Management & Board


Andrew T. Hunt, Ph.D. – Starting nGimat as a “one man operation”, Dr. Hunt has been the Chief Executive Officer at nGimat for over 20 years and has developed commercial relationships with industry-leading companies and research partnerships with key government agencies in nGimat’s target markets. Andrew has authored four book chapters, published over 50 scientific papers and has over 50 patents proposed, pending, or mostly issued. Andrew received his B.S. in Geology from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the SAIC award for best Ph.D. paper at Georgia Tech, based on his doctoral thesis on Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition. Andrew was selected in 2002 for the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the 2005 German-US joint meeting. He has served on a board at the National Academies and on Georgia Tech’s External Advisory Board for the school of Materials Science and Engineering (chairman), College of Engineering, and as Trustee of the Alumni Association.

Yongdong Jiang, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Technology at nGimat Co. Dr. Jiang joined the company in 2000 as a research scientist. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At nGimat, he combines his expertise in materials science and NanoSpraySM CCVD technology to research and develop various nanomaterials and processing technologies for different applications. He has been awarded 15 SBIR projects (including DOD, DOE, NSF, NASA, and NIST) and many industrial projects in the areas of dielectrics, optics, superhydrophobic surfaces, supercapacitors, food packaging, etc. and developed customer relationships with government agencies and industries. Yongdong has authored three book chapters, published ~20 journal/proceeding papers, and has 9 patents issued or applied for in materials, processes, and devices. He is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, and the Materials Research Society.

Angie S. Everett is the Vice President of Operations of nGimat Co. She has over 20 years of experience in a full range of financial responsibilities including accounting, reporting, budgeting and strategic planning, information systems, risk management and benefit management. In addition, Mrs. Everett managed the financial responsibilities at previous companies. Among those are Nth Degree, a privately held company that manages tradeshow operations internationally as well as ERS, a Camarillo, CA based company that competed in the in-vehicle security and diagnostics industry. Mrs. Everett started with nGimat Co. in 2001 and has a BS from Georgia State University in Accounting.

Board of Directors

Thomas A. Saponas – Chairman, was, until his retirement in 2003, the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Agilent Technologies, the 1999 spinoff of Hewlett Packard Company. Mr. Saponas was responsible for establishing Agilent’s long-term technology strategy and directly supervised its central research lab. Prior to this, Tom was Vice President and General Manager at Hewlett Packard where he led eight divisions and 5 operations. As a General Manager, he was also responsible for HP’s world-wide R&D, marketing and manufacturing of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and microprocessor development systems as well as having manufacturing responsibility for HP’s thin and thick film microcircuits. In the mid-80’s, Tom was a White House Fellow (Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy) and was awarded the Superior Civil Servant for a major cost saving initiative. He currently is also a director of Procera Networks (PKT). Mr. Saponas has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Jeffrey C. Moore served as the Chief Operating Officer and in-house counsel of nGimat from the Company’s inception until 2001. Mr. Moore joined nGimat after serving as Senior Attorney for Advantis (a Sears/IBM joint venture) and, prior to that, served as Laboratory Counsel for IBM with a focus on formation of strategic third-party alliances. Mr. Moore is presently the Executive VP of Business Operations for Virent, Inc., a biofuels venture-backed startup in Madison, Wisconsin. Jeff earned a B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from Miami University of Ohio, a Juris Doctor from Ohio State University College of Law, passed the CPA examination, and was admitted to the State Bars of New York and Georgia.