Research Frontiers, Inc. [REFR]

Monday, February 07, 2011

Joseph M. Harary

President and CEO, Director

Joe Harary joined Research Frontiers Incorporated as its Vice President and General Counsel in 1992 and has been a director of the Company since 1993. After various promotions, Mr. Harary became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002, and Chief Executive Officer starting in January 2009. Mr. Harary has actively managed and directed all aspects of the Company's business including licensing, raising private and public equity capital, marketing, and government relations. Working closely with Chairman Robert L. Saxe, during Joe Harary’s tenure, the company’s intellectual property portfolio -- patents and patent applications for SPD-Smart™ technology worldwide -- has grown to over 500, making Research Frontiers the industry leader in smart glass light-control technology. He and the executive team are responsible for building an SPD supply chain infrastructure through the licensing of premier companies that include the world’s largest chemical and glass companies, and building global awareness of the benefits of SPD-SmartGlass technology. In 2007, Research Frontiers’ licensees began producing and selling to their customers next-generation SPD-Smart film and end-products. Prior to joining Research Frontiers, Mr. Harary’s corporate law practice emphasized technology, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and intellectual property law at three prestigious New York City law firms. Mr. Harary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia College with an A.B. degree in economics, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar as well as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Harary worked as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Joe Harary is frequently asked to share his business experience with other companies directly, and as a speaker and published author in the fields of intellectual property, corporate law, and smart glass. Mr. Harary has also served as a guest lecturer at Fordham University’s Accelerated MBA Program, and serves on the boards of various charities including the Imagine Academy which helps children with autism and their families.