David Koester, VP of Engineering



David is a start-up company and early-stage product development executive with over 28 years’ experience in maturing and commercializing nascent technologies, engineering management, new business development, and technical sales.  Prior to joining Tyrata, he was VP of Business Operations for Zenalux Biomedical, developing novel spectroscopy techniques for cancer detection. He was a co-founder of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, were he developed thin-film thermoelectric technology. Nextreme was sold to Laird in 2013 where he served as VP of Technology for the Engineered Thermal Systems business unit. Prior to Nextreme he was a principle and founding member of the technical staff at Cronos Integrated Microsystems where he developed MEMS products for optical switching and attenuation. Cronos was sold to JDS Uniphase in 2000.

David holds 11 patents and has authored or co-authored over 20 technical articles and peer-reviewed publications. He has an M.S. in Materials Science from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Iowa State University.