Ocean Optics Grows Sales Organization with Executive Appointments

Henry Langston promoted, Christine Stannard joins spectral sensing product developer
Largo, Florida, USA (December 22, 2017) – Ocean Optics has appointed two new executives to its sales and marketing team. Henry Langston has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Marketing, and Christine Stannard has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales.

Henry Langston

Henry Langston, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Ocean Optics

Langston will head up the company’s marketing team, developing brand initiatives to support the promotion and sale of the company’s optical sensing products. Stannard is responsible for leading sales staff based at the company’s locations in the United States, Europe, China and India, and managing its worldwide distributor network.

Christine Stannard

Christine Stannard, Vice President of Global Sales Ocean Optics

Both Langston and Stannard are responsible for accelerating development of the company’s range of spectrometers, multispectral sensing and imaging products, chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, and accessories. They will collaborate closely with customers, Ocean Optics Application Engineers, and partner companies to identify health, safety and environmental market-specific applications for the company’s existing products, and to develop new, disruptive technologies.

Langston joined Ocean Optics’ parent company, Halma, as part of the Halma Graduate Development Program. After completing rotations at several Halma companies, he accepted a position as Product Manager at Ocean Optics in 2016. He was subsequently promoted to country manager for the UK and Ireland. Most recently, Langston lead the development of the Wave Illumination (www.waveillumination.com) internal start-up. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, with degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Art History. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA degree at the University of Cambridge.

Stannard brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to her new role. Prior to joining Ocean Optics, she held executive titles at Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America, responsible for sales and marketing of the company’s laboratory equipment and service solutions for life science, pharmaceutical, clinical and industrial markets. Her early career included marketing leadership roles at NEC Technologies and Double Time Corporation. Stannard holds an MBA degree from Dominican University, where she is now a member of its Board of Advisors for the Brennan School of Business at Dominican. She completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University.

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Ocean Optics Moves Corporate Offices

New location supports addition of spectral sensing products
Largo, Florida, USA (August 22, 2017) – Ocean Optics has moved its corporate headquarters to a new location in Largo, Florida.

Located just 10 miles away from the previous location, the new facility brings more space dedicated to R&D, and better accommodates the recent addition of PIXELTEQ to Ocean Optics’ product portfolio. In addition, the new offices house the company’s sales, marketing, service, finance and administrative functions. Design and manufacturing of the company’s spectrometer and accessory products will continue at Ocean Optics’ Winter Park, Florida facility.

Ocean Optics’ modular spectroscopy products, together with the multispectral sensing and imaging offerings of PIXELTEQ, support research, development and OEM production across a wide range of optical sensing applications.

The relocated U.S. office will serve all Ocean Optics North American customers. No interruption to regular operations or customer service is anticipated.

The new address is:
Ocean Optics
8060 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL 33777

Phone, +1 727-733-2447 and website, www.oceanoptics.com, remain the same. A list of Ocean Optics’ global offices is available at www.oceanoptics.com/contact-us/office-locations/.

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Ocean Optics Launches Webstore

Online shopping for popular preconfigured spectrometers and accessories
Dunedin, Florida, USA (February 13, 2017) – Ocean Optics has introduced a new webstore, allowing customers to shop more conveniently for a select range of its preconfigured spectrometers and accessories. The webstore is embedded into Ocean Optics’ website at www.oceanoptics.com.

Ocean Optics online shopping

Ocean Optics online shopping

The webstore lets customers shop from anywhere around the globe, any time. Users can buy from the dedicated Shop Products page, or from the product pages of the main site. The products available from the webstore–select preconfigured spectrometers and accessories–display pricing, model options, any recommended or required accessories, and product availability, with estimated shipping time on their product pages.

While the webstore was designed to let users shop independently, live chat and order review are available for assistance. Convenient shipping features are built into the site, such as allowing the use of customers’ own shipping/carrier accounts and ability to add multiple shipping addresses under one account. Tax exempt customers can upload their documentation to be saved for future purchases. Purchase transactions are protected through the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway.

To shop the webstore, visit https://oceanoptics.com/shop-products/.

