John C. Kroon
Dr. Kroon was born in the Netherlands and his family emigrated from Amsterdam to Ottawa, Canada in 1957. He is a dual citizen of the US and Canada.
He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Kroon began his career in 1958 in Ottawa as a Tech. and then Chemist for Eldorado Mining & Refining ( now Cameco Corp. ), engaged in Uranium mining and processing.
Dr. Kroon received both his B.Sc. ( 1966 ) and PhD degrees ( 1972 ) in Nuclear Physics from the University of Ottawa in Canada.
From 1971 he worked as a Research Scientist in Candu Reactor Instrumentation at Atomic Energy of Canada in Chalk River, Ontario, Canada and joined a start-up company Reuter Stokes Canada in Cambridge, Ontario in1972.
In 1974, Dr. Kroon transferred to Reuter-Stokes Electronic Components in Cleveland, Ohio as VP. Applied Technology developing radiation sensor systems for oil-well logging, thickness gauging and in-core sensors for commercial and gov’t nuclear reactors.
General Electric acquired Reuter-Stokes in 1984 and Dr. Kroon became the President of Reuter-Stokes in 1986. This position led to a varied 17-year career with GE as a Senior Executive that included a 4-year assignment as President of GEFanuc Europe’s Industrial Automation Business in 1991, headquartered in Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
He became Vice-President of Corporate Strategies and Business Development in 1995 for GEFanuc North America in Charlottesville, Virginia and laid the groundwork for several acquisitions to further product diversification and top line growth.
From June, 2002 to May, 2004, Dr. Kroon was the President of ImageGuide, Inc., a medical device start-up Company in Baltimore Md.
He became a Director of Coroware in April 2007, and our Chairman of the Board in August 2010.