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Simon Nynens- CEO

Simon Nynens is our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to NJII, Simon Nynens served as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at NJIT since joining NJIT in September 2018. Prior to NJIT, Simon was Chairman and CEO (2006 to 2018) of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), a public company. Under his leadership, revenue grew from $180 million to $450 million and the Company was listed as Best Places to Work in New Jersey in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. A graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Simon also serves on the President’s Leadership Council of Stevens Institute and the board of New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) and was chairman of the NJTC board from 2007 through 2015. Simon received numerous awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® for 2011 (New Jersey Award in the Technology Services category). Simon started his career at E&Y in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Donald H. Sebastian - President

Dr. Sebastian is also Senior Vice President of Technology & Business Development at New Jersey Institute of Technology. NJII is an NJIT 5.01c3 Corporation that is a new model for business innovation serving key industrial clusters that anchor the state and national economy. Dr. Sebastian is an Executive Board Member, Treasurer and past Chairman of the R&D Council of New Jersey, Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition, and serves on the Executive Committee of Innovation New Jersey, the Boards of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation, Polymer Processing Institute, Inc., NJ Manufacturing Extension Program, and is immediate past Research Chair and Executive Board Member of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation.

He was inducted in the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame in 2006, named an NJBIZ Healthcare Innovation Hero in 2015 and added to the Made in New Jersey Honor Role in 2016. Dr. Sebastian received his Bachelor of Engineering at Stevens, graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1974, followed by Masters of Engineering in 1975, and the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1977.