Gerold “Jerry” Gugel
Gerold has been invested with Mobile I.V. Systems, LLC since October 2008, and has been consistently engaged in promoting its innovative life-saving technology to potential users as well as actively involved in product development and company function and welfare. He serves as a company Director.
Gerold’s strong visionary skill and aptitude for innovation, demonstrated in the Alaskan commercial fishing industry, is a perfect fit for his responsibilities with MIVS’ innovative technology. He owns two highly regarded and profitable Alaskan fishing companies and has introduced innovations to the fishing industry in both equipment and technique. His unique boat designs and power applications have had a significant impact in the industry.
Gerold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University.
Chief Executive Officer
Keith Laufer was born in Southern California in 1960. Keith’s father, Louis, a first-generation American of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, was the first in his family to attend college and was a prominent family physician. Keith’s mother, Vivian was born in Budapest and immigrated to the United States in 1938. Leaving all they owned behind, Vivian’s father, Eugene moved his family to Los Angeles as he foresaw the disaster to Jews that Hitler was soon to wreak on Hungary. Louis and Vivian provided Keith with an idyllic childhood. Keith attributes everything he’s ever had or been to his parent’s loving example of how to live a meaningful life.
Keith graduated, with high honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1982 with a BA in Business Economics and an emphasis in accounting. From 1982 to 1984 Keith worked for the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte and Touche). Keith worked as an auditor and tax preparer obtaining his CPA certificate in 1984.
From 1984 through 1987 Keith attended the University of California Davis School of Law. Keith received several academic awards and in his third year served as a teaching assistant for first-year civil procedure students, lecturing to classes of more than a hundred students. Keith obtained his juris doctorate in 1987, graduating with the second-highest grade point average in the history of the School. Following law school, Keith served as law clerk to the Honorable Warren W. Matthews, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.
In 1988 Keith joined the Orange County California law firm of Palmieri Tyler Wiener Wilhelm and Waldron. Keith’s practice centered primarily on business transactions, organizations and combinations with a particular emphasis in tax deferred exchanges and business acquisitions and dispositions.
In 1993, Keith accepted a position as an Assistant Attorney General with the Alaska Department of Law. Keith primary duties were to represent the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) (collectively the “Authority”). In 1996 Mr. Laufer was also asked to serve as a senior executive for the Authority. In these dual capacities, Mr. Laufer served as the Authority’s primary legal advisor, chief legislative liaison, a voting member of the Authority’s loan and credit committee and legal counsel to the Authority’s board of directors. Among other things, Mr. Laufer was the Authority’s primary legal and executive representative with respect to the issuance of more than $1 Billion in publicly traded bonds, the acquisition of a $100 million hydroelectric project from the federal government and the associated power sales agreement between the Authority and the local utility, the sale of four hydroelectric projects from the Authority to five local communities, including drafting and working with the Governor to obtain passage of the necessary legislation to accomplish the transaction, and the negotiation and public bond financing for a $300 million expansion of the Delong Mountain Transportation System in Northwest Alaska which serves the second-largest zinc mine in the world.
From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Laufer was a member of the Anchorage, Alaska law firm of Foster, Pepper Rubini & Reeves. His practice centered on real estate and other business transactions.
From 2001 to 2017, Mr. Laufer served in various capacities, including chief financial officer, for JL Properties, Inc,. a real estate firm founded and owned by one of Keith’s law partners. JL Properties is Alaska’s largest and most active real estate developer-owners. Mr. Laufer’s day do day duties included leading the company’s accounting and finance department, acting as the company’s in-house legal counsel, and managing numerous company projects.
For JL, Mr. Laufer also served as Project Director for the company’s largest project, Aurora Military Housing. Aurora is a 3,262 unit privatized military housing project on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage Alaska. Mr. Laufer had primary responsibility for all aspects of this 50 year project including negotiating the terms of the transaction with the Department of Defense, lenders, underwriters, rating agencies and others, managing more than $600 Million Dollars in initial development work, and serving jointly with the base commander on a housing oversite committee. The federal government values the Aurora contracts at in excess of $4.5 Billion. Mr. Laufer and his team were responsible for managing an annual budget in excess of $80 million, a permanent full time staff of more than 75, and for maintaining the projects physical assets which include: 3,262 units located in single family residences to 8-Plexes, more than 19 miles of road and utilities, over 100 parks and playgrounds, several community centers, all located on more than 900 acres. During Keith’s tenure, the Aurora project was consistently rated among the most successful housing privatization projects in the nation.
Keith joined MIVS in October 2018 as its General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer.
Keith lives in Channel Islands Harbor California with his high school sweetheart JuliAnn. Together they have five adult children and two grandchildren. Keith and JuliAnn love to Kayak and travel. Keith still enjoys playing with the rock band he joined in 1976. Though they now sit on stools and have a hard time seeing the music without their reading glasses, they can still rock it!
