Doug Juanarena

Doug Juanarena is a renowned innovator and entrepreneur, whose contributions to aerospace and technology have had a profound impact on the industry. He began his illustrious career at NASA’s Langley Research Center, where he played an instrumental role in developing transformative wind tunnel pressure scanning systems. In 1977, leveraging his innovations at NASA, Doug founded Pressure Systems Inc. (PSI), bringing groundbreaking aerospace sensing technology to a global market. Under his visionary leadership, PSI’s pioneering products became industry benchmarks, establishing the company as a leader in the field before its acquisition by the Roxboro Group in 1996.

In 2000, Doug co-founded Luna Technologies, contributing to the development of revolutionary Optical Vector Analyzers, significant to the telecommunications industry. Additionally, he has been a pivotal figure in fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and a mentor at Gentek Ventures, guiding emerging entrepreneurs in realizing their visions.

Doug’s passion extends beyond his professional endeavors, reflected in his lifelong pursuit of aviation, earning him both private and commercial pilot’s licenses. His exemplary career symbolizes a relentless pursuit of excellence, innovation, and commitment to advancing technology and aerospace.

Doug Juanarena was inducted into the Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame in 2023.

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