IEEE Virginia Mountain
November 15, 2012 in Roanoke
night! Bring a spouse - hors d'oeuvres and a cash
bar in the banquet room.
How PixelOptics is redefining the way people see
photo courtesy Business Wire
by: Mr. Brett Craig
CEO, President and Board Member of PixelOptics
PixelOptics, the developer of the world's first and
only electronic focusing eyewear (branded as emPower!)
has gained global recognition for their focus on "transformation
innovation" in vision care. Attempting to change
an industry has required the collective effort of an
impressive team of leading scientists, industry professionals,
business leaders and financial partners from around
the globe to make their vision a reality. Brett Craig,
President and CEO of PixelOptics, will share his insights
about what it takes to transform an industry and how
PixelOptics is redefining the way people see.
to NY Times Article, February 12, 2011
Points and Take-aways:
1. Hear how PixelOptics plans to transform an industry
and how they have gained global media attention (CNN,
MSNBC, Kelly and Regis).
2. Learn about how they received funding from world
class financial partners.
3. Find out how PixelOptics was able to introduce 300
Hear how PixelOptics had a breakthrough with a mainstream
product in a growth market.
Mr. Brett Craig has over 14 years of experience in the
vision care industry as a senior executive. Mr. Craig
most recently served as the President and Chief Operating
Officer of Transitions Optical, the world's largest
photochromic lens company. During Mr. Craig's tenure,
Transitions Optical experienced rapid commercial growth
through new product introductions, global geographic
expansion and strategic alliances. Previous
to his President and COO role, Mr. Craig served both
as General Manager/Managing Director for Europe, Middle
East and Africa and General Manager/Managing Director
for Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Science from the University
of Wisconsin - Madison and an M.B.A. from the Cox School
of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas,
Thursday November 15, 2012
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
cost: Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
(vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc)
Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the social prior
to the meal, and adult beverages will be available to
those of legal age.
to Holiday Inn Roanoke:
I-81, take exit 143 onto I-581 South
exit 3W, Hershberger Road West, towards Home Depot.
right at the first traffic light onto Ordway, and go
past WDBJ7, Zaxbys and Big Lots. The Holiday Inn is
on your right.
by 5 PM, Monday, Nov 13, 2012.
Please specify the number of attendees.
Education Credit Hours:
Continuing Education Credit Hour will awarded to professional
engineers (licensed in Virginia) who participate in
the meeting. Please see Dr. David Livingston at the
meeting to sign up for the credit.
Craig would like to inform our audience of the following
opportunities at PixelOptics:
optimal product qualification and reliability test
plans for new product components and the end consumer
final system. Correlation of reliability will include
end user reliability criteria to the upstream component
reliability through fault tree relationships and FMEA.
that reliability test methods and processes meet industry
standards and customer requirements.
and implement reliability metrics and goals to drive
quality improvement efforts.
Monitor and manage product reliability testing and
environmental stress tests with suppliers and subcontractors.
Work with R&D, operations and supply chain to
resolve on-going device related issues as well as
reliability issues with products and components'
Issue reports on reliability results for key quality
with test subcontractors and reliability test equipment
providers to design and develop reliability test processes.
Write and publish qualification reports.
failure/reliability improvements activities.
guidance to internal team and interface with customers
regarding reliability questions or concerns.
close communications with supplier process engineering,
supply management, operations and the R&D team.
years relevant work experience in reliability engineering
electronic systems, semiconductor or otherwise is
a must. Failure Analysis, product engineering, test
engineering, or fab process engineering is preferred.
in HASS, HAST, and HASC life cycle testing development
and the many aspects of the failure analysis associated
with products systems.
Extensive hands-on experience with electronics reliability
testing at a systems and/or component level. Experienced
in reliability testing, statistical data analysis
and reliability statistics.
to effectively communicate and coordinate tasks with
internal team and external subcontractors
team work in cross-functional teams. Willing to work
in an entrepreneurial start-up environment.
communication skills. Experience working with international
vendors and development partners preferred.
of Electronics Research and Development
Director of electronics research and development
will manage and direct the activities within R&D
that support existing and new product development
in the application of electronics for advanced
eyewear. Responsible for all electronic hardware
and software development for existing and new
a team of pure and applied scientists and engineers,
programmers and analysts.
in synergy to arrive at commercially viable products.
Maintain the coordination that can create and sustain
market demand for these products.
product testing in the markets properly and ascertain
market receptivity and acceptance for the product.
the coordination with the Patent/IP Manager and other
related people, ensuring to patent/trademark and properly
protect the Company's interest as it relates to all
adequate understanding of technical innovation through
in consumer electronics industry including wireless
applications, smart phone, and other portable devices.
and experience in embedded firmware and small form
factor electronic systems.
in product validation and documentation for hardware
to hold product and trade secrets and to deal with
intellectual property matters in accordance with company
with procurement group to assist in supply chain development
and vendor qualification
technical and engineering skills
organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.
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