John is the Director of business
development at Mesophotonics Limited.
He is responsible for developing mesophotonics product and
market focus, building customer relationships, contributing
to the business strategy and communicating the benefits of
Prior to joining Mesophotonics in November 2002 John was
Director of Engineering for Sifam Fibre optics Ltd, and was
intimately involved developing customer relationships and
achieving a company growth rate of >400% per year. During
this time John assisted in preparing Sifam for sale to JDS
Uniphase for $100 million in 1999. Prior to this John was
Senior Development Engineer for Coherent in California developing
ultrafast and other solid state lasers for semiconductor manufacturing.
John completed an MBA in 2002 at the University of Exeter
with a dissertation on university entrepreneurship. He also
received a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Southampton
John has a long standing passion for commercialising technology.