive roles at Semblant, Tessera, GE, Texas Instruments, and Amkor Technologies, where he delivered solutions for the smartphone, high-volume semiconductor (RF, power management, DRAM, NAND, power switching, processors), consumer electronics, automotive systems, and data storage markets. Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati.

William Aw

Vice President Sales, Asia

William has more than 30 years of solid track record in sales, marketing, and design-in within the electronic component, specialty chemical, automation and nano technology industries.

Prior to joining Aculon Inc, William drives the water proofing businesses for Semblant with the world’s top mobile phones makers.  AS A founding member for Indium China, William has been instrumental in building up high performance sales, technical and customer service teams which fuel the company’s future growth.

William earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from University of San Francisco.

Rosalinda Laguna

Director of Business Administration

With more than 30 years in business management, Rosalinda's leadership manages the day to day operations within Aculon.

Rosalinda earned her Bachelor's in Quantitative Economics and Decisions Sciences with minors in Mathematics, Physics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.  She earned her JD/MBA from University of San Diego with an emphasis in International Economics.  She has her Real Estate Certificate as well as her US/Mexico Business Certificate with experience in Real Estate Acquisitions and Construction. Rosalinda has also served in several board of directors and committees as well as received several awards for her volunteer services.

Dean Potter

Director of Operations

With more than 20 years in management and 10 years in quality assurance, Dean's leadership manages the flow and tempo of operations within Aculon.

Dean earned his BA in Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Many collegues endorse his skills in quality assurance, manufacturing, supply chain management, chemistry, and much more!

Mario Gattuso

Senior Business Development Manager

With over 15 years of experience, Mario’s career spans across research, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and customer support for the adhesive, coating, thin film, analytical device, and medical markets.

Mario was previously a Formulary and Technical Support Chemist at Advanced Applied Adhesives and most recently Marketing Manager at Filmetrics Inc, a San Diego based thin-film analytical device company. Mario holds a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from the University of San Diego. He joined Aculon in 2010, and now heads-up the company’s marketing & business development efforts.

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