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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.

 

Randy Adams, Operations Manager

  • Criminal Justice from Duchess Community College – 1991
  • Manufacturing Leadership Program from Duchess Community College – 2013
  • Dale Carnegie – Employee Engagement Program – 2014
  • Effective Business Communications, Lean Manufacturing – 2015
  • Selux Corporation from 1990-2015 in increasingly responsible positions from Shipping Supervisor, Production Control Manager and Plant Manager.
  • Increased factory output from $1 million/yr. to $42 million/yr.
  • Supervised production schedules, quality and on time delivery while enforcing a culture of lean manufacturing.
  • Joined the Spectral Systems Senior Management Team in 2016 as the Production Controller and Master Scheduler.
  • Promoted to Production Manager for the New York site in 2017. Responsible for all aspects of grinding, polishing and coating infrared optics driving by the customer sales order and due dates. Reduced late orders significantly.
  • Participation in Executive Staff meetings and Quality Initiative Project Teams.

 

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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