Äpre Instruments appoints new VP of sales

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Äpre Instruments, a manufacturer of interferometers for research, quality control and high volume production, has announced that Donald A Pearson II has joined Äpre as vice president of sales. Pearson’s addition is in response to expanding global sales of Äpre’s growing interferometer product line. Pearson significantly strengthens Äpre’s team, bringing over 30 years experience in the optics and photonics industries. 

Pearson knows the global optical manufacturing market, Äpre’s focus.  Previously, Pearson was general manager of Mahr’s Tucson Center of Optical Competence, president and CEO of Trioptics USA and CEO of ESDI. In each of these roles, Pearson drove the sales and marketing aspects of these organisations.

Äpre Instruments President Robert Smythe remarked, 'We are excited that Don has joined Äpre. Don knows our customers and their applications; he also understands our products and shares our vision of how surface and wavefront metrology can advance the industry - a unique combination.'

Pearson will work closely with optical manufacturing companies worldwide to identify custom or standard interferometry systems that meet their requirements. Äpre Instruments designs, manufactures and markets interferometers that accurately see higher slopes and finer features for improved surface and wavefront process control. Founded in 2013 by industry experts, Äpre products include high-performance and custom interferometers, upgrades and restorations, and OEM software.

Please contact Pearson at dpearson@apre-inst.com to discuss your interferometer applications and welcome him to the team.