Dr. Art Springsteen
Dr. Art Springsteen is the president and chief technical officer of Avian Technologies, LLC. Avian Technologies specializes in the design and manufacture of instruments and standards for optical spectometry and other optical radiation measurements. Prior to starting Avian Technologies in 1999, Dr. Springsteen was Principal Scientist and Director for Advanced Development at Labsphere,Inc. for 13 years. During his tenure at Labsphere, he developed over 30 commercial products, including the Spectralon® diffuse reflectance material product line, numerous optical coatings, fluorescent materials and accessories for measurement of reflectance, diffuse transmittance and fluorescence. He holds 9 U.S. patents and 3 European patents on materials and instrument design, won a 1990 Photonics Spectra New Product of the Year award (Optical Grade Spectralon®), and shared another in 1997 for the development of the Labsphere bispectral fluorescence colorimeter. He has published over thirty scientific papers and may often be seen in the pages of Spectroscopy Magazine's "Spectroscopy Workbench"' section. He is also co-author/editor (with Jerry Workman) of the Academic Press book "Applied Spectroscopy, A Complete Guide for Practitioners," and has edited the Proceedings of the Third and Fourth Oxford Conferences on Spectrometry. He is also a member and former Secretary for the Council for Optical Radiation Measurement, a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter Society Color Council, and a former member of the National Research Council of the U.S. He is also an active member of ASTM Committees E-12 (Color and Appearance) and E-13 (Molecular Spectroscopy), the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. He holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University in Organic Chemistry.
Dr. Kathryn R.M. Springsteen
Dr. Kathryn R.M. Springsteen is the CFO and COO of Avian Technologies. Kathy joined Avian Technologies in June of 2007. She is responsible for all financial and operational details at Avian Technologies. Dr. Springsteen holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from West Virginia University. Previous to joining AT, she was employed in academia for 30 years as a professor of chemistry, department chair, and Vice President/Dean of Faculty/Provost. Dr. Springsteen is a 30+ year member of the American Chemical Society and is a member of the Inter-Society Color Council. Her scientific interests are in environmental chemistry and workplace safety, color analysis, and textiles. Outside of work, she is a dedicated snowshoer, runner, kayaker, canoer, and quilter.
True Ricker is a Senior Research Associate.
True has been with Avian Technologies since the summer of 2004 but his history in the field of metrology and material development dates from 1991, when he joined Art Springsteen’s research group at Labsphere, Inc. True works as Avian Technologies principle metrologist, as well as being involved in the research, development, and bringing to market new reflectance coatings and materials. In addition, he is our resident statistician and rides herd on our array of spectrophotometers.
Mr. Doug Bevington
Mr. Doug Bevington is a Scientific Technician. Doug joined Avian Tech in May 2012. He holds a specialized Bachelor’s diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from the DeVry Institute in Canada but much more importantly from our perspective, he has 18 years of hands-on employment with Perkin-Elmer where he obtained the unique skills necessary to maintain, repair and service Perkin-Elmer spectrophotometers. Combined with these specialized skills, Mr. Bevington has undergone intensive and specialized training in Japan for the maintenance and servicing the Murakami Color Research Laboratory product line.
Dr. David R. Wyble
Dr. David R. Wyble is the Director of Color Science.
This work includes color measurement, product development, as well
as acting as Technical Specialist for the Murakami product line.
The overall focus is on gaining penetration in the color market.
Dave joined Avian Tech on a part-time basis in late 2006. In addition
to these tasks, Dave has also taken over editing the Avian
Tech and Avian Group USA web
sites. So now you know where to complain!