Chairman of the Board
George Hsu is the technical visionary of PNI Sensor Corporation. As founder of PNI Sensor, he invented what is still recognized as the highest-sensitivity non-cryogenic magnetic sensor in the world. George has focused his 25+ year career on the sensor industry, having invented magnetic sensing breakthroughs, sensor fusion coprocessors, and algorithms and software. Gifted with deep insight into the entire sensing value chain, from transducers to end-user applications, he has the unique ability to understand both technical and market requirements. This expertise has enabled him to lead technical teams that consistently advance the user experience within the mobile, wearable and IoT markets. George is a genuine entrepreneur, having founded PNI Sensor while he was still a senior at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. He was also the founder of Sensor Platforms Incorporated and was one of the first members of the team at mCube.
President and CEO
Becky Oh is the President/CEO of PNI Sensor Corporation. Throughout her 15 years with the company, Ms. Oh has held a range of senior-level positions, from operations to technical business development. She received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Her keen direction and technical knowledge have guided PNI Sensor Corporation’s successful integration of its magneto-inductive sensor and sensor fusion technologies into consumer, industrial and military applications. These products range from position sensors for TALON tactical robots, attitude heading reference systems for NOAA’s deep-water buoys, sensor fusion algorithms in mobile platforms, motion tracking in the WiiU Gamepad, and digital compasses found in Ford, GM and Chrysler automobiles. Ms. Oh holds multiple patents in the area of devices with multi-sensing and reporting capabilities.
Andrew Taylor, Ph.D.
Andrew Taylor is the VP of Engineering at PNI Sensor Corporation. Prior to joining in 2006, Dr. Taylor held various product development and engineering management positions at JDS Uniphase, where most recently he served as an Engineering Project Manager for opto-electro-mechanical systems. Taylor has over 11 years of R&D leadership experience with a proven track record of leading cross-organizational product development teams from concept through product launch with outsourced manufacturing. At PNI, he is focused on the development of PNI’s next generation of magneto-inductive sensor technology, as well as leading R&D activities around sensor fusion algorithms for challenging service environments. Taylor earned his Ph.D. in Ceramic and Materials Engineering, an M.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering, and a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, from Rutgers University. He holds 7 U.S. patents, has 2 U.S. patents pending, and his academic career was distinguished with a two-year merit-based Fellowship from the Corning Foundation.
Eric Walters is the VP of Finance and Secretary at PNI Sensor Corporation. Prior to joining the company in 1999, Mr. Walters held various accounting and financial planning positions at Sola Optical and Bushnell/Bausch & Lomb Sports Optics. Mr. Walters’ experience includes financial system implementations and financial process integration of acquired companies. Mr. Walters holds a B.S. in Finance from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Mr. Zils currently serves as the Company’s General Counsel and previously as the Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining PNI, Mr. Zils served as the President of the Thin Film Product Group of JDS Uniphase, which had approximately 2,000 employees and operations in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, and France. Previously, Mr. Zils was the President and CEO of Flex Products Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Coating Laboratory Inc. (OCLI) in Santa Rosa. He also served as the CFO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of OCLI which was acquired by JDS Uniphase in 2000. Mr. Zils has a JD from the University of San Diego and is a member of the California State Bar Association. He also holds undergraduate degrees in economics and humanities from the University of California Santa Cruz. Mr. Zils currently serves as a founding director on the board of Alta Pacific Bank.