Management Team

“If your actions inspire others to , you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

As Radiometrics embarks on its fourth 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.

Neil Brackin

CEO

Randolph ‘Stick’ Ware

Chief Scientist and Founder

R. ‘Stick’ Ware has broad experience in atmospheric remote sensing. He founded and directed the UNAVCOGPS/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.

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.”

Dave Patton

Director, Marketing & Sales

Mr. Patton has over 25 years of sales, product development, customer support, and executive experience with growing, innovative companies. He recognizes the importance of delivering complete solutions – hardware, software, and services – that fully address customers’ needs.

David has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His background includes ten years as a communications officer in the U.S. Army, developing the first tower-mounted cryelectronic microwave receiver front end, owning a whiskey distillery, and working as a professional bluegrass musician.

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Greg Neece

Engineering Director

Greg has a background in multiple industries including Aerospace, Process Control, Industrial Automation, and Photonics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alabama where he is now a Fellow of Mechanical Engineering. Greg also holds a Master of Sciences degree in Technology Management from The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Greg began his career with Rockwell International in Huntsville Alabama working as Solid Rocket Booster Project Engineer during the post-Challenger return to flight period. In the early 1990’s he moved to Boulder Colorado accepting a position as Technology Transfer Engineer for Emerson Electric where he advanced to Operations Manager. Greg was responsible for several international technology transfer projects and started operations in The Netherlands, Mexico, and China. Greg was recruited to IBP, Inc. where he served as Chief Operating Officer of an engineering and automation division. Greg joined Avantes, Inc. as President in 2001. Most recently Greg served as COO of Vescent Photonics. Greg has published various articles and served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Photonics Industry Association.

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Bill Conway

Director of Systems

Bill has over 30 years of professional experience including meteorological systems design, sales, project management, systems build out and implementation, operational forecasting, and meteorological software and algorithm design and development.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Metro State College, Denver and a Master of Science degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, with specializations in weather radar meteorology and severe storms. Bill is also an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist.

Bill worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, and Aeromet on Kwajalein Atoll. Bill co-founded Weather Decision Technologies in 2000 and founded Weather Decision Support Systems, International in 2017.

Bill has authored/co-authored many publications on several diverse topics, received several awards, co-owns two patents related to dual-polarization weather radar data processing, and is an avid storm chaser.