Board of Directors
Mr. Previn held the position of Managing Director from 2003 to 2005. In July of 2005, Mr. Previn was elected Chairman of the Ellex board of directors.
Victor Previn is a professional engineer and one of the original founders of Ellex. His career spans more than 25 years in the laser industry. Mr. Previn was responsible for developing and commercializing the technology platform that is now the core of Ellex’s current product portfolio. He has spent more than 15 years in the ophthalmic laser industry traveling widely throughout Asia, Europe and the USA in a business development capacity.
Guiseppe was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2008.
Giuseppe Canala is Managing Director of Seghetti Estates Pty. Ltd., a private investment company. As an original co-founder of Ellex, Giuseppe has served the Company in a broad range of roles, including Director of Engineering, Director of Operations, and Managing Director. He also served as Chairman from 1990 to 2001. Giuseppe has been involved as a director, manager and investor in a range of laser companies including Laserex Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of gas laser and semiconductor laser products; and Laserex Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of laser products for the IT, medical and veterinary markets. Prior to first joining Ellex, Mr. Canala worked in the USA as a manufacturing engineer with CGR Medical Corp., producing medical X-ray imaging equipment. Mr. Canala has a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia.
Rahmon was appointed a Independent Director on 17 May 2013.
Rahmon Coupe is Chief Executive Officer and Director of YourAmigo Limited, an organic search engine solutions company. Mr. Coupe has more than 25 years experience in the areas of corporate management, intellectual property management, contract negotiation, business development and engineering and has worked across a diverse range of industries, including: information technology and the internet, life sciences and public broadcasting. Mr. Coupe has held various project and engineering management roles for government research-based organizations, including the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), and is currently a consultant to Flinders Technologies, the commercialization arm of Flinders University. Mr. Coupe holds an Honors Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide and was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in Technology and Emerging Industries for the Central Region of Australia in 2009.
Alex was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 22 July 2005.
Alex Sundich is currently an Executive Director of Harvest Capital Partners, a corporate advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2008. From 2002 to 2008 he was a senior executive in the funds management industry. From 2001 to 2003 he was an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs and Co, and from 1990 to 2001 he was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston in their Sydney and New York offices. Alex holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Petrel Energy Limited and an Executive Director of Burleson Energy Limited.
Company Secretary, Group Financial Controller
Ms. Maieli joined Ellex in May 2011 as Financial Controller. She was appointed Company Secretary in January 2013.
Maria Maieli has over 25 years of senior financial management experience in public and private companies, specializing in international tax and reporting and corporate compliance and governance. She was formerly Finance Manager of Penrice Soda Holdings Limited, an ASX-listed company that owns and operates the largest marble and limestone mine in Australia. Ms. Maieli holds a Masters Degree in Professional Accounting from the Southern Cross University and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Mike was appointed an Executive Director on 2 July 2018.
Mike Southard was previously the Vice President of the Global Surgical business at Alcon Laboratories. During Mike¹s tenure, the Alcon business grew dramatically from US$85 million to US$2.4 billion in sales per year.
Prior to Alcon, he was an executive with Beecham Laboratories (now SmithKline Beecham), and Cooper-Vision, which has subsequently been acquired by Alcon Laboratories.
Mr. Southard holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and an executive MBA degree from Stanford University. He has extensive ties with the ophthalmic community, having served on numerous Scientific Advisory Boards and Industry Advisory Councils.
Mike was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 2 July 2018.
Mike Mangano is an accomplished global executive with over two decades experience in the medical device industry. Most recently he was the President and CEO of ReShape Medical Inc. Prior to ReShape, Mr. Mangano was President of the Americas for Sirtex Medical. During his six years at Sirtex he grew the business from US$30 million to over US$140 million in sales per year. Mr. Mangano previously spent 15 years at Boston Scientific in numerous senior executive roles, including two overseas positions in Japan and Australia. He has vast experience in sales and marketing management, product development, strategic planning, international business and business development. He currently is a member of the board of directors of ABK Biomedical.