CEO Ed Ross has spent his career leading high-precision American manufacturing companies. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ed entered industry, managing manufacturing operations for Bell and Howell and other systems manufacturing companies. In 1988, after setting up manufacturing in Taiwan for Melles Griot, he recognized the opportunity to bring precision manufacturing back to the United States and founded Ross Optical Industries, now based in El Paso, Texas. Ed has studied the business models of Chinese and Japanese manufacturers extensively, and he’s brought back the technology and efficiencies to his ITAR-registered, ISO-certified precision optics business.
Divi Mangadu is both a skilled mechanical engineer and an entrepreneurial leader in precision manufacturing. For more than 20 years, Divi has worked with primes and OEMs to reduce supply chain risk and cost while ensuring optimal product performance. He is committed to continually improving product design and quality assurance for customers.
Charlie Metzger works with manufacturers to solve design and sourcing challenges and recommends innovative ways to improve product performance and drive out cost. Charlie is experienced in all aspects of optical fabrication and assembly, having worked in the precision optics field for over 30 years. Along with the engineering team, he helps design custom lenses, micro optic assemblies, and optical mechanical assemblies that meet program needs.
As CTO, Lisa Yang provides design and technical support services to customers. She designs and recommends lens systems, coatings, and mechanical systems that maximize performance and ensure customer satisfaction. Lisa has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.