Ultroid Technologies, Inc.
Quick, Easy, Painless and Proven Solution for HD

Ultroid Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team for Ultroid Technologies, Inc., is the company's senior-most managers, the operational decision-making body for the firm, and board of directors. The team has a small pool of seasoned, highly successful leaders that have come together to create something of significance and do something good for the world. The leadership team has defined the company's objectives, outlined a clear set of strategies and action plans, and is continually tracking performance and holding the rest of the team accountable for execution.

Executive Leaders
Board of Directors

Michael Knox
President, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Knox has been with Ultroid and Vascular Technologies from their inception and bring over 30 years of extensive business experience dealing with a wide range of industries. He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and a member of the American Institute and the Florida Institute of Public Accountants. He joined Ultroid as the Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Then in 2009 he assumed the role as the Chief Operations Officer. In late 2010, at the request of the Board of Directors, he assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer and has worked hard to quickly put Ultroid on the path to provide the world with the pain-free solution to Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD). Since accepting the position as the CEO of Ultroid he has become the critical success driver for International distribution expansion. Ultroid has a presence in many countries around the world and has achieved local government approval to sell and market the Ultroid device in over tweenty additional countries. This places Ultroid well on its way in becoming the global standard of care for the treatment of Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD).

William Handley
Chairman, Ultroid Board of Directors - President, Apollo Group

A 1973 West Point graduate with a degree in engineering, Bill served 5 years active duty with the 101st Airborne Division, and retired from the Army Reserve with 20 years of honorable service. While working full time for V. Mueller - Medical Products and Services, Bill went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration at Xavier University and also received his Commercial Instrument and Flight Instructor License. With all that Bill has accomplished throughout the years, he brings extensive experience in coast-to-coast recruiting, medical industry sales, management and marketing experience. Bill was the owner of a distribution firm for Karl Storz Endoscopy, Wild Leitz Microscopes, Sony Video, and Mentor Implants. He brings a strong strategic background having been actively involved in sales, training, forecasting, contract negotiation, and National Accounts presentations. Bill has a dynamic and proven track record handling numerous successful searches with start-up to Fortune 500 companies. These searches secured opportunities for Presidents, Vice Presidents of Sales & Marketing, Vice Presidents & General Managers, Directors and Engineering Managers, Senior Sales, Marketing and Product Managers and Manufacturing and Process Engineers in the Medical Device Industry. Bill has been active in local civic and non-profit organizations such as Rotary, West Point Society of West Florida, a Board of Director Member for different HOA’s, and active as an officer and Board of Director member with several Tampa Bay area ski clubs. Bill was formerly on the board of directors of the First National Bank of Brookfield.


ISO/FDA Management Representative (Regulatory Manager)

Michael Cao
Founder, Board of Director

Michael H. Cao founded Ultroid Technologies, Inc. in March 2004 and served as Chief Executive Officer until July 2008. Prior to Ultroid Technologies, Inc., Mr. Cao holds three years experience as a Founder and Chief Executive of an E-commerce company from 1997 to 2000. He is also the Founder of Liberty Consultant Group Corp. and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2004. Presently, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of Ultroid Technologies, Inc. Mr. Cao earned a BA degree in international business from Eckerd College in 1995.

Michelle Fowler
Ultroid Operations Manager - Internationanl Logistics

Elmer Smith
Former Group President, Bell South Advertising & Publishing

Elmer Smith culminated a highly successful 40 year Marketing and Sales career upon his retirement from Bellsouth in 2007. At BellSouth, Elmer ascended to Group President and CEO of Bellsouth Advertising and Publishing and led two of the largest directory organizations in the United States. He also had responsibility for Stevens Printing, three directory publishing companies in South America, and Bell South’s interest sales organization. With the advent of internet browsers and search engines, Mr. Smith was instrumental in forming a strategic partnership with Southwestern Bell to acquire the highly valued URL, “YellowPages.com” in 2004. After signing an agreement with Google, Yahoo, AOL, and other major traffic providers, “YellowPages.com” is today one of AT&T;’s most prized assets. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Tulane University. Following graduation, Elmer coached football at Tulane, worked in Marketing at Exxon, and then began his Sales and Marketing Career at L.M. Berry Company. Mr. Smith has served in a variety of businesses and civic boards including Chairman of the National Yellow Pages association and currently serves on the board of Accusport.

