Mr. Hadgis has over 30 years’ experience in image acquisition, image processing, and neural network systems working for companies such as Eastman Kodak, Kodak-Alaris, Intrinsix, Harris Corporation, and L3 Harris Technologies, serving as an electrical engineer, systems engineer, and project manager. George earned his PMP certification in 2012. During his career, George has made significant contributions to projects including document scanners, airborne surveillance cameras for military and security forces around the world, and satellite imaging including a short stint working on the James Webb Telescope program. He holds an impressive 6 US patents in image processing and neural networks has been published, and has presented at several technology conferences over the years.
George's organizational skills and engagement with team members provide the leadership and inspiration necessary to help the team drive towards a common goal. His exceptional ability to take complex problems and simplify them into actionable tasks provides focus for the team to accomplish the near-term tasks necessary to achieve overall success. George has managed projects with budgets as large as $25M.
However, the work which has prepared George most to help drive autonomous imaging to market was his work to define and develop imaging detectors while at Kodak and at Intrinsix including ROIC’s for the Air Force and Army. This experience in imaging, 3D thermal imaging is a great stepping stone in which to support OWL Ai's technology to bring leading-edge imaging to market.
Fun Fact: George's first digital designs were published in an electronics magazine while in high school.
I enjoy DIY Projects, so when I’m not working you can find me redesigning and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms as well as outdoor landscaping.
I spend my evenings and weekends playing saxophone in several bands in western New York including big band, jazz, rock, and salsa. I’ve had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Prime Time Funk, Terrence Bruce formerly of Cabo Frio, Hector Tricoche, Frankie Ruiz Jr. and members of the Rochester Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at the Rochester International Jazz Festival.