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Dr Edward Dowski, President, has over 30 years of experience designing, building and commercializing specialized optical/digital imaging systems. He is the co-inventor of Wavefront Coding®, one of the first examples of what is now called Computational Imaging. Dr Dowski’s expertise ranges from systems theory, information theory, optics and optical fabrication and ultra-precision fabrication. He also has over 100 granted worldwide patents.


Dr. Gregory Johnson, Executive President and Chief Technical Officer, has over 25 years of experience in specialized optical/digital imaging systems. Dr. Johnson was the CTO of CDM Optics/Omnivision responsible for R&D, electronics and signal processing aspects of Wavefront Coding® systems. Dr Johnson’s expertise ranges from systems, electronics, optics, to software and real-time and analog and digital signal processing. He also is an inventor on over 75 worldwide granted patents.


Dr. R. C. Mercure is Chairman of Ascentia Imaging and was the CEO of CDM Optics. He has more than 58 years of high-tech management experience. He co-founded Ball Brothers Research Corporation in 1956, which is now Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation. He also was a co-founder of Colorado Venture Management, Inc., one of the earliest venture management firms in Colorado.


Dr. Nelson E Claytor is Director of Optical Fabrication of Ascentia Imaging and also the President of Fresnel Technologies, Inc of Fort Worth, TX. Dr Claytor has had a long relationship with the founders of Ascentia Imaging since their days as part of CDM Optics. Fresnel Technologies is a world-leading manufacturer of ultra-precise high-volume optics, ultra-precision optical fabrication and optical R&D. Dr Claytor brings a long career in optics and fabrication to the Ascentia team.

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