BACK TO ARTICLES Mr. Steve Choate, appointed as Chief Operations Officer at QT Imaging in March 2024, is responsible for managing the operations organization, ensuring quality, and fostering collaboration with internal, domestic, and international manufacturing partners. With over 30 years of experience across diverse industries such as aerospace, space, semiconductor, and telecommunications, Mr. Choate has held key leadership positions and brings extensive expertise as a production operations leader with a focus on overseeing manufacturing activities, product development, and production releases.  He served as the VP of Operations at GigOptix, where he oversaw manufacturing on a global scale, Director of Engineering at Teledyne Microwave Solutions, and as an account manager at Endwave, handling various customers in the RF milliwave transceivers space and managing offshore engineering teams. Mr. Choate began his career at Lockheed Martin, progressing from a design engineer to a role in the program office, where he managed engineering development programs for remote satellite tracking stations. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Skip to content