Strategic leader with more than 15-years experience in elevating the profitability, visibility, and performance of high technology content products in the security, defense, electronics, automotive and semiconductor capital equipment industries. Responsible for driving full lifecycle design and development of software, and hardware and providing on-time delivery of highly complex products across fast paced, high energy multi-tasking environments.

  • Well-qualified with M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an extensive background in C/C++ embedded software, as well as Product Prototyping, Development, Debugging, Testing, and Enhancement.
  • Dynamic leadership and business acumen to develop industry-leading designs and revenue-generating products, features, and components comprised of electrical, optical, mechanical and software sub-systems.
  • Cultivator of key relationships, nationally and internationally, with all levels of personnel, clients, businesses, and executive managers. Successful in building and leading high-performance globally dispersed teams in delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Big picture thinker, talented and driven to impact bottom line while ensuring staff compliance with enterprise standards, procedures and regulations. Intimately understand the challenges of an uncertain marketplace and maximize potential through innovative business process change, cost containment, quality control, and outstanding customer care.
  • Outstanding communicator and motivational team leader, able to coordinate complex projects from conception to successful conclusion in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments.

Core Compentencies

     Research & Development • Product Development • Strategic Planning • Six Sigma/Lean

             Software Development Life Cycle Management (Agile/Scrum, Phased Gate)

                                        New Product Design, Launch & Enhancement

 Team Development, Training & Leadership • Product Definition & Design • Product Management

 Onshore / Offshore Delivery Management • Project Management • Strategic Partner Management

 Embedded Software • Enterprise Software • Image Processing • Image Analytics • 2-D/3-D Imaging

Electro-Mechanical Designs • Mechanical Systems • Industrial Automation • IP MP Cameras

Career Achievements

  • Strategic Management: Planned and executed company’s technology and operational roadmap which included innovative ground up designs as well as incremental improvements to existing product lines. Exceeded industry standards of product performance in terms of TAKT time and reliability creating a sustainable technical competitive advantage.
  • Product Development: Identified new market and drove technology development to quickly deploy into the emerging market. Rewarded with best product of the year by leading industry publicist, “best of breed” designation by Fortune 100 company, and majority market share.
  • Business Support: Revitalized and restored profitability at a turn-around business through aggressive strategies: expansion of product line into new market segments, introduction of six-sigma and lean techniques, rapid product development, product life cycle management and product quality.
  • Financial Planning: Reduced product development costs and maintenance costs by 20 percent while improving development efficiencies via the outsourcing of non-strategic engineering tasks. Reduced product costs by 15 percent and floor space by over 50 percent

Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Present

Vice President Corporate Engineering

Vicon Industries

An industry-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of  enterprise video management software  and embedded cameras and encoders used for security, surveillance, safety and control purposes.  A public company (VII) with average annual revenues of $50 million.

 Championed a global multi-discipline product development team of 40 providing solutions on Windows and Linux platforms with the primary responsibility to develop enterprise software for video management systems and embedded software for camera products. Principal engineering team located in Israel. Demonstrated experience in leading aggressive and result-driven, strategic business planning; including the development of yearly and long-term strategic plans and identification of customer wants and needs, as well as identifying and addressing unmet/unsatisfied needs. Designed, developed, and employed embedded (Linux based) software and hardware for the company’s flagship IP based PTZ cameras. Responsible for the product management,  development and deployment of IP Video Software, Web Viewer, as well as Android and iOS based IP Camera Viewer APPs. Currently developing a PSIM-Lite video management system capable of working cross platform as well as in the cloud.

 Major Contributions:

  • Delivered successful new products from inception to commercialization; “success” means delivering products on-time that worked as advertised and produced on-target financial results.
  • Built a highly effective and productive team in an environment of mutual cooperation, job satisfaction and team work; retained resources and kept turnover to a minimum. Recruited and developed top talent and mentored key personnel.
  • Architected the software development life cycle and process, including agile methodologies as well as phased gate methodologies for product life cycle management.
Dec 2008 - Feb 2010

Vice President Engineering

Tactronics International, LLC

Premier provider of tactical integrated electronic systems, supplying ruggedized leading-edge technologies to worldwide military, government agency, homeland security and systems integration

Owner of entire product life cycle activities ensuring multi-disciplined staff of 35 engineers provide date certain, high quality designs meeting the environmental and EMI defense industry requirements (MIL STD 461/810). Establish product roadmap and communication methodology to track product development activity from inception to completion through Phased Gate Methodology. Designed, developed and deployed ultra-rugged, waterproof flexible systems including: computers, sunlight readable displays, power distribution and management systems, network switches and routers, monitoring and video systems and C4ISR applications software modules.

