Howard Rudzinsky, President
Howard joined Louis Rudzinsky Associates in 1984, concentrating his efforts on providing talent acquisition, recruitment, placement, human resources consulting and search services to the Optics andPhotonics Community on a nationwide and international basis. Since that time, Howard has helped numerous Optical and Photonics client organizations satisfy their difficult talent acquisition requirements. Howard’s experience in Optics andPhotonics includes all commercial, industrial, OEM, and defense applications. Whether the client organization is a younger emerging organization, or a more established industry leader, Howard has provided talent acquisition, search, recruitment and placement services encompassing professionals at all levels from technician to “C” level management. Howard’s experience includes extensive involvement in: Optics Fabrication/Manufacturing, components and systems, Electro Optical devices and systems, commercial and military applications, Fiber Optics, telecom and non-telecom applications, Laser devices and systems, Optoelectronics, Imaging, and Instrumentation. As a result of his/LRA’s extensive experience and accomplishment in Photonics, clients are able to draw on a wealth of resources, including industrial, academic and affiliate to satisfy their requirements in a timely, cost-effective fashion. Concurrently, Howard has worked equally hard to advance the careers of thousands of professionals. Photonics Professionals benefit from Howard’s industry knowledge, experience, and contacts, resulting in solid career advice that leads to career advancement and professional growth and development.
Howard Rudzinsky received his MBA from Northeastern University and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.
Jenifer Bunis, Senior Consultant
Jenifer is a native of Buffalo, New York, and in 1986, she graduated with a B.S. in Optical Engineering with honors from the University of Rochester. Armed with this unique and highly specialized degree, she moved to Boston to begin her career in lasers/optics at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where she worked as a research associate in the laser radar group, working on the Star Wars defense program. After two years in this role, she decided research wasn’t her dream career, and became an Applications Engineer for Questek, a manufacturer of Excimer lasers. Upon the sale of Questek four years later, Jenifer accepted a position as the first Sales Engineer for Synrad, then a small CO2 laser startup in a Seattle, WA suburb. Jenifer fell in love with Seattle and Synrad, and stayed at this company for almost twenty years, through 3 ownership changes, growing the company and her responsibilities along the way. Her final role was the Executive Vice President of this $60M company at the time of her departure in October 2012. Jenifer took a two year sabbatical after Synrad, during which time she crossed quite a few things off her bucket list. She also volunteered at several non-profits, both in the arts world and in the conservation world, and continues these endeavors. Jenifer eventually rejoined the laser community, adding Fiber Lasers and industrial beam delivery technology to her repertoire. Her years of industry experience culminated in being asked to join the board of Rofin, a leading multinational laser company which was eventually acquired by Coherent. Jenifer brings 25+ years of experience in management of all aspects of Laser/Photonics business including: Components, Systems, and Applications as well as an extensive personal/business network in Photonics to RA. Additionally Jenifer’s experience as a Board Member with a leading Laser/Photonics firm augments RA’s capabilities in Board Member Talent Acquisition. Jenifer has been an RA Candidate, Client and now Senior Consultant, offering a unique perspective to candidates and clients alike.