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Vice President of Product
With experience leading onshore and offshore development teams, Paul is recognized for his ability to understand user needs and integrate them, quickly and effectively, into groundbreaking technologies. He has worked with numerous national and international companies spanning the healthcare, life sciences, retail, and consumer goods industries.
Prior to UV Angel, Paul served as a Senior Digital Strategy Consultant for IBM. In his role, he worked on projects ranging from AI-enhanced healthcare prediction systems to education analytics to large-scale enterprise applications.
He began his career with Cisco Systems in Sales and Product Strategy, where he focused on technologies that would enable greater sales team performance.
Paul is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Based in Washington, DC, he enjoys volunteering, travel, and skiing in his free time.
Ted has 25 years of experience in leadership roles in Information Technology. This includes founding West Michigan’s first all-Windows based online service which focused on West Michigan’s 450 Churches. This innovative service received a grant from the Pine Rest Foundation in recognition of its public-service value. Ted also served as Director of Information Services & Director of Telecommunications for Holland Home, a large West Michigan Nonprofit that provides a wide array of health services, assisted living, & other services to the elderly.
Chief Medical Affairs & Science Officer
A sought-after health industry speaker and author, Dr. Lee has spent over 30 years working with organizations, ranging from CH2M Hill to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
A certified indoor air quality manager with a focus on the relationship of opportunistic environmental pathogens, Dr. Lee brings more than three decades of experience to her role at UV Angel.
In addition to positions at CH2M Hill, WM Healthcare Solutions, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Stericycle, Dr. Lee has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as three American Hospital Association-published books.
After earning her Bachelor’s in Environmental Health Science from Indiana State University, Dr. Lee earned a Master’s in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas College of Engineering. She completed a Doctorate of Public Health in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center and has an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management.
Dr. Lee has been invited to present at SHEA, AIHce, IPAC-Canada, and the C Diff Foundation Conference and is a corresponding Member of ASHRAE Ultraviolet Air & Surface Treatment-T-TAC-TC02.09 & ASHRAE Roster Health Care Facilities-T-TAC-TC09.06.
In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and rooting on her Houston Texans.
COO & CFO
Bret offers over 30 years of executive leadership experience building and growing successful, strategically focused businesses.
Before UV Angel, Bret served as Chief Operating Officer for Cherette Group, a fully integrated property development/real estate company. Bret coordinated all operational aspects for the West Michigan firm, including investment performance, bank relationships, finance, and risk management.
From 2007 to 2013 Bret was Managing Director of Fulton Innovation, a division of Amway Corporation. Offering value-driven strategic direction, Bret’s work was instrumental to the commercialization of eCoupled™, the wireless power technology developed by UV Angel’s, Dave Baarman, and his team of engineers and scientists.
With Fulton Innovation as one of the founding members of the Wireless Power Consortium, Bret served as co-chairman of the steering committee responsible for developing the Qi standard, the globally recognized standard for wireless power.
Entrepreneurially minded, Bret has owned and operated companies around the world in industries ranging from component and advanced manufacturing systems to energy and real estate. He has also held senior-level positions in sales, marketing, operations, and finance with both public and privately held companies.
Bret is a graduate of Carroll University where he majored in Business and Finance. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons and make their home in West Michigan.
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
A pioneer in electronic design and structured innovation, Dave oversees the platform of the UV Angel ecosystem and intellectual property portfolio.
Previously the Director of Advanced Technologies at Fulton Innovation, a division of Amway Corporation, Dave was the lead inventor of eCoupled™ intelligent wireless power technology.
Recognized around the globe, eCoupled is a foundational technology implemented in the Qi global wireless power standard. In addition to eCoupled, Dave was responsible for the technical supervision and development of several Fulton Innovation technologies.
Dave joined Amway in 1997, where he pioneered the use of intelligent inductive coupling in the eSpring Water Purifier. On the market for eight years, more than 1.5 million devices were sold in 38 countries.
Prior to Amway, Dave founded EBW Electronics, which today is rated 2,338th in the US, boasting 166% growth over the past three years.
Baarman holds over 300 US patents, 560 foreign patents, and has 350 patent applications pending. He is a 2010-2011 Michigan Leadership in Innovation finalist, 2011 Edison Award finalist, 2012 Best in Biz Award winner, 2012 Technology Executive of the Year, and 2012 Product Development/Management Executive of the Year.
Tom brings more than three decades of strategic business development and leadership experience to the technology, and health and life sciences industries.
With a focus on defining strategy and driving revenue in emerging markets, Tom has a passion for integrating health needs with cutting-edge product solutions. By working closely with customers, he finds innovative ways to empower teams to develop products that improve outcomes in multiple markets.
Before his role at UV Angel, Tom founded Byrne Advisory Group, where his team provided sales, engineering, and product development expertise to a range of clients.
Tom began his healthcare career as an Account Executive for McKesson General Medical. He then advanced his responsibilities, first as a Regional Sales Manager for Stryker Corporation, then as a Vice President for a closely held medical products company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A graduate of Northwood University DeVos School of Business, Tom sits on Advisory Boards for a range of early-stage companies, and actively supports a host of community and educational initiatives. He and his wife, Paula, have three children and live in Grand Haven, Michigan.