Top executives, representing different aspects of the marketplace, shared their insight and hard-fought lessons regarding trends and opportunities in optics and photonics.
Optimax CEO, Rick Plympton shared 2013 experiences, including strong orders from laser systems, particularly HPL’s, and significant medical and semiconductor business. Plympton shared optimism about what he sees as necessary pruning (sequestration) of government business, which he anticipates will result in new growth in other government program opportunities.
Weathering the last few years has required extraordinary skills and experience to successfully reset goals and allocate resources. The discussion helped attendees understand the current environment better and offered perspectives not often shared in the OPI spotlight.