About Us People Behind APS

Meet our Team

Peter Yancey - Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Peter Yancey is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Atmospheric Plasma Solutions. For the past 12 years Peter has concentrated his work on developing the Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal (APCR) process. Peter was involved in research of plasma deposition, etching and surface modification of materials for 10 years at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Materials of NC State University. His projects included numerous vacuum plasma processes such as reactive magnetron sputtering, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, vacuum ion plating and hollow cathode enhanced plasma sources. Peter has also worked as a consultant for a number of companies designing atmospheric plasma based processes and power supplies. At APS, he has focused his research on atmospheric-pressure plasma discharges and developed extensive expertise in creating stable and controllable atmospheric pressure plasma discharges using air as well as mixed-gas environments. Peter was responsible for the design of numerous customized atmospheric plasma applications for both commercial and DoD customers. Peter received his B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University.

David LaVance - Chief Business Officer

David LaVance is the Chief Business Officer at Atmospheric Plasma Solutions. He was the Chairman of the Board of Hologic, Inc., a medical device and diagnostics company headquartered in Boston, and a co-founder of Century Capital Associates LLC. David specializes in developing life sciences and other emerging technology companies, as well as advising companies about mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances. He has extensive experience in strategic planning for developing companies, technology licensing and international distribution. During his career, David has raised venture capital for several startup businesses and has led the acquisition or sale of numerous medical or high-tech companies. David holds a B.A., cum laude, from Furman University and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law of the American University.

Glenn Astolfi - SVP of Sales and Business Development

Glenn Astolfi is SVP of Sales and Business Development at Atmospheric Plasma Solutions. In addition to strategy and fund raising, Glenn’s responsibilities at APS are Sales and Finance. Prior to joining our team, Glenn was CEO at Gateway Bank Mortgage. He has held a variety of positions in the travel and retail industries, including but not limited to founding team member and Senior Executive of Barnes and Noble and founder and Chief Operating Officer of TravelFest Superstores. Glenn received a B.S. magna cum laude in Finance from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Texas.