About our Team
The experts in FTIR and CEM gas analysis technologies
MAX Analytical Technologies is an innovative analytical instrumentation developer in the United States.
John Stack, CEO
President, Chief Executive Officer
John Stack is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Max Analytical and has over 30 years of experience working in photonics and related industries. Before joining Max Analytical, John held executive leadership roles as President of the Optical Systems Division for Zygo-Ametek and President and COO of Edmund Optics Inc. During his tenure, he has overseen sales and marketing, global manufacturing operations and product development activities while servicing a variety of applications to include metrology, semiconductor photolithography, multispectral imaging, aerial resonance, industrial machine vision, laser surgical devises and high energy laser fusion, just to name a few. John is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Martin L. Spartz, Ph.D. CTO
Chairman of the Board, Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder
Martin L. Spartz, Ph.D., is a co-founder and the Chief Technical Officer for MAX Analytical Technologies. He is currently focused on the development and deployment of new GC-FTIR and FTIR technologies for process and environmental applications. Dr. Spartz was a Product Unit Manager for MKS Instruments On-Line Products Group, Gas Analysis Division. While there he developed state-of-art Fourier transform infrared gas analyzers that are now deployed worldwide at engine and catalyst manufacturers for the characterization of combustion exhaust. Dr. Spartz also developed AIRGARD® Ambient Air Analyzer, which is now being used by the US government to monitor buildings and other facilities for chemical weapon releases. Prior to MKS, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Chemistry at Central Michigan University. Dr. Spartz has a Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Analytical Chemistry.
David Wilson, Ph.D, COO
Chief Operations Officer
David R. Wilson, PhD, is the Chief Operations Officer at MAX Analytical Technologies. Dr. Wilson has 30 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high technology products for instrumentation in the gas detection and photonics industries. His prior experience includes Director of Engineering for Honeywell Life Safety, Engineering Manager of the Precision Positioning Solutions Department at Zygo Corporation, and Vice President of Operations at three startup companies, two of which were acquired. He has been on the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of CT since 1992, chair in 2016, and has also served on the national board. David has served two terms on the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees. He received a Bachelor’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering and Master’s and PhD degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering.
Tony Bonanno, Ph.D.
Dr. Bonanno joined MAX Analytical Technologies. as Engineering Manager in 2014 and is now our Chief Engineer. His responsibilities include development and productization of MAX’s FTIR technology, instrumentation, and software for field and laboratory applications. Dr. Bonanno holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and has over twenty years of experience developing commercial FTIR hardware and software products for gas analysis and semiconductor metrology.
Kelly McPartland is the Applications Manager at Max Analytical Technologies and has been with the company since 2015. A graduate of Boston University, Kelly is an expert in FTIR gas analysis and associated method development and data validation. As a senior-level technical liaison for Max customers, Kelly has been a key architect and manager for MAX software, ensuring quality results and customer usability. Kelly also works closely with state and federal regulatory agencies to develop Quality Assurance Plans and test methods for the company's new technologies such as StarBoost™.