ISE Corp. appoints three new executives

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ISE Corp. — a supplier of hybrid drive systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, trucks, trams, airport equipment and military vehicles — announced Tuesday, June 5, that due to the high growth experienced by its hybrid drive system operations in North America and Europe, the company is taking action to broaden its leadership team.

ISE recently appointed David Morash as chief financial officer, Rick Sander as chief operating officer, and Terry Sana as vice president of manufacturing. “We have carefully selected highly experienced, proven performers to take us to the next level,” says David Mazaika, president and chief executive officer of San Diego-based ISE. “The market is progressing very rapidly, and we must be prepared to serve it without missing a beat.”

Morash, who will report directly to Mazaika, will be responsible for all of ISE’s financial goals, objectives and budgets. Prior to joining ISE, Morash was San Diego practice director for Cerius Consulting, which provides executive-level consulting service to small and mid-sized companies throughout Southern California. He served as a member of the board of directors of Axesstel, and as its COO and CFO, during 2004 and 2005. From 2001 to 2003, Morash served as executive vice president and CFO of REMEC, a manufacturer of wireless infrastructure for defense and commercial use. In 1994, Morash moved to San Diego as executive vice president and CFO of Safeskin Corp., a supplier of latex exam gloves. He has successfully completed numerous debt and equity financings for a range of companies, headed their mergers and acquisitions activities, and been responsible for the finance, accounting, human resource, legal, insurance and IT departments.

Sander, as COO, will be responsible for leading all engineering and product development, manufacturing, customer service, materials, quality, supply chain management and order fulfillment for ISE. Sander, who also will report directly to Mazaika, brings more than 24 years of extensive manufacturing, supply chain management, quality, engineering and general management. Previously, he was vice president of worldwide operations for SMT Corp., which included eight manufacturing sites around the world. Prior, he was general manager and vice president of operations and engineering of JNI Corp. Prior to JNI, Sander held a number of key positions at a diverse set of companies, including Maxwell Technologies, Cymer, Bombardier, Paccar – Kenworth and Hewlett Packard.

Sana, as vice president of manufacturing, will be responsible for the all direction, strategy and planning and execution of ISE’s manufacturing operations; he will report directly to Sander. In his 23-plus years in manufacturing, Sana held key executive positions in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, research and development, production control, electromechanical assembly, test, procurement and quality. He served as vice president of operations for Demo Systems from 2001 onward, and before that was director of operations at Lockheed Martin in Glendale, Calif. Sana’s prior positions also include OEM operations manager at Impco Technology & Automotive OEM Division, general manager at Thiem Industries Inc., and plant/general manager at Danly Machine Corp.