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bio1.jpgAlan Symmons is the Executive Vice President of Operations at LightPath Technologies, a worldwide leader in precision glass molding (NASDAQ: LPTH). He previously held the titles of Vice President of Corporate Engineering and Director of Engineering. Prior to joining LightPath in 2006, he was Engineering Manager at Aurora Optical, a cellphone camera module manufacturer, and held various engineering positions in injection-molded plastic optics at both Applied Image Group – Optics and Donnelly Optics.

Alan has 20 years of experience in molded optics with over a dozen published papers in the field. He is a Senior Member of SPIE and OSA, a member of ASPE, and is active in the Florida Photonics Cluster. Alan has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona.

bio2.jpgMichael Schaub is a Senior Principal Optical Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems. In addition, he is the founder of Schaub Optical LLC, an optical design and engineering consulting firm. Prior to joining Raytheon, he worked at Donnelly Optics, where he designed and developed multiple high-volume plastic optic designs.

Mike has over 20 years of experience in plastic optics, with two books and several papers published. He is a member of SPIE and OSA. He has a B.S. in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, an M.Sc. in engineering science from the University of Oxford, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in optical sciences from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.


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