Dr. Poulain is the V.P. of Operations for Preco's Die-Cutting Division (DCD). He started with Preco in 2000 as a Laser Applications and Design Engineer. Prior to joining Preco, he served as a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Electro-Optics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, specializing in laser-material interactions and laser-based detection methods. Dr. Poulain has over 30 years of experience in laser material processing, die-cutting and web-handling processes, and machine design. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical).