Management Team

Management Team

Kevin Didden - President, CEO and Founder

Kevin Didden has led CiDRA in his role as President and CEO since he founded the company in 1996. During this period, CiDRA has excelled at delivering innovative technology solutions to its customers in the oil and gas, oil sands, mining, pulp & paper, and agro processing industries.
CiDRA is a trusted process optimization company to many of the largest companies in the world. CiDRA’s charter is to deliver process optimization equipment and services that improve the operating performance of our customer’s processing plants on a global basis.

Through CiDRA’s strong commitment to cutting edge research and development, CiDRA is working continually to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance while operating in a safe and reliable manner. He currently serves on the board of Directors for CiDRA and is the former Chairman of the CyVek Corporation.

Kevin spent a total of nine years at United Technologies Corporation in the field of Technology Management. Kevin received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rennsaeler Polytechnic Institute.

Mike Grillo - Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

Mike Grillo is an attorney with venture capital, corporate finance and transactional experience. Prior to joining CiDRA, Mike focused on Intellectual Property protection, technology management and licensing with a private law firm and with a fortune 100 company. He received a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Gary Hokunson - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gary Hokunson over 25 years of experience working with emerging growth companies with a heavy focus on operating and financial processes, mergers and acquisitions, business integrations and capital structure. Gary started his career in public accounting, including several years with Price Waterhouse. After leaving Price Waterhouse, he worked for a number of private equity backed companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, and services industries. He received his B.S. degree in accounting from Quinnipiac University.

Paul Rothman - President, CiDRA Minerals Processing, Inc.

Paul Rothman serves as President of CiDRA's Minerals Processing Business Unit. Paul has 25 years of product and business development experience. Prior to joining CiDRA Paul spent 16 years with United Technologies developing flight critical control systems for the aerospace industry. Paul holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

John Viega - Vice President, Global Sales, and Service

Since joining CiDRA in 1997, John Viega has served in several senior operational roles as Vice President. During this period, John has led talented teams of professionals, successfully commercializing CiDRA’s innovative technology solutions in the Northern Alberta’s mineable oil sands, hard rock mining and other industry sectors. Prior to joining CiDRA, John held leadership positions in finance and operations with global high-tech companies that provided game changing, high-end automation to various industries that increased productivity and operating efficiency. John received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut, a MBA from the University of Hartford, and completed extensive course work in the International Management program at Rensselaer University.

Scott Anderson - President, CiDRA Concrete Systems Inc.

Scott Anderson brings to CiDRA Concrete Systems, Inc. over 30 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Global Operations, and International Business Management, serving industry leading domestic and multinational customers in the Power Transmission, Process Management and Industrial Automation markets. Prior to joining CiDRA, Scott spent 36 years with Emerson and held several leadership positions. He led three different global business units as President, with headquarters based in both the United States and Europe. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.