Michael Bartholomeusz, MS, PhD, brings more than 20 years of experience in leading, building, operating, and investing in emerging technology and advanced materials companies. Prior to joining TruTag, he served as CEO and as a member of the board of directors for HZO Inc., a leader in thin-film protection from liquids for electronics, overseeing the expansion and development of the company from pre-revenue to high-growth.
From 2008 to 2012, Michael served as CEO and co-founder of AQT Solar, a leading producer of thin-film solar-cell renewable-energy products, taking the company from seed stage to commercialization in less than three years. Michael has extensive experience doing business in Asia, where he green-fielded multiple successful joint ventures in China. He has over 25 granted and pending patents and currently sits on the board of SunEdison Semiconductor (Nasdaq: SEMI) and on the advisory boards of privately held Cubergand Quantpower. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MS and PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Virginia.