Vice President of Operations
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Corporate Development
Peter Blume, President
At the beginning of his career, Peter Blume sold and supported proprietary data acquisition and control systems. He developed an enthusiasm for solving industrial problems and, in 1991, founded Bloomy Controls, a tribute to his grandfather's pronunciation of the family name.
Focusing on PC-based automation, Peter spent the next years designing automation and control systems. His diverse experience includes automating the calibration of aerospace instrumentation; automating end-to-end production and test of electro-optical network components; automating the manufacture, monitoring and performance testing of fuel cells, power plants, and battery energy storage systems.
Successful in building long-term relationships and exceeding customer expectations, Peter has grown the company. Today he focuses on executive leadership, strategic planning, building excellence across the organization, and helping customers to strategically implement automation to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce costs.
Peter is the author of The LabVIEW Style Book ((c) 2007, Prentice Hall), the industry standard for LabVIEW development style. He has published technical articles in publications including Test & Measurement World, EE - Evaluation Engineering, EDN - Electronic Design News, and Desktop Engineering. He also is a frequent speaker at The Battery Show, The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, and NIWeek.
Peter completed his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and is an inductee of UCONN's Academy of Distinguished Engineers. His custom M.S. curriculum in controls engineering included the development of Fuzzy Tools, an add-on toolkit for developing fuzzy systems using LabVIEW.
Ajit Gokhale, Executive Vice President of Sales
Ajit Gokhale oversees and directs all sales operations in order to grow revenue, income and our product portfolio. Prior to Bloomy, Ajit enjoyed a prolific 30-year career at National Instruments (NI), where his leadership responsibilities spanned from district sales manager, R&D section manager, sales director in the UK and France, vice president of sales in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, senior vice president of global marketing, and senior vice president and general manager of the electronics, electrical machinery, energy, and life science sectors. Ajit will leverage his geographic and industry experience to continue to grow Bloomy revenue in aerospace and automotive. Ajit continues to be passionate on hiring and developing top sales talent. Ajit has a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Danh Pham, Vice President of Operations
Danh Pham oversees and directs all engineering and manufacturing operations at Bloomy. His charter is to deliver complex automated test equipment (ATE) systems that exemplify best professional practices and conform to exceptionally high-quality standards. Danh accomplishes these objectives by focusing on a quality-first mindset across the multiple disciplines that design, build, qualify, deliver and support our products. Through continuous employee development and process improvement, he maintains our cutting-edge technical skills and practices.
Danh brings to Bloomy ten years of leadership from General Dynamics Electric Boat where he led engineering teams in the research, development, and qualification of power electronics, machinery, and controls for advanced integrated power systems. Under Danh’s direction, his team collaborated with the U.S. Naval Reactors engineering office and contractors to deliver equipment for the next generation submarine propulsion plant.
Danh completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute respectively.
David Marchak, Chief Financial Officer
David Marchak oversees and directs the company’s finance, legal, HR and back-office functions. Skilled in developing complex strategies, creating clear visions, and implementing plans to effect change, David guides the growth of Bloomy, while ensuring positive relationships with customers and stakeholders.
David brings to Bloomy 25 years of financial leadership experience from companies spanning small businesses to a Fortune 50 corporation. Prior to joining Bloomy, David spent 16 years at United Technologies managing the financial functions for multi-divisional global operations. He also served as CFO at Turbine Technologies where he was named 2016 CFO of the Year by Hartford Business Journal.
David completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Connecticut. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Grant Gothing, Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for Bloomy’s technology roadmap, Grant Gothing guides the development of the company’s portfolio of innovative products and intellectual property. He directs all research and development initiatives at Bloomy and builds collaborative relationships with customers and partners to identify upcoming trends and strategic opportunities requiring innovation.
Grant joined the Bloomy engineering team in 2007. In his progressing roles from project engineer to senior systems engineer, he developed numerous automated test systems deployed in a variety of industries. In his most recent role as ATE Product Manager, he was chief engineer and architect for Bloomy’s electronics functional test products, including the UTS™ family of functional testers and the EFT Module for TestStand.
Grant completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, with strong focus on autonomous vehicle development, at Virginia Tech. He is a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect. Grant’s “Hardware and Measurement Abstraction Layers” white paper is one of the most downloaded resources from National Instruments’ web site.
Bill Eccles, Director of Corporate Development
William N. "Bill" Eccles is the lead architect and creative problem solver for our most complex electrical engineering challenges. In addition, Bill’s extensive expertise in the aerospace and defense application domains helps reduce cost and lead times for test equipment development across major programs. In his additional role as Director of Corporate Development, Bill contributes to forward-looking growth initiatives.
Bill joined Bloomy in 2013 from Hamilton Sundstrand where for 14 years he managed the Special Test Equipment hardware group in the design and implementation of high-fidelity, high-speed test systems for commercial and military electronic controls. He also served for six years in the United States Air Force. His roles included defensive systems engineer for the 513th Engineering and Test Squadron and network engineering chief of the 6th Space Operations Squadron.
Bill completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of South Carolina respectively.