Ocean Optics appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

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Ocean Optics has appointed Michael Kayat, to the position of vice president of Sales and Marketing. He succeeds Rob Randelman, who was promoted to company president.

As vice president, Sales and Marketing, Kayat will be responsible for managing all sales and marketing activities for the company’s line of miniature fibre optic spectrometers, optical sensors, sampling accessories, light sources, fibres, probe, thin films and optics.

Prior to Ocean Optics, Kayat served as president of the Intellectual Capital Consulting division at UTEK Corporation, a specialty finance company. He was previously director, OEM Sales at semiconductor sensor products company SMaL Camera Technologies, which was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor. Before entering the commercial world, Kayat was a research physicist developing and using imaging and spectroscopy instruments on board rockets and satellites.