Our Team

Navitar's team consists of an accredited group of engineers with over 100 man years of experience, a dedicated team of solution managers with average tenure of 15 years, and highly-trained optical assemblers. We take full advantage of the large base of intellectual capital found within the Rochester, NY community and hire local talent from the area's outstanding educational institutions.

 

Leadership Team

  • Julian Goldstein
    CEO
  • Jeremy Goldstein
    CEO
  • Steven Morales
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Thomas McCune
    Chief of Staff
  • Julian Goldstein
    CEO

    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
    CEO

    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.

    Jeremy’s 30+ years of experience started with the commercialization of Navitar’s optical systems for microscopy and imaging used in emerging highly automated semiconductor wafer manufacturing equipment in the 1980’s.  His experience included the expansion of worldwide sales to include both the European Economic Community and the Asia-Pacific Region.  His knowledge of optical solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and automation processes later led to expansion of Navitar’s modular microscopy and custom microscopy optical solutions for scores of automated Life Science applications. 

    In his spare time, Jeremy has climbed Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, become a black belt in TaeKwonDo, ran the Boston Marathon and completed the Lake Placid Ironman.  

    Today, Jeremy shares strategic and long-range planning activities with his brother Julian.

  • Steven Morales
    Chief Operating Officer

    Steven Morales accepted the appointment to Chief Operating Officer at Navitar in 2018. 

    After earning his degree in Applied Information Technology in New York City, Steven worked with General Motors' Cadillac Division in the IT department. In 1998, he joined the sales department at Special Optics, a Navitar company, and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager. He assumed to post of General Manager in 2014.

    During his time as General Manager at Special Optics, Steven transferred all operations to a new, modern facility that he personally designed to house state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and position the company for major growth. Special Optics is a leader in the design of precision optical systems such as femtosecond laser beam management optics for corneal repair (LASIK) and laser cataract eye surgery, high NA microscope objectives for two-photon microscopy, life science and semiconductor applications, and other complex optical systems for DNA sequencing, stem cell imaging, laser ablation, and more.

    Steven has served as IT Manager for several large medical corporations including Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A., Photopheresis of New Jersey, Inc. and Affiliated Ambulatory Surgery, P.A.  He has worked with the Department of Health & Human Services and volunteered for various non-profit organizations including Visiting Neighbors, an organization founded to assist the elderly with everyday tasks.

    “I believe the key to corporate growth is relationships.  Every staff member, every client and every potential client has my cell phone number.  I like to make it easy for everyone to communicate their concerns to me.  Catching a problem at its onset, and being able to dialogue, accelerates its resolution and reduces stress for all involved.”   

    In his free time, Steven enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family.

  • Thomas McCune
    Chief of Staff

    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. In 2018 Tom became the Chief of Staff as Navitar continues to expand.

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