Mr. Thomas E. Zelibor, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret): Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
RADM Zelibor has served as a Director of Lightwave Logic since July 2008 and became Chairman in October 2011. He has over twenty years of strategic planning and senior leadership experience and is currently the President and CEO of Zelibor & Associates, LLC that offers professional consulting services to his clients. Previously, from July 2008 until April 2011, RADM Zelibor served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Flatirons Solutions Corp., a professional services firm that provides consulting, systems integration, systems and software engineering, and program management expertise to corporate and government clients. Previously, RADM Zelibor served in a number of senior corporate and military positions, including Vice President for Strategic Operations-Strategies, Simulations, and Training Business Unit at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Director of Global Operations, United States Strategic Command; Director, Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control on the Navy staff; Department of the Navy, Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), Navy; Commander, Carrier Group Three and Commander, Naval Space Command. RADM Zelibor received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in Oceanography.
Mr. James S. Marcelli: President and Chief Operating Officer & Board Member
Mr. Marcelli has served as President, CEO and director of Lightwave Logic since August 2008. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and its progress toward a fully functioning commercial enterprise. Over the last twenty years, Mr. Marcelli has served as the president and chief executive officer of multiple start-up and growth companies in high tech manufacturing and business services, including two companies that were founded by him. In addition, he has held senior management positions with several companies including Teradyne Corporation and Sanmina Corporation. Throughout his career, he has held positions in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance. Mr. Marcelli has served on the boards of several non-profit corporations and also served on the Advisory Board of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Engineering School.
Mr. Andrew Ashton: Senior VP and Secretary & Board Member
Mr. Ashton has served as Senior VP, Secretary and director of Lightwave Logic since July 2004. Since that time, his assistance in the creation of the synthetic chemistry of our novel molecular architecture has been fundamental to the company’s success. His current duties include the development of chemical synthesis, providing extensive analytical support and assisting with the company’s management goals. Mr. Ashton is a skilled computer scientist and organic chemist who began his career in 1998 at the Army Research Laboratory.