Dr. Hunter is the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Hunter’s specialization is optical design for industrial, biomedical and scientific applications; he has nearly twenty years of product experience in optics and manufacturing. Optical design for manufacture is a key part of this experience. Prior to joining Kestrel, Dr. Hunter was the Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Archer OpTx, an optical components manufacturer specializing in machined and molded aspheric optics. At Archer, he was the PI on NCI-funded research in high-resolution OCT endoscopy using the most highly-corrected broadband OCT optics ever used which demonstrated unparalled performance. Prior to starting Archer OpTx, he founded Optenso USA and spearheaded the US marketing launch of OpTaliX® optical design software. He has also worked at TPL, Inc. as a senior scientist working on laser-writable optical waveguide technology. He also spent eight years at LightPath Technologies as the Director of Engineering, Director of Product Engineering, and Director of Technical Consulting and Business Development.