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Optical engineer

Ronald Rudger Willey, American Optical engineer. Achievements include patents in Tank Gunnery Trainer, Wide Field Anamorphic Refractive Lens, Optical Character Recognition Systems, broad beam, high power ion source. M C. Recipient Science medal Bausch and Lomb, 1955.

Background

Willey,, Ronald Rudger was born on November 12, 1936 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ronald Rudger and Nevelyn Leland (McLendon) Willey.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959. Master of Science in Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, 1980.

Career

Optical engineer, Perkin-Elmer, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1957;optical engineer, Block Associations, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1959;optical engineer, United Aircraft Research, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1960-1962;director optics, Geo Space Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, 1963-1964;president, Willey Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, 1965-1980;director optical component center, Martin Marietta, Orlando, Florida, 1981-1984;vice president technical, Opto Mechanick, Inc., Melbourne, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in Tank Gunnery Trainer, Wide Field Anamorphic Refractive Lens, Optical Character Recognition Systems, broad beam, high power ion source. M C.

Membership

Board directors Episocpal Dioceses of Center Florida, Orlando, 1974-1976. Fellow Optical Society of America (president Florida chapter 1971-1972), Society Vacuum Coaters (board directors 1989-1993). Member Society Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Connections

Married Barbara Joan Rackliffe, October 19, 1957 (divorced 1979). Married Judith Gay Pappas, March 15, 1980. Children: Elizabeth, Caroline, Diana, Jonathan, Christopher.

father:
Ronald Rudger Willey,

mother:
Nevelyn Leland (McLendon) Willey,

spouse:
Barbara Joan Rackliffe

spouse:
Judith Gay Pappas

child:
Elizabeth Willey,

child:
Caroline Willey,

child:
Diana Willey,

child:
Jonathan Willey,

child:
Christopher Willey,