The Aethon Management Team
Aldo Zini has been at the forefront of the technology revolution in hospital automation for more than 25 years. He continues that leadership as President and CEO of Aethon, a robotics and software company that has developed an innovative automation platform to improve internal supply logistics. Aethon’s current focus is healthcare, where its core product, the TUG, is being used to automate the delivery of goods (medications, supplies, meals, equipment, linen etc.) in hospitals. Zini’s successes began long before taking the helm at Aethon. His contributions to technology driven companies have led to acquisitions worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars. From 1991-96, he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Automated Healthcare, which developed the first robotic medication dispensing system for hospitals (ROBOT-Rx) and was acquired by McKesson in 1996 for $67 million. He joined the founder during the early stage startup of this company and played a key role in VC funding, company and product development, product launch, sales and marketing. From 1996-99, Zini assumed corporate responsibilities with McKesson as Senior Vice President of Marketing, where his Institutional Division’s annual sales grew five-fold during his tenure. Before joining and investing in Aethon, he was 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. In 2002, Zini invested in the startup of Aethon — and joined the company to lead its sales and marketing efforts. Soon after Aethon’s first institutional funding, Zini became the company’s President and CEO. Zini owns several patents in medication dispensing technology, and is credited with the development of key methodologies in quantifying the value proposition for several technology platforms deployed in hundreds of hospitals across the country. Zini received a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (1987), where he received a Master’s in Public Management (Health Systems IT).
Peter 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 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 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 received his BS in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business at University of New Hampshire in 1993. He 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.
Brian 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 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.
Mario Zini received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Point Park College in 1987 and is currently pursuing a MS in Engineering Management. He is the former Director of On-Site Field Service for McKesson Automated Healthcare, where he built a national field service group and customer service help desk consisting of 135 employees responsible for installation and emergency on-site response for the support of 350 hospital customers.