William McCreath Joins Melles Griot Optics Group as Director of Engineering

Rochester, New York - William McCreath has joined Melles Griot Optics Group
in Rochester, New York as director of engineering. In his new role, Mr. McCreath will report to Charles Synborski, general manager, and will manage all product development, optical engineering, inspection, and testing activities related to Melles Griot Optics Group optical components, optical systems, optical coatings, electronic shutters, and electro-optic assembly programs. Additionally, he will develop and exploit synergistic opportunities involving Melles Griot Optics Group's engineering resources at Melles Griot KK, Tamagawa, Japan.

Most recently Mr. McCreath served as general manager and engineering manager at GSI Lumonics, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, a supplier of advanced optical components and systems. Prior to that position, he was director of research and development at Raytheon Elcan, where he participated in the development of optical data storage devices and a wide range of advanced, custom optical systems. Earlier, he served as manager of development and optical engineering for Thales Optoelectronics (Pilkington), Glasgow, Scotland, where he gained extensive experience designing and producing infrared and high-performance visible spectral range optical components and systems.

Mr. McCreath earned his MSc in applied optics from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from Glasgow University, where he also earned his BSc in physics, earlier in his career. Mr. McCreath brings to Melles Griot a deep technical background and extraordinary experience in the areas of optical component fabrication and coating, lens design, systems engineering, and laser physics.

Melles Griot is a leading global supplier of photonics products including optical components and systems, lasers, motion-control systems, laser measurement instrumentation, opto-mechanical hardware, and vibration-isolated optical tables and workstations. The company has manufacturing and distribution activities in 41 countries, serving industries as diverse as semiconductor, biotechnology, metrology, and research. Melles Griot is a Barloworld Scientific company.

For more information, contact:
Melles Griot Optics Group
Director of Sales and Marketing
55 Science Parkway
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 1-800-775-7558 / (585) 244-7220
Fax: (585) 244-6292

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