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Dr. Joseph S. Accetta

Dr. Joseph S. Accetta  CEO


Dr. Accetta is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in new product development, engineering and management activities in optics, electronics and industrial automation. These activities spanned the military, industrial and national laboratory environments. His recent activities include Vice President and Lead Engineer at CSMI where he led a team to design a high speed spectral acquistion system for currency authentication. He served as Managing Editor of the Directed Energy Professional Society and Director of Southwest Operations, Georgia Tech Research Institute. Prior to founding JSA Photonics, he was Vice President of Engineering at Perceptron Inc., a leading manufacturer of 3-D machine-vision equipment for automotive and industrial applications. In this position he was instrumental in bringing several new industrial products employing advanced optical, electronics and software design from R&D to full production. He has held management and senior staff positions at a number of premier institutions including the Georgia Tech Research Institute, General Dynamics, The Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., and USAF Research Laboratories at Kirtland AFB and Eglin AFB. He received his BS in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, MSEE from the University of Florida, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.


Other credits include:  Fellow of the SPIE Optics and Photonics Society, Past Member Executive Committee, Infrared Information Symposia, Adjunct Research Faculty, New Mexico Tech., Adjunct Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University, Chairman and Instructor, Advanced Infrared and Electro-Optics, University of Michigan, Past President, Ann Arbor Chapter, Optical Society of America, Executive Editor, Infrared and Electro-Optics Handbook, Editorial Board, The Journal of Infrared Physics and Technology, Board of Directors, NASA SPARC,  ASME Committee on Gear Metrology, Advisory Board, Manufacturing and Technological Services, Oakland Community College, and Member SPIE, OSA, IEEE, Planetary Society.

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