Blue Spark Technologies’ management team reflects the company’s commitment to be a leader in solutions for wearable and flexible electronics, an innovator in the wearable medical device space, and increasing the adoption of green printed battery technology in industrial applications for our growing product line within numerous high-value markets.
We have built a deep bench of seasoned professionals – some of whom came from Energizer – with a collective 250 years of battery design, wearable and flexible electronics, application development, and production expertise.
President & CEO
John Gannon serves as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Blue Spark Technologies. Mr. Gannon brings with him a deep understanding of the technology industry, as well as the energy and drive that is leading Blue Spark Technologies into the commercialization of its innovative, patented products. John is also co-inventor of Blue Spark's newest product TempTraq®.
Mr. Gannon began his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry working for General Electric's Astro-Space Division. Following his time at General Electric, he worked in the field of currency derivative trading working for Merrill Lynch in New York and Barclays Capital in London. He is a founder and general partner of venture firm SunBridge Partners, as well as a director at Alien Technology and Embedded Planet. He has been the CEO of Blue Spark Technologies for the past six years. Mr. Gannon obtained a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
With more than 25 years in the high-tech engineering industry, Matt Ream is currently responsible for worldwide marketing for Blue Spark Technologies. Responsible for creating, defining and implementing Blue Spark’s go-to-market strategy, Mr. Ream is an accomplished hi-tech marketing and business development professional with deep domain experience in online marketing, branding, product management, social media, strategic planning, creative development, and sales promotion. Mr. Ream is also co-inventor of Blue Spark’s newest product, TempTraq®.
Prior to joining Blue Spark Technologies, Mr. Ream spent almost two decades in high-tech marketing and business development, with the majority of that time in the IoT and radio frequency identification (RFID) industry. Most recently, he held senior RFID market and business development positions with Zebra Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of RFID and location solutions. He also led RFID product management for Omron Electronics. Mr. Ream holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Peter Longo serves as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Blue Spark Technologies. Peter has over 20 years’ experience growing and scaling high caliber sales teams. Peter is responsible for all sales and partnering activities globally. Peter has built and scaled several high caliber, go to market teams throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
Mr. Longo began his healthcare career at McKesson, as the company began its aggressive push into the hospital part of healthcare. This is where Peter found that a great culture can help a company achieve great things. He developed a passion for the sales “process” and was given the opportunity to build sales teams from scratch. He left McKesson to scale the sales organization for a clinical software company that was successfully sold to a private equity firm. Mr. Longo holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and and MBA from Pepperdine University. Peter sits on the board of several healthcare startups and is a frequent guest speaker on healthcare technology.
Vice President, Business Development
Jon Eager provides marketing, engineering and product management support to Blue Spark Technologies and has been instrumental in the development and launch of its newest product, TempTraq®.
Mr. Eager’s professional experience includes 19 years spent at Energizer in a variety of roles focused on global business-to-business marketing, as well as managing Energizer’s rechargeable battery business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His many roles at Energizer included director of OEM marketing for Energizer, vice president of marketing and vice president of European operations for Energizer Power Systems. Mr. Eager holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Dr. Frank Feddrix
Vice President, Operations and Battery Technology
Frank Feddrix serves as Vice President of Operations and Battery Technology. Dr. Feddrix manages operations for the production of Blue Spark’s medical devices, batteries and industrial products. Dr. Feddrix is a collaborative, innovative and influential leader who has extensive experience in taking new products from conception through production to commercialization. He is an inventor on nine U.S. patents including those on printed batteries that formed the basis for Blue Spark Technologies.
Dr. Feddrix earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University, where he also completed his undergraduate studies. Upon graduation from CWRU, he hired into Eveready Battery Company (Energizer) as a senior electrochemist and progressed through technical and managerial positions, culminating in a senior leadership role of R&D, Engineering and Operations at Energizer Holdings Inc. After a 27- year career at Energizer, Frank joined Blue Spark Technologies.
Vice President, Quality and Regulatory
Ed Panek brings over 19 years of quality and regulatory experience in the development and manufacturing of medical and industrial products and a deep domain experience with ISO 9001, 13485, 14971 and 21 CFR 820. Ed is responsible for leading all aspects of Blue Spark’s quality and regulatory initiatives.
Prior to Blue Spark, Ed designed and implemented customized quality systems for research at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Ed served 6 years in the United States Navy as a Radar and Waveguide Repair Electronics Technician E-5 and is a Gulf War veteran.