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NanoOpto Appoints Nada O'Brien as Vice President of Product Development
Expansion of Executive Team Supports Product Commercialization and Market Expansion
Somerset, New Jersey. September 14, 2005. NanoOpto Corporation, who is applying novel design methods and proprietary nano-fabrication technology to produce a broad range of unique optical components that enable higher quality, low-cost optical components and systems, today announced that Dr. Nada O’Brien has joined the company as Vice President of Product Development.
O’Brien brings 12 years of progressive experience in research and development, technology, and product development in the fields of optics and thin film coatings to NanoOpto. O’Brien started her career at Optical Coating Lab, Inc. (OCLI) as an R&D Engineer, and was later promoted to lead the R&D group for OCLI’s Telecommunications Division. Shortly after the acquisition of OCLI by JDSU, O’Brien held positions with increasing responsibilities in JDSU’s OCLI Products Division, leading product development efforts in display, instrumentation, and digital imaging optics. Prior to joining NanoOpto, O’Brien was Product Development Manager at JDSU, where she was responsible for the launch of new products in a $40M global optics and display business. O’Brien, who has been awarded three patents, holds both a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana.
“We are pleased to have someone of Nada’s caliber and experience join our leadership team,” said Barry Weinbaum, President and CEO of NanoOpto. “She will play a critical role as we expand our product offerings and market applications across both consumer and communications optics.”
About NanoOpto Corporation
NanoOpto Corporation is applying proprietary nano-fabrication technology to the rapid design and high-volume manufacture of nano-optic devices for optical components and systems for consumer electronics, commercial, and communications applications. The company’s nano-meter scale optical function design capability combined with wafer-scale manufacturing methods delivers optical components that allow more rapid prototyping, higher performance, and lower overall system cost. Both independently and with industry partners, NanoOpto uses its technology to produce superior versions of standard optical components and new classes of integrated optical subassemblies for both custom and general applications. The company has received financial backing from leading venture capitalists and is based in Somerset, New Jersey. For additional information about NanoOpto, visit www.NanoOpto.com.
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