Linearizer Technology, Inc.
Dr. Allen Katz is founder and President of Linearizer Technology, Inc., Linear Photonics, LLC and Linear Space Technology, LLC. He is also a professor of Electrical/Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey. He has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave and satellite industries. He received a Doctorate of Science and Baccalaureate degrees in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. His work spans the frequency range from HF to light and has involved both hybrid and MMIC circuits including the design of the first practical MMIC linearizer.
Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the IEEE and a past Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society Distinguished Lecturer. He holds 17 patents and has written more than 100 technical publications. He received the MTT’s Application Award in 2015 for his work in linearization of power amplifiers, the IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award in 2010, the William Randolph Lovelace II Award for outstanding contributions to space science and technology from the American Astronautical Society in 2002, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, the Martin Marietta Astro Inventor of the year award in 1993, an IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the John Chambers Award in 1982, the ASEE Western Electric Fund Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 1979, and three IEEE Region I Achievement Awards in 2008, 2001 and 1992,. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies.
VP of Engineering & Production Testing
Mr. Dorval is Vice President of Engineering and Manager of Operations. He has a BSEE from The College of New Jersey with a Mathematics Minor, and a MSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology where his graduate work involved the design and modeling of linearizers.
Mr. Dorval has also worked for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Division on satellite communications system payloads. He has contributed to the Intelsat VIII and VIIIA, GE1, Asiasat, and Astrolink programs. He has extensive knowledge and research in the field of linearization. He has published six technical papers and is an active member in the IEEE.
VP of Quality- Production Assembly
Mr. Hoffman is the VP of Production and Quality for Linearizer Technology and head of Operations for its division MEA. He has a BSEE from Trenton State College (currently The College of New Jersey) and has worked extensively in the Hybrid Micro-Electronics field. Mr. Hoffman was the Manager of the EPC / LTWTA Manufacturing product team, for Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems for 14 years. He has over 20 years of experience in the Electronics Manufacturing areas of both Hybrid and Micro-Electronics.
His previous experiences include; Manager of the Advanced Development Laboratories where he was responsible for, the design and development activities involved in new technology implementation, new product introduction, and line maintenance. Leading the design and development of RF STE's and software integration, including RF test software development and the overall test philosophy of RF products. Mr. Hoffman is also a Trained ISO 9001 Auditor.
Linear Space Technology
VP/GM Linear Photonics, LLC.
M.S. (E.E.) Syracuse University: B.S. (E.E.) Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. MacDonald is Vice President and General Manager of Linear Photonics and Linear Space Technology LLC.
His experience I RF/microwave and fiber optics engineering, development and manufacturing spans over 20 years.
Prior to joining LPL, Mr. MacDonald was Engineering and Product Line Manager at JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for the development of commercial and ruggedized military microwave fiber optic links.
Prior to joining JDS Uniphase, Mr. MacDonald spent more than 10 years at Lockheed Martin, including positions as Engineering Manager for Commercial Space Systems in Newtown, PA, Program Manager at Sanders in Nashua, NH, and Senior Microwave/Photonics Product Engineer at GE Electronics Laboratory in Syracuse, NY. His hardware and systems development and management experience includes radar, sonar, phased array antennas, communications architectures, fiber optic links and fiber amplifiers. He is the author of numerous technical publications and patents..
Michelle Rybinski has more than 20 years experience in accounting and finance. She holds a BSBA with majors in finance and economics from North Park University.
Prior to LTI, Michelle held management positions in finance and accounting with various companies along with managing her own successful consulting firm. She is also a member of the Board for Trenton Emergency Medical Services and runs their annual independent audit.
Product Engineering Manager
James E. Dragone is a senior engineer with Linearizer Technology, Inc. with more than 20 years experience in linearization. He was involved in the development of the first Ka-Band linearizer and a variety of other TWTA linearizer designs.
He holds a M.S.E.E degree in RF/Microwave Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a B.S.E.E. degree from The College of New Jersey. He has co-authored several linearizer papers and was a past presenter at the MTTS - 1998 Advances in Amplifier Linearization Workshop and is an active member of the IEEE.
Product Development Manager
Robert Gray is the Product Development Manager for Linearizer Technology. He attended the College of New Jersey engineering program. His work is primarily but not limited to the development of linearizers from 18 to 100 GHz.
Mr. Gray has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave and satellite industries. He has also worked for Lockheed Martin designing Linearized Driver Amplifiers for satellite programs such as AceS, Telstar, New Skies, Inmarsat, AMC-1 and ChinaStar. He has extensive knowledge in the design and applications of linearizers. He has co-authored more than 15 technical papers and presented at both the MTTS and AIAA conferences.
Dr. Guida has more than 30 years of experience in the design and analysis of RF and microwave communications systems. During much of this time he was associated with RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center, where he specialized in non-linear problems involving satellite communication systems.
Most recently he was involved in the design of systems for the transmission of High Definition Television for which he received two patents.
He holds DEE and MEE degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the BEE degree from City College of New York.
Marketing Manager, Therese Ulrich is a business professional with over 20 years experience in general business, marketing and grantsmanship. She has been a member of the LTI staff for 10 years.
Prior to her present position as Marketing Manager, she has served as Administration Manager and Purchasing Manager. She also has experience of Human Services for Union County, NJ. She is presently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and has completed her undergraduate Business Degree at Seton Hall University.
Supervisor of Test Engineering
Dessouce Ledix is a senior member of the technical staff and heads the LTI linearizer tune/test team. He has been at LTI since April 2006, after spending eight years working at JDS Uniphase. He received a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society and is an active member of the IEEE.