Gaynor 先生于 2008 年 1 月被提名为总裁兼首席执行官。 他于 2006 年 7 月加入 LightPath，最初担任公司运营副总裁。 Gaynor 先生是一位机械工程师，在电子和光学行业的批量组件生产领域拥有超过 25 年的业务和制造经验。 在加入 LightPath 之前，Gaynor 先生曾在 Puradyn Filter Technologies 担任运营和生产总监。 而在此之前，他还曾在 JDS Uniphase Corporation 的传输系统部门担任运营副总裁和总经理。 他也先后在 Spectrum Control、Rockwell International 和 Corning Glass Works 担任高层管理职位。 他的经验包括他曾在特种玻璃、电子、通讯组件和机械装备等领域担任工程、生产和管理职位。 他的全球业务经验包括战略规划、预算、资本投资、员工发展、成本降低、收购及业务启动和转型成功。 Gaynor 先生毕业于乔治亚理工学院，拥有机械工程学士学位，1976 年以来，一直在制造行业从事相关工作。
过去八年来，Alan Symmons 一直是 LightPath 领导层的一员。 在此期间，Alan 因带领公司内部取得引人注目的进步而备受赞誉，他的成就包括技术人员的组织和管理、LightFast（一项产品报价和定制设计生产的快速周转）的实施；以及新透镜产品的开发，包括低成本透镜、蓝色透镜和众多定制设计。 Alan 拥有伦斯勒理工学院机械工程专业的学士学位，并在亚利桑那大学取得了工商管理硕士学位，并出色完成了光学科学专业的课程论文。
Robert Ripp has served as Chairman of LightPath since November 1999. During portions of fiscal years 2002 and 2003 he also served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ripp was Chairman and CEO of AMP Incorporated from August 1998 until April 1999, when AMP was sold to TYCO International Ltd. Mr. Ripp held various executive positions at AMP from 1994 to August 1999. Mr. Ripp previously spent 29 years with IBM of Armonk, NY. He held positions in all aspects of operations within IBM culminating in the last four years as Vice President and Treasurer and he retired from IBM in 1993. Mr. Ripp graduated from Iona College and received a Masters of Business Administration from New York University. Mr. Ripp is currently on the board of directors of Ace, Ltd., Axiall Corporation and PPG Industries, all of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Ripp also serves on the Company’s Compensation, Nominating and Finance Committees
Dr. Steve Brueck has served as a Director of LightPath since July 2001. He is a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Physics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which he joined in 1985. He retired in 2014; he remains active as a University of New Mexico Research Professor. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Doctorate of Science in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Brueck is a fellow of the OSA, the IEEE and the AAAS. Dr. Brueck serves on the Company’s Audit Committee
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 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. Mr. Faris also founded the Astralis Group, a strategy advisor that provides consulting to start-up companies, in 2002 and, since 2004, Mr. Faris serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In June 2007, Mr. Faris founded Planar Energy, a company that developed transformational ceramic solid state battery technology and products, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until June 2012. Planar Energy is a spin-out of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. From October 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Faris was a partner with Corporate IP Ventures (formerly known as MetaTech Ventures), an early stage venture fund specializing in defense technologies. Mr. Faris also previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Waveguide Solutions, a developer of planar optical light wave circuit and micro system products, and as a director and Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Optics, Inc., a precision-optical-component and fiber-optic-instrument spin-out of the University of South Florida. 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. Mr. Farris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Penn State University in 1988. Mr. Faris is currently on the board of directors of MicroVapor Devices, LLC, Spectra Health, Inc., and Open Photonics, Inc., all of which are private companies. Mr. Faris also serves in the Company’s Audit, Nominating and Finance committees.
Mr. Khan has served as one of our directors since February 2005. From September 2015, he serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ViSX Systems Inc., a pioneer and leader in media processing semiconductor solutions for video over IP streaming solutions. From May 2013 to July 2014, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lilliputian Systems, a developer of portable power products for consumer electronics. Since August 2011 has served as the managing partner of K5 Innovations, a technology consulting venture. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of SiGe Semiconductor (“SiGe”), a leader in silicon based radio frequency front-end solutions from April 2007 until it was acquired by Skyworks Solutions Inc. in June 2011. Prior to SiGe, Mr. Khan was Entrepreneur in Residence and Operating Partner of Bessemer Venture Partners, a venture capital group focused on technology investments. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Khan served on the board of directors for Gainspan Corporation. Mr. Khan received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. Additionally, he received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Khan is currently on the board of directors of Intersil Corporation, which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
Louis Leeburg has served as a Director of LightPath since May 1996. Mr. Leeburg is a self-employed business consultant. From 1988 until 1993 he was the Vice President for Finance of The Fetzer Institute, Inc. From 1980 to 1988 he was in financial positions with different organizations with an emphasis in investment management. Mr. Leeburg was an audit manager for Price Waterhouse & Co. until 1980. Mr. Leeburg received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University. He is a member of Financial Foundation Officers Group and the treasurer and trustee for the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust Fund and The Institute for Noetic Sciences. Mr. Leeburg also serves on the Company's Audit and Compensation Committees.
Mr. Dunham previously served as a consultant to the Board beginning in May 2014 until his appointment to the Board in April 2016. Since March 2015, he has been an Operating Partner with a merger and acquisition advisory firm as well as doing business consulting. From May 2011 until March 2015, Mr. Dunham served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Applied Pulsed Power Inc., a pulsed power components and systems company near Ithaca, New York. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Dunham was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Dynasil Corporation (NASDAQ: DYSL). He continues to be a Director at Dynasil and is a member of their audit committee. Prior to joining Dynasil, Mr. Dunham spent approximately one year partnering with a private equity group to pursue acquisitions of mid-market manufacturing companies. From 2000 to 2003, he was Vice President/General Manager of the Tubular Division at Kimble Glass Corporation. From 1979 to 2000, he held progressively increasing leadership responsibilities at Corning Incorporated (“Corning”) in manufacturing, engineering, commercial, and general management positions. At Corning, Mr. Dunham delivered results in various glass and ceramics businesses including optics and photonics businesses. Mr. Dunham earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. Mr. Dunham’s expertise in executive leadership, financial, operations and management, business acumen, optics/photonics market knowledge, and knowledge of the acquisitions process, qualifies him for service as one of our directors.