William A. Schmitz – Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
William A. Schmitz joined Arista Power when the company went public in November 2009. Mr. Schmitz brings an extensive management and engineering background to Arista. Read More
From 2002 until joining Arista Power in 2009, Mr. Schmitz served as chief operating officer of Ultralife Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of power and communications systems worldwide. During his tenure there, Ultralife’s annual revenues increased from $32.5 million to $254 million.
Prior to joining Ultralife, Mr. Schmitz served as director of new product development for Bausch & Lomb’s Global Eyewear business, which included the Ray-Ban brand, from 1995 to 1999.
Mr. Schmitz holds an M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Stephen Brown – Acting Chief Financial Officer
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Steve Brown served as Chief Financial Officer among several other senior management positions for IDT Corporation (NYSE “IDT”) from April 1995 to January 2009. Read More
He oversaw the financial end of taking the start-up telecommunications company public and guided it through the spin-offs of two subsidiaries, various public offerings and bank facilities and helping IDT achieve its listing of becoming a Fortune 700 company in the early 2000’s. During his tenure, Mr. Brown also served on IDT’s Boards of Directors for six years, and on the Board of Net2Phone Inc. for five years. Mr. Brown was also the founder and chairman of IDT Entertainment Inc., a media subsidiary that IDT eventually sold for a profit in excess of $225M.
Since leaving IDT, Mr. Brown is a managing partner of The Mcguffin Group Financial, a financial consulting firm concentrating on advising early stage companies. In this capacity, Mr. Brown consults as a Financial Advisor for Cardis International, which provides technological solutions to the Payments Industry, Hyperactivate, a social media advertising agency and NJR Medical, a medical device company. Mr. Brown also is a partner in an accounting practice, Brown, Brown and Associates, providing auditing, accounting and tax services.
Mr. Brown is a licensed certified public accountant and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and serves on the Board of Governors for Touro College as well as serving as a director for several other educational institutions. Mr. Brown received a B.A. degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and a B.B.A. degree in Business and Accounting from Baruch College.
Adeeb Saba – Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Adeeb Saba is responsible for all operations-related matters for Arista Power, including sales and installations of our Power on Demand systems and projects for the U.S. Army. Prior to joining Arista, Mr. Saba was vice president of manufacturing for Ultralife Corporation. Read More
During his tenure at Ultralife, as well as previous positions at Titmus Corporation and Bausch & Lomb, he developed an expertise in the areas of engineering, procuring components, manufacturing and quality control. Mr. Saba is known for his metric-based approach to production. This approach continuously focuses not only on reliable production and timely delivery of products but also on margins, cost control, company financial performance and quality.
Mr. Saba holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.