Management Team

Dr. Robert Ledoux
President, CEO and Director

Dr. Ledoux was Associate Professor of Physics at MIT until 1990. He subsequently founded RSA (medical instruments), where he managed the company from start-up to profitability developing and bringing to market high technology products, including the XKnife therapeutic radiation therapy system. Most recently, as Vice President of Pyramid Technical Consultants, he developed control algorithms and hardware used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He holds B.S. and PhD (Physics) degrees from MIT.

Mr. Gordon Kinder
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kinder has over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting with early-to mid-stage high technology companies. Prior to joining Passport Systems, he held senior management positions at startups as well as established companies. Most recently, he led the finance, operations, accounting, HR, IT, legal, and due diligence team at Blue Sky Biotech, including the sale of the company to LakePharma. Mr. Kinder subsequently spent a year with LakePharma overseeing the integration. He began his career at Ernst & Young. Mr. Kinder holds an MBA and MS (Accounting) from Northeastern University and a BA in History from Kenyon College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Dr. James Costales
Vice President, Engineering

Dr. Costales has over 20 years of experience of leading the full life-cycle development of complex capital equipment and medical devices, including systems engineering and integration of software, hardware and mechanical components. Prior to joining Passport Systems in 2008, he held senior management positions at startups as well as large companies. Most recently, he led the software development, system engineering and integration for a new product platform at Philips Healthcare. He holds an A.B. (Physics) degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD (Physics) degree from MIT.

Mr. Paul H. Johnson
Vice President of Contracts and Administration

Mr. Johnson brings 25 years of proposal development, negotiations and contract administration experience with both the U.S. Government and Commercial organizations.  Before joining Passport Systems, he held the position of Senior Contracts Manager at Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems’ Missile Defense Center. Prior to Raytheon, he served as Director, Contract Administration for The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. He holds a B.S. (Business Administration) from Norwich University.

Dr. Steve Korbly
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Korbly joined Passport in 2004 and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2017. He has managed the research and development efforts for Passport’s products, and has helped bring in over $45M in Government research contracts while at Passport Systems. Dr. Korbly received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in plasma physics with a concentration in accelerator physics, and his AB in physics from Princeton University.