Wavefront metrology specialist ESDI appoints new CEO

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Wavefront metrology specialist ESDI has named Donald Pearson II as its chief executive officer.

Pearson II joined ESDI in March 2007 as sales and marketing director. He holds a Bachelor of science degree in electro-optical engineering from the University of Houston and an MBA in International Business and Marketing from Maryville University, St Louis. Previously he worked for SAIC, McDonnell Douglas, CTS Microelectronics, Lucent, Opto Technology, OptoLynx and Radian Research.

ESDI said: ‘[This experience] provides a broad base of knowledge and a record of success in sales and marketing of advanced technology products worldwide, as well as in product design, development and launch; channel development and management; and strategic and tactical planning.’

ESDI’s founder Raymond Castonguay is now the chief technology officer. The company provides surface and wavefront metrology solutions for astronomical, aerospace, bio-medical, optical fabrication, data storage and production applications.