Leadership

Sean Hendrix

Sean Hendrix

Mr. Hendrix is the NTI Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director of the Indiana 5G Zone. As a senior technology and management professional, he specializes in new product introduction. Mr. Hendrix has been highly successful in the start-up of new technical organizations with the purpose of engineering, developing, and launching new products for production. Mr. Hendrix has led a variety of teams and organizations spanning Systems Engineering, CV2X Networks/Protocols, Embedded Hardware Development, and Program Management. He was also the Executive Director of Engineering for A123 Systems and held leadership roles with Toyota, Delphi, and Cummins.

Dr. Len Pick

Dr. Len Pick

Dr. Pick is the NTI Chief Strategy Officer, leading the organization across 5G, Hypersonics, Innovation Services, Emerging Manufacturing, and other technology priorities. He was Director of the National Security and Defense Program Office for the Purdue Research Foundation in the National Capital Region, supporting the Department of Defense, Intelligence community and Interagency work.  He served as Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, and founded and served as Associate Director for the Mississippi State University Center for Cyber Innovation and the Center for Battlefield Innovation. He is a retired, service disabled, combat veteran who served as a U.S. Navy Special Operations Officer and senior DoD government civilian.

Mark Pishon

Mark Pishon

Mark is a seasoned financial professional, who brings many years of experience to his position at NineTwelve as Chief Financial Officer. Mark has held financial management leadership positions at the Purdue Research Foundation and served as Chief Financial Officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, where he honorably served under three governors of the State of Indiana. His expertise, especially in Audit Management, supports the private sector across technology and manufacturing industries. Some of his clients included Rolls Royce, Allison Transmission, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Oshkosh Trucking, Rockwell Automation, and SBC (now AT&T). 

Bernice Glenn

Bernice Glenn

Ms. Glenn is the NTI Vice President of Strategic Program Development and supports recruitment of Indiana 5G Zone International Corporate Sponsors and related Indiana business attraction. She is responsible for a Hawaii-based 5G lab accelerator virtually connected to the Indiana 5G Zone, including Pacific business expansion support to Indiana businesses. She supports the Indianapolis Autonomous Challenge with corporate sponsorships and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division. She also supports Indiana Trusted Microelectronics, partnering with Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation in research and development attraction efforts targeting global foundry and manufacturing leaders.

Kasia Chaberski

Kasia Chaberski

Ms. Chaberski, Vice President of Communications and Program Development for NTI is a mission-driven professional focusing on development, management, and expansion of all NTI initiatives to help advance strategic technologies through vetted national and international consortia, testbeds, demo labs and innovation centers.  Ms. Chaberski specializes in marketing, brand development, communications, translation, and business development, across multiple industries including microelectronics, 5G, unconventional energy, hypersonics, space, sensors, and cybersecurity. Her multi-lingual and cultural background uniquely position her as the perfect communications conduit between varying sectors, agencies, tribes and players in the Defense Sector. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passions for development, communications and business have driven her success in many sectors including international development, global health non-profits, sports advertising, domestic and foreign affairs and sustainable agriculture.

Michael Bilyeu

Michael Bilyeu

Mr. Bilyeu, the Associate Director for NTI, assists member companies in the Indiana 5G Zone and other NTI innovation facilities in emergent technologies, with an emphasis on 5G and its applications for smart cities, integrated systems, cybersecurity, and transportation. He also provides practical hands-on mentoring and support services to Indiana 5G Zone members in related workforce development programs located at the lab. Prior to NTI, Mr. Bilyeu was a successful entrepreneur with expertise in tactical business strategies and sales.   Mr. Bilyeu holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, where he specialized in propulsion and aerodynamics, minoring in Nuclear Engineering.

Komal Jadhav

Komal Jadhav

Mrs. Komal Jadhav is a NTI Project Manager, who supports all innovation facilities and programs in project management and technical engineering roles. She focuses on several initiatives including Marion County e-Learning, 5G enabled Microgrid, 5G Resilient Energy, Convergence Innovation Lab at the Discovery Park District at Purdue, critical infrastructure, IOT, and First Net innovation partnership. Mrs. Jadhav has extensive experience in automotive and manufacturing environments in technical and management roles. Her previous experience includes Akzonobel, 3M, NYX, and A123 Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Information Technology Leadership with a specialization in Project Management Office (PMO).

Martha Drinan

Martha Drinan

Mrs. Martha Drinan, NTI Program Administrator, brings over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience with expertise in data management and program coordination. She specializes in project management and boundary spanning between operations, administration, and customer-facing activities.  With a deep background in complex logistics and systems management, she also provides cross-discipline and international expertise in finance, customs and immigration, and direct foreign investment support of relocating experts and groups. She participates on key project efforts making her an asset to the 5G Team as the Program Administrator. Prior to NTI, Martha worked as a successful Regional Program Manager at Cultural Homestay International, with expertise on Program Development traveling internationally following USA Department of State Regulations for Cultural Exchange Programs.

Executive Advisory Board

Dr. Mung Chiang

David Roberts

David Roberts

Bill Soards

Bill Soards

Tupac Hunter

Tupac Hunter

Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Kwang Kim

Dr. Kwang Kim