American Innotek is led by an experienced management team dedicated to the customers, employees and shareholders we serve. The management team emphasizes excellent customer service, high quality products and responsive solutions. We conduct business honestly and ethically.
Jim Goode, President and Chief Operating Officer
Jim Goode joined American Innotek in January 2015, bringing a wealth of management experience to the company. Before joining American Innotek, Mr. Goode was Vice President of Client Solutions for APAC Customer Services, Inc., responsible for client relationships, driving organic growth and managing performance for clients within their communications vertical.
During his tenure at AP Labs, Mr. Goode served as Vice President, Corporate Development, where he was responsible for marketing, sales and customer service. After AP Labs was acquired by Kontron, Mr. Goode was retained to help lead the post-merger integration and ensure achievement of financial goals. Prior to AP Labs, Mr. Goode was Director of Customer Lifecycle Management for AT&T Mobility, where he was responsible for improving the customer experience and customer retention in all sales touchpoints in the greater Los Angeles market. Mr. Goode also served as Director of Customer Operations for Cingular Wireless, Director of New Account Services for AT&T Wireless and Director of Operations for LA Cellular Telephone Company.
Mr. Goode earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Our Board of Directors
American Innotek’s board members employ the highest standards of corporate governance. This ensures that the company operates with professionalism, accountability and ethics. In keeping with this philosophy, American Innotek is 404 compliant and utilizes a national audit firm to review its financial statements.
John M. Goode, Ed.D., Chairman
Dr. Goode was elected as a Director of the company in 1998. The former Dean of the School of Management and Business at National University in San Diego and the College of Commerce at DePaul University in Chicago now serves as Chairman and majority shareholder of Sierra Genoa, Inc., the parent company of AP Labs, Inc., a San Diego defense contractor. Dr. Goode has served as Vice President at Maremont Corp., Chemetron Corp., Whitaker Corp. and the Case Company. He has also served as Chairman at Case Credit, Intertrac Vehman GmbH and Prestolite Electric, Inc.
Dr. Goode has also served as a Corporate Director for several companies in many different fields, including banking, financial services, health care, manufacturing and marketing of consumer and industrial products. He has taught courses on corporate governance for the International Forum of Corporate Directors and the Institute of Corporate Governance.
Dr. Goode has also served as a consultant to such firms as Alcoa, Continental Bank, the Harris Bank and Terex. He received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University, his MBA from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Gerald S. Mulder
Mr. Mulder has been a director of the company since 1989. He is a self-employed attorney practicing in La Mesa, Calif. He has practiced law for 42 years and frequently sits as a Judge Pro Tem in the San Diego and El Cajon Superior Courts. Mr. Mulder has served as legal counsel to many closely held California corporations.
Mr. Mulder graduated from San Diego State University with honors in accounting. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he also received several jurisprudence awards.
Thomas A. Page
Mr. Page was elected as Director of the company in 1998. Mr. Page is Director Emeritus and former Chairman of the Board of San Diego Gas and Electric Company and its parent, Enova Corporation. He was the driving force behind the merger of Enova Corporation and Pacific Enterprises into Sempra Energy.
Mr. Page joined SDG&E in 1978 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1981, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer and added the Chairmanship in 1983. Prior to joining SDG&E, he held numerous positions through 1978 at Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont, Texas, including Executive Vice President, Member of the Board and President of its non-utility business operations. Previously, he served as Treasurer and Controller of Wisconsin Power and Light.
Prior to entering the utility business, Mr. Page was employed as a construction and structural engineer and served as an officer in the USAF. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master’s in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Management in 1994.
Mr. Page has been a Certified Public Accountant and licensed professional engineer. He currently serves as a Director of Community National Bank and SYS Technologies.
John M. Goode Jr.
John acquired MSP Aviation, Inc. in 2002 and became its President and CEO. MSP Aviation is a premier manufacturer of specialty components which are sold to the aerospace industry. John also acquired Maddock Construction Equipment, LLC in March of 2013 and serves as President and CEO.
John also served as President of AP Labs. AP Labs designed and manufactured premier rugged enclosures, real-time systems and integrated system solutions for the defense, aerospace and commercial market. Prior to joining AP Labs John served on the Board of Directors. He is also the president and owner of Goode Group, LLC which owns and manages commercial real estate.
John is the former owner and president of K&W Acquisition Group, LLC. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Downey Glass Company and was Vice President of Pachmayr Ltd. He also served as Controller of American Tara Flexible Packaging Company, Accounting Manager of Fischer Imaging Company and President of Goode Enterprises, Inc.
John has also served on over 20 boards such as Par Tech, SGI, Inc. and New American Electric Company to name a few.
John has a B.S.C. from DePaul, University in Chicago, IL and received his M.B.A. through the executive program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
We’re always looking forward, but we want to remember our past as well. None of this would have been possible without our founders.
Clarence A. “Cass” Cassidy
Founding Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Cassidy founded American Innotek in 1988. He possesses a wealth of experience in technology-based industries, having managed, strategically planned for and founded several companies. Mr. Cassidy has also guided numerous organizations through changes in R&D and growth that led to increased profitability.
Beginning his career at Eastman Kodak in 1964, Mr. Cassidy quickly progressed and was transferred to Spin Physics, a Kodak subsidiary, where he streamlined operations, brought the company to profitability and launched an internal venture that led to a groundbreaking technology that still dominates the market today.
In 1976, Mr. Cassidy founded La Jolla Technology, Inc., later building on the company’s patented technology to found LTI Biomedical, Inc., where he reorganized the company’s R&D effort and managed the company through an FDA approval process. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Cassidy served as President and CEO of Kode, Inc., where he turned the company from an unprofitable operation with $1 million in sales into a profitable $3 million operation. In 1985, he became a founder, Director and President of Vadaq Technologies, Inc., before founding American Innotek.
Mr. Cassidy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Cassidy is married to Terry Cassidy, Vice President of Administration and Director of American Innotek.
Vice President of Administration and Director, American Innotek Board (retired)
Ms. Cassidy cofounded American Innotek and has been a Director since early 1989. She has more than 20 years of experience with growth-oriented companies, such as Sunward Technologies and Spin Physics, where she managed a broad range of functions, including administration, human resources, risk management, corporate governance and special-program development.
Ms. Cassidy has also served as a consultant for various start-up and established companies in the areas of product development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and advertising.
Ms. Cassidy is a graduate of Connecticut College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also completed course work for a Master’s in English at Old Dominion University as well as postgraduate work in training program design and administration at both Texas A&M University and the University of Virginia.