December 21, 2007, Tucson, AZ--Breault Research Organization (BRO) has appointed Dr. Kevin Garcia, 45, to be the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2008.
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 and as diverse as 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 brings to the CEO position expert knowledge of design and analysis software tools, including ZEMAX, FRED, Rhinoceros, Mathematica, and BRO's own industry-standard Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP). He has given many optical tutorials, has more than 20 published papers in trade and professional society journals, and is a recipient of seven U.S. patents, many of which have been granted equivalent foreign recognition.