Dr. Terry Golding, CEO, is a co-founder with over twenty years of experience in emergent sensor technology, including three years with the U.S. Army Night Vision Electronics Sensor Directorate (NVESD), and three years with NASA Center for Commercialization. Dr Golding is a high impact researcher, communicator, and innovative business strategist with specialized expertise in leveraging a strong investigative research background to simultaneously improve the performance and reduce the price of solids state sensors for deployment to government and commercial sectors. Dr. Golding received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Cambridge University and has over 100 publications to his credit.
Mr. Rob Kuester, Operations Manager, joined Amethyst as the first non-scientist hire in April 2006 following his return to college and a 24 year career in the U.S. Navy. Enlisting in 1975, he received his commission as an officer in 1985 and managed all facets of on and off aircraft maintenance. His fourteen years of direct involvement with infrared systems operation and maintenance lent favorably to his varied roles at Amethyst. Originally hired for product development, he expanded that role into operations management overseeing business office operations, budgeting, contracting, and project progress tracking. Mr. Kuester holds a BBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and serves as an Amethyst representative to Ardmore Chamber of Commerce functions.