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Our Management Team

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Sara Partee  - Chairman, Founder & EVP Business Development

Sara founded Steel City Optronics in 2010. A hands-on experimentalist, she has led the SCO team not only in developing new products but also in developing the business and pitch plans. Major product developments include an FPGA implementation of a georeferencing and orthorectifying engine for an airborne mapping camera and the millimeter wave imaging camera for stand-off detection of weapons. She has a background in integration of complex systems and processes.  She has an MS in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (ISU).

Kevin Magenis –President and CEO

Kevin founded Storage Genetics, which developed signal processing technology for the Flash industry, obtained over 50 patent applications, and sold the company to Micron Electronics.  Kevin also co-founded Cornice, Inc. the first company to produce the first consumer oriented “micro” HDD which was first for digital music and cell phones.  Kevin also served as VP of Engineering for Maxtor Corporation producing 15 consecutive industry leading HDD products that were sole sourced to Dell due to superior quality.  Kevin began his career at HP in engineering and marketing. He has a BSEE from OSU and MBA course work at Stanford and BSU.

Charles Partee - Chief Technical Officer

Charles is a C-level founder in 4 startups and an early employee in 4 others, as well as working as an architect-level engineer in Fortune 100 companies. Owner of 13 patents with others pending, he is the inventor of the spatial light modulator used in the SCO camera. He has 30 years experience in microelectronic MEMs and technical leadership of small teams. He has an MS EE (CMU) along with 5 years of graduate work (MIT), including work in optoelectronics.

Ted Galovan – Chief Financial Officer

Ted served as President of Ark Data Technologies and has been CFO for Basic Research, Square Two Financial, EAS Sports Nutrition and Deluxe Check, each having revenues in excess of $300 million.  He also served as SVP Business Development for EAS Sport Nutrition before their sale to Abbott Labs.  He was Director of Finance & Accounting for Eddie Bauer for thirteen years in their growth from $90 million to $1.6 billion.  Ted began his career with General Mills. Ted has led over $1.5 billion in  transactions and fund raising. He has an MBA and BA Finance from University of Utah and holds a CPA certificate.



Steel City Optronics
Suite 102
100 South Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412)501-3849
info@steelcityoptronics.com