Rick Racinskas

Principal Engineer for Opptex

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Rick Racinskas's Overview

  • CLO - Chief Life Officer at Opptex

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Rick Racinskas' Summary

Currently on permanent vacation

Highly Experienced Engineer / Analyst
Executive Film Producer - The Name of God
Avionics Design for Cruise Missile Defense

Specialties: Fiber Optics Analyst

Rick Racinskas' Experience

CLO - Chief Life Officer


November 2000Present (13 years 11 months) Dallas

Currently on permanent vacation.

I did fiber optic consulting for companies such as Lockheed. I currently produce custom jet engine controls used for small manned jets for US cruise missile testing. One from the Bonds' movie "Octopussy" See www.smart-1.us for great photos.

Principal Engineer


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Telecommunications industry

May 2009November 2012 (3 years 7 months) Flower Mound, TX

I design and support very large scale testers for Verizon FIOS equipment and other telecom providers. I work very closely with our Quality group, our senior Executives as well as the Verizon executives to ship thousands of quality products daily.

Sr Engr


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TLAB; Telecommunications industry

19902008 (18 years) Dallas

Senior global field support. Combined fields of Analog, RF, video, fiber optic, and digital to produce test sets for communications systems for SONET, DLC, FITL, video and ATM telecom products. I developed microprocessor based ONT RF testers, laser sources, CATV
transmitters, power meters, transmitter/receivers.

Rick Racinskas' Publications

  • Achieving precision in ­optical measurements

    • Lightwave Magazine
    • April 1, 2007
    Authors: Rick Racinskas

    Two articles on practical fiber optics regarding calibration, cleaning and usage.

Rick Racinskas' Honors and Awards

  • Startech Foundation Business Competition

    Startech Foundation
    • March 2002

    Startech, a high tech venture capitalist based firm has provided $800 million to Texas start ups. I won the first the first prize as Opptex, the winner of the professional track, and received a prize worth about $80,000.

  • 5 US patents

    US patent office

    I have 5 patents in fiber optic switches and connectors.

  • DART accolade

    Dallas rapid transit (DART)
    • July 2012

    After completing a consulting project regarding DART's propulsion system, I received an accolade from the VP stating it was one of the best investments DART has made in a long while.

Rick Racinskas' Skills & Expertise

  1. Fiber Optics
  2. Ethernet
  3. Telecommunications

Rick Racinskas' Education

University of South Florida

BET, Engineering Technology, General


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