Dr. Steven Wein, President

Dr. Wein is the President of  EO Vista.  He brings over 25 years of management and technical expertise in the development of advanced EO/IR systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications.  Previous to founding EO Vista,  Dr. Wein was Director of ISR and Optical Sensor Systems at BAE Systems.  Prior to BAE Systems, Dr. Wein was President and founder of National Sensor Systems which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2006.  Dr. Wein spent 12 years at Itek Optical Systems (a former division of Litton, Hughes, and Raytheon Optical Systems), a world leader in the development of optical sensors for the aerospace industry.


Dr. Wein is the recipient of the Hughes-Danbury Optical Systems President’s Award for Technical Achievement for the formulation of the SYERS-2 baseline architecture and the design and development of the SYERS-2 infrared system.  Dr. Wein is also the recipient of the BAE Systems Gold Chairman’s award for Technical Innovation for the ARGUS Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance System.

Dr. Wein has an MS and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, specializing in the design and analysis of high performance visible and infrared optical systems.  Dr. Wein has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics with Honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder.   Dr. Wein is the holder of 9 patents related to EO/IR sensor systems.


Dr. James Targove, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Targove is Chief Technology Officer at EO Vista.  He brings thirty years of experience in the military, aerospace, and precision optics fields. Prior to EO Vista, Dr. Targove was a Global Engineering Fellow and CTO, Optical Sensors at BAE Systems.  Dr. Targove was Chief Scientist at National Sensor Systems prior to its acquisition by BAE Systems, and worked in the Optical Consulting group for Optical Research Associates (ORA), performing precision optics design and analysis for the defense, aerospace, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries.  Prior to ORA, Dr. Targove worked for Litton Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, MA as an Optical and Systems Engineer.  Dr. Targove began his career in the United States Air Force as a High Energy Laser Intelligence Analyst at the Foreign Technology Division (now NASIC), and as an Associate Professor of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).

Dr. Targove has a BS in Physics with Distinction from Indiana University, an MS in Engineering Physics with a Specialization in Infrared Physics from AFIT, and an MS and Ph.D in Optical Science from the University of Arizona.


Dr. Bruce Baran, Vice President of Programs

Dr. Baran is Vice President of Programs at EO Vista.  He has over 30 years of experience leading projects and delivering on-schedule and on-budget performance for Air Force, Army, DARPA and commercial customers.

For the ten years prior to EO Vista, Dr. Baran was Engineering Manager, ISR Solutions at BAE Systems.  Dr. Baran came to BAE through its acquisition of National Sensor Systems, where he was Senior Program Manager.  During these ten years, he led programs and technology development efforts for airborne surveillance, threat warning and space applications.  Prior to National Sensor Systems, he held program management and engineering lead roles at ADE Corporation, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems, Litton Itek Optical Systems and United Technologies Adaptive Optics Associates, in diverse areas including threat warning, optical detector development, space imaging and adaptive optics.

Dr. Baran received his Ph.D. in Physics from Northeastern University and his BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Dr. Margaret Kohin, Vice President, Strategic Development


Dr. Kohin is Vice President, Strategic Development at EO Vista.  She has over 25 years of experience leading Product Development, R&D, and Business Development for companies delivering complex electro-optical and electronic systems for Defense, Aerospace and Commercial applications. 


Prior to joining EO Vista, Dr. Kohin was SVP of R&D and acting CTO for Olympus Scientific Solutions where she led the multisite global engineering organization for the Nondestructive Testing and Analytical Instruments Business Units.  She also served as SVP of Business Development and company Executive Officer for eMagin, the OLED microdisplay leader for Defense applications.  Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years at BAE Systems in a variety of roles including: Advanced Programs Product Line and Technical Director, where she led the development of a series of disruptive new products based on Uncooled IR Imaging Technology;  Bold Stroke Product Line Director, where she led the development of the next generation of Aircraft Survivability Equipment; and Senior Director of Collaborative Innovation.  Prior to joining BAE Systems, Dr. Kohin was a Principal Optical Engineer at Litton’s Itek Optical Systems. 

Dr. Kohin received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Electro-Optics from Tufts University and a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.  She holds three patents and has delivered 35+ presentations and papers.

Mr. Paul Walsh, Director of Operations

Mr. Walsh is the Director of Operations at EO Vista.  He brings over 25 years of management experience to the areas of Business Administration, Human Resources and Information Technology.  Mr. Walsh is also the Facility Security Officer (FSO) at EO Vista and has over 20 years of Industrial Security Management experience.

Prior to EO Vista, Mr. Walsh was the Manager of Administrative Services at BAE Systems and previously the Director of Operations at National Sensor Systems (acquired by BAE in 2006).  Prior to National Sensor Systems Mr. Walsh spent almost 15 years in various management positions at Itek Optical Systems (a former division of Litton, Hughes, and Raytheon).