Change to LightPath's board leadership
LightPath Technologies, a vertically integrated global manufacturer and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared technologies, has announced that Scott Faris, current LightPath Director, has been appointed Chair of the Board succeeding Louis Leeburg effective December 20, 2022. Mr. Leeburg was appointed Chair in May of 2021, and has served on the Board since May 1996. Mr. Leeburg will remain a Director with the Company.
Mr. Faris has served as a director of the Company since December 2011. Mr. Faris is an experienced entrepreneur with almost two decades of operating, venture-financing, and commercialization experience, involving more than 20 start-up and emerging-growth technology companies. In October 2021, Mr. Faris was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Infleqtion, Inc., a leader in quantum systems and component technologies. Since September 2016, he had served as Chief Business Officer of Luminar Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of autonomous vehicle systems technologies including Lidar sensor suites. In June 2013, Mr. Faris founded Aerosonix, Inc. (formerly MicroVapor Devices, LLC), a privately held developer and manufacturer of advanced medical devices, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until August 2016 and has served as Chairman of the board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Faris was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Corporation, a technology accelerator, served as a director of the Florida Seed Capital Fund and Technology Commercialization at the Center for Microelectronics Research, and the Chairman of the Metro Orlando EDC.
LightPath's President and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Rubin, commented, "I'd like to thank Lou for his contribution over the last year and a half to reshape and modernize our Board. Recently, Lou has led the charge to align our board with the size of the company and our strategic direction."
Mr. Rubin continued, "I look forward to working with Scott as Chair as we continue to transition LightPath into a leading optical solutions provider. Scott was integral in helping set the Company's new strategic direction, and his background in optics, and experience in both quantum and automotive LiDAR markets provides LightPath with perspectives and insights around some of the biggest growing opportunities for optical components and subsystems."
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Faris stated, "I'm excited for the future as LightPath looks to shake up the optics industry both with its American made infrared materials, as well as its innovative imaging solutions as we continue to evolve our strategy and our products. With the release of our newly developed MANTIS multispectral infrared camera we are stepping into actual end products and providing significantly more value added offerings."