“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
To start a business with nothing more than a new idea takes courage, perseverance, and confidence. To grow from a handful of visionaries into the recognized industry leader requires wisdom, patience, and bold decisions. As Radiometrics embarks on its third decade of growth and innovation, the leadership team continues to focus on the core principles that have guided the company since its inception, while applying their own talents and experience to ensure our ongoing success.
Lloyd Richard ‘Dick’ Rochester III – C.E.O.
Mr. Rochester is leading Radiometrics into a high-production, high-quality commercial instrument company able to build and service large networks of radiometers, while still maintaining the attentiveness to the research community and traditional customers. He loves technology that makes the world a better place.
Mr. Rochester has over 30 years of experience in engineering, R&D, and management. He’s worked for Ericsson, QUALCOMM, Ball Aerospace, and Hughes Aircraft. He’s written tens of thousands of lines of code and managed organizations exceeding 600 people with a $90M budget. He’s managed teams in the US, Sweden, Ireland, Poland, Croatia, and China.
Mr. Rochester has a BS and MS from Clemson University and EEE degree from the University of Southern California, and has done the coursework for a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
In 1998, Dick pedaled over 10,000 miles on his Colnago, including the 600 mile “Ride the Rockies” tour. His favorite quote is “Gentlemen: There’s lot’s of room in Hilbert Space” by Paul Halmos, mathematician. He loves hiking the Colorado mountains, photography, exploring the Stockholm archipelago, playing Words with Friends, and reading history and literature.
Scott McLaughlin –
Chief Innovations Officer
Mr. McLaughlin is an electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in meteorological instrumentation and ground-based remote sensing. He first started as an electronics technician at the U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. Since that time he has worked for 3 different manufacturers of remote sensing systems as well as time spent with the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). At Radiometrics, with the merger of the radiometer, sodar and radar wind profiler products, and experienced team of scientists and engineers, he is excited to find, develop and bring new synergies to the atmospheric sensing market.
Eric Plomondon – V.P. Manufacturing
Mr. Plomondon has over 30 years of experience in quality and manufacturing engineering. He has held Director level positions in several companies and has a strong background in many relevant industries including injection molding, high technology and sheet metal. Prior to Radiometrics, Mr. Plomondon was CEO and senior business consultant with Plomondon & Associates. His experience includes design and management of statistical process control programs, calibration and audit programs, employee training/certification program, a wide range of quality, general quality department planning and management, and ISO 9002 certification.
Mr. Plomondon also has valuable cross-functional experience in new product development, market analysis, developing advertising mediums, management of territorial representatives, designing sales data management systems, and consulting on various business issues.
Eric is an avid “rock hound.”
Randolph ‘Stick’ Ware – Chief Scientist and Founder
R. ‘Stick’ Ware has broad experience in atmospheric remote sensing. He founded and directed the UNAVCO, GPS/MET and SuomiNet scientific research programs at UCAR. These groups pioneered ground and space-based atmospheric sensing with GPS and proved the radio occultation concept now used by COSMIC and three satellite companies. He served as a U.S. Marine, holds an experimental nuclear physics doctorate from the University of Colorado, and served as a U.S. Congressional Science Fellow. Stick has a long history with beer. He founded Boulder Beer, the country’s oldest surviving post-prohibition microbrewery. He also sings bass with Wizard Oil, a drinking and eating group with a singing problem.
Grant Beverage – Director of Operations
Mr. Beverage received a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas and spent the beginning of his career with Lockheed Martin’s Texas-based Missiles and Fire Control business unit. While there, he completed the renowned Leadership Development Program and supported several large defense programs as Manufacturing Engineer and Operations Manager. His willingness to take on the biggest challenges and his ability to solve problems afforded the opportunity to live and work in several locations throughout the U.S. and in Japan.
In 2010 Mr. Beverage decided to leave Texas for Colorado. He received an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado with an emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurship. He served the RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler team concurrently as the division’s Operations Manager and Project Manager.
Beyond his family and the office, his passion lies in the alpine. He has summited several dozen peaks on three continents, including in the Himalaya. No matter the season, there is a good chance he is planning a solo backcountry ski trip.