Steve LaTerza

Company: Gentex Corporation

Title: General Manager/Sr. Director of Tactical Optics

Profession: Reserch and Develpment

Mentor History: Edible Land Design , On the Spot , Jarfette Convertible Clothing , Prae

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Industry experience

  • Design
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • engineering

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Strategy


-An engineer with thirty years of professional experience in the medical device business, chemical industry and the defense industry. -Former VP of Research and Development for Essilor, a medical device company specializing in corrective eyewear and sun wear. -Experienced in opportunity analysis and making funding decisions for new products. -Fostered multiple new products from inception through commercialization. -Combined skills in communication, team building, technology and business to achieve results. -Strong background in coaching/mentoring in a corporate environment. -One year experience coaching and mentoring at EforAll.