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Expert in Creative Research, Design, and Development of Optical Products for Medical Applications

Expert ID: 729653 California, USA

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With respect to Optical engineering Expert has over 50 years of experience in design and development of electro-optical-
mechanical-photographic equipment. Prior to 38 years of consulting for over 150 companies he worked for Northrop, CalComp,
Ford Aerospace, and Abbott Labs. His optical design, mechanical design, system design, knowledge of fabrication processes,
and management capabilities make him very versatile in optical engineering. In optical system design his technical activities
include lighting, sensors, projection, imaging, fluorescence, etc. in a number of fields with an emphasis on medical devices.
His Computer aided optical design experience includes some work with OPTICAD and considerable work with ZEMAX for
most of his optical designs. He is also a member in OSA and SPIE.

With respect to R&D, Expert is a Certified Management Consultant specializing in R&D with strong emphasis on
competitive applications of optical technology. He can provide an objective assessment of markets or technologies from which
to develop appropriate strategies to help develop competitive products, analyze and research concepts relative to intellectual
property, determine technical and economic product feasibility relative to market needs, investigate applications to new
markets, plan for accelerated R&D, functional proof of concepts before designing and production prototype, help determine
design parameters needed for market, and technical R&D coaching for clients that have internal design, fabrication, assembly,
and integration capabilities. His specialized consulting includes optical technology, medical devices, and related product
development. Prior to 38 years of consulting for over 150 companies he worked for Northrop, CalComp, Ford Aerospace, and
Abbott Labs. His optical design, mechanical design, system design, knowledge of fabrication processes, and management
capabilities make him very versatile in optical system design including lighting, sensors, projection, imaging, fluorescence, etc.
He also is in charge of a technology special interest group within The Institute of Management Consultants.

Expert has served 140 clients over the past 34 years

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1960 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering -- Systems Institution: University of Arizona
Year: 1962 Degree: MSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering-- Systems Institution: USC
Year: 1968 Degree: MBA Subject: General and Industrial Management Institution: USC
Year: 1988 Degree: PhD Subject: Management Strategy for Technological Development Institution: California Coast University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1976 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Competitive R&D Responsibilities: Technical and management consulting specializing in application of optical technology in a variety of fields including medical devices---Serving a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 to new start companies.
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: Abbott Laboratories Title: Senior Development Engineer Department: Diagnostics Division Responsibilities: Helped develop the White Blood Cell Counter
Years: 1972 to 1975 Employer: Philco-Ford Corp. Title: R&D Engineer Department: Aeronutronic Division Responsibilities: Optical product development development and proposal work involving laser missile guidance optics, laser designators, target marking laser systems, aerial viewing systems.
Years: 1971 to 1972 Employer: Curt Deckert Consulting Title: Consultant Department: Technical and Management Consulting Responsibilities: Technical and management consulting specializing in optical technology in a variety of fields.
Years: 1970 to 1971 Employer: Universal Graphics and Computer Software Development co. Title: R&D Manager Department: R&D Engineeing Responsibilities: Developed a photo plotter for circuit card and IC design.
Years: 1966 to 1970 Employer: California Computer Products (CalComp) Title: Member of Technical Staff Department: Electro-Optical Systems Unit Responsibilities: Developed photo plotter write heads, curve followers, CRT plotters, and other related hardware.
Years: 1966 to 1966 Employer: ITT Gilfillan Title: Senior Design Engineer Department: Electro-optics Responsibilities: Developed a film based type of a positional display for tactical aircraft.
Years: 1960 to 1966 Employer: Northrup Corporation Title: Senior Engineer and Systems Analyst Department: Nortronics Responsibilities: Helped to develop a precision ballistic camera for calibration of radar systems, film viewing systems for ship board and other inturputation of aerial photography, and special weapon systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Optical Society of America;
Licenses / Certifications
CMC--(Certified Management Consultant)
Professional Appointments
Past President of IMC of Southern California, Treasurer, Tech SIG director and board member of OC, CA chapter.
Awards / Recognition
A number of "Who's Who" listings in several areas.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has several Publications and a column in the SPIE Journal, plus a number of patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is considering doing expert witness work based on patent research done in support of competitive R&D work
Training / Seminars
Some of Expert's assignment have resulted in training of people to carry on with product development. He is considering doing technology coaching based on his experience in technology
development within a number of organizations.
Vendor Selection
Expert has helped many clients with sources for optical and other related components, processes, and services. He has some consultant that work with him to help provide a wide range of services.
Marketing Experience
Expert has been involved with many organizations such as OSA, SPIE, OCTANe, IMC, etc. to keep up with new technical innovations. He also receives approximately 80 publications per month to keep up to date in a variety of areas.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has written a web book on eye design covering vision systems, eyes of all types, and eye design themes with many pictures.

Fields of Expertise

computer-aided optical-system design, optical engineering, optical system design, research and development, prism, custom market research, ray tracing (optics calculation), competitive intelligence, laser focusing, camera lens, fiber-optic connector, optical splitter, plastic lens, collimation, beam optics, laser beam, optical lens design, Fresnel lens, engineering project management, glass lens, optical resolution, glass optical fiber, plastic optical fiber, periscope, field lens, eyepiece, aperture, binoculars, achromatic lens, laser imaging, laser optics, research and development collaboration, laser scanning system, optical sensor design, fiber-optic component product development, fiber-optic component product design, fiber-optic component, optical detection system, computerized spectrophotometer design, research and development organization, research and development planning, medical fiber optics, image quality measurement, new product design, optical specification, advanced geometrical optics, imaging, new product development, research and development management, new product development management, market research, design process, device inventing, innovation, optical equipment, imaging system, fluorescence microscopy, laser microscopy, optical microscopy, lighting process, optical lens, visible light, telescope, retroreflection, photographic lens, optical alignment system, optics, optical tagging system, optical microscope, optical instrument, optical element, laser, geometrical optics, fiber optics, camera, light-beam splitter

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