AMSC has assembled a team of highly experienced industry and financial professionals to lead the company's global expansion.
Dan McGahn was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. McGahn joined AMSC in 2006 as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Asian Operations. In these roles, he was responsible for establishing AMSC's operations in China, Korea and India. In 2008, McGahn was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMSC Superconductors. In this role, he led efforts to significantly enhance AMSC's wire performance and production processes. In 2009, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for AMSC's day-to-day global operations.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. McGahn served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Konarka Technologies, a venture-backed developer of polymer photovoltaic technology for renewable power. While at Konarka, he helped significantly boost the company's profile with key external audiences and secure nearly $40 million in financing. He also was responsible for business development efforts in Asia, Europe and North America.
Prior to 2003, Mr. McGahn was General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Hyperion Catalysis, a world leader in carbon nanotube production and application development, where he managed research and development, product development, manufacturing, sales and operations. He also held managerial positions at IGEN International, a medical device company, and Princeton Consultants.
Mr. McGahn holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John Kosiba was appointed to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in April 2017. Mr. Kosiba is responsible for the overall financial management of AMSC’s strategy and operations. He oversees AMSC’s finance, accounting, treasury and internal audit functions.
Mr. Kosiba joined AMSC as Managing Director, Finance Operations, in June 2010. He then served as Vice President, Finance Operations, from September 2011 to May 2013. Mr. Kosiba has served most recently as Senior Vice President, Gridtec Solutions and Finance Operations, where he has been responsible for (i) overseeing finance and accounting operations, budgeting, strategic planning and financial planning and analysis for AMSC, and (ii) managing the day-to-day business operations of AMSC’s Gridtec Solutions’ business segment.
Mr. Kosiba has over 20 years of finance, accounting and business planning experience including more than 10 years of executive management experience. Prior to joining AMSC, Kosiba served at Amphenol Corporation, a manufacturer of interconnect products for military, commercial aerospace and industrial markets, where he was Division Director and Controller for their military aerospace division and responsible for overseeing finance, accounting, budgeting, audit and all aspects of financial planning and analysis for the division. Mr. Kosiba also served as Vice President of Finance at Hybricon Corporation, a high tech manufacturer of electronic assemblies serving the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets.
Mr. Kosiba holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.