Terry Turpin
Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, Director

Terry M. Turpin was elected a Director of Essex in January 1997 and became our Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist for Essex, positions he has held since 1996. He joined Essex through merger with SEDC where he was Vice President and Chief Scientist from September 1984 through June 1989. Currently Mr. Turpin is the Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Optoelectronic Computing Center at the University of Colorado. From December 1983 to September 1984 he was an independent consultant. From 1963 through December 1983, Mr. Turpin was employed by the NSA. He was Chief of the Advanced Processing Technologies Division for ten years. He holds patents for optical computers and adaptive optical components. Mr. Turpin represented NSA on the Tri-Service Optical Processing Committee organized by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron in 1966 and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1970.