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
John Browning came to MIVS after 38 years with Quality and Operations management in the aeronautics industry, and now uses his expertise to promote mission success for MIVS.
During his 18-year career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration John earned numerous technical and superior performance awards while conducting flight research for vertical takeoff and landing.
John conducted flight department operations for his own aviation business where he received an “Outstanding” assessment on Contractor Performance Assessment Rating while serving as a program operations manager for a multi-million dollar U.S. Government contract.
For 23 years, John used his expertise in the aeronautics field as a field investigator into the causes of aircraft failures for the insurance industry. He has authored numerous International Organization for Standardization quality management systems within Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14 Aeronautics and Title 21 Medical Device requirements. He also has several Department of Justice/ Drug Enforcement Administration awards for outstanding contributions.
John and his wife live in the country outside Redding, California and are passionate about spending their free time exploring the wonders of the National Forest.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
John Tracy comes to MIVS after a career as a journalist, communications specialist, and advertising agency owner. John spent 23 years as the News Director and main anchor at KTUU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. A multi Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award winning reporter and documentary producer, John has contributed stories to NBC News and CNN. He is a member of the Alaska Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
In 2008, John left KTUU and became an owner/partner at Brilliant Media Strategies, a premier full-service advertising agency. John specialized in creating memorable campaigns for clients such as Providence Health and Medical Center, ConocoPhillips, and Alaska Tourism. In 2010 John created the messaging for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s historic write-in campaign.
John left the advertising business in 2017 to take on his new role with Mobile IV Systems. A former drummer who has been known to enjoy the company of real musicians, John describes himself as a motivational listener. Now at home in Phoenix, Arizona, John’s internal focus group includes his wife Donna, his three children and two grandchildren
Kristine has been invested, with her husband Gerold, in Mobile I.V. Systems, LLC since October 2008, and has been consistently engaged, along with her husband, in promoting its innovative life-saving technology to potential users as well as actively involved in company records and history keeping. As company Secretary and bookkeeper since November 2015 she is currently responsible for maintaining the company’s financial integrity, records, government and product registrations, licenses and readiness for government contracting.
Kristine’s strong integrity, attention to detail, organizational bent and her tireless work ethic suits her well for the current needs of MIVS. She has managed the office and finances for her husband’s fishing corporations for many years and brought those skills to MIVS. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree earned from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and many years of fascination with health issues and out of the box approaches to health care has excited her about the disruptive technology of the Mobile IV System for improving emergency care, both civilian and military.
Director / Research and Development
Director / Philanthropic Initiatives
Director / Philanthropic Initiatives
Dan Dixon’s career has been a commitment to improving and empowering communities through the intersection of the private and public sectors, spanning law, government and political affairs, business creation, private and public finance and international and corporate affairs. He has led the development of major government departments and national investment banking and non-profit organizations, while successfully leading efforts to build significant other business opportunities and addressing numerous complex community issues. He is Founder of Global to Local and was founding Chair of the Board. He served for 8 years as Trustee of Central Washington University and 8 years as Trustee of the Seattle Public Library system where he served a two-year term as Board President. He was named 2014 Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association and received the 2015 Community Champion Award by Friendship Circle which focuses on severally disabled and marginalized children in our communities.
Dr. Eli Powell
Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Eli Powell
Dr. Eli Powell is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and sub-specialty board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, with decades of experience treating active duty military, military veterans, professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes.
Dr. Powell is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earning his medical degree from the University of Florida, and completing his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington.
He had numerous assignments as a military orthopedic surgeon both in the US and overseas. As Chief of Orthopedics at the Air Force Academy, Dr. Powell served as the Head Team Physician and Chief of Sports Medicine for the Falcon’s Division I NCAA football, hockey, and basketball teams from 1998 to 2004. A flight surgeon as well, Dr. Powell deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia in 2002 as Chief of Surgical Operations and as an Orthopedic Surgeon. While serving as the Chief of Surgery at Wilford Hall, the Air Force’s largest medical center in the world and only Level I Trauma Center, he deployed to Balad Air Base in 2005 and served as the Commander of the largest theater hospital in Iraq, earning the Bronze Star for his service. He completed his military career as the Hospital Commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base where the hospital was selected twice as the outstanding hospital in the Air Force in 2008.Dr. Powell currently practices Orthopedic Surgery in Anchorage, Alaska as a member and president of Alaska’s largest Orthopedic Surgery group.
Dr. Powell has numerous publications in the orthopedic literature. A physician for the US Men’s National Alpine Ski team, he was awarded the 2017 J. Leland Sosman award for outstanding medical coverage and service to the US Ski Team. Dr. Powell is an avid outdoorsman and also competes in Olympic-distance Ironman triathlons throughout the year