Eric Wise founded Wise Telemetry (formerly BreatheWise) in 2014 after watching family members require medical oxygen therapy. He realized that many of the problems facing these patients could be solved through the application of technology. This led to his involvement in the compressed gas industry.
Prior to founding BreatheWise, Eric worked as a mechanical engineer in the robotics industry. At Intuitive Surgical, he designed robots to test various aspects of the da Vinci surgical robotics platform and worked on autonomous robotic vehicles at Aethon. He also completed data analysis work in Westinghouse’s nuclear component engineering division and assisted with research at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute.
Eric earned a double major bachelor’s degree in mechanical and biomedical engineering as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, all from Carnegie Mellon University. He also chairs Wise Telemetry’s Board of Directors.
James graduated from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. During his time at UWF, he participated in undergraduate research on the topics of teaching in engineering and efficient localization of small robots as well as leading his capstone group in the creation of an autonomous vehicle.
Nick graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy in 2015. Nick went on to begin his career with Linde North America in their leadership development program. Upon graduation from the program, Nick worked a Project Manager for Linde, installing bulk gas storage and application equipment at customer sites across the Northeast region of the US.
John Wise, PE, is Senior Vice President for Nicholson Construction Company with over 25 years of management experience. He is currently in charge of Operations for Nicholson’s Special Projects Division including oversight, planning, budgeting and construction of the company’s largest and most complex projects. Throughout his career, John has managed and overseen hundreds of geotechnical construction projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
John R. Kenny, PE
John R. Kenny, PE, is an Executive Vice President for Gannett Fleming, Inc., an international engineering, planning and construction services company. In this role, he serves as the Director of Construction Services and as Mid-America Regional Director. He also serves as a Member of the Board for the firm’s parent company where he provides executive oversight to several of the firm’s practices and affiliated companies. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Kenny served on Carnegie-Mellon’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council from 2008 to 2016 and was recently appointed to the Dean’s Advocacy Council for their College of Engineering.
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