Meet Our Team


Founder, CEO & Managing Member

Tom Chaffee is the original inventor of Attochron's core technology: ultrashort pulse laser (USPL) wireless telecommunications. Tom has led the company's business and technical development since its inception. Mr. Chaffee is a Rockbridge Innovation Factory Mentor.


VP Carrier & Federal Sales Consultant

Jim Olson is redefining the sales process and sales methodology for Attochron. Formerly Regional VP at Iron Mountain Data Centers, Regional VP at Sungard Availability Centers, Olson was previously the VP of Carrier/Federal Sales at FSO equipment manufacturer Terabeam. Olson also spent 18 years at AT&T including being an original member of the AT&T Worldnet product team. He holds a BA in Journalism/Advertising from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Maryland.


VP of Atmospheric Sciences

Rob has over 25 years of extensive leadership, management and research experience as a USAF Officer and Project/Program Manager for a NASA Contractor. He also led and managed organizations of up to more than 300 people. His technical competency in atmospheric physics includes remote sensing, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radiative transfer.


Director of Product Development

Alex has a background in physics and photonics and is leading the product testing and development efforts at Attochron. Alex has a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MS in Photonics from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Alex has worked in laser labs around the world in applications varying from femtosecond fiber laser scalpels to plasmoic-enhanced nonlinear microscopy. Prior to Attochron, Alex worked at Newport Corporation, a division of MKS Instruments.


Electrical and Software Engineer

Brian Gregory is a recent graduate (May 2021) of Campbell University where he receieved a BSE in Electrical Engineering. Brian is a self-starter who loves to embrace new challenges and learn from them. His technical competency is in electrical design and integration, software design and integration, and mechanical design and modelling.


Electrical and Software Engineer

Taylor Witherell is a recent graduate of Washington & Lee University where he received a BSE in Engineering. He is currently working to finish his BS in Computer Science at WLU.