ABOUT US

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

DR. ALLEN KATZ

President

Dr. Katz has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave and communications industries. He is the founder and President of Linearizer Technology, Inc. and is a professor of Electrical/Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey. He received a doctorate of science and baccalaureate degrees in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s of science in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. His work spans the frequency range from dc through millimeter-wave and light and has involved both hybrid and MMIC circuits including the design of the first practical MMIC linearizer. He is also recognized for his contributions to the correction of distortion using both analogue and digital procession techniques.

He holds 17 patents and has written more than 150 technical publications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the IEEE’s Microwave Society’s (MTT) Application Award in 2015 for his work in linearization of power amplifiers, the IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award in 2010, the William Randolph Lovelace II Award for outstanding contributions to space science and technology from the American Astronautical Society in 2002, IEEE Region I Achievement Awards in 2001 and 1992, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, the Martin Marietta Astro Inventor of the year award in 1993, the GE ASD Technical Excellence Award in 1990, an IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the John Chambers Award in 1982, ASEE’s Western Electric Fund Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 1979 and the ARRL’s Technical Merit Award in 1976. Dr. Katz is active in the IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) and Education Societies. He was an MTT Distinguished Lecturer and chaired its Power Amplifier Technology Committee. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies.

ROGER DORVAL

Vice President

Mr. Dorval is the Vice President of Engineering at Linearizer Technology, Inc. He leads a 25 person technical team in the design and manufacture of linearizers and related distortion correction products. He has over 20 years of experience in developing new products, troubleshooting production problems, leading consulting projects and overseeing customer support.

Among Mr. Dorval’s accomplishments at LTI are the designs of the first V-band linearizer, the first Q-band linearizer, the first tri-band linearizers and LTI/LST’s first flight linearizer. Prior to joining LTI, Mr. Dorval served as a Senior Design Engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space CPC. In this capacity he led the component design efforts for a 16-beam phased array at Ka-Band and performed component and box level design and test. Mr. Dorval and his team were responsible for providing Engineering support for nine flight builds of linearized driver and channel amplifiers at C and Ku-band. He has contributed to the Intelsat VIII and VIIIA, GE1, Asia sat, and Astrolink programs. He has extensive knowledge and research in the field of linearization and has published more than 25 technical papers. He is a senior member of the IEEE.


GENE HOFFMAN

VP of Operations and Quality

Gene Hoffman received his BSEE degree at The College of New Jersey. He has over 30 years of experience in RF, Space Assembly practices and Optoelectronic assembly/manufacturing processes. He is also a Certified ISO9001 trainer.

Prior to joining the Linearizer Communications Group, Gene was the Manufacturing Manager of LTWTA group, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

BRUCE NYMAN

General Manager

Bruce Nyman is currently the General Manager at Linear Photonics where he is responsible for the development and production of RF on optical fiber systems. Previously he was with SubCom as a Senior Director developing next-generation undersea systems. From 2005 to 2009 he was with Princeton Lightwave as Vice President of system solutions. Previously, he developed optical amplifiers and measurement equipment at JDS Uniphase and optically amplified undersea systems at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and is an IEEE fellow. He has twelve US patents and numerous publications.

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