Justin Mansell is the Chief Technology Officer and a Vice President of MZA Associates Corporation, as well as the President of Active Optical Systems, LLC, which is an organization he founded in 2005 to commercialize low-cost AO systems. Holding 11 U.S. patents and authoring more than 30 technical papers and presentations, Dr. Mansell has been developing AO and beam control technology for more than 15 years. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Optical Society (OSA) and the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and SPIE.