Camera Design Services Team
Area4 Pro is much more than the Management Team on this page. Area4’s talent pool includes a group of highly skilled and experienced employees and specialists, each a seasoned professional in their respective fields of optics, camera design, camera architecture, CMOS image sensors, embedded systems, machine vision, imaging processing, software, mechanical prototyping, design for manufacturability, program management and much more.
We take on projects from simple off the shelf camera optimization and lens selection to complex custom imaging system designs. Contact us to see how we may be of help with your imaging requirements.
Tim Macmillan – CEO
As Senior Manager of Advanced Products at GoPro, Tim was responsible for new and innovative products now in the market.
Tim maintains board-level positions at TimeSlice Films and Dimension Studios in London, the World’s first 4D and Free-Viewpoint Media studio. In January 2017 Tim co-founded Area4 Professional to be a center of excellence for advanced imaging and vision systems.
Tim holds a Higher Diploma from University College London in Experimental Media and an Honorary MA from the University of Creative Arts (UK). Tim’s early camera inventions are in the UK Science Museum.
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Dr. Scott Campbell – Chief Technology Officer
After completing degrees in Astrophysics, Electronics Technology, Laser Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Scott worked in several industry arenas including basic research at Bell Laboratories and Optical Physics Company, aerospace at Rockwell Scientific, start-ups at Photobit Corporation and Accumux Technologies and mass-production environments at Micron Technologies and GoPro.
He has more than 100 technical publications and holds more than 115 issued US patents across the fields of optical computing and neural networks, holographic storage, CMOS image sensors, optical systems, image processing, data compression, advanced ASICs and camera architecture.
His work has led to several awards, including a 2013 Technical Emmy.
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Don Thomas – SVP of Business & Marketing
Don has that unique blend of imaging and business background and experience that compliments the deep tech capabilities of the Area4 engineering team.
With a background in business, product management, marketing and sales channel management, Don brings balance to the business side of imaging.
His technical area of expertise is in industrial, high-speed and broadcast video. Don holds a BS degree from Emerson College, an MBA from Anna Maria and assorted coursework at MIT.
Don is an industry advisor to the MIT Edgerton Center.
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Josh Lindsay – Sr Director of Mechanical Engineering
Josh’s high level of experience and skill in Mechanical Engineering and Program Management is well founded. He is an expert in mechanical design and analysis and design for manufacturability, ensuring high product yields and field quality.
His expertise includes ME CAD (OnShape, Solidworks) and rapid prototyping during development. Josh has multiple issued and pending patents in technical areas ranging from cameras and consumer electronics to disk drives and data center hardware.
Josh has a BSME and an MS Management of Technology, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Bill Thanos – Technology Consultant
Bill is an exceptional engineering leader specializing in imaging, media and storage technologies.
An experienced problem-solver and skilled innovator, Bill has championed projects and initiatives leading to world-class products at Quantum, Pure-Digital, SanDisk, Intel, and GoPro.
An expert in embedded systems, hardware architecture and engineering management, he brings his talents and experience to Area4 Professional and its clients.
Bill holds an EE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Bill Orner – Technology Consultant
Bill has more than 25 years’ experience in the professional, consumer and industrial electronics industry specializing in AV processing hardware, firmware, and control systems.
His engineering experience includes working at tech companies GoPro, Philips, Diablo Research, Transmeta, MIPS, Sony, Lexicon, Timeline and consulting to Harris, Broadcast Electronics, GE Spacenet, Honeywell, Siemens, Krell, Numark, Apogee, Alphasonic, Mondial and Harman and numerous start-ups.
Bill holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University and an MS in Technology Management from Pepperdine University. He is a member of SMPTE and a senior member of the IEEE and currently serves as the secretary of the IEEE CE Society and currently serves on standards committees for JEDEC and PCI-SIG.
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