Personnel

Technical Staff

Martin Valente
President

Marty Valente worked at the UA College of Optical Sciences for 20 years, serving as the Director of Optical Engineering and Fabrication. He is a co-founder of AOS and has over 20 years of experience in optical engineering, fabrication and metrology.

James Burge
Chief Technical Officer

Jim Burge is working part time as a Professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences while serving as the Chief Technical Officer at AOS. He is a co-founder of AOS and has over 20 years of experience in optical sciences, specializing in optical and optomechanical engineering, optical fabrication and metrology.

Mark Smith
Director of Engineering and Operations

Mark Smith has over 33 years experience in designing and building state of the art optical systems for metrology and adaptive systems

Administrative Staff

Tina Valente
Business and Personnel Manager

Tina Valente is responsible for Human Resources, Procurement, and Accounting for AOS. She is also a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in opto-mechanics

Angela Bazurto
Sourcing Manager

Angela has 8 years experience in analytical purchasing with technical credibility and procurement experience in innovative ultrafast laser, particle beam systems, and optical science.

Our Team

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