CEO & Executive Chairman
As CEO of UICO and Chairman of UICO's Board of Directors, Doug drives the company's core strategy, culture, and growth.Douglas Monieson is one of the original investors in UICO and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. As Executive Chairman of UICO, Doug guides the strategy for partnership development and critical customer acquisition. Doug is Chairman Emeritus of Hyde Park Angels, the largest and most active angel investment group in the Midwest. He works closely with a number of Chicago startups both as an investor, advisor and board member. Doug serves on the Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology and is an Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Chicago.
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Vicki Bell has been meeting the accounting needs of corporations in the Chicago area for the past twenty years. As the current accounting manager for UICO, handling the responsibility of the entire accounting function, including ownership of the company’s books with a focus on ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of financial statements and operational compliance processes. With her enthusiastic drive for learning she can identify, assess, and address multifaceted situations and produce sound decisions while recommending improvements. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management. In her free time, Vicki likes to go boxing, help those in need, and spend time with her family.
VP of Sales & Marketing
As VP of Sales & Marketing, Tersa is responsible for the deployment of sales and marketing for UICO, including the managing of customer facing organizations and partners. Utilizing a strong focus on Sales Operations, Tersa will implement the best processes and tools to continue UICO’s sales growth and a world class customer experience. Tersa joined UICO in 2020 following 15+ years in the rugged display/HMI marketspace including military, industrial, and retail. This experience has provided Tersa with a substantial background and understanding of touchscreen applications driving her passion to provide the latest technology to UICO’s customers. Tersa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Sr. Quality Manager
Edward M. Szostak is the Senior Manager of Quality and Operations at UICO. Ed has more than 30 years of experience in quality for new product development, manufacturing, and engineering and has led multiple organizations to ISO Certification. An ASQ-certified professional, Ed's extensive experience working with local and international customers and suppliers across semiconductor, biomedical, petroleum and other verticals gives him great insight into best practices in quality. Ed is known as a hands-on leader who's never afraid to roll up his sleeves to help make sure what needs to get done, gets done. Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University.
Director of Engineering
Maura is a senior executive who brings her broad experience in Engineering management, new product development, and quality system implementation to UICO. She has led technical teams at Fortune 100 companies and small start-ups to successfully launch innovative products in a fast-paced global environment. Her focus at UICO is to work with the UICO touch experts in bringing to production outstanding PCAP touchscreens that meet customers’ schedule, performance, and quality goals. Maura has a B.S. in General Engineering from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP). When not creating gantt charts, and acting as Scrum Master for the UICO NPD Team, she can be found in her garden planting perennials or behind safety glasses doing serious home renovations.