The Aethon Management Team

Aldo Zini

Aldo Zini has been at the forefront of the technology revolution in robotics for more than 25 years. He continues that leadership as President and CEO of Aethon, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of ST Engineering, which acquired Aethon in 2017. As part of ST Engineering’s Land Systems Division, Aethon is well positioned to continue its global leadership in the development and deployment of autonomous mobile robots. Zini’s successes began long before taking the helm at Aethon in 2003. His contributions to technology driven companies have led to acquisitions worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars. In the mid-90’s, he played a key role in the development of the first robotic medication dispensing system for hospitals (ROBOT-Rx) which was acquired by McKesson Corporation in 1996. Prior to Aethon, Zini led McKesson’s marketing strategy for its automation and distribution business, and later became the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for TechRx, one of the largest providers of software solutions to the pharmacy industry, which was sold to NDC Corporation for over $200 million. Zini owns several patents in medication dispensing and robotics technology, and is credited with the development of key methodologies in quantifying the value proposition around robotic platforms deployed in hundreds of customers worldwide. Zini received a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree (MPM) from Carnegie Mellon University (1987).

Peter SeiffPeter Seiff received a BA in Economics from Brown University in 1990. He has over 14 years of experience delivering technology solutions to the healthcare market with a wide range of responsibilities in rapidly growing organizations. He is the former President of McKesson Pharmacy Systems in Livonia, Michigan, the #1 pharmacy system provider in the U.S. Previously, Seiff was Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development at McKesson Automated Healthcare.
Robert ReillyRobert Reilly received a BS degree in Accounting from Duquesne University in 1978 and is a certified public accountant. Reilly, who was most recently Vice President – General Manager for the Specialty Pharmacy Division of a major healthcare service provider, brings over 30 years of diverse experience in finance and operations to Aethon. In his General Manager role, Reilly led the relocation of McKesson’s Specialty Pharmacy business to Pittsburgh and played a critical role in achieving consistent double-digit revenue growth quarter over quarter. Reilly had previously served as CFO for McKesson’s Automation Group, which consisted of multiple business units serving both hospital and retail pharmacy markets. He also held various CFO and senior finance positions with both public and private companies and spent six years with a big-four public accounting firm. Reilly joined Aethon in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. 
Spencer AllenSpencer Allen received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University in 1982. He founded Simtronics Inc., a product design business in 1987. Simtronics was a successful contract developer of electronic products, including low-power portable gas monitors, medical instrumentation, power measurement equipment and traffic counting equipment. Allen sold Simtronics to Market Central Inc. in 1996, where he became the Chief Technical Officer. At Market Central, Allen developed physical layer switching systems for wired and fiber optic networks, laboratory instrumentation, high-voltage power supplies for biomedical separation and electrophoresis applications, desktop computer peripheral devices, telephone switching products and a portable high-power microwave dosimeter. Allen joined Aethon, Inc. in 2004 as Chief Technology Officer. 
Tony Melanson Tony has 20 years of experience in the software industry and has held leadership positions at General Electric Healthcare and PeopleSoft. He most recently was the Co-Founder of Omnyx, a healthcare technology and medical device startup and joint venture with UPMC and GE focused on digital pathology solutions. He held the position of VP Strategy & Marketing as part of the management team. He oversaw all product management functions and was the force behind the product design and strategy and has patents to his credit. Prior to starting Omnyx, Melanson held strategic marketing and product management leadership roles for General Electric Healthcare. At PeopleSoft he helped launch new internet and ERP products and held consulting roles. Melanson joined Aethon in 2012. He received his BS in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business at University of New Hampshire in 1993. 
Brian CurrenBrian Curren received a BS in Health Service Administration from Slippery Rock University in 1996. He has over 17 years of experience implementing automation products and services in the healthcare market. He is the former Technical Product Manager for McKesson Automation, where he was responsible for the definition and launch of new products and enhancements for the AcuDose-Rx and Robot-Rx product lines. In addition, he held positions at McKesson Automation where he was responsible for customer implementations and post-implementation account management. 
Dave WolfeDave Wolfe received a BS in Information Systems in 1987 from Slippery Rock University. He previously worked as a Healthcare Management Consultant and was Senior Technical Account Manager for McKesson Automated Healthcare prior to joining Aethon in 2003. From 1992-2002, he was Automated Healthcare’s first Project Manager and succeeded to Senior Technical Account Manager. He led the early adoption of Robotic technology in hospital pharmacies by developing the installation process for the ROBOT-Rx system.