The Zounds management team is comprised of individuals who are experts in a variety of fields to make the new paradigm in hearing aids a reality.
Samuel Thomasson is the founder, CEO and a Director of Zounds Hearing as well as leading the Engineering and Manufacturing activities. Mr. Thomasson has twenty-two years of experience in the analog and digital signal processing fields in general management, design, operations, quality and marketing management roles at companies including Acoustic Technologies (President and CEO), Medtronic (Quality and Reliability Manager, Manufacturing Manager), VLSI Technology (Design Manager, Marketing Manager, Quality Manager) and Motorola (Government Liaison, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer). Mr. Thomasson’s experience includes extensive work with several major customers including AT&T, IBM, Intel and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Thomasson earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has been granted twenty patents (several more pending) in the areas of audio and telecommunications technology.
Raj Kapur, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kapur has over twenty-five years of accounting and finance experience in high technology manufacturing organizations such as Honeywell, Dynaco and Gould Electronics. He acquired his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona.
Fan Wu, Vice President of Manufacturing
Dr. Wu has twenty years of experience in the semiconductor device and process engineering, medical device technology development and manufacturing. He worked previously at Emerson Electric (Design Engineer), Medtronic (Process Development Engineer and Engineering Manager), and Intel (Technology Development). Dr. Wu earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York. He has three US patents (more pending). He published more than dozen of technical papers and a book chapter in the areas of nano thin film technology, semiconductor processing and packaging, medical device design and technology. Dr. Wu is a senior member of IEEE.