Title: Optical Lab Director
Company: Defense Health Agency
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Wesley S. Scott, optical lab director at the Defense Health Agency, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in optical science.
With more than 30 years of experience in the field of optical laboratory science, Mr. Scott has excelled as the director of the optical lab at the Defense Health Agency in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, since 2019. Prior to his current leadership role, he served as the director for LMS development and testing at LenSync in 2018. Additionally, from 2015 to 2018, he was the director of LMS installation, testing and support at Optivision Inc. At the onset of his career, Mr. Scott operated as a lab manager for LensCrafters between 2005 and 2006. Ever committed to his professional endeavors, he remains active as a fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry and the Opticians Association of America.
Prior to embarking on his vocational journey, Mr. Scott honorably served in the United States Army from 1993 to 2005. During this time, he held positions as a laboratory manager in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1995 to 2003 and as a production supervisor from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Scott also pursued a formal education, ultimately achieving a Master of Business Administration in 2012. In addition to his academic credentials, he maintains his license as an optician and as a lens dispenser. To commemorate his accomplishments, he was recently honored as the Optician of the Year in 2022, and he previously received an Army Commendation Medal in 2005 and Meritorious Service Medals in 2003 and in 1995. In light of his fulfilling career, Mr. Scott has largely attributed his success to his perseverance and drive to learn.
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