Our team is comprised of individuals with deep technology experience and understanding, and a track record of innovation and business success. 

Larry Felton, President and CEO
Larry has more than 15 years of experience in semiconductor technology with an expertise in operations and commercial product development. As President and CEO, Larry sets the company vision and leads Crystal IS in its development and delivery of groundbreaking applications for UVC LEDs. Prior to joining Crystal IS, he was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of R&D at Evergreen Solar. Larry received his Ph.D/Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and M.S./Solid State Science and Technology from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.


Leo Schowalter, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Schowalter is one of the original co-founders of Crystal IS. He has more than 30 years of experience in crystal growth, semiconductor thin film and nanotechnology. Dr. Schowalter has been part of GE's Global Research Center and was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he chaired the Physics Department from 1997 to 2000. He holds over 17 U.S. patents and has 26 pending patents. Dr. Schowalter is a published author and renowned industry speaker. He is recognized by the global technology community as an expert and leading authority in crystal growth, thin-film, nanotechnology and nitride semiconductors. He has a Ph.D./Physics from University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

Eoin Connolly, Vice President of Product Management
Eoin brings more than 25 years of cross-functional experience in marketing, strategy, business development and engineering to Crystal IS. He is responsible for executing strategic and tactical go-to-market plans for UVC LED products. Eoin previously held senior management and leadership positions at GE, Siemens and Plug Power with a focus across industry verticals including energy, healthcare and consumer. He has a MBA/Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and B.Sc./Mechanical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.