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Winner of Ocean Optics’ 2017 Young Investigator Award Named

Cash prize and grant awarded during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2017 conference
Dunedin, Florida, USA (February 1, 2017) – Ocean Optics has announced the winner of the annual Young Investigator Award sponsored by the company. Lauren D. Field of the United States Naval Research Laboratory was named the winner of the during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2017.

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Pictured (from left to right) at the presentation of the 2017 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award are Chair of the Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference Dr. Marek Osinski (University of New Mexico); conference chair Dr. Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Universität Marburg), award recipient Lauren D. Field (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory), and Alan Wells, Director of Sales, U.S., Ocean Optics. Photo courtesy of SPIE.

The Young Investigator Award is presented to a researcher who is a graduate student or has completed their graduate work in the last five years and is the primary author of the best juried paper submitted as part of the “Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications XII” symposium. Cash prizes are awarded to the winner and runner-up, with grants of Ocean Optics equipment made to the laboratories where the work was performed.

Field was honored for the paper titled “Semiconductor quantum dots as Foerster resonance energy transfer donors for intracellularly-based biosensors,” coauthored by Scott A. Walper (U.S. Naval Research Lab), Kimihiro Susumu (Sotera Defense Solutions Inc), Eunkeu Oh (Sotera Defense Solutions Inc.), Igor L. Medintz (U.S. Naval Research Lab), and James B. Delehanty (U.S. Naval Research Lab).The award was presented by Ocean Optics’ Director of Sales, U.S. Alan Wells, and Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference co-chairs Dr. Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-University Marburg) and Dr. Marek Osinski (The University of New Mexico).

Thorben Badur (Philipps-University Marburg), lead investigator of the paper entitled “Photochemical generation of antimicrobial Ag-nanoparticles in intraocular lenses” was recognized as runner-up. That paper was coauthored with Hee-Cheol Kim (Philipps-University Marburg), and Norbert A. Hampp (Philipps-University Marburg).

Ocean Optics has sponsored the Young Investigator Award since 2005 and has long supported young scientists from around the world through sponsorships, grant programs and partnership.

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Ocean Optics BiOS and Photonics West Lineups

Young Investigator Award, Poster, Presentation and spectroscopy products
Dunedin, Florida, USA (January 26, 2017) – Ocean Optics will showcase its spectroscopy applications knowledge at Photonics West booth 1017. The company’s show lineup includes an interactive exhibit of its latest spectroscopy products, honoring the recipient of the Young Investigator Award, and technical presentations. The exhibition takes place from January 28 to February 2 at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.). The company will also attend SPIE BiOS prior to Photonics West, exhibiting in booth 8809.

Ocean Optics’ exhibit will showcase its spectral solutions for optical sensing applications in medical and biological research, environmental regulation, food safety and process control. Its comprehensive offering includes modular spectrometers for benchtop use, OEM and process integration; light sources; chemical sensors; Raman instrumentation; optical fibers; probes; filters and other accessories.

Ocean Optics’ Young Investigator Award is presented to a student researcher who is the primary author of the best juried paper submitted as part of the “Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications XII” conference at the BiOS/Photonics West Symposium. Cash prizes are awarded to the winner and runner-up, with equipment grants to the laboratories where the work was performed.

During the show, Ocean Optics spectroscopy products will also be highlighted in two papers as part of SPIE OPTO.

• A spectroscopic method of using CIE 1931 color space to determine color of petroleum products using LEDs; Authors: John Rodriguez, Matt Comstock, Bryan Auz, Ty Olmstead
February 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Paper 10110-60
• Miniature Raman spectroscopy utilizing stabilized diode lasers and 2D CMOS detector arrays; Authors: Bryan Auz, Ty Olmstead, Matthew Comstock, John Rodriguez
February 2, 2017, 4:40 – 5:00 PM; Paper 10110-44

Visit Ocean Optics website for full details of Ocean Optics’ BiOS/Photonics West 2017 technical events.

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Ocean Optics Appoints New VP Finance

Jack Riccardi takes up executive role at leading spectroscopy company
Dunedin, Florida, USA (October 24, 2016) – Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, has appointed a new board member. Jack Riccardi has joined the company as Vice President Finance.

