Leadership

Jim Gareau

Jim Gareau

General Manager

Jim Gareau brings senior leadership experience with optics and photonics companies that innovate collaboratively with customers. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Business Line Leader at IDEX Health and Science, where he led a focused approach to innovation and market leadership. Previously he held senior leadership roles with SCHOTT, Physik Instrumente, and Aperture Optical Sciences. His extensive expertise in optical technologies and strategic acumen in mergers and acquisitions make him an ideal leader for the growing Optical Components & Assemblies (OCA) Business Unit of The Headwall Group, of which Holographix is a major part. Under Jim’s guidance, the OCA Business Unit will continue to leverage Holographix’s core manufacturing capability in microlens arrays, holographic gratings, and vacuum coating technologies, delivering enhanced solutions to our customers.

Jesse Van Ven Roy

Jesse Van Ven Roy

Vice President of Business Development

Jesse joined Holographix in January 2012, playing an active role in technology, business development, and program management. He has extensive experience managing all aspects of complex programs including our HUD and HWD waveguide development programs. Jesse brings 20+ years of optical engineer/program management experience to Holographix, and was previously employed at Adaptive Optics Associates (a Northrop Grumman SBU) as a Principal Optical Engineer, where he was responsible for all technical aspects of several Government and Commercial programs, including diagnostic/alignment subassemblies for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and programs related to Directed Energy technology. Other previous employers include Melles Griot (now IDEX) and Corning, Inc.

Bill DiPippo

Director of Engineering

Bill has returned to Holographix (now a part of Headwall) as the Director of Engineering. In this role, he leads our team of engineers to develop new capabilities in support of Holographix’ continual technological advancement and anticipated growth. For over a decade Bill played an active role in the development and automation of Holographix’ replication and assembly technologies. Prior to re-joining Holographix, Bill launched a new optics manufacturing business unit within Galvion, a defense industry supplier of protective armor and head systems. During his time at Galvion, he was instrumental in the rapid transformation of an empty building shell into a state-of-the-art, lean, optics manufacturing facility.

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Meduri

Chandra Sekhar Meduri Ph.D.

Quality Assurance Manager

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Meduri joined Holographix in October 2021 and brings 9 years of experience in Nanofabrication R&D and Quality Management. Prior to this role, Chandra held multiple technical positions in medical device manufacturing, quality assurance, and Nanofabrication R&D. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University and authored a number of technical publications on amorphous materials. While pursuing his PhD, he developed a novel surface patterning technique to fabricate micro and nanotubes. The technology is patented and offers a low-cost and high-throughput alternative to traditional lithography-based techniques. He also earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and led multiple lean projects to optimize processes, improve yield, and increase profitability. Chandra has an in-depth knowledge of, and hands-on experience in metrological characterization of replicated micro- and nanostructures. He works with the quality team and management to develop a robust quality assurance program to ensure Holographix products meet specified requirements.

Seth Palo

Seth Palo

Production Manager

Seth joined Holographix in January 2018 and brings over a decade of experience in manufacturing optics, semiconductors, and thin film coatings. Prior to his current position, Seth held positions of Lead Production Technician and Senior Production Technician at Holographix. Before that, Seth held multiple technical positions at a large photonics company where he worked for 12 years developing his manufacturing skills. During his tenure there, he helped to refine their manufacturing processes, improving yield and efficiency, which led to increased profitability. Seth works with his production team as well as management to ensure that Holographix delivers on our customer commitments, and he continuously works to refine, innovate, and improve our manufacturing processes using enhanced training techniques and a team-based approach to problem solving.

David Rowe CEO Holographix

David Rowe

Technical Consultant

David has been employed at Holographix for over 30 years playing an active role in technology, business development, and operations. He has been a key contributor to, and author of, Holographix’ patents and has been instrumental in the development and improvement of Holographix’ proprietary replication technology for the manufacture of surface relief-based optical components and sub-systems including diffraction gratings, waveguides and micro-lens array-based devices. David has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the company both technical and operational. He has hands-on experience in the mastering and replication of diffraction gratings and other optical components and has theoretical system and component design experience. Previously he was employed at Honeywell Electro-Optics Division, Millipore Corporation, and Avanex Corporation (now Oclaro).

We’re looking to grow our team!  You’ll work on leading edge photonic components and assemblies using the best tools and technology to create solutions for the next generation of photonic devices.