RPO appoints John Deegan to director of technology, research, and development

May 22, 2018
Rochester Precision Optics will build on Deegan's experience at RPO developing molded optics technology.
(Image: RPO) Rochester Precision Optics (RPO; Rochester, NY) has announced the appointment of John Deegan to the company's director of technology, research, and development. Reporting to the vice president of engineering, Deegan assumes the leadership role in RPO's research and development group charged with advancing new materials science and advanced technologies in applied optics and photonics. "John has been an incredible leader within the RPO Engineering apparatus since the company's inception in 2005 and is perfectly suited to take the helm in our formal research and development group where he will lead an outstanding team of scientists that are focused on the future of RPO products and services," says Blair Unger, RPO's vice president of engineering. As one of the original members of RPO, Deegan helped advance RPO's precision glass molding division. Most recently, Deegan, as engineering manager, he led a team of mechanical engineers to develop new molding technology and advanced systems integration of molded optics. Prior to his role at RPO, Deegan served 18 years as an engineer at Eastman Kodak Company's optical imaging systems business unit. Deegan received an associate degree from Monroe Community College and a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. For more info, see www.rpoptics.com. Source: RPO

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