John Dane III, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Board and a Director of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He advised TECHNE on corporate strategy, finance, and construction and operational logistics.
Dr. Dane is Chairman of United States Marine, Inc. and U.S. Shipbuilding International based in Gulfport, Mississippi with two shipyards in operation, building offshore supply vessels, patrol craft, tug boats, oil skimmers and inland oil tank barges. Additionally Mr. Dane is past President and CEO of Trinity Yachts, LLC, which is one of the world’s leading builders of mega-yachts. Dr. Dane and his company have extensive experience in designing, constructing and marketing large ocean going ships to clients in the Middle East. Dr. Dane is past president and CEO of Halter Marine where he managed multiple shipyards and over 11,000 employees.
Mr. Dane is a member of the Navy League, the Society of Naval Architects, the World President‘s Organization and the Advisory Counsel of the American Bureau of Shipping. He recently retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Tulane University‘s Presidents’ Counsel, the advisory board to the Tulane School of Engineering and as a member of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Dr. Dane was selected as the Propeller Club-Port of New Orleans “Maritime Man of the Year” for 1998 and Tulane University Engineering School’s “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” for 2004.
Mr. Dane holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was a three-time All-American Sailor, Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year in 1968 and was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Dane has also won numerous National and International sailing championships and recently represented the United States in the 2008 China Olympic Games in the Star class sailboat.
Dr. Dennis Wright Michaud is President and Chief Executive Officer of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He has extensive experience in strategic management, corporate finance, real estate development, and is a noted economist. Dr. Michaud also leads an economic consultancy (PCG) comprised of current and former members of the faculty of Brown and Yale Universities. Dr. Michaud has advised an affiliate of the US Department of State on developing board of director training and enhancing corporate governance in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He currently advises boards of several Saudi Arabian and UAE companies.
Dr. Michaud has over 25 years experience in corporate and merchant banking at Nations Bank (now Bank of America) and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). While at Chase he facilitated over $2 billion in acquisition and project financing. He also founded and was CEO of a Palm Beach, Florida mortgage bank that focused on financing luxury residential housing acquisitions and a leveraged leasing company in Birmingham Michigan that financed material handling and industrial processing equipment for large corporations and SME’s. Dr. Michaud was a licensed general contractor in Florida who designed, developed, and constructed numerous large residential housing projects in Palm Beach County Florida, and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Dr. Michaud held an academic appointment as an economics professor at Brown University where he taught courses on international business strategy, economics and political economy. Previously, he was the director of Brown’s corporate governance research program. He has also been a Professor of Management Practice in the MBA program at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Leading a team of seven researchers, Dr. Michaud has recently completed the most extensive study undertaken on CEO compensation and firm performance, with the guidance of the former dean of the Yale School of Management. The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale and the Aspen Institute held a joint conference in June of 2010 to discuss the findings and implications of Dr. Michaud’s research.
He has written several working papers and journal articles that address corporate governance and strategy for notable journals and papers. He is also a contributor to the Providence Journal, where he has written opinion pieces on public policy and corporate governance issues. Dr. Michaud has also been a guest commentator on MSNBC, FOX News 25 (Boston), NBC 10 (Providence), and ABC 6 (Providence) speaking on economic policy issues.
Dr. Michaud holds a B.S. Degree from Washington and Lee University, a M.B.A. degree from Emory University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University.
Dr. Antoine Hadamard is Chairman Emeritus of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He has over 40 years experience in Health Care Administration, Hospital Management, and Medical Education. He has developed innovative concepts to enhance the efficiency of Community Hospitals and Rehabilitative Services.
Dr. Hadamard managed a 250-bed Community Hospital in Rhode Island as “Head of Medicine” for this facility. He was also a founder and principal of Ocean State Master Health Plan, which became the core foundation of United Health Care’s operations in New England. Dr. Hadamard has also founded a company that developed high efficiency Surgical Centers in New England.
Dr. Hadamard was on the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine for over 35 years, where he developed highly effective methods for training young doctors in diagnostics. He has traveled to several Middle Eastern countries to study current medical education practices and health care delivery. In this endeavor, he has met with leading Arabian officials including ministers of public health, medical school academic deans, medical and nursing school department chairs, and practicing physicians.
Dr. Hadamard attended schools in the US and Europe, graduating from Bard College (B.A), pre-med at Columbia University, and M.D. from the University of Geneva Switzerland. He held Residencies at Kings County Hospital, New York; Fellowships at Brown University and Clinical Faculty at Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island. His private practice specialized in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Previously he served as Chief of Pharmaceutical Department, Chief of Internal Medicine at Kent County Hospital, Warwick, Rhode Island. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.