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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2011/01/03 - Andrea Belz, MBA, PhD, president of Belz Consulting Group was elected as an observer to the Board of Directors of Ondax, Inc., representing the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels in the company's recent Series E-financing round.
Andrea Belz, MBA, PhD, president of Belz Consulting Group and an expert in technology management, was recently appointed as an observer to the Board of Directors of Ondax, Inc., representing the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels in the company’s recent Series E-financing round. Dr. Belz’s appointment marks the first time that the Pasadena Angels have selected a woman to represent them at the board level in any portfolio company in their ten-year history.
Ondax, a spin-off of the California Institute of Technology, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art lasers for the industrial, defense, scientific and medical markets.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Belz join our Board and to help us strategically manage our rapid growth,” said Randy Heyler, president and CEO of Ondax. “Dr. Belz brings to our company a wealth of marketing and management experience from her work with internationally known high-tech laboratories and corporations. We are looking forward to working with her.”
Dr. Belz, the author of The 36-Hour Course in Product Development (McGraw-Hill, 2010), has collaborated with top-notch groups including the California Institute of Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, General Electric, and many of the leading investment groups in Southern California. Dr. Belz’s monthly column has been distributed by blogs on The Wall Street Journal site, USA Today.com, and many other publications. In addition to speaking regularly on strategic planning and technology management, Dr. Belz provides guidance in finance and operations to companies and organizations of all sizes.
About Belz Consulting Group
Andrea Belz (belzconsulting.com) provides in-depth guidance to global leaders in innovation and technology. Her combined experience in technology review and business analysis has been used by international corporations and educational institutions groups ranging from General Electric, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology to NASA. Dr. Belz earned a B.S. in physics from the University of Maryland at College Park, a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech, and an M.B.A. in finance from the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business. She lives in Altadena, CA.
Ondax, Inc. was founded in 2000 by a team from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Bonn. Ondax is the leading manufacturer of a number of filters and lasers for the biomedical, environmental, defense, and electronics markets.