Jan Melles

President, Photonics Investments
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Jan Melles is the president of Photonics Investments and was the co-founder and later chairman of Melles Griot. He is currently on the board of numerous public and private companies, and invests in and brokers the mergers and acquisitions of photonics companies. 

(Courtesy SPIE)
Core photonics suppliers worldwide. Less than 10% of companies employ ~77% of the workforce.

Market Insights: Growing our core photonics businesses: Transcending the $10-million plateau

Jan. 6, 2015
According to research from SPIE, there are about 2750 companies worldwide supplying photonics components and materials, and they employ 700,000 people.
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Market Insights: Entering the Chinese photonics market

Sept. 8, 2014
Over the past few decades, I have helped found companies in many parts of the world, including Taiwan, Japan, and China.
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MARKET INSIGHTS: Selling overseas—if you are serious about the global photonics market

May 1, 2013
In my many years as an entrepreneur in the photonics industry, owners and managers of photonics companies have been asking me if it makes sense for them to consider selling in...