Chief Executive Officer
DR. LOCKETT WOOD Dr. Wood has held positions as CEO, Marketing VP, Senior Scientific Manager, and Chief Scientist. He has significant experience in founding and managing startup technology companies. Before founding Avivid Technologies Group, Dr. Wood was a Chief Scientist for Covidien Inc. a $10B medical device manufacturer. Dr. Wood founded Colorado MEDTech to automate medical diagnostic instrumentation and took the company public in 1983. In FY2000, CMED sold $75 million in medical products and services and employed over 500 engineers and technical support people. Prior to founding CMED, Dr. Wood was a Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the National Institutes for Science and Technology. Dr. Wood holds BS degrees in Physics and EE with General Honors from the University of New Mexico, and also MS and PhD degrees in EE from The University of Colorado. Dr. Wood holds fifteen patents, numerous patents in process and has authored over thirty published scientific papers.
Executive Vice President - Finance
WILLIAM STOPPERAN is one of the founders of Avivid Technologies as well as Avivid Water Technology. Prior to his current position, he served as President/CEO of WPCI, a drug and alcohol testing company with over 3,000 clients across the United States. Prior to WPCI, Mr. Stopperan was the CFO and Controller for Cybermedic, a publicly traded respiratory testing equipment manufacturer. Mr. Stopperan was instrumental in the acquisition of Rela Corporation by Cybermedic to form Colorado MEDtech (CMED). After the acquisition, he became Sales and Marketing Manager of Cybermedic, then a products division of CMED. Mr. Stopperan served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for California Devices, Inc. (CDI). CDI was a venture capital funded start up semiconductor manufacturer of which he was part of a team to start up its microelectronics facility. Mr. Stopperan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Iowa.
Vice President - Operations
WILLIAM CROSS, prior to joining Avivid, was founder and President of Crossconcepts Construction, a multifaceted general contractor for over 25 years. Bill directed all aspects of operations, sales, procurement and design for between 125 to 160 construction projects annually. Bill has managed relationships with hundreds of subcontractors over the years. Prior to establishing Cross Concepts, Mr. Cross was a sales executive for Colorado Doorways, Inc., the state’s largest door wholesaler where he contributed over $5 million in new customer revenue annually. Bill developed positive customer supplier relations by ensuring products were delivered on time, on budget and installed properly. No job was complete until approved by Bill and the end user. Mr. Cross attended Denison University.
Business Development Coordinator
DAVID WALDNER, joined Avivid as an early investor in 2016. In 2018, David became a business development advisor and active member of the team. David is a lifelong self-employed entrepreneur, business owner, real estate developer and Professional Land Surveyor. He worked for 25 years acquiring mineral exploration properties for mining companies in every western state. He has worked on EPA mine cleanup sites in Boulder County and has firsthand knowledge of the extent and impact of acid mine water discharge into our watersheds. He knows that AWT has the vision and technology to enhance water quality and is excited to work with such a dedicated and visionary team.
Vice President of Business Operations
TRACY KESSNER, joined Avivid in 2018 after completing her Master in Environmental Policy from CU Boulder's Masters of the Environment program. She returned to school in 2016 to transition into environmental work and combine her passion for environmental protection with her background in project management and business operations. Previously, Tracy was a Business Operations Manager at Sun Microsystems and a globe-trotting IT Project Manager at IBM. She is also the board president of Southern Plains Land Trust, supporting its 20 year mission to preserve and protect the shortgrass prairie ecosystem in southeast Colorado. She puts all of this knowledge and enthusiasm to use making the world a better place, one acre and one gallon of clean water at a time.