In his role as Deputy Director for NXSTL’s TReX Consortium, Tom works with government, industry and academia to promote collaborative opportunities and enable innovation driven partnerships that secure the best solutions for prototyping efforts supporting the warfighter. Tom brings over 25 years of experience of innovation in Engineering Development, Program Management and Operations in the Defense and Commercial Industries. He has also cofounded Powerlase Photonics which developed a world class modular high power, high energy pulsed fiber laser system for industrial applications in materials processing enabling the world’s fastest laser cleaning system. Tom holds has several patents and is a graduate of New York University (NYU) Polytechnic School of Engineering with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.