MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2012) - Mobius Photonics
, an innovative producer of short pulsed fiber laser sources
(IR, UV and visible wavelengths), has promoted Mark "Red" Byer
to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Manuel Leonardo
to Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
"Congratulations to Red Byer and Manuel Leonardo on their promotions," said Kiyomi Monro, Mobius Photonics CEO. "Both have demonstrated exceptional technical and managerial skills and have risen to the occasion when confronted with challenges. Red and Manuel have continually proved their dedication to the success of our customers, to our employees, and to our company goal of achieving inspiring results. We look forward to their continued leadership."
Red Byer is a Mobius Photonics co-founder. Before his promotion to COO, Byer was Mobius' vice president of operations. His achievements at Mobius include leading the build-out of the company's headquarters and implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, as well as building Mobius' IT foundation. Byer is one of the chief architects behind Mobius' laser technologies and lead developer of the graphical user interface featured in each Mobius laser system. Prior, he held senior design engineer positions at Novawave Technologies and at Lightwave Electronics. Byer earned a B.S. in product design and a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University. He is the co-author of several technical articles and holds seven patents relating to high-power lasers.
Manuel Leonardo is a Mobius Photonics co-founder and was vice president of technology before his promotion to CTO. Leonardo is an expert in developing and building high-peak-power laser systems with highly efficient nonlinear conversion. He has over 10 years of experience in developing ultraviolet laser systems. Leonardo is one of the chief architects behind Mobius' laser technologies. He has been granted five patents and has co-authored several technical articles on innovative laser technologies. Prior to Mobius, he was an optical engineer for Lightwave Electronics. Leonardo earned a B.S. in physics from California State University, San Jose.
About Mobius Photonics
Founded in 2005, Mobius Photonics, Inc. produces fiber-based laser sources for applications ranging from material processing for solar cell manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication and assembly, and flat panel display manufacturing, to scientific uses such as super-resolution microscopy. The Mobius Photonics team combines in-depth understanding of customer needs with manufacturing experience, and pushes the state-of-the-art by working in close collaboration with suppliers and customers around the world.
For more information, visit www.mobiusphotonics.com or call (408) 496-1084.