Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), manufacturer of optical thin film coatings, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael P. Newell to the position of Director of Marketing and Sales. Dr. Newell’s extensive background includes several key positions as Optical Designer (Avimo Electro-Optics – acquired by Thales), Director of Engineering (Optics 1), Director of Product Development (Advanced Digital Optics), Business Development Manager, (JDSU), and most recently as Executive Director, Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster.
DSI’s President and CEO Lee Bartolomei notes, “We are delighted to welcome Michael to our DSI team. With his broad-based experience in business management and business development, combined with his technical expertise in the optics arena and his strong communication and interpersonal skills, he is the perfect fit for this new position. We look forward to working closely with him to develop our coating products family and expand our leadership position, while continuing to offer the most highly durable optical thin film coatings in the marketplace.”
Dr. Newell has a BS degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia (1987), and a PhD. in optics/lasers from the University of Queensland, Australia (1992), and is the recipient of 13 US patents.