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PPGI Hires John Ryan as VP of Sales and Marketing

Photonics.com
Dec 2007
Photonic Products Group Inc. (PPGI) of Northvale, N.J., announced today that John R. Ryan has been hired as vice president of sales and marketing, replacing Devaunshi Sampat, who relocated to India for personal reasons. Ryan comes to PPGI with years of experience as a photonics industry sales and marketing executive. Since 2005 he has served as director of sales for Labsphere Inc. (now part of Halma Plc), a manufacturer of electro-optical test and measurement products. From 2003 through 2005, Ryan was director of North American sales for DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) systems supplier Xtera Communications Inc. For 10 years before that, he served as regional sales manager for both optical inspection equipment maker Photon Dynamics and Electro Scientific Industries, a manufacturer of laser-based process equipment. Ryan received his BS in business administration and marketing from Merrimack College. PPGI's businesses include Inrad, a maker of crystal-based optical components and devices, laser accessories and instruments; Laser Optics, a manufacturer of precision custom optical components, assemblies and optical coatings; and MRC Optics, a provider of precision diamond-turned optics, metal optics and optomechanical and electro-optical assemblies.


GLOSSARY
crystal
A solid with a structure that exhibits a basically symmetrical and geometrical arrangement. A crystal may already possess this structure, or it may acquire it through mechanical means. More than 50 chemical substances are important to the optical industry in crystal form. Large single crystals often are used because of their transparency in different spectral regions. However, as some single crystals are very brittle and liable to split under strain, attempts have been made to grind them very...
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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