Jed Deame, Chief Executive Officer

Jed brings executive leadership and strategic direction to the company. Before joining Coherent, Jed served as VP & General Manager of Barco, a $1B Belgian display company. Jed led the California Image Processing site of over 200 employees. Prior to Barco, Jed was Co-founder of Teranex/Silicon Optix, a video processing company serving the television broadcast and consumer display markets. Jed developed the concept for the Emmy Award winning Video Computer, changing the paradigm for video processing equipment forever, replacing dedicated hardware with a real-time software based solution. Jed also led the development of the Hollywood Quality Video “HQV” de-interlacing and scaling algorithm suite which set a new standard of quality for the industry. Jed received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Steven Kaufmann, President

Steve brings extensive technical leadership and engineering direction to the company. He manages customer expectations, drives the development team, and ensures that the team meets its commitments. Steve has extensive experience with all aspects of development engineering including systems architecture, FPGA development, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing excellence. Prior to Coherent, Steve served as Deputy General Manager and Director of Operations for Silicon Optix where he lead the purchasing, planning, logistics and manufacturing team in the production of high reliability electronics for the television broadcast industry. Steve earned his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Doug Richter, Project Director

Doug brings 25 years of experience in developing and managing software and hardware systems for advanced applications including government and military image processing systems. Doug is an experienced program manager with significant experience running large complex projects, including DoD qualified CMMI Level 5 software development, integration, development and deployment of hardware systems, proof of concept simulations and running research and development programs. Doug holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.