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Meet Our Leadership Team

Tim Olsen, General Manager

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering Physics Stevens Institute of Technology -1988
  • Master of Science NYU Polytechnic University Electrical Engineering Electro-Physics and Circuits – 1992
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Radar, Millimeter Wave and Infrared Applications to Munitions Training 1991-1992
  • Janos Technology Director of Engineering / Lens Designer. 2008-2018
  • Thorlabs General Manger Optics Business Unit 2004-2008
  • Siemens DPC Diagnostics Research Engineer 2003-2004
  • Lucent Technologies Transmission Phase Mask Lab manager 1999-2003
  • Phase One Technologies Design and Applications Engineer 1998-1999
  • Rudolph Technologies Optical Systems Engineer 1993-1998
  • Projectavision Optical Design Engineer 1992-1993
  • US Army ARDEC Optical Systems Engineer 1988-1992

Carlos Guajardo, VP Business Development

  • B.S. in Mathematics from State University of New York.
  • 28 years with Spectral Systems (Manufacturing Manager, Technical Sales Manager, CT Site Manager)
  • Instrumental in the development of polishing processes for halide crystal and Potassium Bromide
  • Oversaw the market growth of Spectral from infancy to one of the premier suppliers of Infrared Optics
  • VP and Partner in Spectral Systems today

Josue Prince, Operations Manager

  • Graduated from Ridley Lowell Business and Technical schools in the Electrical Systems Technician Program, 2012
  • Completed the Lean manufacturing and 5S program, 2010
  • Optical Technician Level I, Spectral Systems LLC, 2004-2005
  • Lead Optical Technician, 2005-2008
  • Lead Optical assembly and testing, 2008 – 2011
  • Process Engineer Level I, 2011-2014
  • Increased production by 25% with new processing and techniques
  • Process Engineer Level II, 2014 – 2017
  • Process Engineer Level III, 2017- 2021
  • Production Manager, 2021
  • Responsible for all aspects of manufacturing infrared optics including every level of the manufacturing process

Laura Francomano, Human Resources Manager

  • Katharine Gibbs School of Business NYC- Certification ‘89-’91
  • Metromedia/Abovenet- White Plains, NY Ethernet-High Bandwidth Infrastructure Solutions- Primary Role- Purchasing Supervisor- dark fiber optic/ IP service contracts. At that time,  Metromedia was the largest Metro service for supporting markets in 10 of the US largest cities and 4 of the largest in Europe.   Over 61,000 route miles of dark and lit fiber (over 4.6 million fiber miles)
  • Became a permanent member of Spectral Systems, October 2005 – Primary role: Purchasing Supervisor-all material/consumable products and inventory control
  • Smiths Detection Acquisition- retained Purchasing position and became the Spectral site HR Generalists for (NY/CT) including Payroll and Personnel for Smiths Detection 2007-2012
  • Obtained Master Certificate in HR Management – Villanova University
  • MBO of Spectral Systems February 2012
  • HR Manager, 2012 – present (Benefits, personnel, payroll, recruiting , training and all comprehensive HR)

Laurie Robinson, Accounting Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, SUNY College – Oneonta, NY
  • Watson Laboratories in Carmel, NY from 1995-2011 in increasingly responsible accounting positions, including Plant Controller since 2008.
  • As Plant Controller, directed the accounting functions for the $62 million site regarding cost, general accounting, financial analysis and fixed assets.
  • Led the Quality Group on new inventory procedures and led the Employee Activity Committee managing company events.
  • Joined the Spectral Systems Senior Management Team in February, 2012 Primary role: Accounting Manager, including shipping, IT and logistics.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the accounting function including monthly close of P&L and Balance Sheet, Invoicing, Receiving, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Inventory and Fixed Assets.
  • Provide support to outside CPA firm on all audits and tax planning issues.
  • Participation in Executive Staff meetings and Quality Initiative Project Teams.

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