Optical Research Associates (ORA) has promoted Stuart David to director of sales for its software business. David was formerly sales manager, responsible for overseeing the company's Code V and LightTools direct software sales activities, primarily in North America. In his new role, David is responsible for ORA software sales worldwide, including supporting an international distributor network in 27 countries. David joined ORA in 1995 as a sales engineer and became sales manager in 2000. His background includes experience with the optical design and prototyping of illumination, imaging, alignment and measuring systems for the microlithography industry, as well as optical characterization of flat-panel displays and the design of correlator devices for pattern recognition. He has a BS in optics from the University of Rochester and an MS in electrical engineering, with a concentration in electro-optics, from Tufts University.