Stephen Carpenter was appointed to the Board in September 2009 and previously served as a board observer. He is the Vice President of Venture Operations at the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania. His principal responsibilities include serving as a director or board observer for portfolio companies and evaluating prospective companies for investment. Mr. Carpenter has over 20 years of leadership experience at DuPont, Berg Electronics, and FCI USA in a variety of engineering and management positions with a specific focus on new product launches and operation start-ups. Mr. Carpenter earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Penn State University where his academic concentration was on venture capital, entrepreneurship, and finance. Prior to joining the LSGPA, he led a State College start-up software company to profitability while completing his MBA.