Deepak Chopra is the founder of the Company and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director since the Company's inception in May 1987. He has served as the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 1992. Mr. Chopra also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of several of the Company's subsidiaries. From 1976 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1987, Mr. Chopra held various positions with ILC, a publicly-held manufacturer of lighting products, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer of its United Detector Technology division. Mr. Chopra has also held various positions with Intel Corporation, TRW Semiconductors, and RCA Semiconductors. Mr. Chopra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, Punjab, India and a Master of Science degree in semiconductor electronics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Alan Edrick is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Edrick joined the Company in this role in September 2006. Mr. Edrick has over 25 years of financial management and public accounting experience, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial planning and analysis, and regulatory compliance. Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Edrick served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioSource International, Inc., a biotechnology company, until its sale to Invitrogen Corporation. Between 1998 and 2004, Mr. Edrick served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of North American Scientific, Inc., a medical device and specialty pharmaceutical company. Between 1989 and 1998, Mr. Edrick was employed by Price Waterhouse LLP in various positions including Senior Manager, Capital Markets. Mr. Edrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ajay Mehra is Executive Vice President and President of OSI Solutions Business and a Director of the Company. Mr. Mehra joined the Company as Controller in 1989 and served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 1992 until November 2002, when he was named the Company's Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mehra held various financial positions with Thermador/Waste King, a household appliance company, Presto Food Products, Inc., and United Detector Technology. Mr. Mehra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Business of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.
Victor Sze is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Sze joined the Company as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel in March 2002. In November 2002, Mr. Sze was appointed Secretary of the Company. In September 2004, Mr. Sze was appointed Executive Vice President. From 1999 through November 2001, Mr. Sze served as in-house counsel to Interplay Entertainment Corp., a developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software, holding the title of Director of Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Interplay Entertainment Corp., Mr. Sze practiced law with the firm of Wolf, Rifkin & Shapiro in Los Angeles. Mr. Sze holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.
Rick Merritt is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in October 2014, Mr. Merritt held the positions of Global Vice President of Human Resources for Power-One, Inc., a power conversion solution provider, from April 2011 to October 2014 and Global Vice President at International Rectifier Corporation, a publicly-traded power management technology company, from May 2004 to April 2011. Mr. Merritt received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and a Master of Science degree from California State University, Hayward.
Manoocher Mansouri is President of the Company's Optoelectronics and Manufacturing division. Mr. Mansouri joined the Company in 1982 and was named President of its Optoelectronics and Manufacturing division in June 2006. Mr. Mansouri has over 35 years of experience in the optoelectronics industry. Mr. Mansouri has served as President of the Company's OSI Optoelectronics, Inc. subsidiary since May 2000. Mr. Mansouri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as an Executive Program in management certificate from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mal Maginnis is President, Rapiscan Systems. Mr. Maginnis joined the Company in July 2017. He has more than 35 years in the defense, security, safety and technology industries, and is an experienced senior executive of technology-based businesses. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Maginnis was the head of a technology development company based in Singapore and one of the owners of an Australian detection company based in Sydney. In addition, he was President of Smiths Detection from 2011-2014 based in London. He held a series of senior positions including President, Head of Technology, Programs and Products and was the head of the largest business unit managing the global military and emergency responder business. Mr. Maginnis holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the Faculty of Military Studies University of NSW and Graduate, UK Command Staff College.
Shawn Thompson is President of the Company’s OSI Electronics subsidiary. Mr. Thompson brings 30 years of global experience in leading companies in the design and manufacturing of equipment that connects, protects and controls critical applications in the defense, medical, wireless and industrial markets. Mr. Thompson joined the Company in 2017 from MC Electronics where he served as President and CEO. Between 1998 and 2013, Mr. Thompson held several global leadership roles for Smiths Group PLC within in their Interconnect division as a group president and board member. Early in his career he was a principal in Transtector Systems, a leader in power and signal integrity solutions that was acquired by Smiths in 1998. Mr. Thompson attended Northwest Nazarene University and participated in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Executive Management Program.