As Big Shine LED’s CTO, Kruesi ensures Big Shine is using the latest and best technology in LED lighting. Lighting is not new to Kruesi, great grandson of John Kruesi—the head machinist for Thomas Edison, who worked on some of Edison’s most important inventions, including the incandescent light bulb and electric lighting. August Kruesi has led an engineering career across multiple industries, including aviation, aerospace, biomedical components, and industrial safety.
Kruesi is dedicated to life-long learning. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, earned “Black Belt” Certification in Design for Six Sigma and is a LEED Green Associate. He also earned an MS in Integrative Health Science and studied with leaders in anti-aging medicine and functional medicine. His career includes 17 years in Aerospace in which he was honored to become a Technical Fellow. He served as Business Unit focal for Additive Manufacturing, Subject Matter Expert in Advanced Composite Materials, and Chief Engineer. He was a pioneer in Sustainability, developing and installing advanced, grid-connected wind turbines and working with solar hot water systems in the 1980’s.
Our CTO works with our global engineering and manufacturing teams, leading Big Shine’s research and development for new product development. He also supports our turnkey services with global standards harmonization, power quality assessments, technical training, and research on light and health.