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Members of Lumetrics’ leadership team have spent their careers developing novel optical technologies that boost quality and enable innovations in critical industries like medical, automotive, and ophthalmics. Trusted by leading Fortune 500 companies, our team’s deep knowledge and collaborative spirit make them an ideal partner for your specific requirements.

Executive Team

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John Hart President and CEO With 40+ years’ experience, John is a driving force in the optics and photonics industry. He is a founding member of Lumetrics, which began in the research labs of Eastman Kodak. Since then, John has continually developed novel optical imaging technologies that help advance innovation in the medical, ophthalmic, automotive, and defense industries. He is currently on the board for New York Photonics and previously served as chairman of the Infotonics Technology Center, a New York State Center of Excellence. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.
John Hart President and CEO
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Chris Cotton Co-Founder and Board Member Christopher Cotton, co-founder and board member of Lumetrics, is an entrepreneur in the optics, photonics, and imaging space. With 25+ years of team leadership, business creation, technology scouting, and commercialization success, he has founded five companies, including co-founding Lumetrics. His career began as an optical engineer, specializing in optical design, analysis, and manufacturing. Chris holds a B.S. and M.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and has expertise in lens design, laser system design, high-precision optics assembly, metrology systems, optical system engineering, and more.
Chris Cotton Co-Founder and Board Member
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Jason Ness Director of Sales and Marketing Jason has over 30 years of sales, sales operations, sales management, and marketing experience. He started his career at Eastman Kodak as a technical sales representative (TSR) for the Professional Division in Los Angeles where he won TSR of the Year twice. He then advanced to sales operations, regional sales, and national sales management positions. Jason then worked for Bausch & Lomb in a senior marketing role where he helped grow business with strategic accounts. Jason joined Lumetrics in 2012 where he has worked to develop new markets and grow business with key domestic and international customers. Jason has a B.S. degree from RIT's College of Arts and Photographic Science.
Jason Ness Director of Sales and Marketing
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Mike Marcus Principal Scientist, Ph.D Michael is a highly innovative Applied Physicist and inventor of the technology behind the OptiGauge, among his 107+ issued patents. Customers rely on Michael’s expertise in developing imaging and display systems and sensors for manufacturing process monitoring and control including interferometric and optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical and fiber optic sensors, spectroscopies, acoustic- and capacitive-based sensors, and ferroelectric sensors and actuators. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University.
Mike Marcus Principal Scientist, Ph.D
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Matthew J. Hart, CPA Controller Matt began his career in the public accounting sector as a Certified Public Accountant at a renowned Rochester, NY accounting firm. He previously served as the accounting manager at Transcat, Inc. before joining Lumetrics, Inc. in his current role in July of 2021. Matt is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.
Matthew J. Hart, CPA Controller

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