EXPLORING THE BOUNDS OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE IS IN OUR DNA
Our talented team are united by a shared commitment to finding solutions that help expand the bounds of what’s
possible; helping our customers power the photonics solutions of tomorrow.
Bringing together specialist scientists, engineers and commercial staff, the team at BluGlass combine academic,
industry and commercial expertise and experience to deliver continuous innovation and ground-breaking
Board of Directors
Mr. James Walker
B-Comm, FCA, GAICD
James Walker is a seasoned executive, with a track record in successfully commercialising cutting-edge technology in emerging global markets.
Mr. Vivek Rao
Vivek Rao is a semiconductor capital equipment specialist with more than 21 years experience in the global industry. Vivek has held a number of technology leadership and managerial roles in the industry in the UK and Silicon Valley.
Mr. Stephe Wilks
Mr Wilks is a professional company Director, with a long record leading successful global technology companies in high growth and disruptive industries.
Mr. Jean-Michel Pelaprat
Non Executive Director
Mr Pelaprat brings deep photonics industry expertise, with over 30 years’ experience establishing, commercialising and scaling laser and semiconductor businesses
Chief Executive Officer
James (Jim) Haden is an expert laser diode executive with three decades’ laser industry expertise and a demonstrated track record transforming R&D and early-stage product development to profitable, high growth commercial entities.
Dr. Ian Mann
Chief Technology & Operations Officer
PhD, MBA, MSc, BSc-Eng, FAICD
Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the BluGlass technology and commercial teams with his experience in managing and developing technology companies and commercialisation plans to bring high technology projects to commercial outcomes.
Executive Vice President
20+ years experience in semiconductor industry leadership
Brad Siskavich has more than 20 years’ experience in developing, marketing and commercialising new technologies in start-up and high-growth environments in the compound semiconductor, photovoltaic (solar), laser, photonics and opto-electronics industries.
Head of Corporate Communications and
Stef Winwood is an experienced, creative and strategic marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years’ experience building brands and businesses.
Chief Financial Officer
BEc (Accounting), MBA, GAICD
Mr Samhan is a highly credentialled senior executive with more than 20 years financial leadership and commercial operations experience.
Dr. Josh Brown
Head of Epitaxy
Josh received his BSc in physics with First Class Honours in 2007 and PhD in 2012 from Macquarie University in the field of experimental condensed matter physics.
Director of Operations - Fremont
Martin has over 25 years of domestic and international experience in manufacturing operations and technology development involving both start-up and established organisations.
Head of Hardware and Facilities
Denis is an expert semiconductor hardware engineer with more than 20 years’ experience managing equipment and facilities for major semiconductor manufacturing organisations around the world.
Dr. Ryan Anderson
Senior Laser Scientist
Ryan received his PhD in Materials Science from UC Santa Barbara and joins BluGlass with nearly a decade of research experience in GaN optoelectronics.