Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 19, 2010
Northwest Analytical, Inc. announces that Bob Ward has joined NWA as CEO. Cliff Yee will continue as Chairman. According to Yee, "With Bob joining us, we are moving to the next phase of growth in quality analytics, providing deeper value to our multinational customers in the Process Industries."
Bob Ward previously was with Capybara Ventures as co-founder and managing partner for the last seven years. Capybara Ventures is a venture capital fund supporting technology-based businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to that, Mr. Ward was founder and CEO of Acclivity Photonics, an innovator in low loss collimators for the telecommunications and medical device industries. Before Acclivity Photonics, Bob was Director of Operations and Director of Marketing for LightPath Technologies which specializes in aspheric optics for medical, industrial, defense and communications applications. "I look forward to joining the seasoned team at NWA to spearhead the release of our class leading analytics solutions", says Ward.
Mr. Ward also sits on the Board of Directors of four high technology companies: Clinicient, Phosoen, Acclivity and Attensa. Bob is actively engaged in the Portland high technology community including committee positions with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, Oregon Biotechnology Association, Portland State University Science and Industry, and Oregon Forum. Mr. Ward was educated at Bowdoin College with a Bachelors in Economics and Physics and at Stanford University with a Masters of Engineering Management, focus on Entrepreneurship.