Douglas M. Hoon, P.E.
Mr. Hoon works closely with project teams to ensure all work fully meets clients' business needs. Having managed projects for Fortune 500 companies worldwide, Mr. Hoon has also been instrumental to the firm's growth and development.
Prior to joining GEN3, Mr. Hoon spent 25 years in manufacturing, serving in a number of design, development and leadership roles for market-leading optics and advanced materials companies. One of the major highlights of this period was the design and commissioning of a dedicated factory for manufacturing thousands of meter-class high precision flat optics for the Department of Energy's National Ignition Facility (NIF), a lab dedicated to practical demonstration of inertial confinement fusion. He was also a co-founder of two start-ups responsible for breakthrough innovations in high-performance sporting goods. Earlier, Mr. Hoon served for 10 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Hoon holds 10 patents for inventions ranging from specialty surface treatments and high speed composite fly wheels, to novel bicycle components and baseball bats, and an advanced computer controlled optics polishing machine.
Education & Professional Certifications
Mr. Hoon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and is a Registered Professional Engineer.