I joined Ruda Cardinal (March 2018) bringing my 38 years of optical manufacturing, lens design, program management and technical sales experience in the Military, Aerospace, Industrial/Commercial and Motion Picture/Television Industries, to the group. I have worked with Ruda Cardinal on various optical projects since its inception.
Prior to joining Ruda Cardinal, I was the Senior Vice President & CTO of Schneider Optics, (the U.S. subsidiary of the German Company, Schneider-Kreuznach) for 7 years, and its Technical Director for 17 years. Stuart has vast experience in the optical industry ranging from hands-on fabrication of lenses, lens design, as well as testing and analysis.
I was the Optical Engineering Manager at Loral Fairchild Systems, formerly known as Fairchild Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (Fairchild Space and Defense), for 14 years. His work includes optical applications for military reconnaissance, space born optical systems, industrial lenses for machine vision, and the Hollywood film and television industries.
I am a Senior Member of the Optical Engineering Society - SPIE. Stuart received a National Emmy Award in 2012 for his development of an IRND Filter for Digital Motion Picture Cameras. Over the years I have published numerous technical papers and has been a frequent lecturer in the field of optics.