Jeff Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Vice President of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Dr. Jeff Throckmorton and his team works with Avo Photonics’ clients to help them solve their customer’s problems by applying new technology and solutions in innovative ways. He previously held technology leadership positions in Ocean Optics, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Halma plc) and Hach-Lange (a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation). While at Danaher, he held several positions focused on commercializing new technologies and developing new business models including President of Hach Homeland Security Technologies where he had responsibility for some of the platforms’ most challenging work including that for water/air security, distribution monitoring, advanced technologies and engineering services; in this role his teams worked on projects with DARPA, DTRA and other government agencies. Dr. Throckmorton also mentors individuals and organizations who are working to commercialize new and emerging technologies. Dr. Throckmorton received his PhD with a focus in chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of South Florida, has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering (with a focus in process controls), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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