Guy Pearlman: President and CEO
Guy is the second generation of leadership at OATi, keeping true to his father’s legacy of providing optical solutions with pride that are backed by service.
Guy's tenure in land development, instilled core values of visioning, team-work and leadership that are essential in building a living community out of architectural plans. Guy worked closely with the state of Louisiana on rebuilding efforts post Hurricane Katrina; Assisted the government of Scotland in implementing green-community development standards, and co-authored a publication on green infrastructure techniques that are being used in communities throughout the world. As the President and CEO, Guy’s role is to ensure that Opto Alignment remains a technological leader focused on expanding photonics and metrology markets across the board and across the globe.
Rognvald (Ron) P. Garden, Ph.D: Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Garden is a highly accomplished technology executive with 30 years of success in physical science and technology with proven expertise in championing hi-tech product design, development and lifecycle management initiatives for scientific digital imaging, photonics, telecommunications, infrared instrumentation, interferometry, 2D machine vision, 3D metrology, displays and semiconductor capital equipment markets. Dr. Garden received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Edinburgh in 1987, then joined the faculty of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, after a two year Post-Doc at the University of California, Berkeley working under Professor Charles Townes (Nobel Laureate). During that time his main research interests revolved around designing and building infrared sensors and interferometric instruments for large ground-based telescopes. After twelve years as a tenured professor, Dr. Garden changed course and launched a new career as the Vice President, and later CTO, of Meade Instruments, a manufacturer of consumer telescopes and optical instruments in Irvine CA. Another career change brought Dr. Garden to Zygo Corporation where he first accepted the role of Director of Advanced Product Development which then transitioned into Executive Director of Display Solutions and then Advanced Semiconductor Packaging. After twelve years at Zygo, Dr. Garden joined Opto Alignment in 2015 as Vice President of Product and Business Development where he is responsible is all aspects of the product life cycle, including sales, marketing, R&D, sustaining engineering, and manufacturing.
Jay Wang: Global Sales Manager
Jay is a “hands-on” technical sales professional with extensive engineering background and working experience in global sales, business development and high-tech product management. Jay holds a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering and a M.S. in Physical Chemistry. Over a span of past 30 years, Jay has delivered a wide range of product and application solutions to a vastly diverse markets (including academic research, defense/military, aerospace, semiconductor, photonics test equipment, fiber-optics communications, etc.). As one of the key component supplier to Opto Alignment, Jay has been working with Dr. Ron Garden and his engineering team for several years before joining the company in September 2019. Jay is tasked with expanding new global business growth, strengthening customer relationships and technical support, offering quick solutions to customer’s new applications.