MicroGen Management Team

Michael J. Perrotta CEO/CFO/COO

Mr. Perrotta’s background is heavily weighted toward business development, engineering and finance, dedicating his current career to bringing tech based startups from initial stages to operating profitably. In recent years, he has both founded, sold and participated is several stages of funding of several startup companies on both coasts in energy, medical devices and informatics, and imaging, including an IPO. He has brought financing, fashioned timely and cost efficient infrastructure to developing companies, assuring that the appropriate investment in the infrastructure benefits customers, management and investors. He typically assumes the role of CEO, CFO or COO. Prior to entrepreneurial endeavors, Mike has had twenty years of previous experience in two Fortune 50 companies, holding US and international executive leadership roles.

Kathleen M. Vaeth Ph.D.
VP Engineering

Dr. Vaeth joined MicroGen Systems Inc. in 2012.  She has more than a decade of experience building and leading multi-disciplinary teams, most recently with Eastman Kodak.   Dr. Vaeth has developed technologies in MEMS microfluidics, organic electronics and displays, and piezoelectric materials and actuators.  Her research work spans the design, fabrication, and characterization of devices based on these technologies, and her responsibilities have included transferring processes to MEMS manufacturing facilities.  Dr. Vaeth is also a guest lecturer at Cornell University and has previously held the title of Adjunct Professor of the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University.  Dr. Vaeth earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Hertz Fellow, and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, where she was a Kodak Fellow.   She has 20 publications, 15 issued U.S. patents, and has given numerous invited talks and lectures.           



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