Prior to 1975 – Richard D. Hemley
A story about the founder, Richard Hemley whose belief is that the educational training of engineers provided the right individuals with the “Ability to Learn …”. This along with the mission to always have fun and embrace change would lead to the birth of a technology company celebrating success for over 45 years.
Education: Undergraduate: George Washington University;
Masters and Doctorate: New York University (Electrical Engineering)
1968 – Sperry Gyroscope (Sperry Rand Corporation)
- Worked in the electro optics laboratory in research in Solid-State Lasers. Part of team that was seeking commercial applications for Military technologies.
- Developed a blind man’s flashlight – pointed the flashlight at something and it vibrated in a way that allowed the person to understand the distance to objects.
- Hemley determined as a young engineer that he did not want to be dependent on companies that expanded and contracted based on Government Militarily Contract. Observed Brilliant colleagues who lost jobs based on the lack of availability of Military spending.
1970 – Waste Compacting Systems (WCS)
Left Sperry for an opportunity in Trash Compacting mechanical systems – Applied electrical and mechanical engineering to the design and manufacture of custom turnkey compacting and disposal systems for large institutional customers.
1972 – Director of Engineering, Long Island Jewish Medical/Winthrop Hospital
Went to work for Long Island Jewish Medical Center as Director of Engineering. Handled Management operations of Engineering services. Responsible for Large Scale Construction management projects along with day-day operational responsibilities for Engineering, maintenance and Bio-Medical