Ron Willey has more than 50 years experience as individual contributor and director of optical system and optical coating development, design, and production. He eaches short courses internationally, and is author of many technical papers and five books. Mr. Willey graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having majored in optical instrumentation. He also earned a masters degree in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has taught optics at the Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin, and Martin Marietta Corporation. He has taught optical thin film design, development, and production at SPIE, the Society of Vacuum Coaters, Florida Institute of Technology, and the University of Wisconsin.