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Michael Platt to Manage Rebuilt Schott Facility in Pennsylvania

Photonics.com
Aug 2015
DURYEA, Pa., Aug. 25, 2015 — Michael Platt has been named manager of Schott North America Inc.'s manufacturing and research plant following a major fire there earlier this year.

Platt has more than 30 years of optics manufacturing experience, having worked as a manufacturing planner, operations manager and, most recently, plant manager for Corning Inc. He has a background in the designing and machining of reflective and refractive optic glasses, precision components, and housing assemblies for the aircraft, aerospace and defense industries.

A fire broke out in the facility's warehouse March 3. Although fire officials estimated the damage at more than $50 million, Schott said it re-established inspection, packaging and shipping operations just over a week later. Other operations including precision components, large optics processing and R&D were restored more recently.

"We continue rebuilding and improving upon the Duryea facility with a focus on producing the highest-quality optic glasses through precise engineering, and we thank our customers for their patience during that process," Platt said.

Schott is a multinational developer and manufacturer of glass, specialty materials, components and systems for use in optics, lithography, astronomy, optoelectronics and life sciences.


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astronomy
The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
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