Irvine Sensors Corp. of Costa Mesa, Calif., announced today that Danny Schoening, a manufacturing operations veteran, has been appointed general manager of Optex Systems Inc., Irvine Sensors' wholly-owned subsidiary in Richardson, Texas. Schoening replaces Pete Kenefick, Irvine Sensors' vice president for electro-optic and electronic products, who has been acting Optex GM since September. Schoening joins Optex after nearly 20 years with Honeywell International Inc. and Finisar Corp., a Honeywell spinoff, where he served as vice president of operations for the Advanced Optical Components Div. Schoening holds a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering technology from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Optex makes optical systems and equipment for military applications. Irvine Sensors said its future plans include transitioning its electro-optics products from its Costa Mesa development operations to high-volume manufacturing in Richardson.