Dr. David Shapiro
Ultroid Medical Advisory Board - North America

With extensive experience in the treatment of hemorrhoids, and my academic experience as a member of the faculty at USF and years in private practice as well, I believe that I bring a sense of perspective to my practice. Academics have been a beacon in my various career decisions, and ultimately brought me to the University of South Florida. I have recently retired as Associate Professor of Surgery on the full time faculty and now will continue as Clinical Professor at USF. Now I return to private practice at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida. Where I am now is a product of where I have been, and I have extensive experience with practical surgery and patient care. For nearly 40 years, I have devoted myself to the practice and instruction of medicine and surgery, and I feel every experience along the way has been important. Here are some highlights of the places I have been throughout my career: I received my undergraduate education at Williams College in Willliamstown, MA and graduated with honors in biology; I received my MD at Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston; I completed my surgical training at Yale, at the Yale New Haven Hospital where I served as Chief Resident; I then served two years in the Army from 1971 to 1973. The next step was to find a location for the practice of surgery. My choice for the West coast of Florida in preference to the West Palm Beach opportunity that was offered to me was based on the opportunity to teach and be associated with a school of medicine in the Tampa Bay area: the University of South Florida. I dedicated at least one day a week to teaching responsibilities and rose through the ranks of the volunteer faculty as a member and chair of several committees and was the founding president of the Society of Clinical Professors. Compared to the posts that I have held in many local, state and national professional, community and alumni organizations (please see my CV that follows), none have been more exciting than the concept of an outpatient facility devoted to the care of patients who suffer from internal and external hemorrhoids. I will devote all my energies to the growth and perfection of our new center, Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida. My choice of where to locate my practice after Yale and the Army was based on my dedication to teaching, and this has continued to be a driving force. I am anxious to continue to contribute to USF as Clinical Professor of Surgery and participate in student education. I am not at the end but rather at the beginning of a new career and I am excited about making our new clinic, HTCF, grow and be recognized as the place to go throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and the entire Tampa Bay area of our great state of Florida for the best treatment of hemorrhoid disease.

Kevin McAdams
Executive Director - Operations, MetCare of Florida (MDF)

Kevin McAdams graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BSBA degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing in 1991. After graduation he founded Interactive Cardio-Pulmonary Inc. d/b/a All Care Medical Supply. While acting as CEO/President developed a business plan that focused on Managed Care Heath Plans and MSO contracting. Through out his tenure completed the acquisition of two competitors and expanded the company to a Regional provider in Florida with the help of a strong partnership structure. Through a focused approach with several Managed Care HMO’s was asked to take over several contracts within Florida. In 2004 negotiated the sale of the company to Walgreens. After the sale of the company continued his career with Walgreens as a Contracts Manager specializing in capitated contracts through out the United States. After several years was moved back to operations as the Regional Operations Manager for the SE. Currently Kevin McAdams holds the position of Regional Executive Director for Florida Home Medical Inc. d/b/a Atenda Health Care Solutions managing the operations in Florida. Kevin McAdams is also responsible for contracting with HMO’s and MSO through the capitated model and FFS agreements. Other medical company relationships include Vice President of Sales for MR Imaging a company that contracted with Hospitals and Physicians to provide MRI imaging services. Director of Sales and Ops for South East Diagnostic’s to provide diagnostic services to Physicians. Other accomplishments in Kevin McAdams resume is the founder and President of a Site Development Company, President of a Landscape Design company and Vice President of a real estate investment company.

Dr. Kumpol Dennison
Ultroid Medical Advisory Board - Asia/Pacific Rim

Kumpol Dennison, M.D. FACS is a retired general and trauma surgeon, after 30 years of successful private practice in North West Indiana (1972-2002). He invested in small private start up companies and assists in sales, marketing, and consulting. He has background in medical leadership roles, including being the President of Medical Staff, the Medical Director in Trauma and Intensive Care Unit, as well as Chairman in the General Surgery division and Surgical Quality Assurance. He was a founding member of the Asian American Medical Association of North West Indiana in 1976 and he is actively involved with the organization to this date. He founded KWDistributor, LLC/KLD Company, LLC and introduced Ultroid to Thailand in 2009.

John Wlassich
VP of Product Development, Nomir Medical Technologies

With 20 years in product development and manufacturing, EU and US medical device regulatory compliance and quality management systems, John brings technology experience to the Ultroid Board. John is currently VP of Engineering with Nomir Medical Technologies where he leads the team developing the company’s product line. Nomir’s products have won two industry awards and were discussed favorably in articles by the WSJ and NYT. All of the products are cleared by the FDA hold the CE Mark. John implemented the Quality Management System at Nomir and was the primary author and editor of successful premarket notifications for the FDA. Nomir has grown from a start-up to a self-sustaining, privately held company with zero debt, delivering returns to its shareholders. With the Gillette Company, John led a team that developed the first 100 prototypes of a billion dollar brand. His work at Gillette also included a 4 year assignment in London with the premier blade & razor R&D; group. Recent product launches by Gillette include products developed by his team in the UK. John’s formal education is in Mechanical Engineering where he earned a MS and PhD from MIT.