Leadership

David Rowe CEO Holographix

David Rowe

President/CEO

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).

David Millet - Chairman

David Millet

Chairman

David has worked with Holographix for over 25 years in a number of different roles that included member of the board of directors, President and CEO, and currently, Chairman. During this time, David has played an active role helping management to define the overall direction of the company. His participation has included numerous trips both inside the U.S. as well as overseas to market Holographix’ technology and to negotiate contracts. Currently, David is a Managing Director (and a founder) of Gemini Investors, a Small Business Investment Company “SBIC”, which invests in growing companies in a wide range of businesses throughout the United States. Prior to joining Gemini Investors, Mr. Millet had over nine years of private company investing experience, with Chatham Venture Corporation (“Chatham”) which managed the Japhet US Venture Capital Fund, Ltd., based in Jersey, the Channel Islands. Chatham invested in venture capital opportunities throughout the United States in the software, data communications and telecommunications markets. Prior to joining Chatham, he held senior operating positions in Continuing Care Associates and NEC Electronics and before that he spent nine years with Arthur D. Little, Inc. a leading technical and management consulting firm.

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.

Peter Kazlas, Ph.D

Peter Kazlas, Ph.D.

Vice President of Engineering

Peter joined Holographix in May 2022 and brings over twenty years of product development experience in optics, semiconductors and thin film fabrication. Prior to Holographix, he held various technical leadership positions at QD Vision, Smith & Nephew, E Ink and Draper Laboratory developing technologies and bringing innovative products to the consumer electronics, medical device and defense markets. At QD Vision (acquired by Samsung), Peter served as the Director of Advanced Product Development driving both the technology and commercialization for quantum-dot based LEDs and optics for next generation UHD TV and mobile devices. At E Ink, Peter led the development of the world’s first active-matrix electronic ink displays which is the display technology found in most e-readers including the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. Peter has more than fifty issued US patents and his contributions in displays, printed electronics and nanotechnology have been published in the journals Nature and Nature Photonics and covered in Wired and The NY Times. Peter received his B.S. and M.S. from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, all in Electrical Engineering.

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.

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.