Dr. Robert P. Breault, President and Founder
Dr. Breault is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading experts in the area of stray light analysis and suppression. His work covers original research on the scattering of coated surfaces, paints, glass, and mirrored surfaces — many of these for varying degrees of cleanliness or for different fabrication techniques.
Dr. Breault has been involved in over 275 stray light analyses, using the APART™ stray light analysis program, which he authored. He was instrumental in the fabrication and or use of five different devices to measure the bi-directional scattering characteristics of surfaces.
Dr. Breault has received awards of recognition from NASA (1977, 1978, 1984), an award in 1979 from the University of Arizona for his outstanding dissertation in the field of applied sciences, and was recognized by the Arizona Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) award committee as the 2010 Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year.
The author and co-author of two chapters in the Handbook of Optics, Dr. Breault received his B.S. in mathematics from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in optical sciences from the University of Arizona. He is a fellow of SPIE and chairman of the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA).
Wayne Hall, Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Hall's diverse background includes more than 25 years of experience in the areas of IT, Business Development, Management, and Sales. As BRO's CEO, Wayne is a creative contributor in corporate analysis and decision-making, and works closely with other board and C-level executives.
Wayne is involved in all aspects of negotiations leading to corporate partnerships and the creation of market opportunities in emerging, next-generation product applications. In this capacity, he researches, manages and introduces new technology products into existing markets. In his previous roles at BRO, Wayne has managed company operations as COO, led the software sales team as VP of Sales, and served as Director of Information Systems.
In addition to managing the company's operations and International software sales pipeline, Wayne has been responsible for planning, evaluating and administering all Information Technology operations including hardware, software, networking, Internet connectivity, Customer database management (CRM), and integration (ERP) software solutions. Wayne's varied responsibilities have also included serving as BRO's Security Officer for government contracts, export compliance, and internal security compliance.
Wayne holds a BS in Business Economics, Business Administration and General Management (1983).
Charlie Luebbering, Chief Financial Officer
Charlie Luebbering is a certified public accountant with 26 years of financial and management experience. He worked in public accounting for 8 years, including 2 years in tax for Touche Ross & Co. (Kansas City), 2 years performing audits for Mayer Hoffman McCann CPAs (Kansas City), and 4 years in combined tax and audit roles for Harbour & Murphy CPAs (Tucson).
Joining BRO early in 1990 as its Controller, Charlie managed financial and tax reporting, cash, purchasing, receiving, inventory, job costing, payroll and financial forecasting. After his promotion to CFO in 1992, he directed all finance, facility, human resource and contract administration functions of the company until 1997. He moved laterally to the Chief Operating Officer position in mid-1997 where he established the company's information technology and technical customer service departments. As COO, he had oversight of the expansion of the company's sales distribution channel, marketing program, and engineering hardware business.
In early 2003, Charlie became BRO's Vice President of Finance and CFO. Charlie procured and initiated a company-wide conversion of its operating software platform (2004-2007) and supports the Board of Director's initiatives for expansion of operations through mergers & acquisitions and related external financing.
Dr. Kevin Garcia, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Kevin Garcia has more than 25 years of optical-engineering experience in the commercial, industrial, and aerospace markets on a wide range of optical-design and analysis projects. From automotive-lighting to zoom-lens designs, Dr. Garcia has supported engineering projects at companies large and small and as diverse as Eastman Kodak, TRW, Xerox Corporation, and BRO. He has previously held Senior Optical Engineer and Director of Engineering positions at BRO.
Dr. Garcia brings to the CTO position expert knowledge of design and analysis software tools, including ZEMAX®, FRED™, Rhinoceros®, Mathematica®, and BRO's own industry-standard Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP®). He has given many optical tutorials, has over twenty published papers in trade and professional society journals, and is a recipient of 8 U.S. patents, many of which have been granted equivalent foreign recognition.
Dr. Garcia's academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Bradley University, an MSEE in Optics and Quantum Electronics from the University of Southern California, and an MS and PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.