 Major Contributions:

  • Managed technical project designs, scheduling, risk, team direction, tracking and manufacturing costs, resulting in projects being completed on time and within budget.
  • Handled mechanical and electronic product design management with financial analysis for improving profits.
  • Responsible for product compliance, acting as primary point of contact for the customer and corporate personnel, leading to meeting all technical specifications and system interfaces.
  • Introduced Product Life Cycle software to manage product documentation and configuration management.
Jan 2005 - Dec 2008

Vice President Engineering & Operations

RVSI Inspection

RVSI Inspection, LLC, Hauppauge, New York                                                                                

Privatized division of Robotic Vision Systems producing test and inspection capital equipment to the international semiconductor manufacturing industry. Annual revenues in excess of $25 million with 75 employees. Industry recognized leader in 2-D/3-D machine vision equipment providing micro level measurement and inspection of semiconductor products. Technical expertise in high precision motion control, 2D & 3D machine vision and robotic handling systems. Lead the efforts to sell the company to Rudolph Technology and move the operations to Minnesota.

Primary leadership force implementing new product strategies and management of all day-to-day development activities to a staff of 30 engineers residing in the USA, South East Asia and India as well as an operational staff of twenty. A highly visible profile tied to the overall P&L of the organization. Directly and indirectly manage multiple projects concurrently from contract award through completion as well as the procurement, assembly, and test of material for two product lines, consistently delivering on-time and within budget and scope. Wrote project proposals, technical specifications, acceptance standards, established standard operating procedures, and managed the IP portfolio.

 Major Contributions:

  •  Doubled the performance of two product lines resulting in a 50% year-on-year increase in sales. Two major product introductions as well as several product enhancements introduced in a one year period.
  • Re-engineered the change process to provide a state of the art Level 3 Configuration Management System to ensure the integrity of Bills of Materials, Inventory, and Product Quality.
  • Slashed engineering budget by 20% via the offshore of non-strategic engineering functions to Bangalore, India.
  • Introduced lean manufacturing to the assembly and test of critical product components, reduced floor space by over 50 percent and product costs by 15 percent.
Jan 1985 - Jan 2005

Vice President/General Manager Inspection Products

Robotic Vision Systems Inc.(RVSI)

Multi-divisional international company providing a broad range of inspection, assembly and inventory management solutions to the semiconductor industry.  Public company (RVSI) with corporate annual revenues of $250 million.

Vice President/General Manager Inspection Products                                            2001 - 2005

Pioneered the introduction of a semiconductor wafer inspection system igniting sales from top tier manufacturers. Assumed full P&L responsibility and oversaw staff of thirty encompassing product engineering and development, operations, product management, customer service and sales and marketing. Champion of the global strategy and an active participant in all levels of the sales cycle. First hand experience dealing with multi-national customer relationships, translating the needs of their business and their direction into cost effective, problem solving products. Negotiated multi-system purchases. Forecasted system sales and managed the operational build cycle.

Major Contributions:

  •  Consistently achieved 50% year on year increase of revenues resulting in $15 million in revenue and 25 percent market share through rapid product enhancements.
  • Awarded Advanced Packaging magazine’s best product award for the year 2004.
  • Classified “Best of Breed” by IBM with the introduction of a product combining several process steps into one system. 
  •  Built and energized sales channels with resultant installation of 50 systems in the top ten semiconductor manufacturers, such as IBM, AMD, Motorola, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung.

Vice President Engineering                                                                                            1997 - 2001

Director of Engineering                                                                                                   1994 - 1997

Various Engineering Positions                                                                                       1985 - 1994

Champion for the implementation of new product strategies and the driver of all day-to-day product development activities for machine-vision based equipment supplied to the semiconductor industry. Directed a research and development organization of seventy professionals, including 10 direct reports, comprising electrical, mechanical, software, optical engineers and documentation control. Led, directed, reviewed, and approved product design and changes. Detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities, analyze technology, resource needs, market demand, and plan and assess the feasibility of projects. Responsible for existing product updates, customization and redesign for customers while interacting cross-functionally to define performance specifications, project schedules, manufacturability issues and supplier selection.

Major Contributions:

  • Achieved 70 percent market share, record revenues and an installed base of 1800 systems via the rapid development of a revolutionary inspection system performing the functions of five different systems at industry benchmarking TAKT time.
  • Grew a spirited group of technologists into an engineering organization of 70 spanning three North American locations. Encouraged creativity while ensuring a commercial and customer focus.
  • Spearheaded the technical evaluation and acquisition of two technology enhancing synergistic businesses.
  • Developed and applied internal development standards and methodologies. Established software, hardware and documentation control to ensure high product quality and performance.
  • Awarded “Best Supplier of the Year” for five years running by VLSI research. 



Bachelor of Science

Graduated Cum Laude

Member or Electrical Enginering Honor Society, Etta Kappa Nu

Member of Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi