Rex Lee, Ph.D., Vice-Chair
CEO/ President, Pyramid Imaging, Inc.
Dr. Rex Lee is CEO / President of Pyramid Imaging, Inc (Electro-Optical and Machine Vision components and integrated systems ) and a founding member of the Assurity Group (products and services to assist DOD contractors meet compliance with CMMC, Cybersecurity Maturity Model, Certification based upon NIST 800-171).
Pyramid Imaging is a HUBZone, small non-traditional business in operation for over 18 years selling 75% to commercial and 25% to government related organizations. Pyramid Imaging operates as a Wholesale Distributor / Integrator / OEM selling to government agencies and private sector commercial companies in the adoption of video inspection technology for automated applications. Pyramid has well over 500 customers, including fortune 100 corporations and numerous start-ups. Some of Pyramid’s notable clients include NASA, various branches of DOD, USDA, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Motorola, UPS, Medtronic, Microsoft, Apple and numerous universities and OEMs.
Dr. Lee has had more than 40 years of enjoyment working with photonics, automation and high performance, high density low SWAP electronics. Dr. Lee was a research professor at two large academic institutions- University of Utah, ’77-’78, and the University of South Florida, ’88-96. Research interests at that time were in biological effects of millimeter microwaves and laser techniques for wafer scale integration, programmable gate arrays and 3D chip stacking.
Dr. Lee is currently an Advisory Board member and contributor to the journal Vision Systems Design. He was a member of the Board of Directors for AIA, the Automated Imaging Association, which is now part of A3 consisting of RIA, Robotics Industry Association, and MCMA, Motion Control and Motors Association.
Numerous years were also spent with small, high tech companies. Dr. Lee was a founding member of Advanced Plasma Systems, ’79-’85, which developed and sold vacuum plasma etchback/desmearing and copper sputtering equipment for multilayer, high density PCBs. He was President of MicroMaterials, ’97-’06, which developed and sold sapphire fiber in situ high temperature optic sensors and laser guided flexible fibers. In 1996 Dr. Lee started a company dedicated to machine vision applications. This company changed names and became Pyramid Imaging in 2001.
Throughout his years Dr. Lee worked on numerous government contracts. Application examples include radiation hardened imaging sensors and lenses, high speed, high resolution video motion analysis on various DOD contracts, laser programmable gate arrays and FPGA programming and system design for high performance video processing systems.
Dr. Lee has expertise in applying DCAA principals, Teaming Arrangements, ISO9001 and CMMC (NIST 800-171) certifications, all critically important for small businesses wishing to do work in the Space industry.