Management

Ing. Jakub Strnad, PhD

CEO

Born in 1973, in Mlada Boleslav (CZ), Jakub graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. During his studies, he worked as an analytical chemist in a laboratory at Irvine Ranch Water District in California, USA. After finishing his studies, he completed a PhD program at the university in the Department of Glass and Ceramics. In 2004, he was awarded a PhD degree for his thesis on the kinetics of hydroxyapatite formation on inorganic bioactive materials.

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Jan Riedl

Jan Riedl

CFO

Born in 1972 in Prague (CZ), Jan studied electrical engineering at the Secondary School of Transport in Prague. In 1991, he was admitted to the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague, and, in 1995, he joined a family construction company dealing with specialized concrete insulation. He started as an operating technician, working his way up into the management of the company.

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Doc. Ing. Zdenek Strnad, CSc.

Head of Materials and Clinical Research

Zdenek graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (CZ) in 1962. He worked as an independent researcher at universities in the United Kingdom between 1970 and 1971, and in 1986, he was employed as a consultant for glass ceramics materials by Nippon Electric Glass Ltd., Japan. He worked at the Sklo Union Research Institute for nearly 20 years, (1974–92).

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Founders

Ing. Igor Riedl, CSc.

Igor was born in 1933 in Prague (CZ) into the family of a top bank officer. After finishing his studies at English grammar school, he wanted to further develop his extraordinary talent for foreign languages. However, whether through fate or happy coincidence, he was led to chemistry. In 1958, he graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Department of Silicates, where he was awarded the “Candidate of Sciences” (CSc.).

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Doc. Ing. Zdenek Strnad, CSc.

Zdenek was born in 1939 to a Czech family which owned glassworks in the North Bohemian mountains, in Jablonec nad Nisou, during the First Republic (1918–1938) and which, later, focused on the production of glass jewellery (Jablonec glassworks) in the Central Bohemian town of Mnichovo Hradiste. The end of the First Republic in Czechoslovakia and the German occupation caused the end of the family business.

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