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Bonderson has been an active philanthropist. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wetlands America Trust, Inc., the organization responsible for managing the endowment and land holdings of Ducks Unlimited. He is also a Senior Advisory Vice President and Board Member of Ducks Unlimited. Additionally, Mr. Bonderson serves on the Advisory Committee of the School of Engineering and the Foundation Board of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

James Gingo Visualant Board of Directors

James Gingo has served as an independent director since June 8, 2010. TransTech was founded in 1994 and has been led by Mr. Gingo as its President and founder since then. TransTech is a distributor of access control and authentication systems serving the security and law enforcement markets. Mr. Gingo’s guidance, experience and great depth of knowledge combined to make TransTech a respected national reputation for outstanding product knowledge, sales and service excellence. James Gingo is a highly regarded industry veteran and one of the early members of the Document Security Alliance, an organization co-founded by the United States Secret Service and concerned industry representatives after the events of 9/11. He sits on the Board of the Security Industry Association.

Marco Hegyi Visualant Board of Directors

Marco Hegyi has served as an independent director since February 14, 2008. Mr. Hegyi has been a principal with the Chasm Group since 2006, where he combines his expertise in, and passion for helping companies expand their businesses with innovative technologies and collaborative partnership strategies using mobile and wireless platforms, service business models and Internet marketing programs.


Prior to working as a strategic advisor, Mr. Hegyi served as Senior Director, Global Product Management, at Yahoo Search Marketing during 2006. Prior to Yahoo, Mr. Hegyi was at Microsoft leading program management for Microsoft Windows and Office beta releases aimed at software developers from 2001 to 2006. While at Microsoft, he formed new service concepts and created operating programs to extend the depth and breadth of the company’s unparalleled developer eco-system, including managing offshore, outsource teams in China and India, and being the named inventor of a filed Microsoft patent for a business process in service delivery.

Mr. Hegyi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and has completed advanced studies in innovation marketing, advanced management, and strategy at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Masahiro Kawahata, Ph.D. Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee Visualant Board of Directors

Dr. Kawahata has served as an independent director since April 19, 2006. Dr. Kawahata is the former Director of the Fujitsu Research Institute. He is known in Japan as “the father of multimedia” for his work as National Program Director in developing the nationwide fiber optic network. Early in 2005, the U.S. Government officially acknowledged him as “Non-U.S. Scientist of Extraordinary Ability”. Dr. Kawahata has taught at Tokai University, is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Provost’s Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern California and Visiting Professor at the University of Washington. He has served as a Director of numerous technology companies, and has received several prestigious awards in the United States and Japan.


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