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Jack Riccardi, Vice President Finance, Ocean Optics

Riccardi is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, IT and office administration at Ocean Optics. He is also a memberof the executive board, assisting in the strategic management of the company’s business, including sales, operations, engineering, and finance.

Riccardi comes to Ocean Optics from MDNA Life Sciences (West Palm Beach, Fla.), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has a strong background in financial controls, governance and risk management. Riccardi holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pa.), an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (Philadelphia, Pa.), and an MS in Operations Science from London School of Economics and Political Science (London, U.K).

 

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Ocean Optics Expands Product Portfolio

PIXELTEQ multispectral imaging technology now available exclusively from Ocean Optics
Dunedin, Florida, USA (October 17, 2016) – Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, has consolidated the innovative multispectral sensing and imaging offerings of PIXELTEQ into the Ocean Optics product portfolio. The move further expands Ocean Optics’ spectral imaging design and manufacturing capabilities in support of researchers, developers and OEMs across a wide range of applications including biomedical, food and agriculture, and machine vision.

Ocean Optices & Pixelteq

Exclusively from Ocean Optics Pixelteq multispectral imaging technology

PIXELTEQ technology combines patented microlithography expertise with state-of-the-art coating processes. This exclusive technology enables patterning of multiple dielectric, metal and color filter arrays directly onto imaging sensors, creating highly compact and snapshot multispectral imaging cameras and systems. Its solutions enhance Ocean Optics’ existing line of modular spectroscopy products by offering new options for lab, field and industrial use.

Product information and support for PIXELTEQ products are available at www.pixelteq.com or by phone at +1 727.216.7140.

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Ocean Optics Welcomes New Vice President of Operations

John Hsing to lead manufacturing operations
Dunedin, Florida, USA (June 17, 2016) – Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, has appointed John Hsing Vice President of Operations.

Hsing, Ocean Optics

John Hsing, Vice President of Operations, Ocean Optics

In his new role, Hsing will lead the company’s manufacturing operations, production engineering, supply chain, and quality control. As a member of the Ocean Optics board, he will also help guide the strategic growth of the company.

Hsing comes to Ocean Optics from IDEX Corporation – Fluid Management (Wheeling, Illinois), where as Director of Operations, he led a successful Lean transformation. Prior to IDEX, he held engineering and product development positions at Brunswick Corporation (Lake Forest, Illinois) and ITW Shakeproof (Elgin, Illinois). Hsing holds an MBA from the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois).

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Ocean Optics Names Winner of 2016 Young Investigator Award

Cash prize and grant awarded during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2016 conference
Dunedin, Florida, USA (March 16, 2016) – Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, recently named Wentao Wang from Florida State University the winner of the 2016 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award.

2016 Young Investigator

Caption: Pictured (from left to right) at the presentation of the 2016 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award are Dr. Hedi Mattoussi (Florida State University); Chair of the Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference Dr. Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Universität Marburg); award recipient Wentao Wang (Florida State University); Dr. David Creasey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Optics; and conference co-chair Dr. Marek Osinski (University of New Mexico). Photo courtesy of SPIE.

The Young Investigator Award is presented to a researcher who is a graduate student or has completed their graduate work in the last five years and is the primary author of the best juried paper submitted as part of the “Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XI” conference at the 2016 BiOS/Photonics West Symposium. The honor includes a $1,000 investigator award and a $2,000 company grant to the lab where the work was performed.

Wang was honored for the paper titled “Design of a multi-coordinating polymer as a platform for functionalizing metal, metal oxide and semiconductor nanocrystals,” coauthored by Xin Ji (Florida State University), Ocean Nanotech, LLC, Anshika Kapur (Florida State University), and advisor Dr. Hedi Mattoussi (Florida State University). The award was presented by Dr. David Creasey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Optics, and Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference co-chairs Dr. Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Univ. Marburg) and Dr. Marek Osinski (The Univ. of New Mexico).

The paper “Comparison of Fe2O3 and Fe2CoO4 core-shell plasmonic nanoparticles for aptamer mediated SERS assays,” by Haley Marks (Texas A&M University) and advisor Dr. Gerard L. Coté, was recognized as runner up.

