Posted: December 15, 2021
Jason Fournier currently serves as VP of Manufacturing at PlaneWave Instruments. He has worked in the telescope/astronomy industry since graduating from CSULB. During college is when he developed his interest in astronomy and astrophotography. After taking many astronomy and photography related classes, Jason later started working as observatory operator and instructor’s aide at El Camino College. It was there he enrolled in a newly formed Newtonian telescope making class where he met others that shared his same interests and ambitions, that would later become the founding members of PlaneWave Instruments.
After college he joined Celestron International, a leading telescope manufacturer in CA. Jason eventually became the Product Development Manager developing products for both Telescopes and Sports Optics. At Celestron he helped bring to market many astronomical products like the EdgeHD optical system and NexImage planetary camera.
Jason joined PlaneWave full-time in 2012 where he served in many capacities from Sales and Finance to Operations. As VP of Manufacturing he oversees the production of PlaneWave’s telescopes, observatory systems and direct drive mounts for clients ranging from astroimagers, Universities and the aerospace industry.