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President, Chief Technology Officer
Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.
During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.
As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.
Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.
Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia. He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.
Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.