Ocean Optics' Nelson Chandler wins Halma Gold Award for Innovation

May 19, 2011
Dunedin, FL--Ocean Optics software engineer Nelson Chandler was awarded the $32,000 dollar Gold Award for Innovation from its parent company, Halma p.l.c.

Dunedin, FL--Software engineer Nelson Chandler from optical sensing company Ocean Optics was awarded the $32,000 dollar Gold Award for Innovation from its parent company, Halma p.l.c. The award recognizes technology advancements made by individuals at Halma subsidiaries that have a significant impact on the company's success.

Halma believes that encouraging innovation and unique ideas is a key factor in its success. The awards committee looks for creative new ways of doing things to improve a company’s products or operations and rewards the individuals with the determination to bring them to fruition.

Chandler received the $32K Gold Award for Innovation, beating out 38 other entries from 22 companies in 6 countries. Chandler revamped the testing and calibration process for the company’s spectroscopy products, making it quicker and more reliable. By developing original software and modifying hardware equipment, he was able to make processing eight times faster, while improving consistency and quality.

Typically Innovation Award submissions involve a team working together. Chandler’s achievement is particularly impressive as he is the sole individual responsible for the improvements made. He received his B.S. in Software Engineering Technology from The University of Southern Mississippi and has been with Ocean Optics since 2007.

SOURCE: Ocean Optics; www.oceanoptics.com/corporate/pressreleases.asp

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