||| JOEL A. BRAND
General Partner and Owner
BS ChE 1986, University of Missouri-Rolla
MS Physics 1988, Colorado State University
MS Applied Mathematics 1994, University of Missouri-Rolla
PhD Experimental Physics 1994, University of Missouri-Rolla
Joel began his career with Ophir Corporation in Littleton, Colorado. He performed research and feasibility studies for optical remote sensing instrumentation as an optical physicist. In 1994, he began working for Monitor Labs, Inc. in Englewood, Colorado. He started as a New Products Scientist and by 1999 had become became the Director of Engineering. He was responsible for product development, sustaining/manufacturing engineering, product support and applications engineering for a niche instrumentation systems manufacturer. He led the effort to assimilate sensor technology from acquisitions and partnerships, including extensive customer and applications support of deployed units. In 1999, Joel became general partner and co-owner of Brand-Gaus, LLC in Austin, Texas. There his primary responsibility is for research and new product development, with shared responsibilities in marketing, engineering, sales, product support, manufacturing, and other operations and business management. Joel spearheaded the development of an innovative line of gas analyzers from concept to production in an unprecedented time. Joel, his wife, and daughter reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Joel was inducted into the Academy in 2008.