Dynasil Corp. of America has appointed Gary J. Bishop executive vice president of photonics. "We expect his leadership in this new position will be transformational for our optics group," said Dynasil President and CEO Peter Sulick. "With more than 25 years of experience in operations excellence, sales and marketing, Gary will bring growth and new efficiencies to the high-quality optics and photonics products for which Dynasil is known." Most recently, Bishop served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of Qioptiq Inc., the North American division of Excelitas Technologies, a $350 million global optics and optical systems company. He served as president and CEO of Linos Photonics Inc. at the time of the company's acquisition by Qioptiq. Bishop also has experience in the laser industry, along with IT and software development. Bishop has a doctorate in applied physics from the University of Hull in England. Dynasil develops and manufactures optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.dynasil.com.