2016 Young Investigator

Caption: Pictured (from left to right) at the presentation of the 2016 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award are Chair of the Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications conference Dr. Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Universität Marburg); runner up award recipient Haley Marks (Texas A&M University); Dr. David Creasey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Optics; and conference co-chair Dr. Marek Osinski (University of New Mexico). Photo courtesy of SPIE.

Ocean Optics has sponsored the Young Investigator Award since 2005 and has long supported young scientists from around the world through sponsorships, grant programs and partnership.

“Ocean Optics spectroscopic technologies are well suited to biomedical applications, where measurement flexibility is valued,” said Ocean Optics’ Creasey. “It’s very exciting for us to collaborate with researchers at the forefront of new developments in nanotechnology and life sciences applications.”

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Flame Lives Up to Its Name, Joins ‘Trail by Fire’ Expedition

Ocean Optics spectrometers to be used in aerial study of volcanic emissions
Dunedin, Florida, USA (October 12, 2015) – Ocean Optics has sponsored a team of volcanologists on a mission to study volcanoes in the South American Andes, providing Flame miniature spectrometers and accessories. The ‘Trail by Fire’ project, funded by a grant from Land Rover and the Royal Geographical Society, will attempt to quantify the total amount of volatile chemical elements released by volcanoes in Chile and Peru. Ocean Optics’ Flame spectrometers will be flown directly below volcanic plumes on UAVs, taking differential optical absorption spectrometry (DOAS) measurements to quantify sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels, with the goal of better understanding volcanic effects on climate.

Ocean Optics, Trail by Fire

An Ocean Optics Flame is mounted to a UAV to take DOAS measurements during volcano fly-overs.

The Flames will be part of world’s first mobile volcano observatory, a specially outfitted Land Rover Defender 110, reaching some of the most remote and hard to study volcanoes on earth. Faced with difficult to navigate terrain and high altitudes, the team chose TurboAce Matrix UAVs to carry the Ocean Optics spectrometers to the volcanic plumes for measurement. Using UAVs allows the researchers to get closer to the plume and collect a full cross section of measurements. This will provide higher accuracy than the ground-based measurements typically used in DOAS. The Flame’s small size and low weight (265 g) were key factors in its selection, as payload weight, always an important consideration for UAVs, is especially critical at high altitude.

More importantly, despite its small size, the Flame offers the high resolution and thermal stability required for DOAS measurement, allowing the team to measure very small fluctuations in SO2 content. The spectrometers are controlled by the UAV’s onboard microprocessor, integrated with Ocean Optics’ open source SeaBreeze drivers.

Spectra collected by the Flame are saved to the UAV’s onboard memory and wirelessly beamed back to the ground station. This real-time feedback will allow the team to verify operation and make measurement adjustments as the UAV is in flight. The spectrometer’s modular design, with interchangeable slits to adjust resolution and throughput, will enable the team to respond quickly and easily to changing conditions in the field.

“This is truly a great application for our next generation miniature spectrometers, “explains Ocean Optics product manager Henry Langston. “We love the opportunity to partner with our users, helping them take our science to new places. This is why we have a team of applications engineers on staff, to work with customers to solve challenging measurement problems. It’s been so exciting to see the Trail by Fire project come together.”

Ocean Optics, Trail by Fire

The ‘Trail by Fire’ team (L-R): Dr. Philipson Bani, Dr. Ian Schipper, Aaron Curtis, Dr. Talfan Barnie, Dr. Nial Peters, and Dr. Yves Moussallam

To follow the Flames’ adventures on this mission, sign up for Ocean Optics’ monthly eNewsWire, or follow the company on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

The ‘Trail by Fire’ expedition is being funded by a £30,000 grant from Land Rover, in addition to the Defender 110 donation. A number of other partners have donated equipment to the project, including Ocean Optics’ sister company, Crowcon Detection Instruments. Crowcon’s personal gas monitors will alert the team to any potential danger as they collect samples of toxic volcanic gases.

Ocean Optics’ spectrometers are no strangers to heat and flame. They’ve also been used in studying pyrotechnics, muzzle flashes from rifles, rocket plume emissions, and applications involving flame analysis of metals and other materials.

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