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Petranek Joins NexOptic Board

Photonics.com
Jan 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 17, 2017 —

Stephen Petranek has joined the board of directors of imaging technology developer NexOptic Technology Corp.

“I am honored and excited to be joining such an innovative company at the cutting edge of a technological revolution,” Petranek said. “The team at NexOptic is energetic, dedicated and determined to succeed, and I believe that the Blade Optics technology has the potential to completely alter our current concept of how we think of lenses and what they can do. I look forward to being part of a potential disruptive shift in how we observe the world around us.”

A technology futurist and award-winning author, Petranek is co-executive producer of the National Geographic mini-series “MARS,” which is based on, and inspired by, his book, “How We’ll Live on Mars,” published by Simon & Schuster and the TED Conferences. Petranek’s book was partly a result of extensive conversations and interviews with Elon Musk, CEO of Space-X, and senior management and leading scientists at NASA.

Petranek is the former editor-in-chief of the world’s largest scientific magazine, Discover, and was the senior editor for sciences at Life Magazine. Earlier in his career, Petranek was the editor of The Washington Post’s magazine and editor-in-chief of The Miami Herald’s Sunday magazine. Mr. Petranek is also a recipient of the prestigious John Hancock Award for Business and Financial Writing.

“Stephen’s tremendous knowledge and his many connections within the scientific community, including to leading technology corporations, combined with his experience with publicly traded companies and ties to financial networks, make him an excellent addition to our team,” said Paul McKenzie, president and CEO of NexOptic. “We are proud to have him join us and very much look forward to working closely with Stephen as we work to advance our company and our technologies."

NexOptic is a developer of optics and lenses for cameras, telescopes, mobile devices, binoculars, computer imaging, medical imaging, gaming and more.


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