Mr. Gardner Wade is the Chief Product Officer at META. He joined the Atlantic Canada headquarters after spending over two decades as the Managing Director of Development Engineering in high definition optical eyewear for global brands in military, flight and performance sports applications. Recently Mr. Wade led a 3-year optical lens manufacturing development at Intel Corporation for its augmented reality and wrist worn electronics division. He holds 9 issued USA patents in optical lens and frame design along with holographic lens applications. Mr. Wade received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and has attended courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He has held management positions at Andersen Consulting, American Film Technologies, Oakley Inc. (subsidiary of Luxottica Italy) and Intel. Mr. Wade managed military eyewear and goggle product development for (ESS) Eyewear Safety Systems. ESS and Oakley Military products are actively used in the United States Airforce, Army and Marine forces.