Thomas Sandgaard has been the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zynex, Inc. since founding the company in 1996. He has previously held management positions with companies such as ITT, Siemens, GN Danavox, Dataco and Philips. Most of his work has been in the areas of international sales and distribution, technology transfers, mergers and marketing management in the semiconductor, telecommunications, data communications and medical equipment industries. Mr. Sandgaard has a degree in electronics engineering from Denmark’s Odense University of Engineering and an MBA from Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Sandgaard has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and is the driving force as to the Company strategies.
Anthony Scalese has been Chief Financial Officer of Zynex, Inc. since September 2010. Mr. Scalese has over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and operations and has spent the past 13 years of his career in the high-tech and healthcare industries. His most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for Qualmark Corporation, a publicly held global manufacturer of durability testing equipment. Mr. Scalese joined Qualmark in February 2000 as Corporate Controller and also served as President for various subsidiaries of Qualmark. He previously held positions at Coram Healthcare (now Apria Healthcare) as well as Foundation Health Systems (now Healthnet). Mr. Scalese is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado, received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Mr. Scalese's previous experience includes public company reporting, merging and integrating companies, raising capital and divesting non-core businesses.
Robert "Bob" Cozart is the VP of Technical Operations who develops and manages all of the teams that make up the Purchasing, Production, Service, Warehouse, Facilities, and Shipping and Receiving departments. Mr. Cozart has over 26 years of management experience in electronics manufacturing, primarily with Class II and Class III medical devices with such companies as HEI, Colorado Medtech, Pfizer/Valleylab and Medtronic. Mr. Cozart holds an MBA from Creighton University in Omaha and a BS in Business from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Mats Wahlström was appointed to the Board of Directors of Zynex, Inc in October 2010. Mr. Wahlström currently serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Fresenius Medical Care, a renal care company. From January 2004 through December 2009, Mr. Wahlström served as co-CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America and from November 2002 through December 2009 as President and CEO of Fresenius Medical Services, which operates more than 1,700 dialysis clinics in the U.S. Mr. Wahlström has 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 23 years of experience in the renal field. Prior to joining Fresenius Medical Care in 2002, he held various positions at Gambro AB in Sweden, including President and CEO of Gambro U.S. as well as CFO of the Gambro Group. Mr. Wahlström served as a director of Health Grades, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed healthcare ratings company, from March 2009 through its sale to a private equity firm in October 2010.
Taylor Simonton was appointed to the Board of Directors of Zynex, Inc in October 2008 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Simonton is currently the Chairman of the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Chair of Audit Committee, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. , Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, Keating Capital, Inc., and serves on the Board of Managers, Quality Rail Services, LLC. Mr. Simonton retired in 2001 from a 35-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. While serving in the PricewaterhouseCoopers National office from 1998 - 2001, Taylor was a member of the Risk & Quality Group that handles all auditing and accounting standards, SEC, corporate governance, risk management and quality matters for the firm. He was one of six partners in a specialized SEC consulting group overseeing the quality of financial statements and SEC reporting for all PricewaterhouseCoopers foreign clients that publicly report in the U.S. Prior to that, Taylor participated in the firm's Partner International Program for three years, during which time he assisted Colombian companies in-country with capital-raising activities in the United States, consulted to major companies and coordinated IPO assistance, advised on due diligence and SEC regulatory matters and traveled extensively internationally assisting companies with SEC registration statements and other capital-raising activities. Since retiring, Taylor has served or is serving on a number of corporate boards of directors. He is a C.P.A. and holds a Certificate of Director Education from the Corporate Directors Institute. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Tennessee.
Mary Beth Vitale was appointed to the Board of Directors of Zynex, Inc in October 2008 and serves on the Audit Committee. Ms. Vitale is currently the President of the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Co-Founder of Pellera, LLC. Ms. Vitale is a general management executive with 25 years experience in the telecommunications and consumer products industries. Mary Beth was Chairman of the Board for Westwind Media, spent 5 years on the Board of Intrado, sitting on the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance committees, and spent 3 years with RMI, sitting on the Audit Committee. Currently, Mary Beth is a member of the Board of Directors of CoBiz Financial Corp., and chairs the Audit Committee as a financial expert. She is also Lead Director and Finance Chair for Eye-Ris, a privately held software company, and is a member of their Compensation committee. She is a founding member of former Governor Owens Commission on Science and Technology and has been instrumental in forming its strategic direction over the past eight years. She was awarded her NACD Director Certificate in 2006, and has been a frequent speaker and presenter at many technology functions and seminars across the United States.