Avo Photonics has appointed Neal R Stoker as its vice president of sales and marketing, reporting directly to Dr Joseph Dallas, chief operating officer of the company.
Stoker comes to Avo Photonics with extensive experience in optics and lasers. He has held a variety of positions in sales and business development and has a strong focus on military, government, and commercial sales.
Stoker has broad experience in optical and laser sales. Most recently he was marketing director at PD-LD. Prior to this he held sales positions at JDSU, was the vice president of North America Sales for Pirelli Telecom, senior marketing rep at Loral Infrared & Imaging Systems/Honeywell Electro-Optics Division, and sales engineer at Spectra-Physics.
Stoker is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Materials Engineering and a graduate of Boston University with an MBA.