Jay M. Eastman, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Eastman served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Lucid, Inc. from its founding in 1991 through 2011 when it became a publicly traded company. From 1986 to 1997, he was Executive vice president and senior vice president of strategic planning for PSC, Inc., a publicly traded barcode laser scanner manufacturer. He served on PSC’s Board of Directors from 1996 through 2002. Dr. Eastman was the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Optel Systems Inc. from 1981 through 1986, at which time it was acquired by PSC, Inc.
Following completion of his Ph.D. degree in optical engineering from The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in 1974, he was the Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester in 1981 and 1982, and prior to that head of the Engineering Division of the Laboratory. He received his B.S. in optical engineering from the Institute of Optics in 1970. He is an inventor or co-inventor on 44 issued U.S. patents.
Dr. Eastman is currently a Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Arotech Corporation, a public manufacturer of defense and security products (1994 – present). He served as a Director of Centennial Technologies, Inc., a public manufacturer of PCMCIA cards (1997 – 2002), a Director of Chapman Instruments, Inc., a private manufacturer of precision surface metrology instruments (2009 – present) and he is a past Director of Dimension Technologies, Inc., a private manufacturer of 3D displays.