SA Photonics Names Dr. Michael Browne General Manager of Vision Products

  SA Photonics Names Dr. Michael Browne General Manager of Vision Products

Business Wire

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- April 29, 2013

SA Photonics today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Browne to the role
of General Manager of Vision Products. In his new role, Dr. Browne will manage
a team of dedicated photonics engineers focused on building next generation
vision systems for military and commercial markets, including head mounted
displays, augmented reality and digital night vision systems, and related
man-machine interfaces.

“Mike is well known in the field of head mounted displays and has a long track
record of developing and leading highly successful engineering programs,” said
Jim Coward, CEO of SA Photonics. “Since starting the vision products group
more than six years ago, Mike has created tremendous growth for SA Photonics,
with vision product opportunities growing at more than 200% per year.”

A business technology leader with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Browne
previously served as Vice President of Product Development for SA Photonics,
leading domestic and international business development efforts at the company
for more than six years. Before joining SA Photonics, Dr. Browne was Director
of Opto-Mechanical Engineering at Glimmerglass, where he helped develop the
world’s best-selling all optical, high port-count switch. Dr. Browne worked as
a Senior Technical Staff Specialist at Kaiser Electronics (now Rockwell
Collins) prior to Glimmerglass, where he led teams that developed the heads-up
and head down display suite for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the touch
screen for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jet, and developed numerous
advanced head mounted displays for military and commercial applications. Dr.
Browne received his doctorate in Optical Sciences from the Optical Science
Center at the University of Arizona.

About SA Photonics

SA Photonics is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative
photonics solutions for military and commercial applications, with particular
expertise in optical communications, vision systems, ruggedized photonics
hardware, opto-mechanical design, and complex analog and digital engineering
for space, marine, avionic and ground applications. SA Photonics is a
recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for
outstanding success within the SBIR program, and has been named multiple times
by both the Deloitte Fast 500 and Inc. 5000 awards programs as one of
fastest-growing private companies in North America. To learn more please visit


SA Photonics
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