Executive Team

Lumetrics' successes can be attributed to many factors- the talented engineers, dedicated employees, and their executive team leading them into the future.


John Hart, President and CEO
John Hart, President and CEO

John has over 40 years of senior management, general management, business development and engineering experience with Fortune 500 firms such as Bausch & Lomb and Allergan. John also has extensive knowledge in the formation of new companies and has led startup companies with the development of Lumetrics®, ASE Instruments, and Holotek, all companies in the field of Optics, Photonics and Imaging.

John was an early board member of the Rochester Regional Photonics cluster (RRPC), a not for profit trade association, and is its current Board President. From its inception the RRPC is now internationally recognized as the preeminent optics organization in the world and has been a driving force in establishing the Western New York region as a leader in these fields. In addition, John is chairman of the board of directors of the state wide photonics organization-New York Photonics that is instrumental in guiding university and company growth throughout the state. John is also chairman of the board of Lumetrics® and was chairman of the board of the Infotonics Technology Center, a New York State Center of Excellence. John was awarded a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

In March of 2003, John and his 3 other founding partners successfully licensed novel technology from the research labs of Eastman Kodak and formed Lumetrics® to develop and commercialize a series of products.


Filipp Ignatovich, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
Filipp Ignatovich, PhD, Chief Technology Officer

Filipp was originally born in Russia, where he attended the Moscow State University as a Physics major. He consequently moved to the United States and was accepted into the Optics PhD program at the University of Rochester. He worked in the nano-optics group of Lukas Novotny, developing an interferometer-based optical sensor for nanoscale particles and biological agents (viruses).

Filipp joined Lumetrics® immediately after obtaining his PhD Optics in 2006. He helped Lumetrics® scale initial development efforts into an advanced R&D entity, with funding provided by governmental agencies (NSF and NIH) and drove several projects aimed at developing and commercializing new high-tech medical instruments.


Steve Kelly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Steve Kelly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Since 2010, Steve has played an integral role in the growth of Lumetrics as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Steve has over 30 years of experience in sales, sales management, product management, and marketing in the industrial, electronics and consumer product fields. Prior to joining Lumetrics, Steve was the Strategic Business Manager for the Vision Accessories business unit at Bausch + Lomb for over 9 years. His experience includes driving revenue and developing marketing and selling strategies along with new product development.

Steve’s previous positions include Sales and Marketing Manager for the Electronic Assembly and Military Magnetics business at CEN Electronics, Director of Sales and Marketing at Monroe Electronics and Western Regional Territory Manager for Kapital Instruments.

Steve holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from M.V.C.C., a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree, both from St. John Fisher College.


Susan Baier, Vice President of Finance
Susan Baier, Vice President of Finance

Susan joined Lumetrics® in April 2006 as Director of Accounting and HR. She began her accounting career in the telecommunication industry in Arlington, VA. Upon moving to Rochester, Susan continued her career at Rochester Telephone and Frontier Communications. Her diverse accounting experience also includes positions at a tax accounting firm, an insurance company, and KMP Media.

Susan holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Cayuga Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego and a Masters of Accounting from The George Washington University.