Dr. Futcher holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of London and has extensive experience in engineering and management in high technology companies. Since 1997, Dr. Futcher has held non-executive directorships at a variety of private companies. He co-founded Azima, Inc. in 2003, a company that provides advanced machine diagnosis to large industrial facilities and, from 2003 to 2008, served as its Vice President of Engineering. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2003, Dr. Futcher served as Vice President of Technology at interWAVE Communications International Ltd., a company providing GSM and CDMA cellular infrastructure equipment, and from 1997 to 1999 he also served as interWAVE's Vice President of Engineering. From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Futcher was Director of Engineering at Tellabs, Inc.