The executive management for Navitar, Inc. is comprised of the following key members:
Julian Goldstein, Co-President
Julian began working for Navitar while still in high school in 1976. He learned about the company operations, target markets, product lines, etc, from his father, David Goldstein, founder and then-President of D.O. Industries (soon to become Navitar). He attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO and graduated with a BS degree in Finance. In 1980 and 1981, Julian served an internship with Kowa Company of Japan. There he learned international marketing techniques, general business practices and the Japanese subcontractor system, as well as the Japanese culture and language.
In 1982, Julian was appointed Sales Manager for the Consumer Products Division of D.O. Industries and in 1985 he was promoted to Vice President. He was instrumental in building the audio visual product line and setting up the domestic and international sales network. In 1988, he negotiated the purchase of BrightLight, Inc., which was the first acquisition for the company. He was also responsible for the company entering the slide-to-video and electro-optical devices field.
In 1991, Julian and his brother Jeremy purchased the company from their father and became co-presidents, and in 1993 D.O. Industries changed its name to Navitar. In 1997, Julian spearheaded Navitar’s acquisition of Buhl Optical Company and played a key role in growing the LCD video projector lens division. Julian now focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic and long-range planning for Navitar, Inc.
Jeremy Goldstein, Co-President
Jeremy also began working at Navitar while in high school. He then attended Boston University and received a BS in Business Administration with a major in Finance and International Management in 1984. In 1984 and 1985, he served an internship with Kowa Company in Japan. His concentration was on Japanese manufacturing methods, international marketing and sales techniques. He also speaks Japanese.
From 1985 through 1987, Jeremy was Sales Manager for the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast territories. From 1987 through 1990, he was Vice President and Director of Worldwide Sales for Industrial Products. He expanded sales worldwide to include both the European Economic Community and the Asia-Pacific Region. He was instrumental in the start of the Laser Products Division and for the Video Microscope Division, Machine Vision Systems Division, and the formation of PicturePhone Direct.
Jeremy has authored several books and numerous articles on such subjects as TeleMedicine, Distance Learning and Tele-Engineering. Additionally, he has appeared on CNBC and CBS TV and ABC radio stations in both the US and Japan, where he has discussed videoconferencing.
In 1991, Jeremy and his brother Julian purchased the company from their father and became co-presidents. In 1993, D.O. Industries changed its name to Navitar. In addition to providing marketing and sales strategies for Navitar, Jeremy shares strategic and long-range planning activities with his brother Julian.
Thomas McCune, COO
Tom holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and a degree in Economics from the University of Rochester. From 1965 through 1982, he worked for Xerox U.S. Supplies Manufacturing Operations. His experience with Xerox included Supervisor, Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Operations Manager with responsibility for all U.S. Supplies Manufacturing. Included with these positions was direct responsibility for all machining operations that supported Supplies Manufacturing.
From 1982 through 1987, Tom was with Nu-Kote International. In addition to being the General Manager of the Manufacturing and Engineering Division, he was President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MDIC, which was a joint venture of Unisys and Dai-Nippon Ink and Chemical Company. He was a member of the management team that executed the buy-out of Nu-Kote from Unisys in 1986. Tom also served as the Eastern Regional Vice President for Ivex Corporation from 1987 to 1990. While there, his responsibilities included the construction and start-up of two new manufacturing facilities, while managing the total P&L performance for this autonomous region.
Tom joined Navitar, Inc. in 1990 as Vice-President of Manufacturing and in 1993 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Mark Smith, CFO
Mark joined Navitar in 1991 as Controller. He spent 1996 as the Vice President of Sales for the company and then returned to the Controller’s position in 1997. In 2001, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. He has been instrumental in providing the company with very effective fiscal controls.
Mark received a BS degree in Finance and a MBA from Ohio State University in 1975. He spent more than 10 years with Xerox from 1975 through 1986 in a variety of accounting, finance and management positions. He was the controller of Versatec, a Santa Clara, California operation when he left Xerox to pursue a start-up entrepreneurial venture. For the next four years, he served as the President of Transport A.G., a freight management company and of a retail venture, Home Plate Inc.
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