Prior to 1990, Mr. Wright was the President & CEO of a Washington-based high technology corporation known as Component Concepts, Inc., which he founded in 1976 and which was engaged in the testing of various types of electronic components for manufacturers and end users primarily in the Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Security industries Mr. Wright sold his interest to facilitate the purchase of Pacific Coast Technologies, Inc. in 1990.
Mr. Wright has over thirty-five years of business experience in executive-level management, sales, acquisition/merger negotiation, fund raising and equity management activities for emerging and growth oriented high technology companies.
Mr. Wright has spoken at numerous classes and seminars over the years covering a wide range of topics that include lean manufacturing methods, various technologies for industry and an exhaustive list of business and financial topics.
Mr. Wright has accomplished numerous acquisitions and financings both in the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of numerous business and community awards including awards for being one of the fifty fastest growing companies in Washington State for 1998, 1999 and 2000. In 1998 he was recognized for being the Wenatchee Valley’s businessman of the year. He also received national recognition for being one of the five hundred fastest growing companies in the United States for 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Mr. Wright served as an advisory board member for Central Washington University’s School of Business for six years and completed the UCLA Director Training and Certification Program for public companies including modules for the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees. He also serves on the Board of International Stem Cell Corporation, a U.S. public company, as a Director and Co-Chairman (Non-Executive).