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Howard Broughton has been developing imaging systems for the past 15 years and has held various engineering and management positions in many different industries. Howard graduated with a BS in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY and with a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. His specialty is product development which includes hardware and software integration and image analysis.

During his tenure at NASA Glenn Research Center he managed the image analysis and imaging support personnel on high profile ($1 million) projects and was recognized within the aeronautical community as a leader and innovator. He also developed a machine vision system to acquire high-speed digital images of rotating gear teeth enabling scientists to understand causes of metal alloy failure. The system allows researchers to measure the progression of gear failure without forcing a shut-down of the test rig. A patent was issued for the system (Patent number 5,978,500). He was also selected by Trek Diagnostic Systems Inc. to manage the development of a new medical diagnostic product line acquired from a bankrupt Israeli company. In this position he was responsible for the current and future product development by hiring and managing a global staff.

To bring added value to the imaging community, Howard has been an active member in various professional societies, such as The Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the Society of Photogrametry. He has published several papers on imaging science concepts and system development, and has been a speaker at many conferences around the U.S.

Howard served his country in the U.S. Army at various assignments around the world. During his service he was recognized as a superior leader and distinguished himself by being promoted ahead of his peers. He was awarded many medals, commendations, and certificates for meritorious service, both for his commitment to his fellow soldiers and the successful accomplishment of the mission. As a Rotarian, Howard has served for two years as Co-chair of the Youth Service Committee of his local club where he helped to dispense grants, scholarships, and contest awards. Currently he Chairs the Youth Service Committee and was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for a three year term.

Howard is committed to serving his customers with integrity and loyalty. He has gone above the call-of-duty to support each project to ensure the customer is satisfied with the results. His commitment to excellence is only surpassed by his desire to innovate and bring tangible value to each customer.