CEO and Founder, Victor Iannello, ScD
Dr. Iannello leads all activities at Radiant Physics. He has a broad background in technical innovation and business that helps high growth companies. Recently, Dr. Iannello became CEO of Chorda Pharma, which is an early-stage pharmaceuticals company that is developing and marketing non-opioid pain killers.
Prior to founding Radiant Physics, Dr. Iannello was the CEO and Founder of Synchrony Inc., a technology company that developed magnetic bearings and high speed motors for turbomachinery. Clients included many large industrial companies, NASA, and the Department of Defense. In 2012, Synchrony was sold to Dresser-Rand (now part of Siemens) for $55 million. At Synchrony, Dr. Iannello introduced new products with important technical advancements, and holds patents related to magnetic bearings, motors, and instrumentation. His diverse technical background includes rotordynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, magnetics, electronics, and software.
Dr. Iannello also co-founded Synchrony Industrial Controls, which provides automation products and services to advanced manufacturers. After a management buy-out, it now operates independently as Sunapsys Inc.
Active in the local business community, Dr. Iannello commits his time to the following organizations.
- Valleys Innovation Council – Past Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
- Carilion Medical Center – Past Chairman, Board of Directors; Past Member, Quality Committee; Past Member, Nominating and Governance Committee
- Carilion Clinic – Past Director, Board of Directors; Past Member, Compensation Committee; Past Member, Audit and Compliance Committee
- Roanoke Regional Partnership – Director and Past President, Board of Directors
- Roanoke-Blacksburg Business Council – Past Chairman, Board of Directors
- Business Leadership Fund (Political Action Committee) – Director and Past Chairman, Board of Directors
- Greater Roanoke Valley Development Fund – Director and Past Chairman, Board of Directors
After the disappearance of Malaysia Air flight MH370, Dr. Iannello was invited to join an international group of scientists and engineers called the MH370 Independent Group. He has authored and co-authored many papers related to the disappearance, and now hosts an MH370 blog.
Dr. Iannello attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and holds the SB, SM, and ScD degrees in Nuclear Engineering. He received his three degrees in 6.5 years.