The Breault Research Organisation (BRO) has announced that Dr Kevin Garcia will be the company's new chief executive officer, effective 2 January 2008.
Dr Garcia has 22 years of optical-engineering experience in the commercial, industrial, and aerospace markets on a wide range of optical-design and analysis projects. From automotive-lighting to zoom-lens designs, Garcia has supported engineering projects at companies large and small, including Eastman Kodak, TRW, Xerox Corporation, and BRO. He has previously held senior optical engineer and director of engineering positions at BRO.
Returning to BRO as CEO, Garcia will lead the company's engineering, software, and training teams to meet the needs of clients in 35 countries. His technical and managerial capabilities, his familiarity with contract-engineering processes, and his ability to see the business value of technologies will serve clients moving their creative ideas through the design and manufacturing process.
Garcia's academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Bradley University, an MSEE in Optics and Quantum Electronics from the University of Southern California, and an MS and PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.